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Anyone still using Linkplayer? Having issues with Playlist and latest iTunes version

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stampfki
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stampfki posted on Thu, Jun 1 2017 2:55 AM

Hi all,

 

Anyone?

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elephant
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Not I Sad

And I was a stalwart Sad

And the latest Mac OSes (now a year old) first crippled LinkPlayer 2 beta Sad

And LinkPlayer 1 Sad

The last time I tested it BMLink still worked.

I now use the new (X) App "Bang & Olufsen Music" to access via DLNA my Plex which points to my iTunes Library to play my music Indifferent

Although to be honest [:\'(] I am using the (X) App to play from Deezer ...

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RobN replied on Thu, Jul 27 2017 8:42 AM

Hi Elephant,

Please can you give a bit more detail on how you now source music on you Mac and play it on the B&O system? It would be really helpful to have both the hardware and software connections outlined, many thanks?

I'm still using BMlink on MacOS Sierra connected via a DACmagic (optical digital to RCA analogue) to a old BeoLink PC2 to my masterlink network. Control is via Apple Remote App on iPad on wifi controlling iTunes on the Mac. It still works well, but I know it's only a matter of time before BMlink stops working, so understanding your set-up would be really helpful, thanks.

Best,

Rob

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Hi Rob

My primary use is streaming from Apple Music although do also have all my tracks archived in iCloud Music (annoyingly that's two separate monthly fees) with Family sharing turned on even though my wife rarely uses that.

My secondary use is what you would interested.

My media is on a MacMini and it's WD USB connected hard drive (including the iTunes library i.e. It is not on the mini's hard drive).

I access it via DLNA on my hand held devices talking to a PLEX server on the MacMini and which is pointed at the iTunes library on the external disk.

I access the PLEX movies and TV shows via the PLEX app on the Apple TV.

Which brings us to the third use: Apple TV accessing Apple Music OR the iTunes music in my hard drive.

I can distribute this music across my ML network and even my NL. Although I find casting/air playing from hand devices easier.

And finally I can also use the PLEX ATV APP to access the iTunes library via the PLEX server path !

I hope that helps.

Happy to provide screenshots of the different interfaces, configurations, and a connection diagram.

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RobN replied on Sat, Jul 29 2017 10:49 PM

Hi Elephant,

Many thanks, an impressive set-up with a lot of versatility. Your offer of some diagrams would be really helpful, thanks.

best,

Rob

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RobN replied on Sat, Jul 29 2017 10:50 PM

Hi Elephant,

Many thanks, an impressive set-up with a lot of versatility. Your offer of some diagrams would be really helpful, thanks.

best,

Rob

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RobN replied on Sat, Jul 29 2017 10:50 PM

Hi Elephant,

Many thanks, an impressive set-up with a lot of versatility. Your offer of some diagrams would be really helpful, thanks.

best,

Rob

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RobN replied on Sat, Jul 29 2017 10:50 PM

Hi Elephant,

Many thanks, an impressive set-up with a lot of versatility. Your offer of some diagrams would be really helpful, thanks.

best,

Rob

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elephant replied on Sun, Jul 30 2017 12:35 AM
Here is the overview

Let me know where you want me to zoom in for details (or redraw)

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