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 Premium subscription, you can easily access to many music tracks in lossless High Fidelity sound quality (1411 Kbps). In other words, you can get the FLAC files to your mobile phones in this way (desktop is unsupported). But the cache 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.

how to download tidal to flac

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 100% original High Fidelity quality preserved, including Tidal Hi-Fi music. And to meet different needs, it can support converting Tidal songs into MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC or AIFF at 10X faster speed than other traditional converters. Furthermore, to promise a good experience, the important ID3 tags like the title, artwork, artist, album and more will be kept.

Magic Tool - Tidabie Tidal Music Converter

Box of Tidabie Tidal Music Converter

Tidabie Tidal Music Converter

  • Download Tidal music to the computer.
  • Convert Tidal tracks to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF format.
  • Keep Hi-Fi audio quality.
  • Retain ID3 tags after conversion.
  • Free updates & technical support.

STEP 1 Haven’t got a 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 the Open Web Player button, simply click on it. On the new page, 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 in Tidal, it has 30 free-trial days for all new users.

Note: Tidabie will never take any information from your Tidal account, you can use it safely.

log in to tidal

STEP 2 To convert the Tidal songs to FLAC, select Settings button from the top right 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:

Output format: Auto (default), MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF.
Output Quality: 320kbps (default), 256kbps, 192kbps, 128kbps.
Output Folder: Select one by yourselves.
Output File Name: "{Track Number} {Title}" is the default name, you can also add Artist, Album or Playlist index.
After Converting: You can choose Do nothing/Open the output folder/put system to sleep option.

change output format as FLAC

STEP 3 When finished setting, navigate to the target playlist or album, then click on the Click to add button. Tidabie will automatically acquire the song information on the chosen playlist or album. Check the songs you wish to convert to FLAC files. Select them and click Convert to begin. 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.

select Tidal songs to convert
process of Tidal music conversion

STEP 4 You can now check converted songs on History section or your local disk with ease.

browse the converted tidal music

Summary

The article above tells you how to download and convert Tidal music to FLAC. 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!

[Video Tutorial] Convert Tidal Music to Lossless FLAC Format

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