This is harder to write when already set up but if you have any problems I can follow up with you on the phone.
Here is how I am set up.
Mac to Router by ethernet cable and PWD/DS to router aslo by wired cable. [wireless is problematic but can be ok with a bit of work].
JRIVER for MAC- I find version 19.0124 to be the most stable so far.
1/ Download and install JR on your Mac. [pay or 30 day trial also available]
2/Open JR and go to HELP/UPDATE CHANNELS and select STABLE.
3/Your Bridge [name depends on what name the Bridge has] or could be called PSA DAC etc, will show up as a player in the left column.
If not, try rebooting your DAC by the switch on the back.
4/Single click to select Bridge and go to TOOLS/OPTIONS/MEDIA NETWORK. Click on USE MEDIA NETWORK TO SHARE…
5/ A NEW SCREEN WILL APPEAR. CLICK NEXT. Another new screen so click NEXT again.
6/ A new screen with “access key” will appear. Write this code down for future. It is case sensitive. Click NEXT again.
7/ A screen with "configure media network will appear. Select AUDIOPHILE 24 BIT and click finish.
8/ another new screen. Select ADD OR CONFIGURE DLNA SERVERS.9/ Under AUDIO make mode-ORIGINAL and format-24BIT.
Advanced should read-STEREO DOWNMIX. Near the bottom of the page is another ADVANCED. Click on it and put a check mark in DLNA and DLNA EXTRA.
If you have a Direct Stream DAC then also select BITSTREAM DSD. Click OK.
(/ You are now back on the options page. Select LIBRARY AND FOLDERS in the left column. Make sure that RUN AUTO-IMPORT has a check mark in the box. Now click OK
10/ now go to TOOLS/IMPORT and select CONFIGURE AUTO IMPORT and click on NEXT.
11/ At the top right click on ADD and browse to your Audio files that are either on your HD or an external drive connected to your Mac by USB or Firewire. [ you can select the whole drive or only the folders that you want JR to see.] select MODE and select INCLUDE THIS FOLDER…
Select AUDIO under IMPORT THESE FILE TYPES[not the others.] Click OK.
12/ The folder you selected should now be visible in the box under FOLDERS. Under TASKS, put a check mark in- build thumbnails, get cover art, update for external changes, fix broken links-YES, and write file tags when analyzing. CLICK FINISH.
13/ If your library is not already importing then go to TOOLS/IMPORT and select AUTO IMPORT AND THEN NEXT.
THIS SHOULD LOAD YOUR LIBRARY.
Select Bridge in the left column and the audio.
Your library should be visible and is continuing to build the album art.
While you wait for it to finish go have a beer.
I downloaded and installed JRiver MC20 (20.0.216) for Mac and JRemote for iPad a few days ago.
My set up; Mac running OSX version 10.8.5, iPad is iOS version 8.4.1, PWD I version 2.4.3, Bridge I version 0.2.14a. My music is stored on a Synology NAS. The Mac, DAC/Bridge and NAS are hard wire connected through the router. I have set a static IP Address for the Mac, Bridge and NAS.
I followed the set up instructions you have posted and have double-checked a few times to make sure I didn’t miss a step.
I’m experiencing problems with the MC 20 staying connected to the Bridge.
When using the JRemote I am seeing two problems (which I’m guessing are interconnected) that occur after one or two tracks play. Play stops and:
- An error message on the MC tells me the DLNA connection is lost. The DAC is no longer listed in the “Playing Now” tree on the left side of the MC 20. Of course JRemote no longer sees the Mac. When I check the network I find that the Bridge is still connected to the network.
- MC 20 has crashed and a Crash Report page is shown. The DAC is still connected on the network. It also seems that when the error message mentioned in #1 shows up, if I do nothing within the MC 20 app (just let it sit), MC 20 crashes a few minutes later. However, I am not clear if this is always happening.
In troubleshooting this, by looking through the JRiver forum, I have made two changes to your recommendations (one change at a time):
Change One: I turned off “run auto-import in the background” in the Tools > Options >Libraries and Folders tab. This was a suggestion found on the JRiver forum. However, it did not make any difference with the DLNA spontaneous disconnection after one or two tracks.
Change Two: (I left the “run auto-import” in the off position) I changed the DLNA setting to Generic in the Tools > Options > Media Network tab, as recommended in the JRiver DLNA Support Wiki.
With this last change things improved. Now the connection lasts for maybe 10 to 15 or so tracks before crashing.
I notice that you recommended MC version 19.0124, but this was written awhile back. Is MC 20 less stable then MC 19, and should I change/down grade to MC 19?
I am pretty much a novice here and obviously need help. Thanks for the support.