Percentage of mp3 vs FLAC on Tidal?


Hi all,

I recently discovered that on my Squeezebox app I can tap on the artist and album title while the music is playing to see what the source file is and I'm finding that there is a much higher percentage of mp3 music that is streaming than I had expected.  For the price I'm paying I was assuming that everything was at least redbook CD quality but apparently not.

Does anyone know what the approximate split between mp3 and FLAC is on Tidal and if any of the other services are pure and 100% FLAC if you pay for their premium service?

Feeling a bit cheated at the moment, thanks...
audiojedi
There are no mp3's on Tidal to my knowledge everything I stream, and I use it almost constantly are flac. My Aries Mini always shows the file type and sampling rate and its always flac 16/44.1. This is with Tidal premium, I have no experience with the non-premium version.
Definitely premium I'm paying $20 Canadian a month - try The National - Cherry Tree let me know what it reads for you...
It plays as HIFi for me using the desktop app on WIndows. In the US.
the Advanced Settings on my Sonos Connect offers the options of Uncompressed, Compressed, and Automatic    I believe the Automatic uses compression when the signal is weak
Audiojedi, If you're subscribed to Tidal HiFi ($20/month) you should be getting cd quality or better.  If you're subscribed to Tidal Normal ($10/month), you will get mp3s.  Which are you subscribed to?
I own a record label and use a digital mediator (the Orchard) to post my titles to digital services (both streaming and for sale). Since at least 2008 all titles are ingested via 16/44.1 WAV files. Tidal is serviced by the Orchard. Digital Mediators are how a title passes on the audio files and metadata to streaming services. I am not sure about CDBaby, but all other mediators I have been exposed to use this 16/44.1 standard.
Hmmm - not sure what is happening here - I'm 100% on Tidal HiFi.  There is a streaming quality setting in the squeezebox server that says either "MP3 or FLAC or MP3" but there doesn't seem to be any rhyme nor reason as to why I'm getting one format or the other.  The Squeezebox is hard wired to high speed so I don't think it's buffering due to bandwith issues.  

For example, if I go through all of the albums from an artist some will play as MP3 some as FLAC.  I think there's still a Squeezebox forum running I'll have to ask there, thanks for the replies back...
You might try the Tidal Desktop app just to confirm that you are receiving flac files.
I get MP3s all the time.  Not everything in the library is FLAC.
jclctr - Can you give some examples? What are you using for the player - desktop app, android, ios phone?
Yes I would love some examples also I have not encountered any mp3s in about a year of streaming Tidal.
The source that I'm using is a Squeezebox Touch - I did find some information stating that when Ickstream was being used the app would indicate that a file was an MP3 incorrectly when it was really FLAC coming through - I'm using the newer Tidal app for Squeezebox but it could be a similar glitch.

For example, I clicked on almost every Bruce Cockburn album that was in Tidal - 2 titles read as FLAC 1 of which was Stealing Fire, pretty much everything else read as MP3.  The National Cherry Tree also read as being MP3 but other titles in their catalog were FLAC.

It sounds like there is either an issue with how the Squeezebox is streaming or it's incorrectly labeling FLAC files as MP3 - my understanding is that all of the work that's been done for Squeezebox has been by end users as of late including the Tidal app I'll poke around and see what I can find out...