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  • Module Developer

    I have been reading tons of topics about spotify music converter or downloader nowadays in this forum. I doubt its a kind of Adv. or spam.

    Anyway, Any kind of downloading or storing Spotify music stream is violation of EULA. It would be illegal attempt.

  • @Sean So you’re saying that it’s illegal to use the Spotify client? We’re downloading music to temporarily stream it, so it’s a violation of the EULA, right?

    Spotify has an API for developers, and it is meant to be used to stream music to other platforms using Spotify. I figured out how to do it 2 years ago, and posted the answer in this thread. Thanks for your input though!

  • Project Sponsor

    @MistriHD it is as it is. Ripping is against their eula. Sean is of course right. The songs you download through their app have a protection so you can’t use them elsewhere. If you download and save an mp3 it’s against the terms. Obviously.
    And I for myself would never do such thing.

  • Project Sponsor

    @MistriHD said in On-Demand Music:

    So you’re saying that it’s illegal to use the Spotify client?

    No he didn’t say that.

  • Module Developer

    well, I respect your efforts but terms and condition says like this;

    The following is not permitted for any reason whatsoever:

    copying, redistributing, reproducing, “ripping,” recording, transferring, performing or displaying to the public, broadcasting, or making available to the public any part of the Spotify Service or the Content, or otherwise making any use of the Spotify Service or the Content which is not expressly permitted under the Agreements or applicable law or which otherwise infringes the intellectual property rights (such as copyright) in the Spotify Service or the Content or any part of it;

    and developer guideline also says;

    General restrictions. You agree that you will follow the restrictions set out below and will not encourage or facilitate others to violate these restrictions. (…)
    d. Do not facilitate unauthorized access to the Spotify Service or Spotify Content, including

    (iii) facilitating “stream ripping” or other functionalities that make it easier for users to capture or otherwise make permanent copies of Spotify Content.

    Downloading and storing(or caching) spotify stream to DRM free MP3 is violation of that [“ripping” to make available to the public is not allowed]. This rule is also applied generally to Netflix, youtube or any other commercial streaming services.

    Literally, streaming data is stored(cached) in your pc already, but that is under official application. When you extract it out of official app, hmmm… it might not be ILLEGAL but at least IMMORAL. You are breaking the agreement.

    As far as I know, The only allowed open sdk for playing spotify songs outside official app/web is “web playback SDK” but including that, there is no SDK API to reuse streaming data cached or streamed in your device directly. All other attempts are not allowed.

  • When you extract it out of official app, hmmm… it might not be ILLEGAL but at least IMMORAL. You are breaking the agreement.

    Yes, but you see, that’s where you are wrong. If you read my original post, you would see that I’m not downloading it from the “official app”, which doesn’t exist on Raspberry Pi, nor am I downloading it at all — I’m using the Spotify Web API to stream music, which is explicitly allowed. If you think that’s illegal, then you’re wrong, and you should go report mopidy-spotify instead of trying to convince me that I’m an immoral person.

  • Module Developer

    Ok, there be some confusing. I’m talking about ‘Spotify Music Converter’ or ‘Downloader’ of @Lisa-Brown 's reply, not original works of yours. Your uncomfortable might be my faults, sorry.

  • @Sean I see, thanks for letting me know. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

  • Project Sponsor

    And @Lisa-Brown is a spambot

  • Does anyone know if there’s a way to get Spotify on a Raspberry Pi? I’m willing to do anything (even install a new operating system). If not, what other alternative methods do I have to play music on-demand on a Raspberry Pi? I have access to Spotify Premium and Amazon Prime Music, but I know neither of those have official APIs that I can use to play music on-demand.
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