Tidal is a subscription-based music, and video streaming service with over 60 million songs and over 250,000 high-quality videos. Tidal lets us listen to our favourite music, podcasts, and videos anywhere you go. But one of the limitations of Tidal is that it is DRM protected and it only allows us to stream music on devices that are compatible with Tidal. This means that we cannot transfer our music over to a CD or a USB drive and listen to them outside of the Tidal software. This can be a nuisance to many users. To help solve this issue, we will be checking out a Music Converter which allows us to remove the DRM protection so that the user can convert the audio to a playable format that can be transferred over to any device. In this article, we will be reviewing the AudFree Tidal Music Converter.
Features of AudFree Tidal Music Converter
- Convert Tidal Playlists, Podcasts, and Albums to MP3, FLAC, M4A, AAC, WAV, M4B.
The AudFree Tidal Music Converter lets you download the Tidal track for offline playback and also converts it to a format such as MP3 so it can be transferred over to any device and removes the restriction of listening to the track only in Tidal supported devices.
- Keep ID3 Tags & Original Quality.
While converting, the music converter preserves the title, artist, album, cover, genre and other ID3 tags information metadata and ID3 tracks and also provides us with lossless audio quality.
- Download and convert music with 5x faster conversion speed.
With 5x faster conversion speed, the software downloads and converts the Tidal tracks 5 times faster.
- Download tracks separately or whole playlists in batches.
AudFree Tidal Music Converter allows us to download music tracks separately as well as in batches by simply copying a playlist link and pasting it. This makes batch conversion faster and easier rather than adding each track separately.
- Organize your music library by Artist or Album.
The software lets the user organize their Tidal tracks according to the ID3 tags. Users can sort their tracks by artists or albums, and assemble them into folders, for better management.
Converting Tidal tracks with the AudFree Tidal Music Converter
The first step is to download and install the Tidal Converter. The software is available for Windows and Mac. I will be going through the Windows version of the software but the steps to follow will be the same for Mac For Windows, the software runs on operating systems with Windows 7 and above. As for Mac, the software runs on operating systems with Mac OSX 10.8 and above. Once you launch the software, it will automatically start the Tidal application if it is installed on your computer. However, it is not necessary to have the Tidal app installed if one prefers using Tidal through the web browser.
Adding Tidal Tracks for conversion
To add the Tidal tracks for conversion, hover your mouse over to the song/album/podcast and click on the three-dot icon for the Options menu. Then click on ‘Share’ > ‘Copy Track Link’. Now head over to AudFree Tidal Music Converter and under the search bar, paste the link and click on the ‘+‘ icon to add the track. If a playlist is pasted in the search bar, it will add all of the tracks from the playlist. To delete a particular track, click on the track and hit the delete icon.
Setting up the Track Preferences
After adding the tracks for conversion, to change the name of the track, tap on the name of the track once and it will allow you to change the name. To check out more of the advanced settings, click on the Menu icon on the top and go to ‘Preferences’ and click on ‘Convert’. Here you can change the output format, channel, sample rate, and bitrate. For the best audio experience, we prefer WAV/Flac format with a sample rate of 44100 Hz and a bit rate of 320kbps. Alongside the audio preferences, the ‘General’ tab allows us to change the language to German, French, and Japanese in case English isn’t your first language.
Converting the Tidal Tracks
The final step is to start the conversion process. To do that, first set up the output location by clicking on the “…” icon next to the output bar. Then simply click on ‘Convert’. The conversion progress can be checked right next to the music track.
To view the converted tracks, click on the ‘folder’ icon. This will open up the output folder. Alternatively, you can click on the ‘Converted’ icon and then click on the track name and tap the search icon. This will open the location of the particular track.
Note: The trial version of the software only allows the user to convert the first 1 minute of the track. The free trial version is provided to test the legitimacy of the software. So that once you are satisfied with the result, you can go ahead and make the purchase.
DRM is a nuisance for many people as it limits the purchased product to one platform. AudFree Tidal Music Converter is a fantastic software if you are looking to convert DRM protected Tidal tracks to a playable format such as MP3, FLAC, M4A, AAC, WAV, M4B. The software has an easy to understand user-interface and you can have your Tidal track converted in a few simple steps. The software is available for both Windows and Mac and the software is priced at a fair price of $34.95 for a single user lifetime license. To purchase it, click here.