The NAS as music-Streaming-To – connect




A NAS is fun when it runs. However, many prospective customers ask yourself: What is the technical, temporal and financial effort before the Streaming enjoyment?

  1. The NAS as a music-Streaming Central
  2. Streaming Software: Twonky Server
  3. Independent NAS, data security, and conclusion
Aufmacher Streaming Workshop

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A NAS is fun when it runs. However, many prospective customers ask yourself: What is the technical, temporal and financial effort before the Streaming enjoyment?

Streaming is the new Vinyl. After a short confusion about the first MP3 Player, even those who have grown up with the CD because of your digital sound never really warm have closed, the idea of a music archive on the hard drive into the heart – at the latest, with the advent of HD-Master-Audio.

Even amplifiers, pre-amps and receivers have today is mostly a Streaming Client on Board. And thanks to widespread Wi-Fi support for the Hardware you do not need to drag more in the living room, network cables, in order to keep a connection to the brave new world of listening to music. With all the Hype, no beginner has the confidence to ask more, how this goes with Adam and eve.

How does it work?

The Orthodox Streaming-teaching is quite simple: At the beginning of the NAS. A “Network Attached Storage”, to a network hard drive. But it is only a solution to save the music collection, located in the Form of audio files and to make in all the rooms over the wired network (Ethernet cable) or wirelessly via WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network).

QNAP HS-251+

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QNAP HS-251+: According to the and fanless NAS with LAN and USB 3.0 port, plus HDMI output for Multimedia Fun.

In addition to the path of the king by the name of NAS, there are still Cheats and, in principle, a different range of Alternatives, which we also outline and against each other want to consider.

But always the series. The beautiful network player or sound systems such as the Naim Mu-so, ultimately, only in Streaming Clients. Such clients need a music server that supports a source that sends them over the network, a data stream from the read the music from a digital score and can play. As far as the basic principle of the music server to the Internet radio or Online Streaming corresponds to services like Spotify or Tidal. Anyone who is satisfied with such Services, need with what’s coming now, unstoppable.

The web radio is indeed Plug&Play, only that instead of an antenna cable, an Ethernet line from the PC is plugged in. But who wants to hoard his own music collection on your own in a Central place, must itself take care of the storage and the provision that requires a music server in the network. This can be in addition to the popular NAS just as complete Hardware solutions, or a Server Software that uses the PC infrastructure.