THE ULTIMATE MUSIC RIPPING GUIDE

by florinsdistortedvision

Last edited: 22.03.2023

:warning: Notes:
  • :moneybag: For all services you need a paid account unless the service has a free tier (will rip but in lower quality) !
  • :headphones: :no_entry_sign: Dolby Atmos now also has a new codec called AC4 (AC-4 IMS/Dolby AC-4 with Dolby Atmos immersive stereo), found on most services that also have e-ac3. AC4 cannot be played in any player, currently.
  • :headphones: :no_entry_sign: 360 Audio cannot be played in any player, currently.

Amazon Music Unlimited

  • :arrow_forward: Streaming/download audio quality and format:
    • :minidisc: SD: OPUS variable (up to 320kbps)
    • :cd: HD: FLAC 16-bit 44.1kHz
    • :dvd: UHD: FLAC up to 24-bit 192kHz
    • :headphones: Other: Dolby Atmos (e-ac3 JOC 768kbps 48kHz and/or AC-4 IMS), 360 Audio (MPEG-3D mha1 and/or mhm1 48khz 600kbps - 1700kbps) & Spatial Audio (variant of Atmos or 360 Audio, not the same as Apple)
  • :warning: Notes:
  • :arrow_down_small: Available to rip:
    • All
  • :hash: Tool & requirements:
    • None, private only.

Apple Music

  • :arrow_forward: Streaming/download audio quality and format:
    • :floppy_disk: High Efficiency: AAC 64kbps
    • :minidisc: High Quality: AAC 256kbps
    • :cd: Lossless: ALAC up to 24-bit 48kHz
    • :dvd: Hi-Res Lossless: ALAC up to 24-bit 192kHz
    • :headphones: Others: Dolby Atmos (e-ac3 JOC 768kbps 48kHz) & Spatial Audio (Apple proprietary rendered AAC binaural mix)
  • :arrow_down_small: Available to rip:
    • :minidisc: AAC 256kbps
    • Private for higher than AAC (Lossless, Hi-Res and Atmos)
    • Spatial Audio not possible to rip, for now.
  • :hash: Tool & requirements:
    • All versions/forks of the below tool will stop working in 3 months because of new Apple updates
    • https://github.com/glomatico/gamdl
    • Needed: Widevine CDM from rooted android phone
    • New Apple update broke token (token.txt created when inserting cookies.txt), thus if you didn't have one before you will not be able to use this tool anymore!

Bandcamp

Beatport

Bugs & Genie Music

Deezer

  • :arrow_forward: Streaming/download audio quality and format:
    • :vhs: Basic: MP3 64kbps
    • :floppy_disk: Standard: MP3 128kbps
    • :minidisc: HQ: MP3 320kbps
    • :cd: High Fidelity: FLAC 16 bit 44.1kHz
    • :headphones: Other: 360 Audio (MPEG-3D mha1 48khz 600kbps - 1700kbps)
  • :arrow_down_small: Available to rip:
    • All
  • :hash: Tool & requirements:

Idagio

JioSaavn

KKBox

  • :arrow_forward: Streaming/download audio quality and format:
    • :vhs: Low: MP3 128kbps
    • :floppy_disk: Medium: MP3 192kbps
    • :minidisc: High: AAC 320kbps
    • :cd: Lossless: FLAC 16-bit 44.1kHz
    • :dvd: Hi-Fi: FLAC 24-bit up to 192kHz
  • :warning: Notes:
    • KKBox Japan has up to High only, aka :minidisc: 320kbps AAC.
  • :arrow_down_small: Available to rip:
    • All
  • :hash: Tool & requirements:

Napster

NetEase Cloud Music, Lizhi, QQMusic, Yiting, Kuwo, Kugou, Qianqian, Migu, JOOX, Fivesing & Ximalaya

  • :arrow_forward: Streaming/download audio quality and format:
    • All: from ::floppy_disk: MP3 128kbps to :dvd: FLAC 24 bit 192kHz
    • Others (QQMusic only): :headphones: Dolby Atmos (e-ac3 JOC 768kbps 48kHz and/or AC-4 IMS) & 360 Audio (MPEG-3D mha1 and/or mhm1 48khz 600kbps - 1700kbps)
  • :arrow_down_small: Available to rip:
    • All
  • :warning: Notes:
    • Every song/album uploaded after May 2020 is watermarked and fake upscaled from 16 bit to 24 bit (lossy noise conversion to be undetectable).
    • Most Chinese streaming platforms share the same versions from NetEase meaning most should have these watermaked songs/albums.
  • :hash: Tool & requirements:

Qobuz

SoundCloud

  • :arrow_forward: Streaming/download audio quality and format:
    • :vhs: Standard: MP3 128kbps
    • :floppy_disk: High/Go+: AAC 256kbps
  • :arrow_down_small: Available to rip:
    • All
  • :hash: Tool & requirements:

Spotify

  • :arrow_forward: Streaming/download audio quality and format:
    • :radio: Low: Vorbis 24kbps
    • :vhs: Normal: Vorbis: 96kbps
    • :floppy_disk: Web Player Spotify Free: AAC 128kbps
    • :floppy_disk: High: Vorbis: 160kbps
    • :minidisc: Web Player Spotify Premium: AAC 256kbps
    • :minidisc: Very High: Vorbis 320kbps
    • :radio: Podcasts: Vorbis from 24kbps to 128kbps
  • :arrow_down_small: Available to rip:
    • All
  • :hash: Tool & requirements:

Tidal

  • :arrow_forward: Streaming/download audio quality and format:
    • :floppy_disk: Normal: AAC 160kbps
    • :cd: Hi-Fi: FLAC 16 bit 44.1kHz
    • :poop: Master: MQA (lossy) encoded FLAC up to 24-bit 96kHz
    • :headphones: Others: Dolby Atmos (e-ac3 JOC 768kbps 48kHz and/or AC-4 IMS) & 360 Audio (MPEG-3D mha1 and/or mhm1 48khz 600kbps - 1700kbps)
  • :arrow_down_small: Available to rip:
    • All
  • :warning: Notes:
    • WARNING about Tidal's Master. :poop: MASTER tag is NOT a indication a album is hi-res! MASTER is a lossy encoding that is also present on regular 16 bit 44.1kHz (example: Wu-Tang's Enter the Wu-Tang 36 Chambers). As a result, please check your files using a spectral program (like Spek).
  • :hash: Tool & requirements:

Yandex.Music

YouTube & YouTube Music

  • :arrow_forward: Streaming/download audio quality and format:
    • :floppy_disk: youtube.com (regular YouTube Videos): OPUS variable 130-160kbps
    • :vhs: YouTube Music Low: AAC 48kbps
    • :floppy_disk: YouTube Music Normal: AAC 128kbps
    • :minidisc: YouTube Music High: AAC 256kbps
  • :arrow_down_small: Available to rip:
    • All
  • :hash: Tool & requirements:
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Pub: 11 Oct 2022 13:56 UTC
Edit: 29 Mar 2023 11:28 UTC
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