Download Spotify songs to mp3 with full metadata and cover art!
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Savify is a python library that downloads songs from a selected provider (by default YouTube), and then scrapes the meta information from Spotify. Given a query, Savify will find and download songs to mp3 format with quality as high as 320 kb/s! The application will also scrape and write id3v2 tags to all your songs. Tags include title, artists, year, album and even cover-art!

Savify supports all Spotify track, album, and playlist links. Additionally, there is an integrated search function so even if you do not have the Spotify link you can simply enter song name and Savify will download it!

As well as mp3, Savify can also download and convert to other file types. Inside the application, you can specify which format and quality you would like to download the song in for maximum compatibility across all your devices. Available formats: mp3, aac, flac, m4a, opus, vorbis, and wav. Tags and cover art will only be applied to songs downloaded in mp3 format.

Please note this library does not go against Spotify TOS in any way, songs are not ripped directly from Spotify, but are instead downloaded from other sources such as YouTube and Soundcloud using the youtube-dl python library. Spotify is only used to gather accurate meta information to be embedded into the downloaded song files.

Visit our official Docker Hub image repository and get the latest Docker image:

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Savify relies on the open source FFmpeg library to convert and write metadata to the songs it downloads. Please make sure FFmpeg is installed on your computer and added to the System PATH. Follow the tutorial here.


If you want to use Savify to download personal Spotify playlists, ensure their visibility is set to 'Public'. This is so Savify can use the Spotify API to retrieve the song details from your playlist.


If you are on Windows you can download the latest pre-packed executable package (which I recommend as you will not have to provide a Savify API key), or you can download the python library and run the module directly using the CLI.

Download the latest release

Go here to download the latest Savify.exe then make sure you have:

  • FFmpeg downloaded and it added to your Path
  • Spotify API credentials added to your environment variables

That is it, you should be good to go! See some usage examples below.

Using the Python module

$ pip install -U savify

Build Savify as Docker container

Clone the repository and make sure you are in the root directory. Execute the following build command:

$ docker build -t savify:dev .


Currently Savify only supports Spotify URLs and search queries, however support for Spotify URIs will be added in the future.


If you have downloaded the latest Savify.exe from the releases page open your terminal and navigate to the same directory as the binary, then you can run:

$ Savify.exe

If you are using the Python package and savify is installed to your site-packages and your pip folder is in your PATH (which it should be by default), from anywhere you can simply run:

$ savify

For help run:

$ savify --help

General usage

Using the default above:

$ savify ""

Specifying your own options:

$ savify "" -q best -f mp3 -o "/path/to/downloads" -g "%artist%/%album%"

With a search query:

$ savify "You & I - Bru-C" -t track -q best -f mp3 -o "/path/to/downloads" -g "%artist%/%album%"


Available variables: %artist%, %album%, %playlist%

For example:

$ savify "You & I - Bru-C" -o /path/to/downloads -g "%artist%/%album%"

Would download in the following directory structure:

     |- /Bru-C
          |- /Original Sounds
               |- Bru-C - You & I.mp3

Download Defaults

Query Type:







Windows: HOME/AppData/Roaming/Savify/downloads

Linux: HOME/.local/share/Savify/downloads

MacOS: HOME/Library/Application Support/Savify/downloads


no grouping

For more usage examples read the docs.


Run savify inside a container which can also be attached to other container's networks. This is handy if you want to run multiple instances of savify and/or want to use VPNs for downloading. You can use your self-built Docker image or the official one. Make sure to use the right Docker image name and tag.

$ docker run laurencerawlings/savify:latest

If no argument is specified, the container will print the help page. Simply append your arguments, make sure you mount a folder from your host so downloads are persistent (-v) - pwd is used to mount the current directory you are in - and remove the container when done (--rm). You have to specify your Spotify client ID and secret by using environment variables (-e):

$ docker run --rm -v "`pwd`:/root/.local/share/Savify/downloads" \
           -e SPOTIPY_CLIENT_ID=client_id \
           -e SPOTIPY_CLIENT_SECRET=client_secret \
           laurencerawlings/savify:latest ""

If you want to preserve your logs, you can mount the logging directory by simply adding the following argument to the docker run command: -v "./logs:/root/.local/share/Savify/logs"

Automate with a shell script:

$ nano

docker run --rm -v "`pwd`:/root/.local/share/Savify/downloads" \
           -e SPOTIPY_CLIENT_ID=client_id \
           -e SPOTIPY_CLIENT_SECRET=client_secret \
           laurencerawlings/savify:latest $1

Then run with:

$ sh ""

You also have the option to quickstart using our docker script which have an integrated VPN-check to see if there are any VPN containers the script can connect to. The script is perfect for being scheduled with cron:

$ wget
$ unzip && rm
$ cd savify-docker-scripts/

You then have to edit the configuration file with your preferred text editor (we prefer nano), save it (Ctrl + X, Y for saving changes in nano) and rename it to

$ nano
$ mv

You can then run the script:

$ bash

Spotify Application

To use the Savify Python module you will need your own Spotify developer application to access their API. To do this sign up here. When you have made a new application take note of your client id and secret. You can pass the id and secret to Savify in two ways:

Environment variables (recommended)

Now you need to add 2 environment variables to your system:



To find out how to do this find a tutorial online for your specific operating system. Once you have done this make sure to restart your shell.

During object instantiation

You can pass in your id and secret using a tuple when creating your Savify object:

s = Savify(api_credentials=("CLIENT_ID","CLIENT_SECRET"))

Use in your Python project

Install the package to your environment:

$ pip install savify

Import and use Savify:

from savify import Savify
from savify.types import Type, Format, Quality

s = Savify()

# Search Query
# Types: TRACK, ALBUM, PLAYLIST"QUERY", query_type=Type.TRACK)

Savify optional constructor arguments (see above for defaults):

import logging

 from savify import Savify
 from savify.types import Type, Format, Quality
 from savify.utils import PathHolder

 # Quality Options: WORST, Q32K, Q96K, Q128K, Q192K, Q256K, Q320K, BEST
 # Format Options: MP3, AAC, FLAC, M4A, OPUS, VORBIS, WAV
 Savify(api_credentials=None, quality=Quality.BEST, download_format=Format.MP3, path_holder=PathHolder(downloads_path='path/for/downloads'), group='%artist%/%album%', quiet=False, skip_cover_art=False, log_level=logging.INFO)

Manually customising youtube-dl options:

from savify import Savify

options = {
    'cookiefile': 'cookies.txt'


Passing in your own logger:

from savify import Savify
from savify.logger import Logger

logger = Logger(log_location='path/for/logs', log_level=None) # Silent output


The group argument is used to sort you downloaded songs inside the output path. Possible variables for the path string are: %artist%, %album%, and %playlist%. The variables are replaced with the songs metadata. For example, a song downloaded with the above Savify object would save to a path like this: path/for/downloads/Example Artist/Example Album/Example Song.mp3

For Developers

If you want to try your hand at adding to Savify use the instructions here. From there you can make any additions you think would make Savify better.


If you are developing Savify, install the pip package locally so you can make and test your changes. From the root directory run:

$ pip install -e .

You can then run the Python module:

$ savify


This package was created with Cookiecutter and the audreyr/cookiecutter-pypackage project template.

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