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tonyabear17
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Registered: ‎21-02-2012

windows media player

hi i am new to spotify my question is can i add the music from spotify to my computers windows media player so i ca burn the songs to a cd

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jvanderb
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Registered: ‎16-02-2012

Re: windows media player

That is not possible with Spotify, no.  Spotify is a streaming service only.  In order to do what you are asking about, you would need to purchase the songs through iTunes, Amazon.com, or other online music store.

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Richard
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Registered: ‎19-01-2012

Re: windows media player

Just to add to the above, there is also a Download service within Spotify itself, which will allow you to export music to Windows Media Player,etc. but this is currently only available in Europe.
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musicida1
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Registered: ‎21-02-2012

Re: windows media player

Hi, you can't just add music from spotify to windows media player, then you have to buy the song... hope it help you :smileyhappy:

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shaw440
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Registered: ‎21-02-2012

Re: windows media player

as you download songs to your computer from spotify don't they also get stored on your comp ? like for instance when going to history or recent places ?

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jvanderb
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Re: windows media player

They do, but not in a format that is useful to any other application.  The Spotify cache is encrypted in such a way as to make it impossible to copy the songs in the way that you are thinking.

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Belieber20101
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Registered: ‎22-02-2012

Re: windows media player

I added songs to a playlist that Spotify automatically had when I started using it was called "Windows Media Player". I wondered if the playlist I have on Spotify will show up on my Windows Media Player, but it didn't. So why did they add it, when it's not able to show on Windows Media Player?

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jvanderb
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Re: windows media player

Spotify imports playlists from other players so that you can play that music from within Spotify.  It was not meant to go the other way around unfortunately.  So in your case, it sounds like Spotify imported your playlist(s) from Windows Media Player, and you should be able to play those playlists from within Spotify, but changing the playlists in Spotify will not change the playlists in Media Player.  This import is a one-way operation, and only happens when you first install Spotify, or if you tell Spotify to import them again.  Although if you do have Spotify re-import your playlists, you may end up with duplicates, so don't do that unless you have made changes to them in Media Player, and want to replicate those changes to Spotify.

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mrsgrate08
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Registered: ‎13-07-2012

Re: windows media player

i have  a question.....before i get all involved with spotify i want to make sure that i am reading these posts right.....i have a play list that i want burned, from what im reading, i have to pay for the songs to go into another program just so that i can burn them to a cd??? this is what im getting out of the posts? is this correct or am i reading it wrong??? thanks

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Richard
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Registered: ‎19-01-2012

Re: windows media player


mrsgrate08 wrote:

i have  a question.....before i get all involved with spotify i want to make sure that i am reading these posts right.....i have a play list that i want burned, from what im reading, i have to pay for the songs to go into another program just so that i can burn them to a cd??? this is what im getting out of the posts? is this correct or am i reading it wrong??? thanks


To burn songs to a CD from Spotify you'd need to purchase them. Otherwise, you would be able to sync songs and cancel your subscription. We'd also be unable to keep track of song plays and compensate the artists.

 

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