How to Burn CD from Spotify for Playing on My Car?

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In this post, I’m going to guide you through the simple process of burning Spotify music onto a CD. By the end of this, you’ll be ready to hit the road with your all-time favorite Spotify hits playing right from your car’s CD player!

Can you burn a CD from Spotify?

You can’t directly burn (copy) Spotify music onto a CD using the Spotify app, even if you’re paying for Spotify. But yes, you can still put Spotify songs on a CD!

In the next parts, I’ll show you how to do this step by step. Let’s break it down into two main steps.

  1. How to convert Spotify songs to MP3 or WAV on your computer?
  2. How to burn MP3/WAV to CD for free?


How to convert Spotify to MP3 or WAV?

The first and essential step is converting Spotify music to standard MP3 or WAV music files with a Spotify music converter before you can burn CDs from Spotify.


Why the WAV format is better than MP3 for burning to CD

The WAV format ensures high-quality audio playback when burned CD from a Spotify playlist. MP3 files are typically compressed to save space, resulting in lower-quality audio. Additionally, some CD players may not be able to read MP3 files. WAV files are less likely to experience these issues.

Spotify advertised taking your music everywhere. However, that is NOT exactly what you think of “everywhere.” if you ask how to download Spotify songs in Spotify’s community forum, the answer is that you have to buy a song to get its MP3 version, even if you are a subscriber user. At least you can’t play it in your Car with a CD.

I will not talk too much about why Spotify doesn’t allow you to make a CD from a Spotify playlist, which is not this post’s point. You can check here for why Spotify can’t burn a CD.


How to convert Spotify playlist to MP3 with Cinch audio recorder

If you want to download Spotify songs with or without a premium account, here are three steps to get it done.

We only need a Spotify to mp3 converter that converts Spotify songs with original sound quality. In the following guide, we have chosen the Cinch audio recorder to record/download Spotify music files.

Step 1: Download, and install the Cinch audio recorder here.

Download Cinch Audio Recorder for Windows

Download Spotify to MP3 Converter MAC version

Step 2: Launch the Cinch on your desktop and then click the recording button in upper-left

Step 3: Play a Spotify song or playlist that you want to download on your computer.

Once you’ve set it up, the software handles everything else. As soon as the songs finish playing, you’ll have your MP3 file ready. Alternatively, you can click the stop button located in the upper-left corner, right where the recording button is, to halt the recording process.

To swiftly reach the output folder, simply click on the folder icon at the lower right.

output folder access


Why is recording Spotify music the best way to convert Spotify to MP3?

Software exists that enables you to download Spotify tracks from the internet. How does this work? Instead of accessing tracks directly from Spotify’s servers, the software requires a URL from a Spotify playlist. It then interprets the titles of the songs in the playlist and searches for these titles on alternative music sources to download the tracks.

However, there’s a chance that the music you download might not be the correct version or may be of lower quality. Recording the music is a reliable way to maintain the original quality of the tracks. You have the option to record songs in high-quality formats, up to 320kbps, or even in lossless WAV format.


How to burn CDs from Spotify playlists?

If You already know how to burn CDs from MP3 files with your favorite CD-burning software, you could leave this post to start making your CD.

For those new to CD burning, I would like to show you the basic steps to use Windows Media Play and iTunes to burn Spotify playlists to CD for free.

You need:

  • A computer has a disc drive.
  • A blank CD: CD-RW or CD+RW disc
  • MP3 files for burning CDs in the same folder


How to burn CDs from Spotify with Windows Media Player (WMP)?

Windows media player is a built-in media managing software of Microsoft. You can find it at start>all programs> Windows Media Player. It can help burn music to CD or rip CD to MP3.

  1. Insert a blank CD into the disc drive of your computer.
  2. Open the WMP.
  3. Press the ‘Burn’ button on the right.
  4. Add Spotify music to the burn list.
  5. Click the menu in the Burn panel.
  6. Press the ‘Start Burn’ button.


That it. You have burned Spotify playlist to CD with a Windows media player for free


How to burn Spotify playlist to CD with iTunes

iTunes is a famous music player on Apple OS. You could launch it in the dock if you have a Mac computer.

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Go to ‘File > New > Playlist’ and create a playlist.
  3. Insert a blank CD into the disc drive.
  4. Open the ‘File’ menu and select Burn Playlist to Disc.
  5. Select the ‘Audio CD‘ in the format list.
  6. Press the ‘Burn’ button.



How to Copy Spotify playlist to CD using VLC

I’m going to show you how to use the VLC player to copy your Spotify playlist to CD. This process is very simple and only takes a few minutes.

1. Launch the VLC player on your computer and create a new playlist for saving Spotify songs to burn Spotify music to CD with ease.

2. Once Spotify songs have been added to the VLC player, click the Media menu, then choose the Convert/Save option.

3. Click the Disc button and then insert a blank CD or DVD into the disc drive of your computer.

4. Once your VLC player detects the inserted CD, click Audio CD and Browse, then select the inserted CD and click the Convert/Save button.

5. After appearing on the Convert screen, click the Browse button to choose the location where you want VLC to save Spotify songs, and then finally click the Convert/Save button to start burning Spotify songs into a CD.


How to import CD to Spotify for Playing

With Cinch Spotify Music Converter, you can download songs from Spotify to MP3 regardless of your user type (Free or Premium). You will then be able to burn the music from Spotify onto a CD. Also, some users want to know how to import CDs into Spotify for playback. Here’s how you can do it.

1. open Windows Media Player on your computer and insert an audio CD into the PC’s CD drive.

2. Click the Rip CD button to start ripping music from the desired CD.

3. Go onto Spotify and select your profile photo which shall then take you to Settings

4. Within Settings, scroll down until you see Local Files–switch Show Local Files “on” so that local files may be added to Spotify at will

4. Click Add Source to add a source (folder) where converted Spotify music files are saved



Why doesn’t Spotify Inc. allow people to burn CDs from Spotify?

Spotify is a streaming music service that offers music to users online for free, but they have to pay artists by the number of songs played. The song won’t get counted when you burnt it on a CD. Also, Spotify couldn’t verify your subscription was still active when the tracks get burnt to a CD, and they wouldn’t be able to delete them if you stopped paying.

In other words, when you burn CDs from Spotify, the music is saved in local storage, and they will lose control of the music and, against the agreement with record companies. E.g., people get music files from Spotify and stop subscribing to them. Free users will listen to music without a Spotify music player, and Spotify will consequently lose all advertisement income.

The main reason Spotify doesn’t allow to burning of a CD from a Spotify playlist is that this is against the vital benefit of Spotify.


Q1: Can I burn a CD from Spotify?

A: Yes, you can burn a CD from Spotify. To do so, you need to make sure that your computer has a CD burner. Then, open Spotify and find the songs that you have downloaded from Spotify using the above methods. After that, open the Windows media player and select File > Export > Create CD. The program will ask you to choose a disc burner and specify the type of disc that you’re burning. After that, hit Burn and wait for the process to finish.

Q2: How long does it take to burn a CD from Spotify?

A: It usually takes around 10 minutes to burn a CD from Spotify. However, this may vary depending on the type of disc that you’re burning and the speed of your disc burner.

Q3: What types of discs can I burn from Spotify?

A: You can burn standard audio CDs, MP3 CDs, or data discs using Spotify.



Since we can’t burn CDs from Spotify directly, we need to utilize two third-party software applications to get the job done. One is a Spotify music converter, and the other is a CD burner. Now, you should be able to burn songs to CDs from Spotify after reading this post. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Please comment below.

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Henrik Lykke

Henrik Lykke

Henrik Lykke is a passionate music enthusiast and tech writer with over five years of experience in the field. His love for music and understanding of technology seamlessly blend together, creating informative and engaging content for readers of all technical levels.

Henrik's expertise spans across a diverse range of multimedia tools and services, including music streaming platforms, audio recording software, and media conversion tools. He leverages this knowledge to provide practical advice and insightful reviews, allowing readers to optimize their digital workflows and enhance their audio experience.

Prior to joining Cinch Solutions, Henrik honed his writing skills by contributing to renowned tech publications like TechRadar and Wired. This exposure to a global audience further refined his ability to communicate complex technical concepts in a clear and concise manner.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Henrik enjoys exploring the vast landscape of digital music, discovering new artists, and curating the perfect playlists for any occasion. This dedication to his passions fuels his writing, making him a trusted source for music and tech enthusiasts alike.

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5 Responses

  1. Burning a CD from a Spotfy playlist – you mention a Windows media player. Can this be done from a Mac too?

    Many thanks for your help….

    1. Hi Peter, You could download Spotify playlist to MP3 on your computer and then burn it to CD with iTunes.

  2. Maybe I am blind but I do not see the option to convert the Spotify playlist to MP3 or burn to cd. I see that it downloaded my playlist to a folder with subfolders like 0a, 0c, 12, 13, etc. I would gladly purchase a decoder if I had a link.


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