By Li ZhangUpdated on March 03, 2023
Question: "How to burn CD from Tidal for playing on my car? The audio quality of CD is so good. How to put my Tidal downloads on CD? Any suggestion?"
Tidal is famous for its Hi-Fi sound, which is the synonym of CD-quality audio. It covers a catalog of about 60 million songs and a variety of podcasts, music videos, live concert recordings, and professionally curated playlists, some of which are exclusives. With the high-quality audio, Tidal stands out from the competition in the streaming music service. Burn Tidal music to an audio CD is useful, if you want to listen to hi-fi music in one place instead of a specific Tidal supported device. Today in this article, we will guide you how to burn Tidal music to CD in 3 effective ways.
"Can you burn a CD from Tidal?" is a frequently asked question on Google forum. Actually, there is no a direct way to burn Tidal music to a CD. Tidal offers two subscription tiers - Tidal HiFi ($9.99/month) and Tidal HiFi Plus ($19.99/month). Only Tidal subscribers are allowed to download Tidal music for offline listening. But all downloaded Tidal songs are protected by DRM encryption, and can only be opened in the Tidal mobile app.
To burn Tidal music to CD, the only workaround is to unlock Tidal DRM and convert Tidal songs to CD-compatible format like MP3, WAV. In this way, you can put Tidal songs on a CD and burn them into disc for enjoyment.
In the following contents, we will list all things you need to burn Tidal to CD and show you how to convert Tidal music to MP3/WAV, then burn Tidal songs to CD using CD burning programs.
Before you begin to burn Tidal music into a CD, you need to prepare for it. As we mentioned above, you need a Tidal music converter, optical disc drive one blank CD, and CD burning program.
#1 Tidal Music Converter
Most CD players only supports MP3, WAV format. To burn Tidal songs to CD, you need a Tidal music converter to convert your Tidal music library to MP3 or WAV format.
#2 A CD Burner
Most computers come with a built-in optical disc drive (ODD). You can insert CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs to it. If not, you have to buy an external CD drive.
#3 A CD Burning Software
The Windows PCs have a built-in free CD burning tool - Windows Media Player. Also, you can install and use iTunes, VLC or other free CD burning software to burn Tidal to CD.
#4 A Blank CD
You need a blank audio CD to store your Tidal songs on, make sure it has enough space.
UkeySoft Tidal Music Converter is specially designed for Tidal Hi-Fi, Tidal Hi-Fi Plus, as well as Tidal Free users. It is enabled to download songs, albums, artists, playlists & podcasts from built-in Tidal Web Player to local computer. And convert Tidal songs to plain MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, AIFF, FLAC audios at 10X higher speed.
With advanced audio technology, it can convert Tidal songs in high quality with audio parameters and ID3 tags info editable. After conversion, users can easily and effortlessly burn Tidal songs to CD, copy Tidal songs to USB disk, transfer Tidal songs to MP3 players and more portable devices without restrictions. Then you can play Tidal Music in CD player or play it in the car offline anywhere.
Main Features of Tidal Music Converter:
To burn Tidal playlist to CD, first you need to unprotect your Tidal playlist. Follow the detailed guide to convert your Tidal music library to unprotected MP3 or WAV files using UkeySoft tool.
Step 1. Run Tidal Music Converter
The first step, download, install and run UKeySoft Tidal Music Converter on the computer, which features a built-in Tidal web player.
Step 2. Log in Tidal Account
Follow the instructions to log in your Tidal account.
Step 3. Choose MP3/WAV Output Format
The default output format is M4A. UKeySoft also supports MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF. To burn Tidal playlist to CD, MP3 or WAV format is recommended. Change the output folder if you need.
You can also customize output song name with any combination of Title, Artist, Album, Track Number, Playlist Index.
Step 4. Add Tidal Songs/Playlists/Albums to Converter
Click Tidal songs/playlists/albums that you want to convert on the computer, then burning to CD later.
Click the red icon to load songs. All songs in the playlist will be added by default. You can remove the Tidal Music if you don't want to convert.
Step 5. Convert Tidal Music to MP3 for CD
Simply click "Convert" button to begin downloading and converting Tidal Music on the computer computer with the format you choose.
When the conversion is completed, you could click the folder icon to browse the downloaded Tidal Music on the computer. Now you can burn Tidal Music to CD without limits, enjoy Tidal Music with its original audio quality.
Once you got Tidal MP3/WAV files, you could burn these Tidal songs into a CD freely. Now it's time to burn Tidal to CD on your computer. Check out the three effective ways below:
iTunes is a multifunctional tool which helps to organize, manager, play, and even your music and videos. Besides that, it also allows you to create mp3 verison, make ringtone, and burn music to CD, etc.
Here's how to Burn Tidal Music to CD on iTunes:
Step 1. Open iTunes on the computer. Import the converted Tidal Music from the local folder to the iTunes library.
Step 2. Tap "New" > "Playlist" to create a new playlist, and import the converted Tidal MP3/WAV files.
Step 3. Insert a blank CD into CD-ROM of the computer.
Step 4. Select the newly created Tidal playlist. Click the "File" in menu, choose "Burn Playlist to Disc" > "Audio CD". Tap the "Burn" button to start burning Tidal to CD.
Tips: For MacOS 10.15 Catalina, you can use "Music" app to burn Tidal songs into CD.
Windows Media Player is a full-featured media player on Windows system. Besides, it is also a free CD burner. You can use it to burn Tidal songs into a CD on Windows computer.
Here's how to burn Tidal music to a CD with WMP:
Step 1. First, click "Start" from menu to open the Windows Media Player.
Step 2. Insert a blank CD into the disc drive of your Windows PC.
Step 3. Find and tap the "Burn" at the upper right corner, and select "Audio CD" in the menu list.
Step 4. Drag and drop the converted Tidal MP3/WAV songs to the Burn list.
Step 5. Finally, hit on "Burn" button to start copying Tidal songs from your computer to CD.
Burn is a simple but advanced CD and DVD burning application for macOS 10.9 or higher. Compare to iTunes and Windows Media Player, Burn offers extra advanced features like CD-Text and mp3 tag editing. You can use it to personalize your disc.
Here's how to burn Tidal Music on Burn
Step 1. Download and install Burn on macOS 10.9 or higher.
Step 2. Start the Burn program, select "Audio" option on the screen. Then insert a blank CD into the disc drive of Mac.
Step 3. Click "+" icon to import the converted Tidal MP3 songs, then click "MP3 Disc", and hit on "Burn" button.
Step 4. Next, it will pop up a new small window. Confirm the path of "Burn Disc in:", and set the "Speed". Then hit on "Burn" button again.
Step 5. Burn will start burning Tidal songs into the CD. Wait patiently. Wait patiently for completion. Afterwards, you can insert this CD into any CD player to enjoy Tidal songs offline!
TIDAL uses DRM encryption technology to protect its songs, so it is impossible to burn Tidal music to CDs directly. With the help of UkeySoft Tidal Music Converter for Mac and Windows, you can easily download and convert any songs from Tidal Free/HiFi/HiFi Plus to plain MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC, M4A, AIFF audio formats. Then you can effortlessly burn Tidal songs into CDs via iTunes, Windows Media Player, or Burn app on Mac or Windows computer.
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