Audials offers a wide range of options for recording any music streaming service. This also includes the ability to record from Spotify. Various recording methods are possible:
- Passive recording
The streaming service is used "as is" and is being recorded in the background.
(This is indistinguishable from playing on the streaming service's server).
2. Optimized recording
The streaming service is "accelerated" and/or "remote controlled" and recorded.
(Of course, this can be seen on the server of the streaming service)
In the past - especially in 2021 - there have been cases where Spotify temporarily banned users for using "detectable" recording methods (2).
The Audials software is able to "warn" about data indicating the recording being created on the streaming provider's servers.
We have received individual reports from a few users that they have been temporarily blocked on Spotify, although they have only recorded passively (1). We even have individual reports from users who didn't use any Audials software and didn't record, but the same thing happened to them anyway.
So we did some technical research.
It looks like that Spotify has built a new component into the Spotify software that examines the computer's "audio output" (and possibly other aspects of the system, we don't know) and reports the results back to Spotify. It might detect that the computer is "ready to record" while the Spotify app is running and this might lead to the account bans.
(By the way, this "ready to record" could also be detected when using other software that "accesses the system audio" - such as video conferencing, but that is pure speculation).
To be on the safe side, we have therefore decided to switch on the "Privacy & data protection" warning in the Audials software for all recordings from the Spotify software.
Workaround: Recording from website
Possible problems resulting from the Spotify software examining the system and reporting this to Spotify could be avoided by using e.g. recording from the Spotify website.
The website "lives" only in the browser and therefore, as far as we know, does not have the ability to examine the computer and its audio system.
To do this, select "Record while playing" in Audials 2022, but immediately close the Spotify software that may open and open a web browser via Audials instead, and play Spotify there on its website.
In upcoming versions we will improve the website recording for Spotify.
I tried the passive recording but Audials does not detect the song being played and labels every song as 'Unknown song...'
Any suggestions for how to fix this problem?
It’s a bit rich trying to flog Audials 2023, advertising Spotify recording, when you will end up getting banned??
I haven't used Audials for a few months, this week i just listening to spotify through windows apps I got banned today
I got banned twice and the second time I was not even using audials at all. I think it detected it my prev audio output from an earlier (non Spotify) session. I sure hope this gets figured out since it's been a problem since last year. Using the web browser only does not make any difference. Once I got banned the first time I never used audials to capture a spotify stream again and like I said, I STILL got banned. Sucks when you have a prem spotify account, too.
Well I found the web method does work - However, you have to add the track name and artwork yourself, which is tedious. I decided to take out a cheap Deezer account and copy my Spotify playlists over to Deezer. But Audials seems to only record from Deezer at X1 speed :( Audials still with the latest version claim you can copy from Spotify!!
I keep getting the notifications to upgrade.
I will upgrade when Audials has a way to keep me from being banned on Spotify!
Spottily account was just disabled. I've always used regular recording speed. Any work arounds?
I've given up waiting for a Spotify solution and so bought a years Deezer subscription and that works fine :)
So you just record off of Deezer? Not familiar with them,
and you can import your spotify playlists into Deezer - https://www.tunemymusic.com/?preset=YHREZIAWDJDP3VO4NGU60U2BTU76QACAY48IZ20WURTEXAGDZ8X6NA5KEB517JBZDIW0LYU93LL1UGQM&mode=deezer
Thank you! Any reports of Deezer and/or Tidal banning accounts?
Nothing so far :)
So since I have been banned twice by Spotify for recording from the app (Windows) I've been using the following method to successfully record at regular speed from Chrome: 1) Do not have Audials or your browser running 2) After setting up a private playlist in the Spotify app, close it. BUT it stays in memory for a while so either wait for a few minutes or (better) use aTask Manager to fully kill it!!! 3) Open Audials and choose record from Spotify website. It will open Chrome with special flags (ignore the warning!) 3) In the Spotify tab choose your playlist and hit play! It's best to leave your computer for the duration - I've had problems if I move away from the Spotify tab or do other things! You will still have to enter some info but it's better than nothing!
I've been using this method for several weeks now without incidence :)
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