Ripping from Spotify in Windows can be done in three ways. They all use the same technique to do it, but the big difference is how they name the files that they generate.
What they all do is record the sound playing on your computer so they will save your music while you listen to it. Spotify Ripper and Audacity will record any sound from your sound card including background noise from IM’s, surfing and so on. This is where Replay Music beats them all by plugging directly into Spotify without being affected by any background noise.
Replay Music is by far the best application for ripping music from Spotify. Replay Music will automaticly name all the files you rip and put then in the appropriate album folder. The ripping quality is also the best we have heard. And it is the only ripper that plugs directly into Spotify so that it isn’t affected by any background noise from IM’s or anything using your soundcard. It´s not free but its well worth the €15 it costs because it will save you a lot of time and get you the best result.
Spotify Ripper is a Swedish application created just for the purpose of ripping music from Spotify. Spotify Ripper doesn’t work with all sound cards and there isn’t a list of compatible hardware so you just have to try it and see if it works for you. The program is in beta 0.1.1 which means its not very stable and their are bugs. When it rips music it fetches the name of the song from Spotify and names the files accordingly. The quality of the rips are limited to 128kbit/s mp3 which is a bit low.
This is the hardcore way of ripping music from Spotify and it is the least automatic way of ripping music from Spotify. Audacity works great on most systems but you have to do the file splitting naming manually. The quality is great though.