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Stream Spotify Music on VLC Media Player

author By Harper North
Updated on: April 23, 2024
Category: Spotify Music Tips

VLC is an open-ended free media player which gains much popularity among users as its highly customizable feature, excellent file format support, and expandable plug-ins. With VLC installed on desktop, you do not need to worry that your Windows or Mac machine does not support the file format you opened. Of course, it’s a excellent music player which can play not only the main audio format we use often nowadays like MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, but also most of the long-forgotten audio formats.

Since VLC is such a powerful media player, can we play the downloaded Spotify music on VLC directly? Unfortunately, Spotify music is streaming audio and VLC doesn’t support this audio playback, but there is a way exists to help you play Spotify music on VLC Media Player.

Play Spotify music on VLC

Whether you are a premium user who have a large music library on Spotify, or a free user who can listen to Spotify music for free online, you may wonder how to import Spotify music to VLC for offline playback whenever you want, or when Spotify Music app uninstalled from your machine. An easy approach to do this is to convert Spotify music to audio formats supported by VLC, such as MP3, WAV, FLAC etc. Luckily, Sidify Music Converter is specially designed here for converting Spotify music to plain formats including MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF , at the same time, 100 original audio quality and all ID3 tags will be preserved.


If you want a tool to convert any streaming music (including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, Deezer, YouTube, YouTube Music, SoundCloud, DailyMotion …) to MP3, Sidify All-In-One is the go-to choice.

Part 1: Convert Spotify Music to Audio Supported by VLC

Because the audio formats including MP3, AAC, WAV, and FLAC are all perfectly supported by VLC Media Player, you can choose any one of them on Sidify Music Converter to convert your Spotify playlists.

Step 1Choose Conversion Mode

Download and install Sidify Music Converter on computer according to its OS, then launch it. You will need to choose one conversion mode to start: Spotify App or Spotify Webplayer. (>> App Mode vs Webplayer Mode)

choose conversion mode

As demo, let's select the Spotify app mode to access the interface of Sidify as below. Spotify music app will be launched automatically.

Run Sidify Music Converter

Step 2Add Spotify Music to Sidify Music Converter

Go to Spotify Music app and search for the music or playlists you want to convert with Sidify, then right-click it and click "Share" to copy the music URLs.

Then you can click the "Add" button on Sidify Music Converter to paste the music URL. Or you can Drag & drop a song or a playlist from Spotify. Then click "OK" to finish adding Spotify music.

Add Spotify playlists

Step 3Customize the Output Settings

After Sidify Music Converter finishes analyzing the music URLs you added, you can click on the "Settings" button to choose output format, output quality and conversion mode. To help you organize the music library after finishing downloading, Sidify program supports saving the output audio into Artist, Album, Artist/Album or Album/Artist folder for meeting various users' needs..

Choose MP3 as output format

Step 4Start Conversion

Now, you can click "Convert" button to start converting Spotify music you added and click on the "Converted" button to find the converted Spotify music after the conversion process completed.

Start downloading

Part 2: Import the Converted Spotify Music to VLC for Playback

Now, you can run VLC Media Player on your computer and click "Open File" or "Open Folder" to add the converted Spotify Music.

Play Spotify music on VLC

Note: The trial version of Sidify Music Converter enables us to convert the first the first minute for each audio file, you can unlock the time limitation by purchasing the full version.

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Harper North | Staff Writer

Harper is a content writer with a profound understanding of the streaming music landscape and a specialization in music converters. She creates informative content on tools, techniques, and trends in music conversion, providing expert advice, detailed reviews, and guides.

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