I’ve got three Sonos Play1s which I have had for a few years and have been very happy with playing my music from my phone.
Now I need to find an alternative. I don’t want to leave my PC on and I don’t especially want to stream as our internet isn’t great.
So I’ve put all my music on a thumb drive and plugged into the back of the router.
Sonos app on my PC tries to index and then stops, or it throws up an error saying that the drive is no longer available.
I’ve tried connecting the drive via path, and via the IP of the router.
I had a Sonos technician connect to my system via TeamViewer for an hour yesterday with no success, and we came to the conclusion that the easiest solution was to buy a cheap Android device, put extra memory in, and use that. But it’s not really a solution.
I’ve got about 14000 tracks. About 60GB of music. A large collection, but not especially excessive.
This is mainly classics, some has long track names/paths with non alphanumeric characters (performer in the album title etc all, add up). I’ve read different views on a 100 character limit on the path. I want to know which recording of an opera I’m playing etc so I can’t really edit them down.
I tested with 3 artists and about 20 albums and it all worked perfectly. But it refuses to see my entire music collection.
One speaker is wired to the router in an attempt to get things to work, and can easily remain wired.
Router is a D Link DSL 3782. I suspect a better router might help. But support have said that there is no reason the existing shouldn’t work.
What else can I try? Given that a Sonos technician connected to my system with full diagnostics available can’t solve it?