Is MinimServer necessary for streaming DSF files from NAS to DS via bridge II?


#1

I am thinking to get a DS with Bridge II, but there is a question in my mind…

I have an old Synology NAS (210j), and it has been my media server for years. Synology DSM comes with DLNA media server function already, and all DLNA enabled devices on my network can access all music files in my NAS without MinimServer (including my Cubox, A/V receiver, Smart TV, cheapo media player, PlayStation 3, Xbox, etc.)

For DS + Bridge II to play music files in my NAS, is MinimServer necessary?

I am asking this because I am worrying about the old Synology NAS’s capability for running both of the media server applications at the same time (Synology’s media server and MinimServer). Besides, I am not sure if there would be any conflicts between the two applications.


#2

You need something that converts DSF to DOP on the fly. The BridgeII does not handle DSF files directly. Later versions of Minimsever will work.

Dennis


#3
raphael said I am thinking to get a DS with Bridge II, but there is a question in my mind....

I am asking this because I am worrying about the old Synology NAS’s capability for running both of the media server applications at the same time (Synology’s media server and MinimServer). Besides, I am not sure if there would be any conflicts between the two applications.

There will be no conflict, I run both on my 412+ but I can play to Bl just using their Media Server, is B ll different ? But you'll need Minimserver for DSD.

#4

Thanks Dennis and rogerdn for the answers.


#5

rogerdn, B2 is the same as B1 in terms of what files it plays.


#6
stevem2 said rogerdn, B2 is the same as B1 in terms of what files it plays.
Thks, I figured it was.