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Breaking Spotify's DRM

Submitted by anarcho_pirate in Piracy

I've tried using Spotify on my Windows machine, and it's usable with a hosts file adblocker. However, while I will tolerate some nonfree software on my Linux machine, I will not tolerate DRM that I cannot bypass. Additionally, is there any way to access the higher quality audio without a paid account (Unlikely, as with proper client-server protocol they should be able to prevent this, but I've heard there used to be a third-party client for Android that had this feature)?

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AresUII wrote

How clean is your aux out?

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anarcho_pirate wrote

I'm aware I could just record it, but that feels more like ignoring the DRM than breaking it. Not to mention it takes time for every song I want to add to my library.

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gen3 wrote

Unless you do some sort of a memory extraction of the encryption keys you are pretty much out of luck.

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anarcho_pirate wrote

There's no tool that exists to do this already? I'm no expert on reverse engineering.

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gen3 wrote

There is no tool per say. If I had to start I would run sporify into a VM and manipulate the hypervisor into dumping chunks of memory. Here is where the reverse engineering begins.