I love my Sonos Play:1s but have always had a problem with the warmup time when accessing my music library. Cover art doesn’t appear, I usually get an error message stating the library can’t be found, and eventually when the computer with my library comes on line all is OK.
the computer in question is an early 2008 iMac with a Core 2 Duo (3.06Ghz) chip in our basement a fair distance from the living room router. So I am in a wireless setup. I really want to fix this! no issues with Spotify, TuneIn, internet/streaming services.
I’m trying to figure out where the bottleneck lies.. old processor on the iMac, poor wifi (though streaming works fine), something else..I’ve checked thst my iMac is not in sleep mode, and disabled the file sharing option.
Would a NAS connected directly to the router and sharing my music library solve this problem?
Best answer by ratty
From your Associated Product IP address (in About My System) you can trace the path a library artwork request would have to make. From the controller to the AssocProd via the router. From the AssocProd to the Mac via the router. Then back again with the requested data. At least 8 hops.
In my experience the number and quality of wireless hops can make a big difference to artwork response time.
Almost certainly a NAS wired to the router would improve things.