I have Playbar and Virgin Superhub 2 wifi router with good coverage.
Can someone possibly talk me through it in laymans terms?.
Do I plug a NAS drive into my router, then strip the CD's onto the NAS drive?. What's the best format to conver the songs to?.
I'm pretty handy with the laptop but not had anything to do with NAS or Sonos until today.
Will any NAS drive do or are some better than others?.
Any help appreciated!.
Best answer by Stanley_4
I then edit the files with a tag editor, again many out there that work well. I try to standardize all the tags so that the music sorts well on the Sonos controllers. You may hit a few songs that have issues with extended characters in the names or tags but that can be fixed as you notice the issues.
For a NAS I was using a WD Live Drive but WD quit sending firmware updates and it has become a security concern for me. I'm now using a Raspberry Pi ($50) tiny computer and a USB drive. Easy to get updates and much cheaper than another NAS that may go out of date on me. Setup is easy, they have instructions designed for kids to follow.
Once everything is tweaked to your content then move it to the NAS, much faster to fiddle stuff on your local drive.
Do make a backup, don't want all your hard work lost to a computer glitch. I use an old hard drive and a SATA to USB adapter I picked up for around $20. No case or anything fancy I just toss it in a static bag until I need it again.
If you have several computers set up a production line for the ripping, goes a lot faster if you have multiple computers going at it at once.