How to Add Music from Spotify to Shortcut

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jun 11, 2019 04:00 PM.


Shotcut is an open-source cross-platform video editor and encoder with no advertisements, bundled adware, or features hidden behind a paywall available for FreeBSD, Linux, macOS and Windows. It supports oodles of audio and video formats, image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, TGA, TIFF as well as image sequences.

At the support of Shotcut, you can fully customize your personal videos and handle a wide range of media formats. Meanwhile, you can import tracks from your local folder to Shotcut as background for your personal videos and photo slideshows. Given that Shotcut supports oodles of audio formats, all tracks can be downloaded from all kinds of music streaming platforms like Spotify.

Spotify has experimented with limitations to users' rights on the different service tier. The additional services, such as downloading music, are offered via paid subscription. But all music downloaded from Spotify are protected by digital rights management (DRM) which means you cannot add Spotify music to Shotcut directly. Now, let's come to the topic: how to download music from Spotify as Shotcut supported file format.

Part One Save Music from Spotify as Shotcut Supported Audio Formats

In order to import music from Spotify to Shotcut, at stake right now is to save music from Spotify in any kind of supported formats. There are two tools prepared for you to download music from Spotify without any hassle. With their help, you can achieve DRM-free audios and load those tracks to Shotcut directly.

Tool One Download Spotify Music as Plain Format with ViWizard Spotify Music Converter

ViWizard Spotify Music Converter

ViWizard Spotify Music Converter (for Mac | for Windows) is a professional and wonderful downloader for Spotify users which specializes in downloading music from Spotify free of charge and converting Spotify music to unprotected audio files like MP3, AAC and more losslessly. Except for the basic features, the additional services, including customizing your personal audios and keeping ID3 tags, are also wonderful.

Here are the simple steps to guide you to download music from Spotify for free.

Step 1. Download and install ViWizard Spotfiy Music Converter on your personal computer and open the converter.

Step 2. Search the track or playlist you want to download on Spotify and drag it to the converter directly.

Step 3. Set the parameters of audio like output format, channel, sample rate, bit rate and more.

Step 4. Start to remove all DRM protection and download Spotify music to your local music folder.

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Tool Two Save Spotify Music as Common Format with TunesKit Audio Capture

tuneskit audio capture

TunesKit Audio Capture (for Mac | for Windows) is a multi-track sound recording toll which is committed to capture any kinds of audios on the computer, including streaming music playing in web players, desktop media players and other programs. Once captured, you can split and merge the recorded audio according to your demand and play the tracks on any device without any hassle.

Here are the whole steps to teach you to save music being played on Spotify.

Step 1. Download and install TunesKit Audio Capture on your personal computer and open the audio capture.

Step 2. Set the output preferences in the popup window, including the format, codec, channel and more.

Step 3. Play the audio you want to capture on the media program or browser and begin to capture the audio.

Step 4. Split or merge recorded audio tracks and manage the ID3 tags of the audio once captured.

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Part 2 Add all Converted Spotify Music to Shotcut

Now, you have got all DRM-free tracks which you want to load to a video or a slideshow as the background music. Then, you just follow the simple steps below.

Step 1. Launch Shotcut on your personal computer and import videos or images that you have prepared to Shotcut.

Step 2. Click on "Add Audio Tracks" to add the downloaded Spotify music from the local folder to Shotcut or drag and drop the audio files from the playlist on the top left panel.

Step 3. Then edit audio effects, and export your video or slideshow.

Part 3 ViWizard Spotify Music Converter vs TunesKit Audio Capture

ViWizard Spotify Music Converter and TunesKit Audio Capture are two kinds of software which can save music from Spotify as some common formats like MP3. I would make a brief comparison between them so that you can understand which one could meet your requirements better.

The two software are same in the basic technical requirements such as operating system, processor, RAM and monitor. The differences between them are formats, speed and others as the following table describes.

Distinction ViWizard Spotify Music Converter TunesKit Audio Capture
Output audio format MP3, AAC, M4A, WAV, M4B and FLAC MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, FLAC and WAV
Input audio formats Songs, albums, artists and playlists from Spotify Streaming music, radio stations, broadcasts, music games, videos and any other sound playing on the computer
Way to get music Remove DRM protection and download songs, albums and playlists in bulk from Spotify losslessly Record songs one by one with the original audio quality
Track information reserved Keep the original information and ID3 tags Manually edit the information and ID3 tags
Method of storage Archived by albums or playlist Automatically save
Available for music programs Spotify Any kind of music programs
Cost time 5× speedy Spotify music conversion Lie on the playing time of the music
Cost money $29.95 for single / $39.95 for family $19.95 for single / $39.95 for family / $69.95 for unlimited

Part 4 In conclusion

In short, ViWizard Spotify Music Converter is a specific tool which is applied to the downloading and conversion of Spotify music, while ViWizard Audio Converter is an overall tool which is suitable for recording all audio being played on the computer. Regarding the two software, you can choose one of them according your demand. Or you could download and try out the two software to.

On the base of my experience, I could make my personalized recommendation. If you prefer to listen to music on Spotify, the best choice is ViWizard Spotify Music Converter. If you have more than one music program, ViWizard Audio Converter could help you to record more music.


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