A scriptable stream downloader for Qobuz, Tidal, Deezer and SoundCloud.


  • Super fast, as it utilizes concurrent downloads and conversion
  • Downloads tracks, albums, playlists, discographies, and labels from Qobuz, Tidal, Deezer, and SoundCloud
  • Supports downloads of Spotify and Apple Music playlists through
  • Automatically converts files to a preferred format
  • Has a database that stores the downloaded tracks' IDs so that repeats are avoided
  • Easy to customize with the config file


First, ensure pip is installed. Then run the following in the command line:


pip3 install streamrip simple-term-menu --upgrade


pip3 install streamrip windows-curses --upgrade

If you would like to use streamrip's conversion capabilities, or download music from SoundCloud, install ffmpeg.

Example Usage

For Tidal and Qobuz, you NEED a premium subscription.

Download an album from Qobuz

rip -u


Download the album and convert it to mp3

rip --convert mp3 -u

To set the quality, use the --quality option to 0, 1, 2, 3, 4:

Quality ID Audio Quality Available Sources
0 128 kbps MP3 or AAC Deezer, Tidal, SoundCloud (most of the time)
1 320 kbps MP3 or AAC Deezer, Tidal, Qobuz, SoundCloud (rarely)
2 16 bit, 44.1 kHz (CD) Deezer, Tidal, Qobuz, SoundCloud (rarely)
3 24 bit, ≤ 96 kHz Tidal (MQA), Qobuz, SoundCloud (rarely)
4 24 bit, ≤ 192 kHz Qobuz
rip --quality 3

Search for albums matching lil uzi vert on SoundCloud

rip search -s soundcloud 'lil uzi vert'


Search for Rumours on Tidal, download it, convert it to ALAC

rip -c alac search 'fleetwood mac rumours'

Qobuz discographies can be filtered using the filter subcommand

rip filter --repeats --features ''

Want to find some new music? Use the discover command (only on Qobuz)

rip discover --list 'best-sellers'

Avaiable options for --list:

  • most-streamed
  • recent-releases
  • best-sellers
  • press-awards
  • ideal-discography
  • editor-picks
  • most-featured
  • qobuzissims
  • new-releases
  • new-releases-full
  • harmonia-mundi
  • universal-classic
  • universal-jazz
  • universal-jeunesse
  • universal-chanson

The Config File

This is where most of streamrip's functionality can be controlled. Here are
the descriptions of the fields. They can also be found inside the file, which
can be accessed with rip config --open.

        quality: '1: 320kbps MP3, 2: 16/44.1, 3: 24/<=96, 4: 24/>=96'
        download_booklets: 'This will download booklet pdfs that are included with some albums'
        password: 'This is an md5 hash of the plaintext password'
        app_id: 'Do not change'
        secrets: 'Do not change'
        quality: '0: 256kbps AAC, 1: 320kbps AAC, 2: 16/44.1 "HiFi" FLAC, 3: 24/44.1 "MQA" FLAC'
        download_videos: 'This will download videos included in Video Albums.'
        user_id: 'Do not change any of the fields below'
        token_expiry: 'Tokens last 1 week after refresh. This is the Unix timestamp of the expiration time.'
    deezer: "Deezer doesn't require login"
        quality: '0, 1, or 2'
        quality: 'Only 0 is available'
    database: 'This stores a list of item IDs so that repeats are not downloaded.'
    filters: "Filter a Qobuz artist's discography. Set to 'true' to turn on a filter."
        extras: 'Remove Collectors Editions, live recordings, etc.'
        repeats: 'Picks the highest quality out of albums with identical titles.'
        non_albums: 'Remove EPs and Singles'
        features: 'Remove albums whose artist is not the one requested'
        non_remaster: 'Only download remastered albums'
        folder: 'Folder where tracks are downloaded to'
        source_subdirectories: "Put Qobuz albums in a 'Qobuz' folder, Tidal albums in 'Tidal' etc."
        embed: 'Write the image to the audio file'
        size: "The size of the artwork to embed. Options: thumbnail, small, large, original. 'original' images can be up to 30MB, and may fail embedding. Using 'large' is recommended."
        keep_hires_cover: 'Save the cover image at the highest quality as a seperate jpg file'
    metadata: 'Only applicable for playlist downloads.'
        set_playlist_to_album: "Sets the value of the 'ALBUM' field in the metadata to the playlist's name. This is useful if your music library software organizes tracks based on album name."
        new_playlist_tracknumbers: "Replaces the original track's tracknumber with it's position in the playlist"
    path_format: 'Changes the folder and file names generated by streamrip.'
        folder: 'Available keys: "albumartist", "title", "year", "bit_depth", "sampling_rate", and "container"'
        track: 'Available keys: "tracknumber", "artist", "albumartist", "composer", and "title"'
    lastfm: ' playlists are downloaded by searching for the titles of the tracks'
        source: 'The source on which to search for the tracks.'
    concurrent_downloads: 'Download (and convert) tracks all at once, instead of sequentially. If you are converting the tracks, and/or have fast internet, this will substantially improve processing speed.'