[DEFUNCT] Download MP3 files of Spotify tracks
Ruby
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Spotify to MP3

A simple command line utility to download MP3 files of Spotify tracks. Note those files are downloaded from Grooveshark, not from Spotify itself.


Grooveshark, the service this app was relying on, has shut down. Don't expect it to work anymore :(


Installation

Mac OS X

$ sudo gem install spotify-to-mp3

Probably sudo can be ommited if using rvm or similar.

Linux (Ubuntu)

Make sure you have rubygems installed and configured:

$ sudo apt-get install ruby2.0 ruby2.0-dev
$ echo 'PATH=$PATH:/var/lib/gems/1.9/bin' | sudo tee /etc/profile.d/rubygems1.9.sh >/dev/null
$ sudo gem2.0 install spotify-to-mp3

Usage

  1. Create a file (like songs.txt) and copy the Spotify songs URLs to it. Plain song names are also accepted. It will look like this:

    http://open.spotify.com/track/1JqTcOjOn7gEpeC0JcRVPa
    spotify:track:1fE3ddAlmjJ99IIfLgZjTy
    The Drums - Money
    
  2. Download songs. They are saved to the current directory. Errors will appear in red (like when a song is not found).

    $ spotify-to-mp3 songs.txt

Also, as it's common in Unix programs, you can pipe in the songs:

$ echo white knuckle ride | spotify-to-mp3

or simply:

$ spotify-to-mp3

and drag the songs from the Spotify app to the terminal.

Changelog

2015-01-25

  • Accept album URI's
  • Download progress bar

A big thanks to @dulakm for such great contributions!

2014-05-05

  • Accept track IDs from stdin

2012-08-20

  • Set filename artist and title from Grooveshark

2012-01-11

  • Touch already downloaded songs. This way songs no more in the download list can be spotted easily.

2011-10-03

  • Make it work on ruby 1.8.7 (Snow Leopard)

2011-09-26

  • Both Spotify URLs and plain song names are accepted

Development

Install Ruby.

$ gem install bundler
$ bundle
$ bundle exec spotify-to-mp3
$ bundle exec rspec

Update RubyGems

Bump version in spotify-to-mp3.gemspec

$ gem build spotify-to-mp3.gemspec
$ gem push spotify-to-mp3-[version].gem

TODO

  • Consider multiple artists songs
  • Filter Grooveshark results by artist, title and length
  • Accept tracks from stdin (instead of from a file, to drag songs directly to the app)
  • Exit with a single Ctrl+C
  • Cleaner output
  • Don't pick remixes