long time reader first time poster here. after hitting many a dead-end on my own i thought coming here to ask for help would be best. especially since nobody is trying to sell me something.
rather than switching CDs for each song i (or my company) wanted to hear i decided to go with a NAS solution to stream music to all PCs and DLNA compatible devices by purchasing a Synology DS110J with a 2TB hard drive. i quickly made the decision to go lossless and, in the end, decided to go with apple lossless over flac for itunes integration.
in the living room i have a Samsung BD-C6900 bluray player which is plugged into a Denon AVR-2311CI. the bluray player is connected to my network by means of a powerline networking adapter (which works flawlessly).
the bluray interface for the NAS drive (which is DLNA compliant) is pretty cumbersome and tedious to navigate and it does not show the imbedded album art i have in my apple lossless files, though the audio comes through just fine.
my question now is, what solutions are available for me to able to play my music from my NAS so that I may be able to view the album art on my 65" led/lcd Samsung TV instead of seeing default icons for the music files?
im open to itunes (apple) solutions as any for a flac library (since i am considering re-ripping my collection).
my denon receiver's zone2 is for the backyard patio which has two klipsch outdoor speakers for multi-zone audio (whether it is the same output or different output of the main zone) which is what i utilized for this past holiday season. which meant i had to keep going inside to navigate the bluray player's menu in order to play a new song from ripped library of over 500 albums (which is about half of my collection).
one last thing to add is that i would love to utilize my iPad2 as a remote to play the tracks on whatever network device, especially for times the times i might be in the backyard and not in front of the television.
i realize this is a wall of text but i figured putting as much information forward in the beginning would be best.
thanks for your help (even if you are only just reading this to pass the time).