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 there may exist 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.
Using Spotify Ripper to rip from Spotify:
- By now i assume you have downloaded Spotify Ripper, so lets start of by unpacking Spotify Ripper to a directory of your choice. All the ripped music will be placed in the same folder as the application. So you may want to put it in location which you have easy access to.
- Start Spotify and make sure their isn’t a track playing. Then start Spotify Ripper by launching “Spotify Ripper\.exe“. Start off by ticking the “Logg” box. By doing that you will get a small window which tells you the status of the ripping.
- Now press “Hitta Spotify”. This will connect Spotify and Spotify Ripper so that the files will be named correctly. If everything works as it should the message “Spotify hittat” will appear in the log.
- Now press “Rippa”. This will Make Spotify Ripper wait for Spotify to start playing a track and start ripping it while it plays. When a song ends Spotify Ripper will convert the track to a mp3 file which then is named automaticly and simultaneously rip the next song in your playlist. You will find the ripped music in the same folder as Spotify Ripper is placed in. Spotify Ripper will keep ripping all the tracks you play on Spotify until you press “Rippa” again.
- Now switch back to Spotify and start the playlist or album you want to rip. Spotify ripper will do the rest for you. Just leave Spotify playing until the album or playlist is finished. But beware that any background sounds from other applications from your computer will also be recorded by Spotify Ripper so make sure the sound is off on any IM’s, e-mail programs or any other program that might make a sound.
- If everything is working as it should your Spotify Ripper should look something like in the screenshot below.
- If Spotify Ripper doesn’t work for you you could try starting Spotify Ripper before you start Spotify and restart both Spotify and Spotify ripper. If it still doesn’t work Spotify Ripper probably doesn’t support your sound card and it won´t work until a new version is released. In case Spotify Ripper doesn’t work i would suggest you read about Replay Music.