Songs! Everyone likes listening to songs. In an age where music plays an important part in everyone’s day to day life, be it a kid singing a nursery rhyme or an older person listening to classic songs. Everyone needs music in their life. And in the age of technology, almost everyone has a smartphone or a computer. And for entertainment, people listen to songs on it. And in most countries everyone’s first choice when it comes to streaming music is Spotify. Spotify is a music streaming service and has a great library of songs. If you’re a premium Spotify member, then you can download the songs and listen to them offline. But you can only listen to the songs on the Spotify app because the music is protected with DRM, so the songs are stored in a different format rather than the usual .mp3 audio format. But what if you wanted to transfer the songs to a USB drive, or another older device which doesn’t support Spotify. For this purpose, there are some specific DRM removal software that removes the DRM protection from Spotify and convert the files into a playable format. So the software that we will be looking at today, is the TunesKit Spotify Music Converter for Windows, which removes the DRM protection and converts the audio into your desired audio format.
The TunesKit Spotify Music Converter is a downloadable software available for both Windows, as well as Mac. For this review, we will be covering the Windows version of this software. To convert songs from Spotify, you will need two things-
You can try the trial version of the software before purchasing it. This will let you test if the software runs on your pc or not. You can very much use the trial version of the software to convert files from Spotify, but there’s a catch. The trial version lets you extract only 1 minute from the audio file. So the trial version is just for testing purpose before purchasing the software. Once you have installed the software on the computer, launch the TuneSkit Spotify Music Converter App. Open up Spotify in your browser. If you have the Spotify App installed, you don’t have to open Spotify as TunesKit will automatically open it for you. Make sure that you are logged in to Spotify.
The TunesKit Spotify Music Converter has a clean and a simple user interface. You have two ways to add the audio track. You can either copy paste the audio link in the search bar and click on the add sign, or you can simply drag and drop the audio track into the empty space.
Once you have added the desired track, click on the “…” icon and select the folder in which you want to save the converted file. Once that is done, click on Convert and let the software do its magic. The software will start converting the audio track and the process will take no more than 15 seconds.
If you are a trial version user and want to test the software before purchasing it, then you will be granted with this popup once you click on Convert. Simply click on “Try It”, and the software will convert the first 1 minute of the audio track.
So that’s the simplest way to convert DRM protected files from Spotify to .mp3. But what if you want to change the audio format, or the sample rate, or the bit rate? Well, you have an option to do that as well. Click on the drop-down menu from the top right corner and go to Preferences. Click on the Convert tab and here you will find the extra settings where you can change the output format from. You can choose from 6 audio formats- MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV, and FLAC. You can also change the channel and the sample rate of the audio track. You also have the option to change the bitrate. You can change the bitrate from 8kbps to over 320kbps for better audio quality. The file size will differ over the bitrate that you select. You can tick mark the conversion speed checkbox which changes the conversion speed to 1x if you’re having any issues during conversion. And lastly, you can also archive the tracks by the artist or the album name.
Once the file has been converted, you can find the file in the Output folder that you specified. As you can see below, TunesKit Spotify Music Converter was successful in converting a DRM protected Spotify audio track to an MP3 file.
TunesKit Spotify Music Converter for Windows does a fantastic job at converting DRM protected audio files from Spotify. The software is very user-friendly. Just drag and drop the audio file, select save location and click on Convert. That’s it. With the trial version, the users can test the software to see if the software is working or not. The $19.95 pricing for the software is very much affordable and seems like a bang for the buck deal. You can purchase the product from here.