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How to Convert Spotify Music to Unprotected AAC Format

Is this possible to extract the unprotected AAC files from Spotify? I’m a Spotify Free account holder, and I want to save my favorite songs locally in my computer. Is there any way to convert them to unprotected AAC format?

As the largest platform of online music streaming service, Spotify had more than 100 million active users and about half a billion registered users. However, like Apple Music, Spotify also adds DRM protection on the streaming music, which prevents users from extracting the AAC files from Spotify so that the subscribers can't obtain AAC audio from Spotify to play on AAC compatibale player. Here this article will briefly introduce Spotify and AAC format, and provide a useful way to strip DRM from Spotify music, and convert them to unprotected AAC format.

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Spotify makes its revenues by selling premium streaming subscriptions to users and advertising placements to third parties. The advertising is mainly slotted in the process of listening music of the Free users. And except this, the Free users only can choose shuffle play to stream music, and are not allowed to unlimited skip during the listening, can’t listen offline and play any track as they want, and so on. Spotify Premium or Family subscribers may not have as many limits to enjoy tracks as Free users, but if they really love an album or playlist, and want to convert Spotify music to AAC fromat for freely enjoying, they will also be limited for DRM. All of Spotify music is DRM-protected content from record labels and media companies, which restricts digital tracks from being transferred to many devices for enjoying, such as AAC compatible music player, MP3 player, burn to a CD.

1. What is AAC Format?

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The full name of AAC is Advanced Audio Coding; it is an audio coding standard for lossy digital audio compression. It is designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, but AAC generally achieves better sound quality than MP3 at similar bit rates. AAC is also supported by many devices, such as Nokia, BlackBerry, iPhone, and even is the default or standard audio format for YouTube. Is there any way to rip AAC from Spotify, so that users can save their favorite songs in their computer, and stream them in many devices as they want?

There is a well-designed program that can make it happen. NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter perfectly helps you convert DRM-ed Spotify music to plain AAC, MP3 or WAV. In this way, users can get rid of the restriction of DRM, obtain the DRM-free vesion of Spotify music to enjoy on any of your device offline, such as car players, AAC compatible music player, and iPhone and so on. The following is the detailed tutorial about how to extract the AAC file from Spotify. Please download this useful tool on your Mac computer first before getting started.

Tool Required: NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter

Features of NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter:
  • Convert Spotify music to plain MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC.
  • Record songs at 5X faster speed with 100% lossless quality.
  • Upload music to Google Drive/ OneDrive/ Dropbox directly.
  • Keep ID3 tags after conversion.
  • Burn Spotify music to CD easily.
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2. Tutorial on How to Rip Spotify Music to AAC Format

1 Download and launch NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter

Please download and then install the latest version of NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter. To install this Mac software, Mac OS X 10.9 or later is needed. After installing, click to launch this powerful DRM Spotify music removal tool.

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2 Add Spotify Songs or Playlists

Launch NoteBurner Music converter for Mac and Spotify application would be opened automatically with it. Click "+" button on the top-left interface, and then drag or drop the songs or playlist you would like to convert from Spotify to NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter, and click "OK".

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3 Set "AAC" as Output Preference

Click the setting button on the top-right interface to set output format, output quality, conversion speed and output path. AAC, MP3, WAV is available to choose, Please choose AAC as the output format.

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4 Convert Spotify music for freely enjoying

After the above setting, click "CONVERT" button the start converting Spotify music to AAC format. After converting, the output folder will open automatically. Or you can click the History button on the top-right interface to find the unprotected AAC format music. The converted Spotify music are DRM free, you can enjoy them freely on all of devices that support AAC format as you want.

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The free trial version only enables you to convert the first 3 minutes of each song. You can buy the full version to unlock this limitation.

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