JRiver Tidal Streaming - Top Three Ways

JRiver Media Center is a multimedia application. Users can play and organize kinds of media on Windows, Mac and Linux OS. Currently, it works with Audible, Amazon Music and so on. However, there are still some music services like Tidal is not in the list.

So, how to stream Tidal with JRiver if you want? No worry. You can go through the post here and see how to get JRiver Tidal work. Here are three ways for you to make JRiver and Tidal activate.

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Part 1. JRiver Tidal Streaming via DRmare Tidal Music Converter

As there is no JRiver Tidal integration, we need to get Tidal JRiver work with other tools. Thus, here, let's meet the powerful and professional tool to use Tidal JRiver Media Center.

This tool is called DRmare Tidal Music Converter. It is designed to convert Tidal Music to FLAC and more. Besides, you can personalize Tidal output parameters on DRmare according to your needs.

Also, this Tidal music downloader can keep the original audio quality of Tidal music. Also, it can save with ID3 tags retained after converting. And the conversion speed is at up to 5X faster speed. Thus, it can save more of your time.

After the conversion, you can store the converted Tidal audio tracks to your computer. Then you can use Tidal masters in JRiver and other devices for playback.

DRmare Tidal Audio Converter

drmare tidal music converter for jriver
  • Support to convert Tidal for JRiver Media Center
  • Convert Tidal audios to AAC, MP3, FLAC, etc.
  • Play converted Tidal tracks on JRiver and other devices
  • Can keep ID3 tags and preserve high audio quality

Part 2. How to Get and Play Tidal through JRiver

How does JRiver work with Tidal? Please take it ease. In this part, we will walk you through how to use DRmare Tidal Music Converter. And then use it to convert Tidal for JRiver. Then you can see how to get JRiver Tidal work with ease. Here we go.

Step 1 Add Tidal audio files to DRmare
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Please launch DRmare Tidal Music Converter on your computer. At the same time, Tidal application will be opened automatically. Then discover music on Tidal that you want to convert and play on JRiver. Once found, copy the Tidal music tracks link. Then paste the copied URL to the search box on DRmare program. Then hit "+" button and DRmare program will load the Tidal music files for you.

Step 2Define Tidal audio format for JRiver
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Here you can set the output audio parameters for Tidal JRiver Media Center. Just click on the top-right Menu icon and hit on "Preference" icon. Then in the new pop-up window, you can define the output formats and adjust other parameters. After completing the settings, then please click "OK" to apply.
Step 3Convert and get Tidal on JRiver
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Click the "Convert" button to begin to convert Tidal music tracks. When the conversion finishes, you can click "history" >> "search" icon. Then you can locate the converted files on your computer and check them.
Step 4How JRiver Tidal work

Now you had converted the Tidal audios to common files to your computer. Then you could transfer Tidal to JRiver for using. Below we show 3 ways for you to get Tidal masters in JRiver Media Center.

Method 1. Directly drag & drop the converted Tidal music files to JRiver Media Center.

Method 2. Open the "Tools" > "Import" on JRiver and use the Media Import wizard.

Method 3. Use the "Auto-Import" option to browse the target folder that you want to select in the background.

Video TutorialPlay Tidal through JRiver

Part 3. Two More Ways to Get JRiver Tidal Work

Besides the way we mentioned above, here are two more solutions for you to use Tidal with JRiver. Please go ahead and take a look of it.

Solution 1. JRiver Tidal Streaming via DLNA / DAC

To get Tidal JRiver work, you can use DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) to help you. Or, use DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter). It can work for Android devices, Chromecast audio devices, etc. that has DLNA or DAC.

Note: Before you get started, you need to install BubbleUPnP on your device first. Then modify it and log into your Tidal account.

Solution 2. Use JRiver Media Center Tidal by Setting WDM Driver

You could also set up the WDM Driver on your computer. Then stream audio files of Tidal to JRiver Media Center on kinds of devices.

WDM Driver is a built-in virtual audio driver. It is used to re-route all the windows audios through JRiver Media Center. But this way now is just available for Windows computers.

How to Set up WDM Driver on Your Computer

Note: The WDM driver is disabled by default in the version of JRiver Media Center after 20.0.95. So, you need to enable it in advance.

jriver tidal streaming via wdm driver

Step 1. Go to 'Option' > 'General' > 'Features' on JRiver. Then check WDM driver.

Step 2. Restart JRiver Media Center and the WDM driver will install.

Step 3. When installed, head to the window control panel. Then hit 'Sounds' option.

Step 4. Choose 'JRiver Media Center 20' and hit 'Set Default' button at the bottom bar.

Step 5. Make sure that the setting of 'Options' > 'Audio' > 'Audio Device' is not 'Default Audio Device' in JRiver. You need to set your audio device to the physical output device you use actually. As WDM driver now is the system default, setting JRiver to output to the system default just makes a closed loop.

After then, you can get JRiver Tidal work. Then you can play Tidal through JRiver Media Center.

Updated on Apr 16, 2021 2:39 PM / Update for Tidal Music Tips
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Anna Groove

Staff Editor

Anna Groove is an experienced writer of DRmare. She has the full knowledge of enjoying the audio and video better. Tips for enjoying Tidal music and iTunes videos could be found in her articles.