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    Hi Stephen

    To drag and drop file to your VAULT please see this Help Centre Article; https://support1.bluesound.com/hc/en-us/articles/200387457

    You can also create a network share from BluOS to your PC so you won't have to re-drag and drop each purchase, just simply reindex;

    Windows; https://support1.bluesound.com/hc/en-us/articles/200271766

    Mac; https://support1.bluesound.com/hc/en-us/articles/200271776

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    Stephen H

    Hi Tony, thanks for your reply.

    OK - so we tried that - and the issue now is that on an iMac, from "accessing the Vault's Internal Storage from a computer" help sheet - we dropped a music folder from iTunes (in an m4a format) - into the "rips" folder as described in the article - the files were ripped into WAV files as outlined - but, were then deleted (and disappeared) rather than being converted to FLAC (or MP3) files and then the WAV file being deleted, again as described on the help sheet?

    My second issue is that I would like to listen to my music - as well as in the house - where I have a Bluesound speaker - but, on my Mac through wired headphones (like I listened to iTunes previously, but wanted better quality output), and also out and about on my iPod? Or iPhone? Aim I expecting too much or simply missing something obvious? I don't really want a BlueOs library and an iTunes library - that sort of defeats the object... Any help much appreciated. 

     

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  • Hi Steve

    Wrong folder, you want the Music folder, not the Rips folder.

    As for your second issue, I suspected as much when you posted it, thus my suggestion that you more likely want to do is create a network share and have Bluesound index your files right where they are. 

    Here are the Mac instructions again; https://support1.bluesound.com/hc/en-us/articles/200271776

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    Stephen H

    Hi Tony,

    Thanks for that (sorry I didn't get back to you sooner - I couldn't find my original post!) - and of course, yes - Music, not RIPs - and I understand why now! I am continuing to rip my CD's and have identified all the purchased iTunes LP's, which I will add to the BluOs library. I have purchased and used "Tag" for tidying up some errant ID's - and it seems to work very well most of the time.

    I still have the task to play, as well as at home on my BluOs kit, my music on my trusty iPod classic. As I ripped (ripping) the CD's in flac, and not making an m4a copy for the iPod. I'm hoping to make a backup of the BlueOs file on an external drive - as recommended (always good practice to backup regularly of course), but to then convert the flac files for use on the iPod - what would you recommend as the way forward with this process, bearing in mind - it's a bit after the horse has bolted?!!! 

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  • HI Stephen

    In The App Settings under the VAULT, under Music Library, Rip Encode, select Dual encode as FLAC + MP3 and then you won't have to convert your FLAC files as BluOS will make a lossless copy under Music for the VAULT and other Players to use but an MP3 back up for your iPod Classic.

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    Stephen H

    Hi Tony,

    Thanks for getting back to me again - but, this (Dual encode) would be at the original ripping stage? Is there a way round if I've already ripped the CD's to FLAC files on the Vault? Hence the reference to "shutting the door after the horse has bolted!"

    Cheers,

    Steve

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  • Hi Stephen

    Not really. You would have to use a third party product after the fact.

    Thanks for understanding.

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    Stephen H

    Hi Tony,

    OK - so the plan is: 1) for future CD ripping - FLAC + MP3 encoding.

    2) Existing M4a files - are already on the iPod (via iTunes) and in the iTunes file and therefore - no problem...(I think)

    3) CD's (not already ripped to iTunes) but ripped via VAULT to FLAC can be converted to MP3 via "FLAC MP3 Converter" (which was on the iTunes app page), I have experimented with it today and it certainly converted a file - including ID tags to iTunes. But, in reality I could also rip this small number of CD's via iTunes as I have done previously and it would probably be quicker.

    The question then is - where to store this folder suitable for the iPod and acting as part of the backup for the VAULT (alongside the FLAC backup file in the VAULT).... is this where I need to go to the network shared folder help sheet? So that I can store the file in the VAULT and access it from my iMac on the network?................. (rather than clog up my Mac with multiple files?).. [The MP3 folder that is created with a CD rip - FLAC + MP3 - can I drag and drop existing folders into the MP3 Music folder?

    Again, your help is much appreciated - as I try to get my head round what I hope to achieve.

     

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  • Hi Stephen

    We do that for you when you dual encode. FLACs go in the Music directory and indexed. MP3s go in the MP3 directory and are not included in the Index; https://support1.bluesound.com/hc/en-us/articles/200387457

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