Firstly, I'm a real Luddite with this kind of thing so your tolerance and patience would be much appreciated :-)
I very recently bought a Powernode2 and a number of Pulse Flex/Mini units with the main aim of playing music stored on my NAS, a Vortexbox. The majority of this music has been ripped from CDs but some has been downloaded, primarily as FLAC files. The Vortexbox also contains video and photo files - irrelevant, I assume, as far as this problem is concerned.
The basic system connectivity seems OK, although subject to drop-outs - a minor problem which I will save for another day if necessary. Playing Spotify via an iPhone generally works OK.
When ripping a CD the Vortexbox routinely creates FLAC and mp3 copies of each track. And as I understand the process, two separate copies of each FLAC and each mp3 file are created - one can be accessed to e.g. change the file name, the other cannot be accessed (routinely, at least) in order to avoid accidental deletion.
I've downloaded the Android BluOS app onto an Asus tablet. When I go to Settings/Network shares and hit "Find network shares" I'm given the four options which the Vortexbox offers - the two directories which contain the copies of the ripped music (shown as "Music" and "Files") plus the two other, irrelevant, directories (video and photo), which I ignore.
I'm unsure which of the "Music" or "Files" directories I should choose. In any case, I assume that the app should then start to index the files. Sometimes that happens automatically, other times I have to prompt the app via the "Reindex music collection" setting under Music Library.
The re-indexing starts and then stops after about 950 or so tracks. I have about 12,000 tracks on the Vortexbox so obviously it is nowhere near completion.
As a Luddite, I really don't know what to do next to resolve the problem. At present it is defeating the objective of purchasing Bluesound. Spotify etc. are OK but I really want to access the music on the NAS.
So all suggestions very welcome.
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