Want to rip Spotify to MP3 (320kbps) files so that you can play it offline on your phone or MP3 music players?
Yes, You are in the right place. In this post, I will show you the best Spotify ripper software programs that help you to rip mp3 from Spotify with just one click.
What is the Spotify ripper?
Spotify ripper is a tool that downloads music from Spotify on your computer and phone. If you have tried to download Spotify with online downloading sites, you will find out none of them is working. Why? Because Spotify has updated its encryption techniques for music files. Each song file was split into a few segments in OGG format, so it is a tough task to find these segments to form a complete song.
In a nutshell, Downloading music from the Spotify server directly becomes impossible.
If there is a piece of software claimed it can download Spotify music online, it must be download music from other sources but refer to the song titles of your Spotify playlist. In this way, you will get music with the wrong version or low quality. And some songs are only available on the Spotify music library that you can’t download get them from other places.
Here I will introduce the top 10 Spotify ripping tools that using the recording technology to get Spotify to local MP3 files with 1:1 high-quality sound.
No.1 Cinch Audio Recorder (The best one)
Cinch audio recorder is designed for Streaming audio recording. It records mp3 from any streaming music site like Spotify.
How to use Cinch to get MP3 from Spotify
- Download Cinch from the above download button and double click the installation file to install it.
- Launch Cinch and click the recording button in the upper-left
- Playing a Spotify song or playlist, you want to download
That’s it. The Cinch will do the rest of the job for you.
The moving graph on the upper center indicates the Cinch is recording Spotify music. Once a song is recorded successfully, it will show on the list. You could quickly find it by clicking the folder icon in the lower-right
You might wonder why this is the best one, what’s the difference between this one and other recording tools. You will like it if you check out these great features as below:
1. Save music from any streaming music included Spotify to .mp3 files
This is a primary function being a “Spotify ripper”. It supported any online streaming music like Soundcloud, Apple Music, Google Music… With just one click, it will record playlist and save music as .mp3 (320Kbp/s) separately. You can even record music as lossless WAV (super quality)
2. 100% accuracy of the ID3 tagger
This ID3 tagger is so great. I guess no one can beat it. I have been testing other tools around, and this is the best one. Other tools’ accuracy is from 10% to 30%.
3. Silent recording
This recorder adapted CAC Technology, which directly records the music from the core audio. What’s this mean? It means you don’t have to turn the volume to the maximum during the recording process to get the maximum volume for recorded songs. This new technology allows you to record music (with muted sound) in the library.
4. ADs removal
If you play Spotify with the free account, you will hear the short ads that start after playing a song. When you record a Spotify playlist, the ADs will be recorded, too. This tool will remove those annoying ads automatically.
5. Ringtone maker
This feature is beyond being a Spotify ripper, but it still useful when you want to make a ringtone from a piece of recorded music. Just cutting a particular part of the music and save it as a ringtone file.
Popular Online Music Sites Supported
No. 2 Leawo Music Recorder (Spotify ripper for Mac)
As the program’s name indicated, it’s a desktop application for recording music from music that is playing on your computer. Leawo is the only desktop recording program has both Windows and Mac version. You can surely record Spotify music with any recording software, but you have to manually click start recording button and click it again when a song is finished. If you want to record hundreds of songs, then it’s a waste of time. The good news is this recorder will do that all automatically for you. After you configured the settings right, you can leave your computer and let it do the rest of the job for you.
Check its great features:
- It will start recording and split the tracks automatically
- AD remover – you will get commercial AD between every two songs on Spotify. It can intelligently filter out all the ads which are played during the recording process. You have to do the settings, and the recorder does the rest.
- It allows burning CDs easily, selects your favorite Recorded Music, and the burning programs will help to make personal audio CDs for you.
- The audio recorder can also record various online audio to MP3 (*.mp3) or M4A (*.m4a), which are fully compatible with a variety of devices.
- Support other online music sites like Grooveshark
No.3 Audials Tunebite 2020 Premium
The program will save online music like Spotify in MP3, WMA, or AAC format. Of course, This works not only with Spotify but many other streaming platforms like Deezer, Amazon, Napster, Apple Music… As a music lover, you want to add new videos and audio to your collection. Whichever genre interests you, Audials Tunebite lets you explore music and save it with just one click.
Want faster recording speed? This great software can record music streaming from Spotify with a double rate. That’s powerful recording software. But that’s not all. Here’s the best part – the program automatically downloads music from Spotify, adds ID3 tags (song title, artist, album, etc.), cover art, and song lyrics to your files (with desired file name). I also really love the fade effect that you can add to your recordings.
Moreover, if you are a fan of audiobooks, Audials Tunebite offers an audiobook mode that allows you to convert audiobooks to .mp3 files easily (at double speed, of course.).
No.4 Replay Music
Replay Music is easy-to-use recording software that has the same mp3 quality as what you played from Spotify playlists. Another critical feature is the naming and sorting of files automatically. It costs around $15USD to get the full version. (Only Windows version)
No.5 Ondesoft Spotify Converter
Ondesoft Spotify Converter is a professional Spotify ripper for Mac and Windows users. It downloads mp3 from Spotify with a Spotify song/playlist URL. All downloaded mp3 keep full ID3 tag info like title, album cover, artist.
How to rip Spotify with Ondesoft Spotify Converter?
It is easy to rip Spotify with Ondesoft. You will get Spotify MP3 with only two steps below
- Dragging and dropping a song, albums or playlists from Spotify to the Ondesoft’s interface to import Spotify songs
- Click the “Convert” button. It will start to download songs from Spotify to mp3 on your local computer.
No.6 Spytify 1.4 (Free)
Spytify only records music from the Spotify desktop app. It only has a Windows version at the moment. The best advantage of Spytify is a free Spotify ripper open source program.
No. 7 iMusic
iMusic is a comprehensive music downloader from Wondershare company. It allows you to manage, record, and download music. You could rip Spotify music to MP3 and among other popular audio formats like M4A, WebM, OGG, etc.
No. 8 Audacity
Audacity is free multi-track audio editing and recording software for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux. It’s may not intuitive as other Spotify recorder software, but you can follow the video guide below to learn how to use Audacity to record Spotify music.
No. 9 Fildo (Spotify ripper for Android)
If you want to rip Spotify to mp3 on Android phones, Fildo is the best Spotify ripper for Android users, and it’s for free.
Fildo claimed that they would get iOS versions soon, but right now, we can only download the Android apk file from the official site.
No. 10 Spotify ripper for iPhone
Since we have Fildo for Android, what we got for iPhone users? Well, you don’t have to install any app to rip Spotify on your iPhone, you could convert Spotify song with Siri shortcuts. Please checked the YouTube video to show you how to cut Spotify with Siri shortcuts.
Other Open source programs
I have found out several open-source programs do Spotify ripping jobs. But I haven’t tested these myself.
Update on Feb. 21.2017: Spotify has updated file encryption technology that means all Spotify downloader tools (copy Spotify song’s URLs and download it as mp3) are NOT working anymore. Now, the only way to get Spotify music is by working with a recording method.
Projects for Linux/OSX:
Projects for Windows:
It adopts an old-fashioned way to record the Spotify music via the sound card, just like pressing down the record button on a tape cassette. It would take a long, long time to finish the job.
Not working anymore
- Wondershare Streaming recorder
- Spotify ripper
Spotify Ripper has an obvious name for ripping Spotify. It is a Swedish software program and its purpose for downloading music or songs from Spotify. It doesn’t say it’s compatible with all sound cards, and there isn’t a list of compatible hardware, so you need to try it and check whether it works for your computer. This program is in beta 0.1.1, indicating that it’s not that stable as other commercial software programs, and there may exist some bugs. When you rip music from Spotify, it searches the name of the song from Spotify and names the files accordingly. The quality of the ripped mp3 files is set to 128kbit/s.
Others: Online ripping sites
There are many alternatives to convert Spotify to MP3. However, you have to link your personal Spotify account through the website. I personally think that it’s not a safe way to do even though you don’t need to install any software on your computer.
I have pushed all the best Spotify ripper programs in front of you. Now is your turn, choose your favorite one and start to rip music from Spotify. Let me if you have any questions about Spotify ripping, please leave a comment below.