Originally Posted by KPowell
Can seniors here point me to a thread(s) or url(s) that can help optimize process for taking/ripping (dbpoweramp...?) a music collection (CD's) to correct loss less format and the play them to AVR (serve...? - JRiver or iTunes...)? Where does a NAS (just a storage repository, correct...?) come in - I've set aside a 5 TB drive just for this, but is a NAS something more than 'just a drive'...?
For example, I have a Denon x3200 AVR and computers which are both Win (10), primary and Mac (iMac) secondary. My Denon x3200 shows up as a device on WIN 10 system - but when 'media server' selected the files show up as 'empty'...
Hey - I'm sure this seems pretty funny - but I'm lost in wilderness of a new media adventure...!
Any tips, or if I'm asking in wrong forum, please advise and thank you in advance...!
Not a senior (except in age) but I can tell you what I do:
- Rip CDs using dBpoweramp in FLAC format. I store them on my Onedrive, which gives me 1 TB (!) of storage - plenty of space.
- Installed Plex on my home computer - I don't have a NAS or dedicated HTPC, so I can't help you there. I have my Roku box connected to my AVR, and use the PLEX channel on Roku to stream music from the computer. (I also stream Pandora to Roku). If your Denon has wireless connectivity, then you probably don't need the Roku, but I don't know how you get it to connect, not having done it.
The annoying thing about my setup is that I have to get the computer fired up to do anything at all, and when the computer goes to sleep the music stops. I wish I had a way to stream directly from Onedrive via the Roku, without having the computer on. An app called Couchy Play lets me do this from Dropbox, but not from Onedrive. But I only have 2 GB of storage on Dropbox - not enough for my music collection. If anyone knows a way to do this, I'd like to hear about it.
Also, how does JRiver compare to Plex? Advantages/disadvantages of each?