I use a USB connection from a PC to my DS Junior. I am contemplating futzing with the Ethernet connection. All my music is on a NAS, no wireless in any link. I am very happy with my USB connection. I use Foobar as my PC player software and again, I am VERY HAPPY with Foobar (and it is free!).
What are the advantages and other implications (player?) in moving to the Ethernet connection over USB? Honestly, I see only problems with Ethernet here on these forums.
I planned on having some fun trying out the different options, but frankly, I ain’t getting the value of the Ethernet connection. BTW, my NAS supplies music files, photos, to PCs around my house and I never had a performance problem. I am not running any special services on my NAS other than the most basic file sharing. My NAS is also the primary backup of all my home machines. And yes, my NAS is backed up to two other systems… yes I am paranoid. Oh, and I have a separate battery backup that supports the NAS, Ethernet switches, and Comcast Xfinity modem… the NAS powers down when the battery is at around 50% power.
Bruce in Philly
A link to a discussion about Foobar: Foobar - Why not? Why not many users? Its FREE!