Originally Posted by McHoop
Will this unit play the high rez 96/24 FLAC files they sell? I just bought one of these to utilize mainly for audio files; preferably the high rez FLAC files.
The sample downloaded from here
plays fine on the AIOS.
Will the AIOS scan local storage for new media ?
Originally Posted by chad2323
Have a quick question hopefully someone can answer. I was reading the threads about this streamer and the one thing most people didn't like about it was everytime you hooked up a Hard drive and you add a few movies to the drive it will rescan it and could take hours. Does any of those other firmwares take care of this? Thank's for any info.
yes, how else would it index the new contents.Does it take hours ?
not necessary, it depends on the size and the number items to be indexed.Does it block the box ?
nope, it runs in the background.Can the scan be terminated manually ?
yes, its a press of a button.Can the scan be started manually ?
yes, its a press of a button.Can I disable auto scanning all together ?
yes, its a setup option.Do I miss access to newly added media if I never scan my drive ?
not at all, whatever media on the drive can be accessed from the file manager.Why would I ever need to scan then ?
The AIOS has media libraries to augment the file manager. Media libraries sorts and groups available media and saves you the need to traverse the folder hierarchy going through the file manager. For the AIOS to achieve that automatically it needs to create and maintain an index for each media file on your local storage, for that reason regular (optional) scanning is required.