It is SO Easy to use the Apple IPad2 with my BDP-1, so I get album covers, song and artist info, and where the IPad2 is a full fledged outstanding music media controller:
1. Download MPad from I-Tunes, and Install it on the IPad2.
2. Be sure that the Bryston BDP-1 has fully started up and leave it at its initial startup screen without changing or playing anyrthing on the front of the
3. Open MPad on the Ipad 2. BDP-1.
4, With MPad open on the IPad2, go to the very top line of screen, a bit past halfway, and you will see a litle white wheel with gears just below the AM/PM for the time above it. Tap the white wheel, and a long rectangular box with a "Settings" menu will open up.
5. In the "Settings" Menu:
Tap on "MPD Server". A new screen opens up for "Connection". Tap
"Manual Connection Setup".
A new screen opens up, "Add Connection".
Tap "Namer", enter "BDP-1".
Tap "Server", enter "Bryston-BDP=1.local
Under "Local Cover Art", tap "URL" and enter
Tap under "File Name", enter "Folder.jpg"
I used dBPoweramp to rip regular and HDCDs. This program places a file
"Folder.jpg", a JPEG file, in each album that I rip for the cover art.
Now tap "Save" at the top right of the screen.
Although MPad normally looks to the internet, Amazon, for cover art, sometimes it misses the cover art. In those few cases, I Google on Amazon or elsewhere on the web, find a picture of the cover, save the cover as a JPEG file to my desktop, and then title the file as "Folder.jpg"
and drag it into the album file.
I formatted my two 500 GB Seagate GoFlex drives, which plug into the rear of the BDP-1, in Fat32 format. This permits these drives to show up on my PC network, and for minor stuff I don't need to upplug the drives. If I
rip a bunch of CDs at once,then I will unplug the USB drive from the BDP-1,
and I will connect the USB drive to my laptop for fast file copying and transfer.