"Can you burn a CD from Spotify?" With a Spotify Premium account, you can download Spotify songs for offline listening. Yet, you can't burn CD from Spotify downloads 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 make it, you need to prepare some tools. Also, you need to convert and save Spotify music as local files on your computer. Here we also list 4 ways for you to burn Spotify 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 to CD? It is easy to do that. 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 to common files first.
⭐The latest version of Spotify Program
Part 2. How to Download Spotify Music for Burning Spotify Playlist to CD
Why do we need the music converter to help burn a CD from Spotify? It is noted that no matter you are a Spotify free or premium user, you can't burn CD from Spotify due to the protection. So, to help you, we will show the best tool for you here.
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 in Part 3.
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
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
- 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. 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/playlists for burning Spotify to CD
- Click the "Convert" button. Then all the songs you imported will be converted 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.
Part 3. How to Burn a CD from Spotify for Free - 5 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 make it.
Method 1. Burn Music from Spotify to CD 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' option to select the inserted CD. Then click on the 'Convert/Save' button.
Step 7. Click on the 'Browse' button to define the burning location.
Step 8. And then hit on the 'Convert/Save' button to begin to burn CDs 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 achieve it 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 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 free.
Method 3. Burn Spotify to CD with iTunes
Besides VLC and Windows Media Player, you can use iTunes to burn Spotify music to CD 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 CDs 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.
View also: How to Move Spotify Music to Apple 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 a 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/playlists.
Q1: Can You Burn a CD from Spotify?
A: Currently, Spotify doesn't support to burn CDs directly. To burn Spotify to a CD, you will need to use some third-party tools to help you.
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 other platforms.
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 add local audio files to Spotify from CD.
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 with a bit rate of 1411kbps. Besides Tidal, all the streaming music like Spotify has only up to 320Kbps fidelity. Spotify had announced that it will release Spotify HiFi, but no sure when it will come.
Also, CD supports offline playing. When there is no speedy internet in rural areas or else, burning music to CD is a nice option.
Q6: How Long Will It Take to Burn a CD from Spotify?
A: Usually, it will take about 10 minutes to burn music to a CD. By the way, this varies depending on the speed of your disc burner and the type of disc you are burning.
Q7: Why My Burned CD with Spotify Music Can't Work in My Car?
A: First, you need to make sure that you had used a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc. And check the CD format that your car's supports. It is noted that some cars don't support DVD or Blu-ray.
Part 5. Final Words
In this post, you got tips on how to burn CD from Spotify. To do that, you need to convert Spotify music to plain audio files first via DRmare Spotify Music Converter. At last, you can use iTunes, WMP, and other tools on Windows or Mac to burn Spotify playlist to CD for free with ease. Then you can enjoy burned Spotify music via CD player on a compatible device you want. Also, you can use those converted Spotify files on any other platform you like for use offline.