If using PC, I would use MusicBee or foobar2000 for the best audio experience. Heard jRiver is good but never tried it. Now that I've started streaming my music from a different room, Emby has been great (I've mentioned this a few times on this thread already...). VLC, I would leave for video, although I think there are better options for video, such as MPC-HC (specifically clsid's fork which is still actively developed: Releases · clsid2/mpc-hc).I may be doing something wrong or dumb or may have a switch I haven't noticed set wrong.
My 6 TB drives are 200$CAD and 12 TB drives are 400$CAD and I have four, so it would be 800$ more (considering a ~50% compression). I prefer to spend a little time compressing my videos and have money to buy discs because I still don't have bottomless pockets.I guess then I'm wasting space. I rip all video to MKV. In my experience, nearly everything supports MKV playback as well.
Considering the low price of modern storage, I'm not too worried about the space issue.
Even if both have AccurateRip, EAC has Secure mode which is more reliable than burst mode.Why do you prefer EAC? They both have "Accurate Rip". I do have to admit that I am going to study the file naming details a little bit more. dbpoweamp adds file layers more than EAC in the naming it seems. NAS file naming is something else I would be very curious about how our list membership go about things.
I do have and use a Roku and locating one in the big music room would be easy.
dBpoweramp and CueRipper do as well.Even if both have AccurateRip, EAC has Secure mode which is more reliable than burst mode.
Back when I switched to Exact Audio Copy (2005), it was the only one that had secure copy and I haven't looked back since.dBpoweramp and CueRipper do as well.
One big advantage to dBpoweramp is that it's smart: It will rip in burst mode, then automatically go to secure if it doesn't match AccurateRip.
Easy Audio Copy (the non-free version of Exact Audio Copy) will do the same.
To me this is the smartest solution. Offsite storage. Every other tactic as you point out is flawed, fancy NAS or not.Finally coming to the party on this thread.
Looks like we are running Synology. A certain acquaintance has a main NAS and backup NAS; I have the backup and it's all Synology.
I am still personally touchy about the NAS idea; because all that data correction cannot save us from fire, electrical catastrophe or theft. The latter two being the bigger risks; we do get decent storms.
So a lot of my personal system is still hard drives- with offsite backup hard drives *shrugs*.