I referred to the owners manual for assistance, which hasn’t lead to me making any progress to get my DS to play anything over hardwired ethernet.
Using eLyric on Mac the DS “Playing Status” web UI correctly sees what it is supposed to be playing, and eLyric sees the DS, but no noise comes out. I know eLyric has been discontinued, so I tried VLC and despite some effort I have no idea how to get it to work with DS Bridge.
I have music on my MacBook Air, which connects wirelessly to the local network. I want to use the MacBook Air + whatever software as the music renderer and have the music come out of the DS. If possible I don’t want to buy any software to make this work, and I don’t want to use USB (yet). I have no idea how to proceed. The other thing is (as far as I know) my local network does not support UPnP. The Fortigate router does not allow UPnP traffic by design, is this problematic for network streaming via Bridge? Certainly when UPnP devices on my network search for other UPnP devices on the network they can’t find any.
My DS has 400+ hours in use. I just can’t pick any sonic differences for 44.1/16 content via coax to the DS, compared with connecting my source player analog out direct to the pre-amp. So I really need to get this DS network streaming to come to the party and bring me some new capability, because as a DAC for red book CD content the DS is not really doing anything that my CD player can’t already do (as I say, they sound virtually identical and impossible for me to reliably pick whether the DS or CD player is doing the D/A work). Obviously my CD player is very good, but it lives in it’s own network ecosystem that doesn’t allow content on my MacBook Air to be turned into music. For that I need the DS.
And the other thing. I loaned my DS to somebody who was contemplating buying one, so they could do a long term in-home demo. Unfortunately the gloss black top came back with a deep scratch. I could black out the scratch with an artline texta and it would be less obvious, but this wouldn’t restore the gloss top coat. Can the piano gloss top be purchased separately as a spare part?