How to Download Spotify to Lossless FLAC for Offline Listening

Updated by Adam Gorden on Apr. 28, 2021 11:12 AM.
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Recently, we have received many customers' request regarding Spotify. One of the questions we are asked frequently is: how to rip Spotify music to lossless FLAC?

As we all know, all the original Spotify songs are encoded in 320kbps Ogg Vorbis format. But only Spotify Premium users have the ability to access those high-quality songs. Meanwhile, they are able to download Spotify songs for offline listening. However, due to the DRM copyright protection, those offline Spotify songs can only be played on selected devices.

In order to listen to Spotify songs on those popular media players, it's necessary to convert Spotify music to a commonly used format. As a lossless audio format, FLAC could always be the best choice if you wish to keep the same quality as the original sound audio. FLAC, short for Free Lossless Audio Codec, is an audio format similar to MP3, but lossless. It means that the audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in audio quality.

So, how can you download Spotify music to FLAC? Well, the easiest way to download FLAC from Spotify is to use a powerful Spotify to FLAC converter. Fortunately, TunesKit Music Converter for Spotify is able to meet such requirements. It is capable of download songs and playlists from Spotify as lossless FLAC in one click only.

Part 1. Easiest Way to Download FLAC from Spotify
Part 2. How to Download Spotify Playlist to FLAC
Part 3. Alternative Ways to Rip FLAC from Spotify

Part 1. Reviews: TunesKit Spotify to FLAC Converter

TunesKit Spotify Music Converter is a smart music converter exclusively designed for Spotify users. It can download Spotify songs, albums, and playlists to popular formats like FLAC while preserving the original ID3 tags. In addition, it provides customized settings for users to adjust the music quality, including audio channel, codec, and bit rate.

Furthermore, you can also select the conversion speed as up to 5× faster. And you can choose to archive Spotify music by the title, artist, or others. With the help of this innovative solution, you can listen to those Spotify FLAC files on those FLAC players offline even if you unsubscribe from the Premium Plan.

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Features of TunesKit Spotify FLAC Downloader

  • Download music from Spotify for premium and free users
  • Download FLAC from Spotify tracks, albums, playlist, or podcasts
  • Convert Spotify to FLAC, MP3, AAC, WAV, and more
  • Work at 5× speed and keep original quality and ID3 tags
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Part 2. How to Rip FLAC from Spotify via TunesKit Program

Now watch the following short video tutorial and learn how to convert Spotify songs to FLAC without quality loss by using TunesKit. If you want to learn more, you can still read the detailed guide in text. The following guide will show you how to download FLAC from Spotify, no matter you are using Premium or Free.

Firstly, you can download and install the free trial version of TunesKit Music Converter for Spotify on your Mac or PC. Then simply follow these steps to learn how to download and convert Spotify music to FLAC losslessly.

Step 1Add Spotify songs/playlists to TunesKit

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Launch TunesKit Spotify Converter on your computer. Once the Spotify Desktop app launched completely, log into your account. Browse the library to find the songs or playlists you want to download as FLAC. Then drag the track or playlist from Spotify to TunesKit. Or you can copy and paste the track link to the search bar of TunesKit and click "+" button to load the file.

Step 2Set FLAC as output format

select output format

Click the top menu bar and select Preferences. There you can select the output format as FLAC as well as set output quality, conversion speed and output path. You can customize the output format according to your requirement by adjusting the bit rate, sample rate, etc.

Step 3Start to rip Spotify songs to FLAC

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After the setting, click "Convert" button to start converting Spotify music to the lossless FLAC format. After conversion, you can find the converted songs by clicking "history" button next to output folder. Then you can enjoy them freely on all devices that support FLAC format.

Part 3. Alternative Ways to Rip FLAC from Spotify

Other than using a Spotify to FLAC converter, you could also rip FLAC from Spotify using audio recorder or screen recorder. In this part, we will introduce other two Spotify to FLAC converters to you.

#1. TunesKit Audio Capture

TunesKit Audio Capture is a streaming music recorder that can capture audios from various music streaming services including Spotify. It supports saving audios into several formats like FLAC, MP3, AAC, M4A, WAV, and M4B. Here is a quick guide on how to use it.

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Step 1. Upon launching TunesKit Audio Capture and simply click the + button to add Spotify.

Step 2. Click the Format button at the bottom right corner and set the output format as FLAC.

Step 3. Go back to Spotify and choose the music you want to rip to FLAC then begin to play the tracks.

Step 4. To quit recording, simply stop playing the music and close the media program.

#2. TunesKit Screen Recorder

TunesKit Screen Recorder is a handy two-in-one video and audio recorder that can capture any audio and video from any resource on your computer with a single click, and save the recordings in any format with high quality retained. Here's how to record FLAC from Spotify.

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Step 1. Launch TunesKit Screen Recorder and switch to the Audio recording mode.

Step 2. Click the Options icon at the bottom right and go to set the basic record options.

Step 3. After choosing FLAC format and click the red REC button to start playing your Spotify music.

Step 4. To stop the recording completely, just click the Stop button then save the recordings.

Conclusion

Nowadays, FLAC files can be played on almost all devices. Well, with the help of TunesKit Spotify Music Converter, you can download and convert your liked Spotify songs to lossless FLAC for offline listening. Then you can listen to Spotify songs on an audio player with FLAC capability, including VLC Media Player, Winamp, iTunes, and more.

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