How to Download Losslessly FLAC from Tidal
Tidal, a music streaming service, promises to provide better content of playlists, video series, podcasts, and music journalists. It distinguishes itself from other music platforms by offering lossless FLAC audios, for HiFi subscribers.
What's High Fidelity (HiFi)?
Tidal HiFi audios are CD-quality lossless FLAC files (16bit / 44.1kHz), the purest streamings, 4.4 times the bitrate of the highest Standard Definition streams offered by other streaming services.
Theoretically, when streaming Tidal HiFi audios to your ears, there's no data loss from its recordings. In other words, your brain will decode plenty of data from 16bit / 44.1kHz audios, the more crisp streamings. While in practical use, you'll need to equip your ears with some high-class earbuds or players, as well as a steady Internet connection.
How to Download Losslessly FLAC from Tidal to PC/Mac?
HiFi audios usually consume up to 5.5 MB of data per min during online streaming, so downloading Tidal HiFi music to play offline should be a better choice for most. However, when downloading FLAC from Tidal to computer, you'll be puzzled, as the "downloaded" audios are saved only within the Tidal app (instead of local drive), which are more like the cache. To download these encoded Tidal FLAC music to PC or Mac computer, you will need a music tool, Tidabie Tidal Music Converter, to decode Tidal music to regular FLAC files.
What's Tidabie Tidal Music Converter?
Tidabie Tidal Music Converter is a reliable music helper, especially designed to download and convert Tidal Premium & HiFi Music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF at up to 10X faster speed. Integrated with the outstanding recording core, Tidabie makes it possible to download Tidal music to FLAC losslessly for HiFi subscribers. Moreover, it supports to preserve ID3 tags and sort out the downloaded Tidal music by Artist, Album, Artist/Album, Album/Artist.
To download Tidal music to FLAC losslessly, you just need to follow a few steps on Tidabie Tidal Music Converter. Currently, Tidabie is compatible with Windows & Mac system, please download the correct program before getting started.
STEP 1 Open Tidabie and Log in to Your Tidal Account
Launch Tidabie and click the "Log in" button on the left corner to log in to your Tidal account.
Note: Tidabie needs to work with a Tidal account. But don't worry, it will not take any other information from your account than the songs.
STEP 2 Choose FLAC as the Output Format
Click the "Settings" icon on the upper right corner. Here you can choose the "FLAC" as the output format for Tidal songs. Plus, you can also sort out the downloaded FLAC Tidal songs by Artist, Album, Artist/Album, or Album/Artist. If you want them to be saved in the same folder, just choose "None".
STEP 3 Add Tidal Music to Tidabie
Open an album, artist, or playlist directly on Tidabie, then click the blue "Add" button floating on the right side and select the Tidal music that you’d like to save as FLAC
STEP 4 Convert Tidal songs to FLAC
Click the "Convert" button and then Tidabie will start downloading FLAC audio from Tidal to local PC/Mac at 10X faster speed.
STEP 5 Find the Downloaded Tidal Music in FLAC Format
Once the conversion is done, you can click the "History" icon on the upper right corner or simply go to the output folder you set in Step 2 to find the well-downloaded Tidal songs in FLAC format.
When you try to download Tidal HiFi music to computer, you'll find that the "downloaded" audios are only readable within Tidal app. If you want to truly download Tidal music to FLAC on PC or Mac computer, the easiest way is to turn to Tidabie – a simple yet efficient tool to convert Tidal songs to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF. Currently, Tidabie provides the free trial version for you to test, just do not hesitate and give it a shot!
Note: The free trial version of Tidabie Tidal Music Converter enables you to convert the first three minutes of each song. You can unlock this limitation and enjoy its complete features by purchasing the full version.