How to Add Spotify Music to OpenShot

Posted by Adam Gorden on Sep 6, 2021 2:10 PM.

OpenShot, started in 2008, is a free and open-source video editor. The designers determined to create a free but powerful video editing software for video editors. And OpenShot Video Editor came into being. OpenShot is a cross-platform video editor. You can use this editor on no matter Windows, Mac, or Linux computer.  You can also easily trim, cut, add text, add video effects, use 3D animations, visualize your audio files with the assistance of OpenShot.

OpenShot video editor is quite user-friendly with a simple interface. When you need to start to edit videos, you can drag the videos, audios, and images from your file manager into this video editing software. Can I add Spotify music to OpenShot for background music with a drag and drop? Yes, you can. But there is a necessary step you may not know. Check the step in the following parts of this post.

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Part 1. Needed Step to Convert Spotify to OpenShot
Part 2. How to Add Spotify to OpenShot in 5 Ways
Part 3. How to Edit Audio with OpenShot

Part 1. Needed Step to Convert Spotify to OpenShot

OpenShot video editor supports AAC or MP3 audio format, while Spotify music is protected in OGG Vorbis. To upload Spotify music to OpenShot successfully, the needed step is to convert Spotify to MP3 or AAC format. What you need is only a Spotify music downloader.

What we recommend is ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, which is accessible for both Windows and Mac users. ViWizard Spotify Music Converter is a user-friendly music converter for Spotify that can convert any Spotify songs, playlists, podcasts, radio, and any other content from Spotify to common audio formats such as MP3, AAC, WAV, M4A, M4B, and FLAC with 5X faster speed. Besides, ViWizard Spotify Converter is able to preserve all the ID3 tags included in your Spotify audios, including title, artwork, artist, cover, genre, album, etc. You can use this software to download Spotify tracks to your computer without Spotify Premium. And these Spotify songs downloaded by ViWizard can be used for listening on any device outside the Spotify app.

Next, let's take a look at how to use ViWizard Spotify Music Converter to convert Spotify songs to OpenShot for editing as BGM. Please make sure you've downloaded and installed ViWizard Spotify Converter from the Download button below to get the free trial button. Then you can follow the simple steps below to convert Spotify tracks.

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Key Features of ViWizard Spotify Music Downloader

  • Convert Spotify music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, and M4B
  • Download Spotify songs, albums, artists, and playlist without premium
  • Get rid of all protection and ads from Spotify
  • Support the importing of Spotify music to iMovie, InShot, and more editors
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Step 1Add Spotify Music to ViWizard

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Install the Spotify app on your Windows or Mac computer in advance. Open ViWizard Spotify Music Converter on your computer. Find the Spotify tracks that you want to add to OpenShot. Copy and paste the link of the song to ViWizard or simply drag and drop Spotify tracks to ViWizard.

Step 2Choose Output Format

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You can choose to change the output format or not, since the output format is MP3 by default, which is compatible with OpenShot. If you decide to change it to other formats, you can go to the Menu bar > Preferences.

Step 3Convert Spotify to OpenShot

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Now press the Convert button to download Spotify audios to MP3 or other OpenShot supported audio formats. Once the conversion of Spotify music is done, you can find the desired audio files by clicking the Convert panel.

Part 2. How to Add Spotify to OpenShot in 5 Ways

OpenShot provides even 5 ways for you to add files from your computer for editing. Just choose one that you like to upload Spotify music to OpenShot after conversion.

Main Menu: From the main menu of the OpenShot interface, go to Files > Import Files.

Drag and Drop: You can simply drag and drop the Spotify music files to OpenShot to import Spotify to OpenShot. Make sure you drop the files to the Project Files section of OpenShot.

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Context Menu: Right-click the Project Files panel and choose the Import Files button.

Toolbar Button: Go to the main toolbar and click the + button.

Keyboard Shortcut: Press the Ctrl-F key on Windows PC or Cmd-F on Mac.

Part 3. How to Edit Audio with OpenShot

In this part, I will lead you to walk through the basic audio editing processes using OpenShot video editor. If you are a pro, just skip this part.

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Add to Timeline: To add audio to your video, you need to transfer the imported music to the OpenShot timeline. Simply drag the files to the proper position on the track of the timeline.

Arrange Audio: When the music file is too long, you can grab the right edge of this clip to resize it. When it is too short, you can add the same audio file multiple times or add other music files as you wish.

Preview: When the editing is finished, you can preview the video to check. You can click the Play button to play it. You can also pause, rewind, or fast-forward the playback of the video.

Export: Tap the Export Video icon or go to File > Export Video. Choose a preset export option. Tap the Export Video button.

Bottom Line

This is how to download and transfer Spotify music to OpenShot for editing. If you find any puzzles with the converting process, do not hesitate to contact us to get help.

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