How to Play Spotify Music on Winamp

Posted by Adam Gorden on Oct. 29, 2019 4:45 PM.
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Winamp, the legendarily customize music player, is being revamped as a mobile app that will give you one place to listen to all your music – including playlists, podcasts, streaming radio station, and more. It's an ambitious relaunch, but the company behind it says it's still all about the millions-strong global Winamp community — and as proof, the original desktop app is getting an official update as well, as reported by TechCrunch.

First released in 1997, Winamp was a popular freeware media player for its utilitarian music playback and its wealth of incredible community-made skins. It was originally developed by Nullsoft, then was sold to AOL in 1999, and was acquired by Radionomy in 2014. Since version 2 it has been sold as freemium and supports extensibility with plug-ins and skins, and features music visualization, playlist and a media library.

With the evolution of Winamp, it has been updated from Winamp 1 to Winamp 5. The latest version 6 will bring some brand-new services and integrations. The new version of the app would integrate with newer music platforms such as Apple music and Spotify, but the service of supporting Spotify is only for Premium users. Here we'd share the method to play Spotify music on Winamp without premium subscription.

Part 1. Best Method to Play Spotify on Winamp
Part 2. Use TunesKit to Download Spotify Songs
Part 3. Add Spotify Playlists to Winamp for Playback

Part 1. Best Tool for Getting the Playback on Winamp

So, what is the best way to start the playback of Spotify music on Winamp for free users? Downloading Spotify music is the only way to achieve it. Winamp supports music playback using MP3, MIDI, MOD, AAC, M4A, FLAC, WAV and more. At this point, you may need to turn to a third-party tool, that is, TunesKit Spotify Music Converter. It can enable you to download Spotify music and convert Spotify music to Winamp supported formats.

Obviously, the format of Spotify music track cannot be compatible with Avidemux. However, with the assistance of TunesKit Spotify Music Converter, you could add Spotify music to video app not limited to Avidemux. It is an all-in-one tool which offers enough horsepower to handle the conversion and downloading of Spotify music. After conversion, you could directly add Spotify music to video without limitations.

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Part 2. Download Spotify songs to your computer via TunesKit

Before using the tool to download Spotify playlist, you are prompted to make some preparations. First of all, you should have the Spotify program and TunedKit Spotify Music Converter installed on your computer. Let's go.

Step 1. Load Spotify playlist into TunesKit

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Open TunesKit Spotify Music Converter and it will load the Spotify program automatically. Head to your music library on Spotify and find the playlists you created. Then select one you want to download and directly drag and drop the one you prefer to the downloading window of TunesKit.

Step 2. Adjust the output audio formats

select output format

Next, you need to set the output audio format for all Spotify songs to be downloaded. There are some common audio formats such as MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV, and FLAC available on TunesKit. Just select one and then continue to adjust the audio parameters like audio channel, bit rate, and sample rate.

Step 3. Begin to download Spotify songs

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Once the setting is completed, click the 'Convert' button on the right-bottom corner and then TunesKit will download and convert your selected Spotify playlist to your computer. Wait for moment and you will get all converted Spotify songs. If you want to browse those Spotify music files, you could go to 'Converted > Search' to check them.

Part 3. Transfer Spotify music to Winamp for Listening

add files to winamp

Step 1. Add from the File Menu

Launch the Winamp program and click on the 'File' button on the menu toolbar to choose 'Add Media to Library' from the sub-menu.

Step 2. Add from the Media Library panel

Click on the 'Library' button at the bottom of the Media Library panel and choose 'Add Media to Library' from the sub-menu.

Step 3. Add from your computer media files

Go to the folder on your computer where all Spotify music files are located and open it. Select the Spotify music files you like to add and add them to Winamp.

After TunesKit has done downloading and converting your Spotify playlist, you could transfer those Spotify songs to Winamp for playing. In addition, you could also stream Spotify songs to other media players, video editors or DJ software.

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