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!
You are incorrect actually.
Spotify will only allow you to sync tracks which you already own to an iPod (unless it is a touch). Therefore, cancelling your subscription would make no difference, seeing as you already own those tracks. If you already own those tracks, there is nothing stopping you burning them to a CD.
If you have an iPod touch, you can use the Spotify application to listen to Spotify tracks, but you need to keep your subscription active as the application will check.
You can take your smug "actually" and GFY. YOU are incorrect, Period. I synced all my songs to my iPod classic. What now petey?!!!
You missed my point entirely. If I am paying a premium for a service I expect premium service. CD's are an antiquated platform anyways! Let the people have their CD's! Figure out a song coding solution or something! Make it difficult and that will inherently solve the problem. Limit the CD burning to 10 songs a month THEN CHARGE $10 / month for the PREMIUM cd burning account. Whatever you do stop adding "actually" at the end of your weak sophomoric arguments.
Thanks for playin pete. I'm now having an even worse Spotify experience.
SBC - Please calm down, hammeh was only trying to help. He's right though, you can't burn songs from the Spotify streaming catalogue onto CD or sync them with an iPod classic.
Where streaming music is concerned, Spotify relies upon a kind of "closed system". It needs to do this so that all plays can be logged, rightsholders can be compensated and so access to the music can be controlled. Streaming music can only be synced to Spotify apps.
If it were possible to sync streaming music to a device that does not support a Spotify app (eg iPod classic) or burn Spotify's music to a CD, then you would be able to walk off with as many tunes as you like for the payment of one month's subscription. I'm not sure if any artist or composer would be happy with that.
However, the idea behind Spotify is essentially a hybrid model. You can combine your streaming library with your existing library of music files, and keep them all in the same place, and mix the two up in playlists.
lol! Calm down? Are we on an airplane? Are there secret words I'm not allowed to use? Spotify is not the BZoMB! lol. You guys are lame, and have helped in no way. I only posted for clarification, instead I'm now arguing with two people? I'm just gonna cancel my account now. That way if I'm not satisfied it doesn't matter because I won't expect to be treated like a customer anymore.
If you really want to play the songs in your car there are two options both of which require you to use offline mode and your phone or ipod. One requires a cd player that accepts aux plugins, the other is what I use, a short wave fm radio transmitter that plays your phones audio through your radio using short wave frquencies. If you're still complaining about not being able to use a cd, wake up the world is going digital you'll have to cope.
Bryan- I use the Aux imput or stream via Bluetooth on my Audi and Jeep. FM Modulators have horrible sound quality especially on the low end.
Sam, banda, and petey, I originally posted because I just got a truck that only has a cd player (Obviously no aux imput or Bluetooth). For the last 1.5 years that I've had Spotify I just assumed I could burn a CD if I needed to.
I said burning songs to a CD is the same as burning them to an iPod. Obviously my point was lost on a couple people, so;
CD's store data
DVD's store data
External hard drives store data
iPod's store data (Because they are basically external hard drives)
Computer's store data
File types / Encoding / DRM
On the inside of computer's, external hard drives, and iPod classic's you will find a small disk that store's data. If you took this small disc out and made it larger and more durable you could call it a compact disc. CD??? WAIT, WHAT???!!! Holy shnike's!!!!
My point and problem with Spotify remain's the same: I fail to believe Spotify as a whole lacks the ability to produce a system in which somebody can burn a CD.
YOUR lack of imagination and quickness to regurgitate the rules and limitation's is hilarious and resonate's a hall monitor tone. After all, burning songs from Spotify (Even the ones I imported from iTunes) to a CD or my iPod, External hard drive, computer, or whatever else.... Is fundamentally the same thing. It only encourages me to use iTunes again.
Regardless of what Spotify can or can't do, the arrogant DB's on this little discussion ultimately ended up being the bigger reason why I cancelled my subscription because for $10 / month you can [bit rude - mod]. I posted only so that other's can share my antipathy.
"F- Rap you can have it back!" Oh, and Spotify too.