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britbloke
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britbloke posted on Tue, Sep 14 2021 6:37 PM

 

How can I add a local NAS or shared folder of music to BeoLiving Intelligence, I don't use streaming services as have a huge local music collection I want to use.

 

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britbloke
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Please point me to an article showing how you can search for an artist or track on a DLNA server - all the ones I have used/tried have no search system.  The bit rate depends on the features of the particiular DLNA server you are suign, some allow you to set a bitrate preference, others do not.

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britbloke:
The bit rate depends on the features of the particiular DLNA server you are suign, some allow you to set a bitrate preference, others do not.
this is mostly a renderer or player issue. If a DAC can't handle 192kHz the music server can send the file, but the plater/renderer can't play it. Lot of servers let you transform the output to a  format playable by the renderer/player.

I will post later  some pictures that will show the search capability of a music server  (Minimserver) in the Beoliving app.

note: DLNA is/was just an organisation to develop and promote protocols for (media) interaction between devices. See there site. In 2017 they declared they had reached their goals. This DLNA organisation integrated the UPnP (AV) protocols.

Carolpa
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Music plays - open Music Browsing in BLI app                                                Search for "Pat Metheny" - results are shown

 

"Artists - Show all" clicked in previous screen                                                        "Albums  - Show all" clicked in previous screen

you can start an album from one of these two screens

 

some searches work odd though; if you start a search for "Yesterday" in tracks, the app only shows 3 possible tracks. But if I start to play the first, the playlist in the app shows and plays every track with "Yesterday" in its name

britbloke
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Thanks so much for posting Carol! So your "BeoServer" and "BeoHyperServer" are DLNA server devices for your music source?  My screens are a bit different to yours, I don't have search options and also your visuals (alubum covers etc.) are a lot more refind that mine!

 

I have a local DLNA server configured on B&O devices (Plex) So what am I doing wrong?

 

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britbloke:
So your "BeoServer" and "BeoHyperServer" are DLNA server devices for your music source?
Correct.

britbloke:
My screens are a bit different to yours
Your using th BLI app? which version (number)? Try the app Beolink 2 (if still availeble in the appstore). Does this change your searching capabilities? If not the server used seams not to be capable to do so.

britbloke:
visuals (alubum covers etc.) are a lot more refind that mine!
that is dependent on the resolution of the pictures used. I embed the Album pictures in the music files and use mostly resolutions of 1000x1000px.

Maybe you should try another UPnP/DLNA server.... there are a lot out there. For music I finally did choose Minimserver.

 

britbloke
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Just installed and testing MiniMServer instead of Plex and so far so good!!

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Griebel:
Carolpa:
Is Twonky running on your BS5/BM5?
No
Goto the settings menu of the BS5/BM5 and change the settings "Music Server" to ON. 

 

 

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Carolpa:

Goto the settings menu of the BS5/BM5 and change the settings "Music Server" to ON.

The setting of « Music Server » has always been ON
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