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Downloads songs from Spotify using YouTube!

Project description

Open Spotify Downloader

This repo is a simple script that uses public APIs of Spotify and YouTube to retrieve Spotify musics from YouTube.
The whole idea I borrowed from this repo, but it uses official APIs of YouTube and Spotify which incurs some restriction (like search limit in YouTube API). So I decided to implement it using public, ananymous APIs of those websites.

We are using youtube-dl package to download youtube videos and ffmpeg to convert them to mp3, make sure to download them correctly.
If you got problems with ffmpeg, provide ffmpeg path with FFMPEG_PATH environment variable.

Install requirements

You need to have ffmpeg installed in your system with the flag of limemp3.
And install the following requirements:

pip install -r requirements.txt


  1. Download a playlist or album: Copy the spotify URL
$ open_spotify_dl --url URL_PATH

If you want to store the songs in a custom directory give it as an argument to

$ open_spotify_dl --url URL_PATH --root_path

By default, for the sake of speed and resumeness, open spotify downloader youtube search is performed once and sotored in track_lists.json, but if you want to perform the search again you can force it by --force_search

Issues and Contact

Please raise bugs/issues under Github issues if you faced any trouble. I am on twitter at @e3oroush or you can email me at

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