“Hello guys, is there any way to rip Spotify as FLAC files? I would like to download Spotify to FLAC files for listening to Spotify music offline without any quality loss. I have tried several Spotify song to FLAC converters that claimed to be quality-lossless Spotify converter, but none of them worked actually. Please help me with this. I really want to convert Spotify to FLAC files.”  

Quite a log of Spotify users, especially those free plan users of Spotify that have no right to listen to Spotify songs offline, have questions like the above ones. The Premium plan owners of Spotify could set Spotify songs for offline listening on up to 3 different devices. People who want to listen to Spotify songs offline without quality have to rip Spotify songs to FLAC or other lossless audio formats if they don’t want to upgrade to the Premium plan. However, there are quite few tools that could download and convert Spotify songs to FLAC files.

In this guide, we would like to show you 3 different solutions to convert Spotify to FLAC on computer.

Part 1: Brief Introduction to Apple TV

As a professional online digital music, podcast, and video streaming service platform, Spotify enables you to access to millions of songs and other contents from artists all over the world.

Brief Introduction to Apple TV

Spotify currently officially provides 2 plans for users to choose from: Free and Premium. Both plans enable you to browse and search what you want to listen to on Spotify, make use of Discover Weekly, Release Radar, and Daily Mix to get music recommendations, build music collection and your own radio station, see what your friends, artists and celebrities are listening. The differences between Free and Premium plans of Spotify lie in the cost and ads. The Free plan enables you to listen to any music on Spotify with ads, while the Premium plan at $9.99 per month delivers ads-free and high quality music streaming service. What’s more, the Premium plan enables Spotify users to set Spotify music for offline listening on up to 3 different devices.

Introduction to Spotify

On the other hand, short for Free Lossless Audio Codec, FLAC is an audio coding format for lossless compression of digital audio. This musical file format offers bit-perfect copies of CDs but at half the size. It is compatible with many phones (including the iPhone — with an app), portable music players (PMP) including the PonoPlayer and hi-fi components. Multiple media players could play back FLAC files directly, including Free Blu-ray Player, Windows Media Player, VLC, QuickTime Player, etc.

Part 2: How to Convert Spotify to FLAC with Leawo Prof. DRM

As mentioned above, to play Spotify on Apple TV from Mac, you need to firstly download Spotify songs onto Mac computer.

Leawo’s Prof. DRM is the first and best Spotify to FLAC converter to you. As a professional DRM removal and Spotify music downloader software program, Leawo Prof. DRM comes with a Spotify song downloader and converter to help you remove the DRM protection upon Spotify songs and playlist, and then download and convert Spotify music to MP3, AAC, M4A, etc. In addition to quality lossless downloading and converting, this Spotify music converter also enables you to adjust audio channel, bit rate, and sample rate for a better music quality output and offline Spotify music enjoyment.

Note: Before you launch Prof. DRM to download Spotify music, make sure that you have downloaded and installed Spotify desktop software on your computer.

Introduce Spotify

Step 1: Add Spotify music to Prof. DRM

Launch Leawo Prof. DRM, and then click the Spotify icon on the main interface to add the Spotify songs, albums or playlist. You can directly drag and drop your favorite songs one by one or drag and drop the album/playlist at one time for adding.

add spotify music

If you are using the Web version of Spotify, you can copy the playlist URL of your Spotify playlist, open the “Converted” tab on Leawo Prof. DRM to click the Spotify icon, then paste the URL into the browser bar to download Spotify playlist.

Add spotify song

Step 2: Set output format and audio quality

After loading Spotify music, you could see a pencil icon in each loaded Spotify music title. Click it and then you could set output format and audio parameters. Choose FLAC as output format, and change the Channel, Sample rate, and Bit rate. Check the “Apply to All” or “Apply to current” button to save and exit. “Apply to All” is recommended for time saving.

Choose M4A as the output format

Step 3: Set output directory

Then, set output directory in the “Output” box at the bottom.

Set output format

Step 4: Start to convert

At last, at the bottom right corner, click the blue “Convert” button to start to download Spotify songs and convert Spotify songs to FLAC files. 

Choose  output directory

The entire converting process could be viewed on the converting panel, and the downloaded and converted results could be seen under the “Converted” tab.

With Leawo Prof. DRM, you could download and convert Spotify music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, M4A, etc. in batch.

Part 3: How to Convert Spotify to FLAC with NoteBurner

Besides Leawo Prof. DRM, there are multiple other Spotify to FLAC audio converters that could help you rip Spotify to FLAC files. NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter is one of them. Similar to Leawo Prof. DRM, NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter could also remove the DRM protection upon Spotify songs and then convert Spotify songs to MP3, FLAC, AAC, or WAV audio files in simple clicks. The output audio quality is customizable as well.

Check the below steps to learn how to download and convert Spotify songs to FLAC audio files.

Step 1: Run NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter

Launch NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter on your computer.

Run NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter

Step 2: Add Spotify songs

Click the center of the program, then you will see a pop-up window which indicates you to copy and paste the playlist link from Spotify. You can copy and paste the link on the link window and click “Add”. Then you can click “OK” to finish adding tracks.

Set Audio Source

Step 3.  Choose output directory

Go to “Leawo Music Recorder > Preferences > General” tab to select the output directory by clicking the blue folder icon to browse. You could also adjust the program interface language here from preset ones.

Add Spotify songs

Step 3: Output settings

After loading Spotify songs, click the Setting button on the top-right to choose output format. In Convert settings, you can choose FLAC as output format from MP3, AAC, FLAC and WAV, conversion mode (Intelligent Mode, Spotify Record or YouTube Download), output quality (High 320kbps, Medium 256kbps, Low 128kbps).

Output settings

Step 4: Start Conversion

When finish customization, click “Convert” button to start downloading and converting Spotify songs to FLAC files.

Start Conversion

After conversion done, you can find the converted audios by clicking history button. And if you want, you also can select one song and click the “share” button to burn to a CD or send it to your friend for enjoying.

Compared to Leawo Prof. DRM, NoteBurner Spotify Music Downloader would be a little bit more complicated in operation.

Part 4: How to Convert Spotify to FLAC Free Online – Spotiload

How about some free Spotify song downloader tools? Is there any free Spotify song downloader to download and convert Spotify songs to FLAC files directly? We have searched online for such kind of tools, but unfortunately there seem to be no such tool that could help you download and rip Spotify songs to FLAC files directly. However, there indeed exist quite a few free Spotify song downloaders to download Spotify songs to MP3 files. You could make use of these Spotify song downloaders and then convert the final MP3 files to FLAC files if need be with some professional MP3 to FLAC convertertools. 

Here we would like to take Spotiload as an example to show you how to download and convert Spotify songs to MP3 first.

Start Conversion

Formerly known as Spotify VK Downloader, its name was now changed to Spotiload. It’s actually a chrome extension which uses vk.com social network to download any Spotify playlist and save them in mp3 files. It can be easily found in extension section on Chrome. The below steps show you how to download and convert Spotify songs to MP3 free with this extension:

1. Search and install this extension on your Chrome browser.

2. Once installed, it will require you create and log into a vk.com account.

3. Then simply go to Spotify and browse the playlists you want to download.

4. From the Spotiload toolbox, you can select the tracks and click the “Download” button to download selected Spotify songs.

5. Downloaded Spotify songs would be saved in MP3 format in default folder on your computer.

This free online Spotify song downloader could help you download Spotify songs to MP3 audio files. Then you could convert downloaded Spotify songs to FLAC files easily. It is easy to use and free of charge. However, you could only download Spotify songs available on vk.com, which is illegal in some countries, and the output MP3 audio files are obviously lossy in quality. Moreover, this free Spotify song downloader is not stable in our tests.

Part 5: Leawo Prof. DRM vs. NoteBurner Spotify Music Downloader vs. Spotiload

You may wonder which one of the above mentioned solutions is the best for downloading and ripping Spotify songs to FLAC. Well, we have made a comparison table for you to show their advantages and disadvantages. Check them below:

 

Leawo Prof. DRM

NoteBurner Spotify Music Downloader

Spotiload

Remove DRM protection from Spotify songs

Yes

Yes

NA

Download Spotify songs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Convert Spotify songs to audio

Yes. Support MP3, M4B, M4A, AAC, WAV, FLAC audio formats as output.

Yes. Support MP3, AAC, FLAC and WAV audio formats as output.

Yes. Supports MP3 as output format.

Download Spotify playlist

Yes

Yes

No

Adjust output audio parameters

Yes

Yes

No

Download Spotify songs in batch

Yes

Yes

No

Downloading speed

50X faster

Normal

Normal

Cost

$19.95 per year, $29.95 for lifetime

$39.95 for lifetime

Free of charge

Leawo Prof. DRM and NoteBurner Spotify Music Downloader are quite similar to each other in Spotify music downloading. However, obviously Leawo Prof. DRM is much easier to use and supports more audio output formats. What’s more, Leawo Prof. DRM is far more than a single Spotify music downloader, while NoteBurner Spotify Music Downloader is exclusively for Spotify song downloading. Leawo Prof. DRM could also perform as iTunes DRM removal and converter, Audible audiobook converter, eBook converter for Kindle, Kobo and Adobe Digital Edition ebooks.