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Download your Spotify playlists and songs along with album art and metadata
The fastest, easiest, and most accurate command-line music downloader
What spotDL does
- Downloads music from YouTube as an MP3 file
- Applies basic metadata gathered from Spotify such as:
- Track Name
- Track Number
- Album Cover
- and more!
spotDL is being redesigned! This means we are currently not accepting new feature requests. You can talk to us on our Discord if there is anything further.
- Python 3.6.1 or above (added to PATH)
- FFmpeg 4.2 or above (added to PATH)
YouTube Music must be available in your country for spotDL to work. This is because we use YouTube Music to filter search results. You can check if YouTube Music is available in your country, by visiting YouTube Music.
- Windows Tutorial
- OSX -
brew install ffmpeg
- Linux -
sudo apt install ffmpeg
Recommended Stable Version:
pip install spotdl
Dev Version: (NOT STABLE)
pip install https://codeload.github.com/spotDL/spotify-downloader/zip/dev
curl -L https://raw.githubusercontent.com/spotDL/spotify-downloader/master/termux/setup_spotdl.sh | sh
There is an Arch User Repository (AUR) package for spotDL.
#### To download a song, run
#### To download an album, run
#### To download a playlist, run
#### To download all songs from an artist run
#### To search for and download a song, run, with quotation marks
spotdl 'The Weeknd - Blinding Lights'
Note: This is not accurate and often causes errors.
#### To resume a failed/incomplete download, run
spotdl 'The Weeknd - Blinding Lights.spotdlTrackingFile'
.spotdlTrackingFiles are automatically created when a download starts and deleted on completion
#### You can queue up multiple download tasks by separating the arguments with spaces
spotdl [songQuery1] [albumUrl] [songQuery2] ... (order does not matter)
spotdl 'The Weeknd - Blinding Lights' https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1E8UXBoz02kGID ...
Note: spotDL downloads up to 4 songs in parallel, so for a faster experience, download albums and playlist, rather than tracks.
#### To download youtube video with metadata from spotify run:
Note: Urls have to be separated with
|and quoted properly ex. "YouTubeURL|SpotifyUrl"
#### To download songs with different output format run
spotdl [songUrl] --output-format mp3/m4a/flac/opus/ogg/wav
spotdl [songUrl] --output-format opus
#### To use ffmpeg binary that is not on PATH run
spotdl [songUrl] --ffmpeg path/to/your/ffmpeg.exe
spotdl [songUrl] --ffmpeg C:\ffmpeg\bin\ffmpeg.exe
#### To generate .m3u file for each playlist run
spotdl [playlistUrl] --m3u
spotdl https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1E8UXBoz02kGID --m3u
#### To use youtube instead of youtube music run
spotdl [songUrl] --use-youtube
spotdl https://open.spotify.com/track/4fzsfWzRhPawzqhX8Qt9F3 --use-youtube
#### To change number of threads used when downloading songs run
spotdl [songUrl] --dt [number]
spotdl https://open.spotify.com/track/4fzsfWzRhPawzqhX8Qt9F3 --dt 8
#### To change number of threads used when searching for songs run
spotdl [songUrl] --st [number]
spotdl https://open.spotify.com/track/4fzsfWzRhPawzqhX8Qt9F3 --st 8
#### To ignore your ffmpeg version run
spotdl [songUrl] --ignore-ffmpeg-version
pipx Isolated Environment Alternative
For users who are not familiar with
pipx, it can be used to run scripts without
installing the spotDL package and all the dependencies globally with pip. (Effectively
skipping over the spotDL Installation step)
First, you will need to install
pipx by running:
python3 -m pip install --user pipx python3 -m pipx ensurepath
Next, you can jump directly to running spotDL with:
pipx run spotdl ...
Interested in contributing? Check out our [CONTRIBUTING.md](docs/CONTRIBUTING.md) to find resources around contributing along with a guide on how to set up a development environment.
- @ritiek for creating and maintaining spotDL for 4 years
- @rocketinventor for figuring out YouTube Music querying
- @MikhailZex for, never mind...
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the spotDL README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.