I have a Directstream Junior and am trying to figure out how to control my library on my synology NAS.
The synology NAS I have is not powerful enough have roon or jriver to be installed on it.
My synology is on my home network and will be connected to the directstream by cat5 ethernet.
What im wondering is if i have roon or jriver on my macbook pro which can see my synology via wifi or ethernet connection will i be streaming through the macbook or will it go straight from the synology to the Directstream junior?
Would love for someone to set me straight on this and be sure this is a good way to go about things. Would like to not buy a new NAS.
I might add that I am currently using a Bluesound node on my existing system and this setup works great but assume that the node works quite differently than the directstream.
The way I see it working is:
Synology NAS connected to router, Cat5 from router running to ethernet switch then short run cat5 from switch to Directstream Junior.
Jriver or roon on my laptop. Can I use my macbook pro to control what is being streamed on my Synology using the jriver or roon and have the music go directly from the NAS to the directstream, bypassing the macbook pro?
Confused on how it all works.