*Find the manual to install the NativeDSD Downloader here.*

This guide will explain authorizing and using the app to download your DSD purchases for Mac & Windows, setting the download location, starting downloads, and checking the status of all downloads. The screens are taken on a Mac but will look similar in a Windows environment.

Authenticating the NativeDSD Downloader with your NativeDSD.com Account.

The authentication screen of the app
  1. After installing the app, copy the Token on the downloader tab in your account page.

  2. Paste the token on the App's Authentication screen (see above image). Press the orange Authorize button and wait a moment.

  3. You will be asked to set a download location on your computer where the app should save downloaded music to.

  4. Your purchases (if you have made any) will now load in the application's home screen.

We recommend downloading to the computer's root (startup) drive instead of external drives or network volumes.

New purchases are pushed to the application every couple minutes. After placing new orders, please have some patience for the music to become available in the download manager. If you do not see your purchases loaded, please restart the application.

Changing the Download Location for Downloads

Click the settings tab in the sidebar on the left, then selecting browse, to specify a new location. Click Save at the bottom of the screen.

We recommend downloading to the computer's root (startup) drive instead of external drives or network volumes.

the settings screen of the app

Starting a Download

1. Click on the album you would like to download music from in the My Catalog screen.

The catalog overview page in the app

2. Select tracks by using the select all button, or select specific tracks you wish to (re)download. Then select a quality&channel combination at the bottom dropdown, and hit Download on the bottom right.

Quality and Channels dropdown and download selections
  • The download will start and show the status in to the left of each track. If you are downloading more than 1 track, tracks 2 and onwards will be queued until the previous track has completed downloading. You have the option to Pause and Abort the download queue once it has started.

  • You may navigate away from the album page where downloads are happening and find a different album you would like to download tracks from. Downloads will happen in sequence, so any additional tracks selected for download will start in sequence.

Download cover and booklet of DSD or DXD music
  • Note that below the album artwork is the option to download the .jpg cover and booklet .pdf files, these will be saved in the same location as the music for the specific album is downloaded to.

Downloads overview page

When you click the downloads tab in the left sidebar you will see an overview of any active or recently completed downloads. If the app is quit, any active downloads will abort, and the download history list will be cleared.

Downloads overview page

Find the downloaded files

  1. On your computer's drive, find the folder used in the download location setting.

  2. You will find the downloaded tracks in parent folders that contain the resolution/ quality, which itself is in a folder with the album title. This way, if you are downloading multiple resolutions or channel sets of the same music, it is easy to find them apart.

Example of files shown on the computer's drive

Need help?

We hope that you like our application to download music track by track, and start playing the files right away without having to un-zip.

If you have questions please feel free to email us, support@nativedsd.com, or use the chat window in the lower righthand of this screen.

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