"Do Tidal and Linux work? Recently I switched to Linux and wanted to transfer some downloaded Tidal music to it for using. However, I had tried it for several times but still no success. Am I doing something wrong? Is there anyone that could help me out? Thanks for your help in advanced!"
As we all know, Tidal doesn't allow users to use Tidal music on other devices or platforms due to its music files are encrypted. Thus, you can't directly stream Tidal music on Linux. If you search the method to fix this issue on Google, you will see one way is to use Tidal CLI Client on Linux. However, this way is a little bit complicated and unstable.
Here you may wonder if there is any easy way to do that. Sure! Just reading on this post and you will get the best way to get Tidal on Linux for using.
Part 1. Get Tidal on Linux via DRmare Tidal Music Converter
As we had mentioned above that users can't use Tidal music on Linux directly, so here you need to convert Tidal to plain audio files in advanced. To do that, you also need to find a third-party tool to help you.
In this part, we would like to introduce a tool to help you out. If you want to listen to Tidal audios on Linux, you could check out the tool DRmare Tidal Music Converter. It is a powerful tool that designed to convert Tidal to MP3, FLAC, AAC and other audio formats, and then you can save and stream Tidal on Linux and other devices.
In addition, the DRmare Tidal Linux Converter allows you to adjust the output audio settings as you like. And it can batch convert at least 100 tracks at a faster speed with high audio quality and original ID3 tags kept. After the conversion, you can save the Tidal music files onto your computer and then transfer Tidal music to Linux.
DRmare Tidal Linux Converter
Part 2. How to Convert Tidal for Linux
In order to get Tidal for Linux with the DRmare Tidal Music Converter, you need to install the DRmare program first. Please touch on the 'Download' button above to do that. After that, you could check out the detailed steps below to start to convert Tidal to Linux.
- Step 1 Import Tidal audios to DRmare
Open DRmare Tidal Music Converter on your computer desktop. Then you can see the Tidal app will launch at the same time. Next, you need to log in your Tidal account and find the Tidal audios that you'd like to convert for using on Linux. When found, please copy the link of it and paste the link to the search box on DRmare program. Then press on the '+' icon to load the Tidal music tracks to DRmare main interface.
- Step 2Customize Tidal output audio format
- In this step, you can set the output audio format for Tidal audio tracks according to your needs. Please touch on the 'Menu' icon at the top-right corner of DRmare main screen. Then choose the option 'Preference' > 'Convert'. Then you will see a new window, in which you can adjust the output audio format, like MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, etc. And you could also customize other audio parameters, such as bit rate, sample rate as well as define the archive output tracks by artist, album, etc.
- Step 3Convert Tidal for Linux
- Once finished the settings, you could go ahead and click on the big 'Convert' button. Then the Tidal music files will be converted and downloaded to the format you set. And you can see the real-time conversion process on DRmare main interface. After the conversion, the Tidal music tracks will be stored onto your computer and you can hit on the 'Converted' button to check it.
- Step 4Get Tidal on Linux
- Now, you can transfer Tidal music to Linux for offline listening through the USB flash drive. Please refer to the simple tutorial below to transfer Tidal to USB and get Tidal on Linux for using.
Step 1. Plug the USB flash drive into your computer via the USB port.
Step 2. Find the converted Tidal audio files on your computer. You could locate them on your computer by clicking the 'Converted' button on DRmare Tidal Music Converter program.
Step 3. Copy and paste the converted Tidal audios to your USB. Or you can directly drag and drop them to the USB flash drive.
Step 4. Connect the USB to flash drive with the Ubuntu computer.
Step 5. Choose a media player you like to play Tidal on Linux.