How to Download and Convert Tidal Music to FLAC

If you‘re a music lover, you will know that Tidal has more advantages than other popular mainstream music platforms in sound quality. With a Tidal HiFi subscription, you can easily access to many music tracks in lossless High Fidelity sound quality (1411 Kbps) in FLAC, and with a Tidal HiFi Plus subscription, you can even enjoy Master/Max quality music up to 24bit/192kHz in FLAC. In other words, you can get the FLAC files to your mobile phones in this way (desktop is unsupported). But the cached FLAC music file is limited to move to other devices. If you wish to keep the FLAC songs forever and can freely transfer them to any other devices, you should continue to read the article. How to download and convert music from Tidal? Is there any simple and effective method? This page will tell you everything you want to know.

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Part 1: What is FLAC?

As you know, FLAC is a lossless audio codec, which is an audio format akin to MP3, but lossless. That's to say, an audio file that is compressed in FLAC can keep the best quality. And this format was developed by the Xiph.Org Foundation.

Actually, FLAC and MP3 are respectively lossless and lossy audio quality. Download and convert the songs to which format just depends on your requirements. When your phone or computer has enough space to save audio files, the best choice for you is FLAC files. FLAC files can be produced in any other lossless or lossy formats, including MP3 and WAV. But, instead, when you start using lossy files, you can't revert them to higher or even full fidelity.

Nowadays, data storage technology is very advanced and you can get it for a small amount of money. So you can also backup FLAC files to some free cloud storage platforms, mobile hard drives and etc. After learning about the things above, let us return to today’s topic. Read on to get the best way to download and convert FLAC from Tidal songs with an easy-to-use tool.

Part 2: How to Convert Tidal Music to FLAC?

You should know that when your Tidal account expired, your downloaded FLAC files can't play anymore. So how can we permanently keep FLAC files from Tidal music becomes an issue of great concern to everyone. Therefore, Tidabie Tidal Music Converter is the tool you'll need.

The converter should be the best one among various choices in the market. It's quite simple to load and download songs with the original High Fidelity and high resolution qualities preserved, including Tidal Hi-Fi and HiFi Plus music. And to meet different needs, it supports downloading from both the TIDAL app and the Tidal web player while converting Tidal songs into MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, ALAC or AIFF at 10x faster speed than other traditional converters. Furthermore, to promise a great experience, the important ID3 tags like the title, artwork, artist, album and more will be kept.

Box of Tidabie Tidal Music Converter

Tidabie Tidal Music Converter

  • Download Tidal songs/albums/playlists/podcasts locally.
  • Convert Tidal tracks to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC.
  • Preserve Tidal Hi-Res/CD audio quality and full ID3 tags.
  • Run at 10x speed & batch download Tidal playlists.
  • Sort Tidal music files by playlist, album, artist, etc.
  • Offer tools of Format Converter, Tag Edit, etc. & save lyrics.
  • Enjoy Tidal music offline on devices and programs.

STEP 1 Install Tidabie Tidal Music Converter

Haven't got the converter yet? Timely click on the button above to install one suitable version. After installation, click on the icon on the desktop to start it. On its interface, you can see two options, simply click one of them as needed. If you want Master/Max quality Tidal FLAC music, select the app mode, but if you just want HiFi/High quality FLAC music, both the app mode and web player mode are available. The former requires the TIDAL app while the latter does not need the app and works by accessing the embedded Tidal web player. Then go ahead to log in your Tidal account at first, it's important before converting songs.

Don't have a Tidal account? Don't worry, though a free account is not available to get high-quality FLAC music from Tidal, it has 30 free-trial days for all new users. If you are a college student, you have a chance to get a discount from Tidal.

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STEP 2 Choose FLAC as Output Format

To convert the Tidal songs to FLAC, select the "Settings" button from the lower left corner. Then you can customize the output settings, including output format, output quality, output folder, output file name and so on. The details are as follows:

  • Conversion Mode: Intelligent Mode, Tidal Record/Web Download, YouTube Download
  • Output Format: Auto, MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC
  • Bit Rate: 320kbps, 256kbps, 192kbps, 128kbps
  • Sample Rate: 44.1KHz, 48KHz, 96KHz, 192KHz
  • Output File Name: Track Number, Title, Artist, Album, Playlist Index, Year
  • Output Organized (way): None, Playlist, Artist, Album, Artist/Album, Album/Artist, Playlist/Artist, Playlist/Album

Note: If you would like HiFi/High quality saved, please select 'Tidal Record' or 'Web Download' from Conversion Mode; if you want Master/Max quality, then select 'Tidal Record'. At the same time, ensure the streaming quality on the Tidal end is set to the highest.

change output format as flac

STEP 3 Add Tidal High-Quality Music to Tidabie

When finished setting, navigate to the target playlist or album on Tidal. Under the web player mode, open the playlist or album (with HiFi or High mark if you want HiFi quality), then click on the "Click to add" button. Tidabie will automatically acquire the song information on the chosen playlist or album.

click to add music

While using the app mode, simply drag and drop Tidal music to Tidabie. Select music with HiFi/High or Master/Max mark if you want high-quality music.

drag and drop wanted tidal song

On the following panel, check the songs you wish to convert to FLAC files, and click "Add" to add them to Tidabie.

select Tidal songs to convert

STEP 4 Convert Tidal Music to FLAC Files

Once you have added all the songs to Tidabie, click on "Convert" to start converting Tidal music to FLAC. If you have a large number of songs to convert, you can set up to put the system to sleep after converting and you can do something else.

process of Tidal music conversion

STEP 5 Check Converted Tidal FLAC Music on Local

Tidabie proceeds Tidal music conversion at a fast speed, especially under the web player mode, 10x the speed can be reached. And the conversion goes very fast. After the conversion, you can check your conversion history on "Converted" section and click on the file icon to open the output folder.

browse the converted tidal music


The article above tells you how to download and convert Tidal music to FLAC. In general, all you need is the Tidabie Tidal Music Converter, the best Tidal music converter that can convert Tidal music to common FLAC music files while preserving lossless HiFi and Master qualities. Turn your favorite playlist into local FLAC files and then save them to an MP3 player, Android, iPad, USB drive or anywhere else. Let's download and become a member of Tidabie now!

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