Spotify is one of the most used music streaming services in the world. It offers high-quality music to its free users with certain limitations and a couple of ads here and there while the premium users enjoy ad-free music streaming and are also able to download the audio tracks for offline play. But the Spotify tracks are DRM protected which means that you won’t be able to transfer the songs to other devices such as on a USB drive or a CD. This limits the user experience since you can only listen to the tracks on the application. But what if you want to listen to the songs on a device that does not support Spotify? This is where music converters play their role. Music converters remove DRM protection from audio tracks and convert them into a common audio format so that they can be transferred over to other devices. In this article, we will be reviewing the Audkit Spotify Music Converter software.
Features of AudKit Spotify Music Converter
- Supports Multiple Output Formats
AudKit Spotify Music Converter lets you download any Spotify track for offline playback by converting it into a playable format such as MP3, FLAC, M4A, AAC, WAV, and M4b.
- Keep ID3 Tags & 100% Lossless Audio Quality
While converting the Spotify tracks, the music converter preserves the ID3 tags such as title, artist, album, cover, genre, and can keep 100% lossless audio quality.
- 5x Converting Speed
5x faster conversion speed allows for faster conversion of Spotify tracks.
- Supports Multiple Spotify Input Formats
The application can load multiple types of Spotify input formats such as songs, playlists, albums, podcasts, audiobooks, and radio as well.
- Download Spotify Tracks In Batches
The music converter allows the user to download Spotify tracks in batches. We can add up to 100 audio tracks at a time and download them at the same time instead of converting them one by one.
How To Convert Spotify Tracks with the Audkit Spotify Music Converter
The process of converting Spotify tracks is quite easy. First, we need to download the Audkit Spotify Music Converter. The software is available for both Windows and Mac and can be purchased and downloaded from its website. If you want to confirm the legitimacy of the software, then you can go ahead and use the free trial version of the software that will allow you to convert 1 minute of each track. Once you are satisfied, you can then go ahead and purchase the software. For this review, I will be going through the Windows version of the software but the conversion process will be the same for Mac.
Adding The Spotify Track
Once the software is launched, it will automatically launch the Spotify app if it is installed on your computer. If not, you can just use Spotify from your web browser. To add a track, simply drag and drop the title onto the application window and the audio track will be listed. There are two other ways by which you can add a track. Right-click on the track and hover the mouse on ‘Share’ and then click on either ‘Copy Song Link’ or ‘Copy Spotify URL’ and then paste it into the search bar of the music converter and click on ‘+’ to add the track.
Setting the Output Preferences
Now that the Spotify tracks have been added, the next step is to change the output preferences. To do that, click on the drop-down menu icon on the top right of the application and go to ‘Preferences’ and switch to the ‘Convert’ tab. Here you can set the output format, channel, sample rate, and the bit rate from here. The default conversion speed of the music converter is set to 5x but if there are any issues, simply click on the ‘Conversion Speed’ checkbox to set the conversion rate to 1x.
Setting the Output Location
If you don’t want to save your converted tracks in the default output location set by the software, you can simply change it by clicking on the ‘…’ icon and then change the save location to wherever you want.
Converting the Spotify Tracks
The last step left is to convert the tracks. Click on ‘Convert’ and the conversion process will begin. The progress percentage is shown right next to the track name. Since 5x conversion is enabled, it barely took any time for the software to convert the track. However, the conversion speed will depend on your computer specification as well.
Once the conversion process is finished, it can be viewed by clicking on the ‘Converted’ icon. All of the converted files will be shown in this window. To open the file location of a particular track, click on the track and hit the ‘Search’ icon. You can also delete a song by clicking on the ‘Delete’ icon. Another way to view your converted files is by clicking on the ‘Folder’ icon. This will open the location of the save directory.
The Spotify Music Converter from Audkit Software is a good choice for those who are looking to remove DRM protection from Spotify tracks and transfer them onto other devices that don’t support Spotify. This Spotify music converter can convert DRM protected Spotify tracks to playable formats such as MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, etc. The software is priced at $34.95 for a personal lifetime license. If you are looking to install the software on multiple computers, then you can go ahead and purchase the Multi-User license which can support up to 5 PCs for just $39.95. I can easily recommend this software for anybody looking for a Spotify music converter.