"I hear that FLAC has lossless quality when compressing audio files. Is there a way to rip Spotify to FLAC for offline listening? I have successfully recorded Spotify to MP3, but would prefer the lossless format if possible. Thanks in advance. “
Nowadays streaming music is gradually becoming the new trend to enjoy music and Spotify is the top one in this area. Unlike the traditional CD discs, most streaming services don't offer the lossless quality music to stream smoothly. Take Spotify for example, it encodes all the songs in OGG Vorbis format. Though this format supports high fidelity up to 320 Kbps with premium account, still it is a lossy format. In addition, Ogg Vorbis is not recognized by most players. To solve this trouble, here I'd show you how to download Spotify music as FLAC format here.
When it comes to downloading Spotify songs, it is not difficult to find a tool online. You can either use a free audio recorder or downloader. The drawback is that they only support the basic formats such as MP3, etc. and the quality maybe reduced. Besides, usually these free tools can only handle one song at a time. To help you keep the original quality of Spotify songs quickly without any problems, you'd better try the professional converter.
DRmare Spotify Music Converter for Mac/Windows is well designed in this scenario. It combines the Spotify DRM removal technology, so you won't be stuck with the audio tracks like you will on other free online music converter. The supported output formats include MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B and lossless FLAC and WAV. When converting songs, it can process multiple songs simultaneously. Almost all the features are superior compared to the rivals in the same category, making it a best Spotify downloader.
DRmare Spotify Music Converter
Download all kinds of tracks, albums, artists, playlists from Spotify
Batch convert thousands of Spotify songs at a 5X faster speed
Remove DRM while keeping the original quality to export to FLAC, MP3, AAC
Automatically find and keep the ID3 tag info, meta data, album cover, etc.
Many users may doubt the possibility to enhance the audio to FLAC, but it does work very well with this well-designed tool. To get ready, please download the Windows or Mac version converter to your computer.
Step 1Add Spotify songs/playlists
DRmare software can automatically capture the music online directly with the URL, so you can copy the link of the songs and then press "+" button on the DRmare software. Or you can drag and drop the songs, playlists, artists from the Spotify app to the DRmare software main screen.
Step 2Set output format as "FLAC"
DRmare Spotify Downloader supports multiple formats, you can simply select the output format as "FLAC". Also, you can set the "Channel", "Sample Rate" as well as the "Bit Rate" to get the maximum output quality.
Step 3Transcode Spotify to FLAC
In the end, you can press ”Convert" button to start to encode all your OGG Vorbis songs to FLAC in batch. In order to make it run more smoothly, please disable all your antivirus and firewall. It would be be better if you have a stable and faster internet connection since the songs are downloaded online during converting.
Video: Tutorial to Convert Spotify OGG to FLAC Losslessly
You can follow this video guide to learn how to use DRmare Spotify Music Converter to convert the Spotify OGG Vorbis music files to lossless FLAC audio.
Part 3. Further Tips
To sum up, converting Spotify to FLAC can only help you listen to the music freely on more devices as well as save your money.
Vorbis format is a free and open source lossy format similar to MP3. It is mostly used on the OGG container, so it is often know as OGG Vorbis. You can use it freely as it is not restricted by any patents. Before of this, Spotify uses it as the format for all its streaming music files though it is not as popular as MP3.
FLAC is a more popular format compared to the OGG Vorbis, you can play the converted FLAC songs on more players including VLC, SMPlayer, RealPlayer, WinAMP, KMPlayer and much more. After downloading the Spotify music as FLAC songs, you don't have to pay for the subscription fee any more.
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