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Advice on the best way to control my downloaded music.

Presently I have all my music on a portable hard drive  which I play through my computer which is connected to my hi fi but it only plays each song then I need to go back to the computer to select the next.

I haven't had experience with a streamer but think this may be the best way. 

Can you please advise me on this.

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I suspect you are selecting one song at a time to play.  Please let us know what computer you are using, how it is connected to the hifi. We can then suggest a music player on your computer which will allow you to play music properly.

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12 hours ago, Grove said:

Advice on the best way to control my downloaded music.

Presently I have all my music on a portable hard drive  which I play through my computer which is connected to my hi fi but it only plays each song then I need to go back to the computer to select the next.

I haven't had experience with a streamer but think this may be the best way. 

Can you please advise me on this.

What software are you using to play the music?

 

I personally use software called Roon and it manages your library( but it’s a more expensive investment).  There are much cheaper options such as Jriver etc.  I am not sure about the built in windows media player (I presume you are playing files from a windows 10 computer?)

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I have FLAC files on an external USB drive.  On my (old) Macbook I use (an old version) Audirvana.

 

I only use a very basic method by loading up as many albums/tracks as wanted and pressing "play" once.  No further intervention required.

 

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I'm not going to say you should do it - but here's an example for the streamer option.

 

I have a simple Bluesound Node2. I have  1TB SSD (I have qobuz, so I only keep unobtainium on the SSD). Selecting the external drive is just like selecting a streaming service using either the desktop or phone app.

 

 

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On 03/09/2020 at 10:53 PM, Grove said:

I have a Mac running the latest software. All my music is on a hard drive .
I run this to my amp through a Rega DAC 

What software are you using to play your music, 

I run a MacMini into my Dac and have Audirvana, although trialing Roon as I like its Tidal integration with local files so it's just one big library.

 

 

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Found out some interesting stuff regarding the streamer

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/TeraDak-Network-Music-Streamer-Raspberry-Pi-4B-4G-Roon-Volumio/184270901293?hash=item2ae766d02d:g:bJsAAOSw0V1etrIo

 

This is a all in one Streamer with LPS, TCXO clock circuit and many more .. can be compared to the high end streamer like Roon Nucleus+. It can run any Audiophile OS 

such as Volumio, Daphile, Roon too , that too for a fraction of price compared to the high end Streamers

 

Took this from the description

 

"TeraDak Hi-End low-noise linear regulated power supply

Upgraded 2x 0.1ppm TeraDak TCXO clock circuit

High quality R-core transformer

OCC silver plated inside wire

EMI filter for reducing AC power noise

Load protect circuit

High quality power regulation with Bubycon capacitors"

 

 

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, sir sanders zingmore said:

what information is that? Your link is to an eBay listing

Thanks for pointing me out. I have edited to add more info about it

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