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malarkey101
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Registered: ‎30-07-2012
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Burn To CD

In spotify It says Itunes on the left side. I have created a new play list in Itunes and called it burn. So I can burn my CD's in Itunes. Now burn shows up in spotify but when I go to add a song from spotify to the new playlist called burn. It doesn't show up in burn in my Itunes. Why is this.

 

How do I get it onto my CD collection in itunes so I can play it in my car?

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Richard
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Registered: ‎19-01-2012

Re: Burn To CD

Whilst you can import iTunes playlists into Spotify, it doesn't work the other way. It's more like a copy of your playlists, rather than something that can be added to within Spotify for use in iTunes.

 

And to burn tracks onto a CD you'd need to purchase them (using the Download store, in Europe, for instance). Tracks just synced from Spotify can't be put onto a CD (or else it would be possible to burn thousands of songs then cancel the subscription).

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malarkey101
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Re: Burn To CD

But I have spotify premium. What's the point of paying a monthly subscription if I have to purchase the tracks. I thought spotify was take your music everywhere. What about if everywhere is in your car for work.

 

So what's the point of paying a monthly subscription. Just to get adds removed & so you can play songs on your iphone or android phone. Plus you still have to deal with your monthly quota usage.

 

You need to find a way to solve this problem so you can take your music everywhere.

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Richard
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Re: Burn To CD

To clarify, there aren't any usage limits with a paid account, you can listen as much as you like.


And you can sync up to 3,333 songs to any supported mobile device without having to pay anything extra.

 

It's just when burning to a CD that you'd need to purchase the tracks. Since we couldn't verify your subscription was still active when the tracks get burnt to a CD we wouldn't be able to unsync them if you stopped paying.

 

We also wouldn't know how many times each track was played and be able to compensate the artists appropriately.

 

Does that make sense?

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malarkey101
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Re: Burn To CD

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So Telstra aren't going to add data usage when I stream songs from spotify to my Android phone. So are you saying that it is unmetered through Telstra?

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Richard
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Re: Burn To CD

Streaming songs from Spotify will use bandwidth yes.

 

But Premium users don't need to stream all their music. With Offline Mode you can 'sync' up to 3,333 songs to be played from your computer/device, even without an internet connection.

 

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iuban
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Registered: ‎01-10-2012

Re: Burn To CD

I think what Rich is trying to explain is if your device (Phone, Tablet, Laptop, etc) has WIFI availability you can download your playlist and play it offline without using any mobile data. I was at the airport the other day and was able to download a couple new albums (as playlists) using the airport WIFI and by the time I boarded the plane I had all my songs on the device so I could shut down the 3g and WIFI. Worked great.

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Hengabecka
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Registered: ‎20-11-2012

Re: Burn To CD

How do I burn tracks to a CD? Before you tell me I can't - I am a Premium user AND I have purchased and downloaded the tracks I want to burn. They are for my five-tear-old nephew to play in the car (he doesn't have a smartphone!)

 

Spotify says you can burn a CD if you have purchsed the tracks - but I can't find out how to do it. Every query I've looked up just ends up turning up lots of forum posts explaining that you can't do it unless you purchase the tracks. I've done that - now what?

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MattSuda
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Registered: ‎14-02-2012

Re: Burn To CD

Sorry for the inconvenience.

 

Spotify can't actually burn songs to a CD.

 

You will have to import the songs into a 3rd party program and burn them using that program.

 

Explained here:

 

http://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Mac/Burn-on-CD/m-p/14653

 

"While you can purchase and download songs via Spotify, the option to burn CDs isn't available. 

 

Just download your Spotify purchases to your desktop and burn the CD using an alternative program."

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SBC
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Registered: ‎27-01-2013

Re: Burn To CD

Burning songs to a CD is EXACTLY the same as syncing them to an iPod!!!

---If I sync my iPod then cancel my subscription I have the songs as long as I want them, and even longer if I use one of MANY apps that are designed to extract songs from an iPod as data!

---If I burn the songs to a CD most likely the CD will get scratched, ruined, or lossed.

 

I have the Premium subscription and it's total BS that I can't burn a simple CD!!! 

 

LAME!!!!!!

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