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UPnP Media servers

UPnP media servers manage and present, or serve, the music onto the network for the Linn DS to play. Most NAS devices come with a UPnP media server preinstalled. If you are using a UPnP media server that is not listed here, check that it can support FLAC audio files, (some UPnP/DNLA Media Servers will only support MP3 style files)

We advise that your DHCP server reserves the NAS/UPnP Media Server address. This is to ensure that the IP address is secure with use with some UPnP control devices. (Pronto, Crestron etc)

Linn Kazoo Server

This can be installed on:
Windows PC (2000, XP, Vista, Win7/8/10),
MAC OSX and
QNAP
Setup instructions can be be found here

Asset UPnP

Asset UPnP can be used on:

Windows Home Servers (WHS),
Windows PC (2000, XP, Vista, Win7/8/10),
MAC OSX,
QNAP,
Linux and
Raspberry-Pi

The Music tree can be edited within this application

1. Once installed open “Asset UPnP Configuration” (All Programs)

2. Press “Edit” button.

3. In the Audio Library section click “Add Folder” Then Browse to your music library.

4. You may want to add “Folders & Filename Browsing” to the “Browse Tree” Add New Container

5. Select “Folder & Filename Browsing”

6. Click OK - Refresh All then OK again

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TwonkyMedia

Twonky can be used on:

Windows PC,
MAC OSX,
Linux PC’s and some NAS devices.

Note: TwonkyMedia is not supported by QNAP on QNAP firmware QTS4.3 and later. You need to buy a licence and update from Twonky Downloads V8.4 (QNAPx86_64)

Twonky4. Twonky5 and Twonky6

The Music tree can only be easily edited in Twonky4. Twonky5 and Twonky6 require XML file editing, Check the Linn forum for options

1. Once opened, select the Spanner icon, this will open the Twonky configuration

2. Click on “first steps” – change to “Advanced default navigation” Save changes.

3. Click on “Sharing” , in the Content locations section, select the “Browse” button to select your Music location

4. Change “Rescan in minutes” to 0. This means that a manual scan has to be promoted when any media is added. (This can normally be initiated by a desktop shortcut with “http://<Your_NAS_IP>:9000/rpc/rescan” )

5. Save Changes. Go back to “first steps” tab and click “Restart” tab and wait for server to restart

6. Click on “Maintenance” and “Rebuild database”. Twonky will now start from scratch and build to database ready for the DS to use.

7. Close out of Twonkymedia

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Twonky 7 & 8

Twonky 7&8 can be changed using the Tree navigational Builder within Setup.

1. Once opened, select the Setings icon, this will open the Twonky configuration

2. Click on “Advanced” and Change “Rescan interal” to 0. This means that a manual scan has to be promoted when any media is added. (This can normally be initiated by a desktop shortcut with “http://<Your_NAS_IP>:9000/rpc/rescan” )

3. Click on “Sharing” , in the Content locations section, select the “Browse” button to select your Music location

4. Check that under Devices, get more detail and check your PC/Mac/iPhone/iPad have been selected as either "Generic Media Receiver" or "Linn Kinsky Desktop control point" with your Music tree selecton.

5. Save Changes. Go back to “first steps” tab and click “Restart” tab and wait for server to restart

6. Click on “Maintenance” and “Rebuild database”. Twonky will now start from scratch and build to database ready for the DS to use.

7. Close out of Twonkymedia

Xiva Music M8

1. Plug Music M8 into your router via Cat5 cable and turn on,

2. Wait until booted and type “musicm8” into internet explorer on your PC

3. Music M8 web interface should appear. User is “admin” Password is “musicm8”

4. Go to Recording tab -Encoder options. Set to FLAC or FLAC & MP3 (if you want to dual rip)

5. Go to Recording tab - Metadata options Tick bottom box. And choose if you want disc to eject if no metadata found. If you leave this unticked it will number the disc and tracks.

6. Go to Twonky Tab (across top) Click on Tools tab (Twonkymedia settings)

7. Click on “first steps” – change to “Advanced default navigation” Save changes.

8. Click on “Sharing” Change “Rescan in minutes” to 0. This means that a manual scan has to be promoted when any media is added. (This can normally be initiated by a desktop shortcut with “http://<Your_NAS_IP>:9000/rpc/rescan” )

9. Save Changes. Go back to “first steps” tab and click “Restart” tab.

10. Close out of Music M8.

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ELyric

ELyric, Windows PC & MAC (no longer supported by PS Audio)

Squeezebox Server

My Squeezebox,
Windows,
MAC,
Linux
& ReadyNAS

MinimServer

MinimServer:
Windows,
MAC,
QNAP NAS
ASUS NAS,
SYNOLOGY,
& Netgear
MinimServer Sample setup

SERVIIO

Serviio,:
Windows,
MAC,
linux,
SYNOLOGY,

JAMCAST

Jamcast, Windows UPnP Media Server. This also has the service to broadcast Spotify.
Windows only,


QNAP Media Streaming Add-on

Media Streaming add-on
QNAP
TOOLBOX
LANGUAGES