If anyone has an iFi Zen Stream, I could use some help. Mine just came. I hooked it up and got the white light at the left side (internet connectivity, fast). I got into the configuration page at http://ifi.local and went through the initial setup steps. All went well until I got to the last step, where I needed to connect to my music source.
My music is on a Synology NAS, which I can access from my Windows laptop as usual (so nothing wrong here).
In the Zen setup page, I can choose Settings / Sources and add a new drive. (See screen shot below.) But when I click Save, a red error message appears at the upper right which goes by so fast that I can’t read it; something about unable to connect or resolve address. I know that the IP address for the Synology is correct. I’ve entered my username and password for the Synology in the advanced options (not visible in the screen shot). I’m not sure what to put in the Path field. The Share Name in Windows is \\DS218-plus but that doesn’t work. I’ve tried a few things but nothing works. There are several folders with music on the Synology; is that part of the problem?
Thanks – I was not familiar with this forum. I found a thread here where a couple other people were having trouble connecting a NAS. Someone had success by specifying a new version of the cifs protocol (2.0 or 3.0 in place of 1.0) but that has not helped me.
Thanks again for your help. SSDP is enabled, as is the general Bonjour discovery (but not Time Machine, which is an Apple thing I guess). I checked and the iFi has the latest firmware. I tried both vers=2.0 and 3.0; no difference. My Synology is using DSM 7.1 with the most recent update.
Well, I finally got it. It was a combination of three things.
To log in to my Synology from a browser, I have to add :5000 to the end of the address. IFi does not like that port number (I left it off).
I had to use vers=2.0
I suspected that the problem was with the path. I have several folders on my NAS with music and wasn’t sure to how to get them all to work. As an experiment I added ‘folk’ (no quotes) as a path.
I was finally able to mount the Synology. (I had tried these things and others in various combinations before, but this did it.) So I guess I would have to add each directory as a separate source with its own path. BUT at some point MinimServer showed up under Media Servers – I’m not sure what caused this to happen. Now I can use mconnect or the Linn app on my iPad to control things, which is what I wanted all along. When I’m feeling brave, in a day or two, I’ll change the switch on the back from AiO to DLNA and see what happens.
Things have been working well with my Zen Stream, and it has been sounding very good indeed after some additional break in. I changed from AiO to DLNA mode.
Yesterday I added some DSD256 files to my music library (DSD64 has been playing fine). The new files appear as expected in my control point (Linn Kazoo) and I am able to add them to the play queue. But when I try to play one of the files, nothing happens; the control point stays stuck at 0:00. No light appears at the right side of the Zen – I think it should be red for DSD256. I take this to mean that the Zen is not sending anything out to the DAC. I am using the USB input on the Mk2.