The Bluesound Vault and NAD M50.2 doubles as a Network Area Storage device or Network Accessible Storage Device. As a result consumers can add files to a BluOS Internal Storage Device through other means than ripping directly. They can also delete files or edit metadata tags. It is strongly encouraged that consumers connect to a their BluOS Storage Device regularly and back up their data and downloads to prevent data loss.
The below steps guide a consumer through connecting and accessing a BluOS Internal Storage's hard drive to add files, delete files, edit file metadata and backup a contents to prevent data loss in the extremely rare event of a hard disk failure.
The BluOS Internal Storage Device be used as a Network Area Storage device. It should appear as a network device in Windows Explorer or OSX Finder. You may connect to it by double clicking it and selecting the Shared folder. If it does not appear, locate the IP address of the Player in the BluOS App. Select the the player, and press Help, Diagnostics. Note the IP address of the Player. In Windows Explorer enter the \\Vault-IP\Shared where Vault-IP is the address you noted. In OSX Finder, select Go, Connect to Server and enter "cifs://" and then the Player's IP address i.e: "cifs://192.168.1.XXX". When prompted, select the Shared folder. If prompted for a User ID, login as guest.
You should now see two folders; Music and rips. Rips is a work directory where CDs are ripped as WAV files, converted to FLAC or MP3 then deleted.
All files in the Music directory are indexed and played from the App. If you wish to copy files to the Player for playback using it as an easy access NAS, the files should be stored in this directory for indexing and playback. Once copied, you will have to reindex your Vault for files to appear in the App for playback.
To back up files on your Player simply attach an external storage device to your PC or Macintosh Computer and copy the contents of the Music folder to another location. Bluesound strongly encourages all consumers to back up their data regularly to prevent file loss or corruption in the rare case of a hard disk failure.
To remove tracks from the Player, simply delete the undesired tracks. Once completed, please go to Settings > Music Library > Reindex Music Collection in the BluOS app. Once the index is complete, the files will be removed from the App display for playback.
If you encode your files as both FLAC and MP3 when using the BluOS to rip CDs, a third directory called MP3 will also be created. This is to not duplicate files in your Music Library index.
Once you have completed copying files to the player, in the App select Settings, Library, Reindex Music collection to process those changes.