"Can you burn a CD from Spotify?" In general, you can't make it. With a Spotify Premium account, you can download Spotify songs for offline listening. Yet, you can't burn CD from Spotify in a direct way. That's because Spotify music is with protection and can't be used on other platforms or devices.
So, how to burn Spotify playlist to CD? To burn Spotify to CD, you need to prepare some tools. Also, you need to convert and save Spotify music as local files on your computer. How to do that? No worries. Here we will list 4 ways for you to burn Spotify music to CD. Now, let's read the following parts and learn how to make it in detail.
Part 1. How to Burn a CD from Spotify - What You'll Need
How to burn Spotify songs to CD? In fact, it doesn't require much. For common digital audio files, you need to prepare them below.
- A Computer: A computer running Windows OS or macOS.
- A CD/DVD Burner: In general, most computers have a built-in burner that can burn CDs. If your computer doesn't have one, you can buy an external one like Apple USB SuperDrive and more. Then connect them to your computer's USB port.
- A Blank CD Disc: You can get the CD-R or CD+R for one-time burning or CD-RW/CD+RW for multiple times use.
- A Free Burning Software: You can use iTunes, Windows Media Player, and more to burn Spotify playlist to CD for free. Besides, you can download other professional software online to burn Spotify to CD.
- Spotify Digital Music Files: You need to download and convert Spotify playlists as local files first.
- Spotify Music Converter: The downloaded Spotify music tracks on the Spotify app is cache files. So, you can't burn CDs from Spotify. You need to use a third-party tool to download and convert Spotify tracks.
- The latest version of Spotify Program
Part 2. How to Download Spotify Music for Burning Spotify Playlist to CD - Three Tools
Why do we need the music converter to help burn a CD from Spotify? No matter whether you are using a Spotify free or premium account, you can't burn CD from Spotify premium/free. So, to help you, we will show three tools for you.
No 1. DRmare Music Converter
DRmare Spotify Music Converter is a professional music downloader for Spotify songs. It can download Spotify music on a computer with original quality. Besides, it can encode protected Spotify to MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, FLAC, and WAV for better burning. After that, all CD burners can be compatible with all Spotify files. And then you can see how to make a mix CD from Spotify.
Also, you can define other audio parameters of Spotify music you like. You can change the audio bit rate, channel, and more. After that, you will get the local Spotify songs. And then you can move them to any device you want for playing offline.
DRmare Spotify Music Converter
- Support all kinds of songs, playlists, artists, podcasts, and so on from Spotify
- Find and keep the ID3 tag info, metadata, album cover, and artist
- Multiple output formats, 5X faster speed, and lossless output quality
- Help burn Spotify playlist to CD Mac/Windows with ease for use on other platforms
Detailed Steps to Convert Spotify Music to Make CD from Spotify by DRmare
Before starting to burn CD from Spotify, please download Spotify playlists to MP3 as local files with DRmare software. Also, make sure you have installed the Spotify latest desktop version on PC/Mac. After that, follow the steps below and begin.
- Step 1Import Spotify songs/playlists to DRmare
- When you start DRmare Spotify to CD Converter, it will launch the Spotify app as well. Then you can drag and drop the Spotify songs to the DRmare software main screen. Or, you can get the link to the Spotify track. Then put it into the search box on DRmare. And then press on the '+' icon. DRmare will add the songs into its main window for you. Both the Spotify premium and free accounts are supported.
- Step 2Customize output format for Spotify to CD burner
- In general, you can select any of the output formats you want. MP3, M4A, M4B, and AAC are supported best by iTunes and most CD-burning tools. So, you can burn CD from Spotify Mac/Windows. FLAC and WAV are two lossless formats. They mean the quality won't be reduced during converting. Besides, to keep the highest fidelity, please select the bit rate as 320Kbps. Also, you can reset the sample rate, audio channel, audio bit rate and more you want.
- Step 3Convert Spotify songs for burning Spotify playlist to CD
- Click the "Convert" button. Then all the songs you imported will be converted for burning to CD in batches. A progress bar will show beside the converting songs. When it is done, you can locate the output files. They are all ready for burning to CD from your computer folder.
No 2. AudFun Spotify Music Converter
AudFun Spotify Music Converter is another program to help burn Spotify music to CD. This music downloader can download and convert music from Spotify with the original sound quality. And it lets you customize your Spotify music's bit rate, audio channel, and so on. The tutorial to use it is quite similar to DRmare. Now, let's see how to use this tool.
Step 1. Get the AudFun Spotify Music Converter tool from its official webpage.
Step 2. Open it and the Spotify app will show at the same time.
Step 3. Head to the Spotify app to search for the tracks you want to convert for burning to CD.
Step 4. Drag and drop the target Spotify audio tracks to the AudFun main screen. Or, you can get the track's link and put it in the search box on AudFun. Then hit on the '+' button to import the songs into AudFun.
Step 5. Navigate to the menu icon on AudFun and click on it. Then choose the option 'Preferences' to launch the setting window. Next, touch the 'Convert' tab in the new window. Then you can go on to set the audio format, and other audio parameters for the Spotify music you want.
Step 6. Now, press the 'Convert' button at the bottom bar on AudFun. It will then start to convert and download Spotify songs. After the process, you can find the downloaded Spotify music files on your computer by hitting on the 'history' icon on AudFun.
No 3. DRmare Audio Capture
Besides using the tools above to help burn Spotify playlist to CD, you can also use DRmare Audio Capture. It helps record and convert Spotify music for burning to CD. It is an audio recording program on the computer. This tool is designed to record and save any audio playing on the computer. It supports to get sound from popular music services, video websites and so on. Also, it allows you to modify the output audio parameters and edit the recorded audio tracks.
Step 1. Install the DRmare Audio Capture for Windows or Mac on your computer.
Step 2. Launch the tool and you will get its main screen. Here you may need to add the Spotify app in it by hitting on the '+' icon.
Step 3. Click on the 'audio' icon to go on to reset the output audio parameters for your Spotify songs.
Step 4. Touch the Spotify app icon from the DRmare main interface. Find and play the songs you want to capture for burning to CD.
Step 5. Once streamed, the DRmare program will detect the songs and start to record. After that, you can find the recorded songs in the 'history' icon on DRmare.
Part 3. How to Burn a CD from Spotify for Free - 4 Ways
How to put a Spotify playlist on a CD? After getting the plain Spotify MP3 files, it will be a breeze to burn Spotify playlist to CD free. You can try the following 5 methods to see how to move songs from Spotify to CD.
Method 1. Burn CD from Spotify by VLC
Step 1. Open the VLC media player on your computer.
Step 2. Create a new playlist on VLC to store Spotify music files.
Step 3. Drag and drop Spotify audio tracks to VLC Playlist dock.
Step 4. Hit on the 'Media' menu and choose the 'Convert/Save' option.
Step 5. Touch the 'Disc' button. Then input a blank CD or DVD into the disc drive.
Step 6. Press the 'Audio CD' > 'Browse' to select the inserted CD. Then click on the 'Convert/Save' button.
Step 7. Click on the 'Browse' button to define the burning location. And then hit on the 'Convert/Save' button to begin to burn a CD from Spotify.
Method 2. Burn Spotify Playlist to CD via Windows Media Player
Windows Media Player allows you to play media content on a Windows computer. Also, it can help burn CD from Spotify local files. Here let's check how to burn Spotify songs to CD with Windows Media Player.
Step 1. Insert a blank CD into your PC and launch the Windows Media Player.
Step 2. Hit on the 'Burn' option at the top right corner to create a burn list.
Step 3. Find the converted Spotify tracks on your computer and drag them to the burn list.
Step 4. Touch on the menu in the Burn panel and choose 'Audio CD' from the drop-down menu.
Step 5. Once finished, press on the 'Start burn' button to burn Spotify playlist to CD.
Method 3. Burn Spotify to CD with iTunes
Besides VLC and Windows Media Player, you can use iTunes to burn a CD from Spotify on Windows and Mac computers. Here you are.
Step 1. Please open iTunes and click the 'File' menu > 'Add to Library'. And then select and import the Spotify music to iTunes Library. Also, you can create a playlist on iTunes. Just go to 'File > New > Playlist' to create a playlist.
Step 2. Insert a blank physical CD into the CD-ROM
Step 3. You can tap your playlist > "Burn Playlist to Disc" from iTunes. Then it will pop up a window for you to customize the settings. Then click "Burn" to burn Spotify playlist to CD Mac/Windows.
Note: A CD has a 700Mb size, please make sure the size of your playlist is less than 700Mb.
When finished burning, a CD icon will display in the iTunes Source list. Then you can remove the CD from your computer.
Method 4. Burn a CD from Spotify through Burn
Burn is a free and open-source burning program for Mac computers. Now, let's see how to burn a CD from Spotify on Mac with it.
Step 1. Put a blank CD into the DVD-RW drive on your Mac computer.
Step 2. Download and install the Burn program onto your computer. Then open it.
Step 3. On its main screen, choose 'Audio' and hit the '+' icon to import Spotify files.
Step 4. When added, touch 'Select'. Then choose the type of your CD from the list.
Step 5. Hit on 'Burn' to start to burn CD from Spotify at once.
Method 5. Burn Spotify to CD by Apple Music App on Mac
If you are using macOS Catalina 10.15, you can use the Apple Music app to burn CDs from Spotify. Here let's learn how to do that.
Step 1. Open the Apple Music app on your Mac computer.
Step 2. Click on the 'File' > 'Import' to browse the converted Spotify music files on your computer.
Step 3. Hit 'File' > 'New' > 'Playlist' to make a new playlist for Spotify music.
Step 4. Insert a blank CD disc into your CD burner on your Mac. Then choose the 'Open Music' option in the pop-up dialog.
Step 5. Locate the playlist you just created. Then right-click it and hit 'Burn Playlist to Disc'.
Step 6. Select 'Audio CD' in the new box. Also, you need to tick the box 'Include CD Text'.
Step 7. Touch 'Burn' to put Spotify songs on CD.
Part 4. FAQs about Burning Spotify Playlist to CD
In this part, we would like to show some frequently asked questions by users for you here. Please take a look at it and learn more about burning CD from Spotify songs.
Q1: Can You Burn a CD from Spotify?
A: Currently, Spotify doesn't support to burn CD from Spotify. To burn Spotify playlist to CD, you will need to use some third-party tools.
Q2: Can I Burn Spotify to CD for Free?
A: Yes, you can. But you first need to convert Spotify songs to plain audio files via the Spotify music converter in Part 2. Then you can burn Spotify music to CD free via iTunes, WMP and more.
Q3: How Many Spotify Tracks Can Be Burnt into a CD?
A: Most CDs can store 700MB of data. That's to say, it can save about 80 minutes of music.
Q4: Can I Upload CD to Spotify?
A: Of course, yes. Spotify allows to import music files from the local folder. So, insert the CD into your computer. Then go to the Settings section on the Spotify app. Next, click the 'Add a source' option and then you can load audio files from CD to Spotify.
Q5: Why Do You Need to Burn CD from Spotify?
A: First, the CD is more convenient. While driving on a road trip or having a party outside, the CD is easier to access. Secondly, the CD has the highest audio quality. Besides Tidal, all the streaming music like Spotify has only up to 320Kbps fidelity. Also, CD supports offline playing. When there is no speedy internet in rural areas or else, burning music to CD is a nice option.
Part 5. Final Words
"Can you burn CDs from Spotify?" Yes. In this post, you got tips on how to burn a CD from Spotify. To do that, you got three tools to convert Spotify music to plain audio files. At last, you can use iTunes, WMP, and other tools to burn Spotify playlist to CD for free with ease. Also, you can use those Spotify files on any other platform you like for use offline.