Details on how 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 the same in a Windows environment.

Authenticating the NativeDSD Downloader with your NativeDSD.com Account.

  1. After installing the app, copy the Token on the downloader tab in your account page.
  2. Paste the token on the App's screen. Press the orange Authorize button.
  3. Your purchases (if you have made any yet) will now load in the application's home screen.

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, or are missing a resolution, please contact us.

Setting the Download Location for Downloads

Click the settings tab in the sidebar on the left

The default location is your computer's downloads or music folder. This folder is usually on the same drive on which your applications run from.
You can change the location by selecting Settings from the menu, and then selecting browse, to specify a new location. Click Save at the bottom of the screen.

We recommend downloading to the user's root drive instead of external drives or network volumes.

Starting a Download

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

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.

  • The download will start and show the status in to the right 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 once it has started.

  • 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.

Need help?

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