What I am proposing will still be playing through you Oppo.
I have my Qnap in my office, connected to my router. My Oppo is in the living room, hard wired to the router as well.
Twonkymedia is on the Qnap by default. I have mine configured to look for media in the "Qmultimedia" folder on my server. Qmultimedia is one of the default folders created when setting up the Qnap.
In my Qmultimedia folder I have two subfolders - Music and Video. I set Twonky to look for music in one folder and Video in the other. It w can be configured to look for either type of media anywhere, but this is simpler for me and the way I organize my files.
The Oppo sees the server, so I just browse the folders and play what I want. The browsing is pretty much the same as it would be with a USB drive. It is possible to browse by meta-tag: genre, conductor, etc., but I prefer to browse by folder structure (and my files are not all tagged the same, as they were ripped over years with various software).
In the end, you can use the Oppo DAC's, and the Oppo's wide support of various audio and video formats.
Of course you can also use foobar as your media server and still access with the Oppo. You need not have a NAS. Just a media server software - on your PC is fine. I had my NAS long before the Oppo - and it's always there and always on, so it is better for the job than my laptop.
Originally Posted by Lotus00
thats probably what i need to do and sounds like a decent solution. Originally i was all happy about playing everything thru the oppo cause it sounded better than when i played computer to receiver directly via hdmi and media monkey or foobar. Even with the appropriate settings and plugins installed to make sure data was transfering properly the oppo sounds better. How is your qnap hooked up? is it conneced directly to your receiver or are you streaming?