There have never been more options to enjoy music online like today. By paying monthly subscription fees, we can stream songs from Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Pandora, or iHeartRadio and much more in a convenient way. The problem is that unlike traditional purchased songs, you can't keep them safe on your local storage device. If you switch from one music service to another, you may end up losing your favorite playlists. Take Spotify for example, all the playlists are limited to play within the Spotify app and you can't move them elsewhere.
As a powerful tool, Windows Media Player can not only play all kind of digital media files but also offer the organizational tools to manage your music, videos by type or purpose easily. Besides, it integrates the simplest media sharing feature to stream your media files to other DLNA compatible devices on your network like Xbox, Song PlayStation 4, Plex and more. So can we transfer music from Spotify to Windows Media Player? The answer is yes as long as you have the right tool and I walk you through here on how to do that.
Part 1. What You Need to Transfer Music from Spotify to Windows Media Player
I have hear that many friends around me complained that they can't locate the Spotify audio files even they confirmed that they have downloaded them offline successfully. It is not a surprise though because Spotify songs are combined with the digital rights management protection. Under this encryption, the downloaded files are hided. They are only recognized by the Spotify app. If you like to play or backup them elsewhere, normally you have to buy them from another source such as iTunes. This is not a perfect solution which I don't recommend because it costs you so much. Instead, you just need to use a third party DRM breaker to help you remove DRM and extract the songs for free.
DRmare Spotify Music Converter for Windows/Mac is a well crafted tool for music lovers. To maintain the best listening experience, it never want to sacrifice any output quality by using an exclusive virtual sound card rather than the built-in one come with the system. After trying all the well-known tools from the rivals like TunesKit, NoteBurner, Sidify, TuneFab, I come to the conclusion that DRmare is second to none for its overall performance. You can download it to evaluate it out by yourself for free. The trial version is functionally the same as the paid version except the output file length is limited to 1 minute for each song.
Part 2. Steps to Add Spotify Playlist to Windows Media Player
Import local songs from Windows Media Player to Spotify app is easy as there is no DRM protection but you have to get rid of DRM vice visa. Fortunately it is not difficult as long as you have this powerful software. Now I will take the Windows PC version converter to show you how does it work step by step.
Step 1 Load Spotify songs you require
If you have already got the link of the tracks, you can copy it and then press "+" button on the DRmare software. Else you can drag and drop the songs, playlists and artists from Spotify to the DRmare software main interface. Note: During the Spotify API limitation, currently it supports to convert up to 100 songs at a time. If your playlist contains more than 100 songs, you can divide it into two or more.
Step 2Choose the right output format
WAV, also called Windows wave form file, is the real lossless format which works perfectly with Windows Media Player on PC and has no compression, we'd highly recommend you select it if you have big enough space on your local hard drive. Else if you don't have much capacity, you can also choose MP3, it is the most universal format with high quality compared to other files with same size.
Step 3Export music from Spotify
After that, you can check to make sure every settings is customized as you want and press ”Convert" button to get rid of DRM protection and start to download your OGG Vorbis songs to new common formats on your computer. By downloading the songs, you don't have to buy them online so it will end up saving you a bunch of money. Note: Please don't use any proxy settings on your network and you'd better disable your Antivirus and Firewalls, else it may prevent the software from downloading Spotify songs smoothly.
Part 3. Import Spotify Songs to Windows Media Player
The latest version of WMP is Windows Media Player 12. It is released on October 22, 2009 along with Windows 7. You can use it directly on your Windows computers without installing extra package. If you'd like to use it to play music, you can follow the steps to import the songs to WMP.
Step 1. Launch the Windows Media Player and you will see the main screen of it.
Step 2. Click "Organize" from the menu and select "Manage Libraries" > "Music".
Step 3. Select "Add", it will pop up a window for you to browse the Spotify music files you have just converted. It may take a few seconds.
To burn an audio CD, you can follow these tips.
Step 1. On the player library, go to the "Burn" tab.
Step 2. Select the "Burn Options" button and then you can select "Audio CD".
Step 3. Insert a blank CD into your CD/DVD Rom.
Step 4. Search for the items you want to burn to the CD and drag them to the list pane.
Step 5. When you have finished creating the playlist, you can click "Start Burn" button.