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  1. Vector, Thanks for this very thorough reply. It will certainly be useful.
  2. I am ready to begin ripping cds to flac files. I am planning to just set up my library using folders for each performers name. So each folder could hold multiple albums. Is this too simple? Should I be doing something else? Thanks
  3. I am trying to understand what will be the limiting factor in streaming audio wirelessly in my house. I am planning to connect a Western Digital NAS to my Linksys router via Ethernet. I will probably go with Bose or Sonos speakers. I plan to use flac files. For example: Will the router choke on the additional bandwidth usage? Will a new router make a difference? Should I use a USB connection rather than Ethernet to the router? We have acceptable wifi at this point. With 2 people using wifi simultaneously, for routine internet surfing, things are fi
  4. Good info thanks. I guess I was actually asking if accessing the audio files through USB 3.0 would be worth upgrading the router from USB 2.0 to 3.0. It may help if I clarify that the plan was to hard connect the NAS via USB directly to the router rather than a hard Ethernet connection. But I am not committed to the USB. I could easily go with the Ethernet option since I have an available Ethernet port on the router. I wonder if you are suggesting a wireless network connection with the NAS. Someone on this forum suggested that I go with a hard connection (USB or Ethernet) to the NAS that cont
  5. Planning to connect a WD NAS to my USB 2.0 router to stream music. I assume the WD NAS will have a USB 3.0 port in addition to the USB 2.0. TBD. Since I really don't plan to stream video, is it really worth it for me to upgrade my router to USB 3.0?
  6. I am building my library of flac files. I will need to convert aabout 500-600 to mp3 for a small portable player. I am a small "a" Audiophile so I am hoping to get some advice on a simple click and pick utility. I have played around with Windows 10 Batch Converter...so slow. Any suggestions?
  7. I am planning to rip my CDs to FLAC files and I am researching software for this. EAC certainly looks like it is a tool used by a lot of people. BUT...why wouldn't I just use Windows Media Player for this? In other words, is there a substantial reason to choose EAC?
  8. Hey guys. Thanks a lot for all your replies. I have been researching this project for a few weeks now. With your help I am ready to finally make a decision.
  9. Thanks so much. I was hoping that would be the case. I am almost ready to commit on this but I have one more loose end to clear up. Is the NAS (whatever one I decide upon) physically connected to my router (via USB) or just one of the components in my wireless network ie like another PC? You can tell that I am new to this ....
  10. So here is my plan(s). Rip CD's to FLAC files. 1) WD MyCloud with Bose or Sonos wi-if speakers. or 2) Synology 251 with Bose or Sonos speakers wi-if speakers. Where does the DAC fit in here? I'm a little confused....
  11. Good post if I can butt in here. I am in the same boat as the original poster. Is the renderer part of the hardware that stores the library? Eg QNAP or Synology box. If so, does the renderer generate the stream itself, without going through the router?
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