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Can anyone advice how I can transfer my  CDs  to an External Hardrive like a WD ((Western Digital ) 2 TB  to be able to play through its USB connection to play through my Marantz NA11s1 DAC.

 

Right now the Internet radio feature is no more audible and I only make use of it to play CD from a CD transport through the DAC.

 

Is there a device to do the transfer in the fastest way.

 

 

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There is no "fast" way.  You got to do it with discipline and  consistency.

 

I use dbpoweramp for CD ripping and mp3tag for tagging.  I will advise people to use AIFF format for your ripping.   Avoid Apple Lossless (ALAC) and FLAC.  AIFF sounded superior and to this day I am still re-ripping some of my media to AIFF.

 

I have been doing the ripping off my CD library for over a decade and I am still doing it a few disc at a time.

 

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1 hour ago, Audio said:

There is no "fast" way.  You got to do it with discipline and  consistency.

 

I use dbpoweramp for CD ripping and mp3tag for tagging.  I will advise people to use AIFF format for your ripping.   Avoid Apple Lossless (ALAC) and FLAC.  AIFF sounded superior and to this day I am still re-ripping some of my media to AIFF.

 

I have been doing the ripping off my CD library for over a decade and I am still doing it a few disc at a time.

 

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  Is this device dbpoweramp for CD ripping costly.  What shops sell this.

 

I have something like 500 Cds .

 

I am not a young man so like to know iif

(1)   the ripping is a simple process or do I need to do any adjustment for each CD or just putiing in the tray and key in a button to rip

(2) do I key in name of Album and categorise it according to genre

(3) any other supporting devices required to assist dbpoweramp apart from a WD HardDisk to store the music/songs

(4) what WD HardDisk would be suitable

(5) what USB type for dual function plugging in to Charge and also be able to Play,

 

For my Zenn 300 8gb which I have about 1300 songs/music somehow Creative software ( no more supported) was able to arraning nem according to Tiles and Songs and selection was just colling down on the MP3. Have owned it for over 15 years I think and still going strong. Only play the songs from the MP3 play.

 

I am using a Dell  (touchScreen)  AIO Inspirion 3000 series (Wireless) and it has 1 HDMI

 

I hardly use a 2yr old  Lenovo AIO 520

 

These are 2 AIO pcs

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, titactoh said:

I too am using Marantz NA-11S1 as DAC. I ripped most of my CD collection to a 2TB WD external harddrive via laptop using JRiver WAV format.  I'm a noob with IT stuff. My friend taught me how to rip and with practice it's not difficult at all. 

 

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5 hours ago, titactoh said:

  Is this device dbpoweramp for CD ripping costly.  What shops sell this.

 

I have something like 500 Cds .

 

I am not a young man so like to know iif

(1)   the ripping is a simple process or do I need to do any adjustment for each CD or just putiing in the tray and key in a button to rip

(2) do I key in name of Album and categorise it according to genre

(3) any other supporting devices required to assist dbpoweramp apart from a WD HardDisk to store the music/songs

(4) what WD HardDisk would be suitable

(5) what USB type for dual function plugging in to Charge and also be able to Play,

 

For my Zenn 300 8gb which I have about 1300 songs/music somehow Creative software ( no more supported) was able to arraning nem according to Tiles and Songs and selection was just colling down on the MP3. Have owned it for over 15 years I think and still going strong. Only play the songs from the MP3 play.

 

I am using a Dell  (touchScreen)  AIO Inspirion 3000 series (Wireless) and it has 1 HDMI

 

I hardly use a 2yr old  Lenovo AIO 520

 

These are 2 AIO pcs

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

Dbpoweramp is a CD ripping software meant to be installed onto your PC with the CD drive.  You buy by going to the link below, pay with your credit card and download the software to be installed.

 

https://www.dbpoweramp.com/

 

(1) Yes, the ripping is a simple process.  Of course, you need to install the software and configure it for your use.  It will detect your CD drive to calibrate the offset.  You should set it up for the format of the file (I recommend AIFF).  You put in CD, it will detect the CD and try to match it with the database.,  If it is found, it will populate the fields.  It also have Accuraterip which compares your ripping process with other dbpoweramp users to ensure you that your ripping for that particular CD is done accurately. 

 

(2)  As long as it is a popular CD, it will be found in the database and the album name, artists and track tiles will be populated.  If it is an unknown album, like a Chinese album (though it also recognize many Chinese CD).  In the case where it cannot match anything in the database, you can continue to rip the CD and then use mp3tag to search for the tagging data.   Worst case scenario, you do a album search on the internet and then manual insert the data one by one using mp3tag.

 

(3) If your PC do not have a CD /DVD/ Blu Ray drive, you need one to be connected to the USB port of your PC. 

 

(4) Yes, any storage device will work, harddisk inside your PC, external USB Hard Disk, SSD, any brand will do.  

 

(5) Cannot understand your question. What do you mean by a USB hard disk plugging in to charge?  As I understand it, a USB hard disk take the power from the USB plug.  It remains power up as long as your PC is powered.

 

Forget about the Zenn player.  The mp3 format is inferior and you will be happy with AIFF, even FLAC or Apple Lossless but I recommend AIFF.  But if you MUST, then dbpoweramp comes with a file convertor that can convert mp3 files into whatever format you like.  Converting is the easy part, tagging your old files will be a huge and tedious problem as you cannot use any database to match.   Everything will be manual.

 

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I think TS wants to rip his CD into USB portable disk, connect the portable disk via USB to the NA11s1, and play them by selecting the tracks from from the NA11s1.

 

The other way to use the NA11s1  as an USB DAC is to connect it via USB to a PC/Mac, but play the tracks from the PC/Mac instead.

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Obviously we are expecting a richer playback experience and we assume TS would playback from his PC.

 

Without a graphic interface on the Marantz NA11, why would we take the pain of properly tagging the media with the album cover?

titactoh, please run Jriver or Roon from your PC to play the content.  If you don't want to face the PC, you can run a iPad or your mobile phone to control the playback with these 2 streaming software.

 

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On 5/2/2021 at 2:41 PM, Audio said:

There is no "fast" way.  You got to do it with discipline and  consistency.

 

I use dbpoweramp for CD ripping and mp3tag for tagging.  I will advise people to use AIFF format for your ripping.   Avoid Apple Lossless (ALAC) and FLAC.  AIFF sounded superior and to this day I am still re-ripping some of my media to AIFF.

 

I have been doing the ripping off my CD library for over a decade and I am still doing it a few disc at a time.

 

(Audio)

  Is this device dbpoweramp for CD ripping costly.  What shops sell this.

 

I have something like 500 Cds .

 

I am not a young man so like to know iif

(1)   the ripping is a simple process or do I need to do any adjustment for each CD or just putiing in the tray and key in a button to rip

(2) do I key in name of Album and categorise it according to genre

(3) any other supporting devices required to assist dbpoweramp apart from a WD HardDisk to store the music/songs

(4) what WD HardDisk would be suitable

(5) what USB type for dual function plugging in to Charge and also be able to Play,

 

For my Zenn 300 8gb which I have about 1300 songs/music somehow Creative software ( no more supported) was able to arraning nem according to Tiles and Songs and selection was just colling down on the MP3. Have owned it for over 15 years I think and still going strong. Only play the songs from the MP3 play.

 

I am using a Dell  (touchScreen)  AIO Inspirion 3000 series (Wireless) and it has 1 HDMI

 

I hardly use a 2yr old  Lenovo AIO 520

 

These are 2 AIO pcs

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

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I want to rip CD into USB portable disk, connect the portable disk via USB to the NA11s1, and play them by selecting the tracks from from the NA11s1. 

with its Remote control. Can this be done>

 

The PC is in another room.

 

I dont own a IPAD.

 

Using HP will drain its battery and it gets hot. Its a Samsung S10e.

 

AUDIO said       "(5) Cannot understand your question. What do you mean by a USB hard disk plugging in to charge?  As I understand it, a USB hard disk take the power from the USB plug.  It remains power up as long as your PC is powered."

 

Last time I was able to plug my MP3 with its dedicated USB plug into the front USB port of the Marantz Dac It played with no problem. Some time later when I plugged

in the DAC power off. There was no power and I had to bring to Agent to repair and the Power/Transformer was changed.

 

I just tried and after selecting USB and plugged in the MP3 it ;loaded and display showed in Chinese characters Popular songs while it was Susan Wong A Night At the Movies . The MP3 kept charging but didnt play. So wonder if it will be the same problem with I connect a SSD device with music through this USB.

That was why I asked if a USB cable needed to be DATA  or just for charging?

 

BTW no intention to rip to MP3 to clear confusion.

 

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I am also using NA11S1.  If I remember correctly, you cannot connect an external HDD directly to the NA11S1.  You can only use thumb drive in the USB port in front of NA11S1.   So a easier way is to get a big capacity thumb drive and copy your music to the thumb drive after ripping.

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2 hours ago, annapurna1624705732 said:

I am also using NA11S1.  If I remember correctly, you cannot connect an external HDD directly to the NA11S1.  You can only use thumb drive in the USB port in front of NA11S1.   So a easier way is to get a big capacity thumb drive and copy your music to the thumb drive after ripping.

Thank you very much.  You have cleared my false assumption. Now  one obstacle is removed. So what I need is use  a SOFTWARE   to rip  nmy CDs.  Can I rip directly to my Thumbdrive or do I ripm to my PC and then Transfer to my Thumbdrive

 

What would be a suitable Thumb Drive. I have a SANDISK Ulta USB3.0 32gb bought frrom one of the  Computer shows in Suntec. I use it for saving files. It always get extremely hot after a few hours. Dont understand why .

 

My other old and cheap Thumbdrive like SANDISK Crizer 8gb dont get hot at all.

 

What capacity Thumbdrive is suffificent to hold 5000 songs ?

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I ripped my CD in Flac format (not sure but I remember I choose the lower compression) to a 128GB thumb drive. Then I just plug the thumb drive into my Hifi. For sure not all hifi equipments can work from a thumb drive. 

 

Again I am not sure here. The functionality of plugging a thumb drive into my hifi equipment is limited compare to connect it to a NAS in my case. On the NAS you can run a program  something like a renderer. This will allow you to have nice graphic interface. But I do not want more equipment (i.e. a  NAS) and also do not want to use wifi to connect the NAS to my hifi (hifi location got no wire network). But as I know what songs are in my thumb drive, I am okay with what I have now. 

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On 5/3/2021 at 7:51 PM, titactoh said:

I want to rip CD into USB portable disk, connect the portable disk via USB to the NA11s1, and play them by selecting the tracks from from the NA11s1. 

with its Remote control. Can this be done>

 

The PC is in another room.

 

I dont own a IPAD.

 

Using HP will drain its battery and it gets hot. Its a Samsung S10e.

 

 

We have established that you cannot rip your CD into a harddisk to be plug into the DAC for playback.

 

But we can still playback with your PC from a remote location.  Just use your mobile phone to control.  I cannot understand why you are afraid to use your mobile phone to control playback, just because it drains your battery.....any thing you do with your mobile phone will drain the battery.  The most important thing is that you drain your battery with a useful purpose, since you don't have a iPad.

 

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19 hours ago, titactoh said:

Thank you very much.  You have cleared my false assumption. Now  one obstacle is removed. So what I need is use  a SOFTWARE   to rip  nmy CDs.  Can I rip directly to my Thumbdrive or do I ripm to my PC and then Transfer to my Thumbdrive

 

What would be a suitable Thumb Drive. I have a SANDISK Ulta USB3.0 32gb bought frrom one of the  Computer shows in Suntec. I use it for saving files. It always get extremely hot after a few hours. Dont understand why .

 

My other old and cheap Thumbdrive like SANDISK Crizer 8gb dont get hot at all.

 

What capacity Thumbdrive is suffificent to hold 5000 songs ?

I use 256gb thumb drive to store my music which I copied from my NAS.  High speed USB 3.1 - 256 gb thumbdrive is now very cheap and you can easily order it from Amazon Singapore.

https://www.amazon.sg/s?k=256gb+thumb+drive&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

 

Take note to order only popular brands such as PNY, Sandisk, Samsung, Lexar, Kingston as there are also fake thumbdrives in the market especially those that are marketed as 1Tb and 512 gb with very low price.

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13 hours ago, Audio said:

 

We have established that you cannot rip your CD into a harddisk to be plug into the DAC for playback.

 

But we can still playback with your PC from a remote location.  Just use your mobile phone to control.  I cannot understand why you are afraid to use your mobile phone to control playback, just because it drains your battery.....any thing you do with your mobile phone will drain the battery.  The most important thing is that you drain your battery with a useful purpose, since you don't have a iPad.

 

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 Thank you very much. Following what you mentioned  ".We have established that you cannot rip your CD into a harddisk to be plug into the DAC for playback."    I will drop that idea.

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6 hours ago, annapurna1624705732 said:

I use 256gb thumb drive to store my music which I copied from my NAS.  High speed USB 3.1 - 256 gb thumbdrive is now very cheap and you can easily order it from Amazon Singapore.

https://www.amazon.sg/s?k=256gb+thumb+drive&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

 

Take note to order only popular brands such as PNY, Sandisk, Samsung, Lexar, Kingston as there are also fake thumbdrives in the market especially those that are marketed as 1Tb and 512 gb with very low price.

 

Thank you.

 

humbdrive is convenient for me.

 

That will mean I need to rip my CDs into the Thumbdrive using a Software that will be loaded into my PC.

And after that is done I can insert the the loaded Thumbdrive at the front USB of the DAC.

port and play. Will the NA11 Remote Controller be able to scroll through the Thumbdrive to choose Album and Track ?

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Errmmmm, i think the same applies as the "cannot rip CDs into HDD and plug into DAC for playback" part that Audio mentioned.  thumbdrive = hdd (technically)

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17 hours ago, titactoh said:

 

Thank you.

 

humbdrive is convenient for me.

 

That will mean I need to rip my CDs into the Thumbdrive using a Software that will be loaded into my PC.

And after that is done I can insert the the loaded Thumbdrive at the front USB of the DAC.

port and play. Will the NA11 Remote Controller be able to scroll through the Thumbdrive to choose Album and Track ?

Yes, you can control with the NA11 remote.   You can also download the Marantz Remote App to you android phone and its easier to control from there.

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2 hours ago, annapurna1624705732 said:

Yes, you can control with the NA11 remote.   You can also download the Marantz Remote App to you android phone and its easier to control from there.

 

Ok. Thanks. I thought for selection of Album and song I need to buy a Apple iphone. In which case I will have to get a used Iphone just for use as a remote controller.

 

Since you say Android can do the job the I will make use of my 2nd Android phone.

 

Just to clarify, can I rip my CDs at the PC DIRECTLY into my Thumbdrive?

 

Is 256gb Thumbdrive enough for 500 CDs storage. Which is the most reliable Thumbdrive on the market..

 

 

A big THANK  YOU to bros. AUDIO (especially),  Goldberg, BoxerFan88 and you for taking time off to assistance.

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1 hour ago, titactoh said:

 

 

 

Just to clarify, can I rip my CDs at the PC DIRECTLY into my Thumbdrive?

 

Is 256gb Thumbdrive enough for 500 CDs storage. Which is the most reliable Thumbdrive on the market..

 

 

 

 

Thumbdrive connection to PC sometimes can be unstable. I do not recommend ripping directly to thumbdrive. It is better to rip to your HDD, and then copy over to your thumbdrive.  Always make a backup copy of your ripped music, because ripping is very very very time consuming. You will understand once you begin this journey. ?

 

*** Please note, thumbdrive is not 100% reliable. I have ever lost all data in a failed thumbdrive before!  ***

 

256Gb is probably enough.

650Mb/CD * 60% * 500 CD is about 200Gb.

(assuming 40% FLAC compression)

 

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Thumbdrive connection to PC sometimes can be unstable. I do not recommend ripping directly to thumbdrive. It is better to rip to your HDD, and then copy over to your thumbdrive.  Always make a backup copy of your ripped music, because ripping is very very very time consuming. You will understand once you begin this journey. ?

 

*** Please note, thumbdrive is not 100% reliable. I have ever lost all data in a failed thumbdrive before!  ***

 

256Gb is probably enough.

650Mb/CD * 60% * 500 CD is about 200Gb.

(assuming 40% FLAC compression)

 

 I have this Desktop Lenovo Non-Touch AIO520 and specification states 

Storage :    Up to 2 TB HDD + 256 GB PCIe SSD storage

 

Does it mean its has 2 Storage. If I do save the ripped CDs which storage does it go to?

 

If I copy over to a Thumbdrive do I need to do it one by one or is there a way to copy all at one go?

 

Thank you.

 

 

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Nobody playback like that.  Rip from PC into thumbdrive, stick thumbdrive into DAC....process repeats when you do more rips or you discover a mistake,  Digital playback is suppose to be CONVENIENT.  You store it somewhere in your network and then you push it from storage to DAC.

 

You just go ahead and rip your songs.  Do a CD or 2.  Use dbpoweramp ripper, get song titles, album titles and album cover.  Make sure you rip the files into a single folder.  We can call the folder "Ripped Files".   Install JRiver and import the songs from your "Ripped Files" folder.

 

Use your mobile phone and install app "JRemote".   You can polayback from JRiver Media Center on your PC or JRemote on your mobile.  Test first.  Take one step at a time.  You will have questions just trying to rip the CD.

 

Each CD is about 600MB max storage. 256GB, may just make it depending on what CDs you have.   Maybe 512GB should be enough.   Obviously, the need for storage will grow.

 

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2 hours ago, titactoh said:

 I have this Desktop Lenovo Non-Touch AIO520 and specification states 

Storage :    Up to 2 TB HDD + 256 GB PCIe SSD storage

 

Does it mean its has 2 Storage. If I do save the ripped CDs which storage does it go to?

 

If I copy over to a Thumbdrive do I need to do it one by one or is there a way to copy all at one go?

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

Yes, it means you have 2 storage. The C:\ drive should be the SSD storage. The D:\ drive is probably the 2TB HDD.

 

I suggest you create a folder called D:\MUSIC\. Keep each CD as a sub-folder inside of D:\MUSIC\.

 

Use dbpoweramp to rip the CD, save it to D:\MUSIC\<???ALBUM_NAME???>\.

Remember - each ALBUM_NAME is different, just follow the CD title.

Start with a 2-3 CDs just to learn the procedures, ask here if you get stuck.

Once you get used to it, it's just repeating the rip for all 500 CDs.

 

After you have finished ripping, and you want to transfer all the ripped music to the thumbdrive, just copy everything from D:\MUSIC to your thumbdrive. Let's say your thumbdrive is T:\

 

You can open a DOS window, then use robocopy command to copy everything, for example:

robocopy D:\MUSIC T:\MUSIC /MIR

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On 5/6/2021 at 10:21 AM, annapurna1624705732 said:

Yes, you can control with the NA11 remote.   You can also download the Marantz Remote App to you android phone and its easier to control from there.

 

Thanks to all bros. who have taken time off to proved guidance and advice.

 

Good to know Android can do the job of a Remote controller as I can make use of a 2nd Android phone with 16gb storage..

 

Thank you all bros. for step by step detailed explanation.

 

I am using Lenovo AIO520 (Non-Touch) 23.8 inch. wiht Windows 10.

 

A search on google show storage type and capaciti as 

Storage Up to 2 TB HDD + 256 GB PCIe SSD storage

 

Wireless LAN

802.11ac, 1x1, Wi-Fi + Bluetooth® 4.0

 

  But it is WIRED. Itis not WIRELESS!

 

Ports
  • 2 USB 3.0
  • 3 USB 2.0
  • HDMI-in
  • HDMI-out
  • 3-in-1 card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
  • 10/100/1000 LAN
  • Combo audio/microphone jack

 

 

 

What I need: for Hardware   :

1)    SSD 520 GB as external storage in  case PC breaks downand beyong repair. Will go for SANDISK 500gb SSD as it looks handy & potable, Will not buy it it is NOT RELIABLE or runs HOT.

2)  High speed USB 3.1 - 256 gb Thumbdrive  .   Any recommendation for a RELIABLE brand that does nor RUN HOT ; as my SANDSIK Ultra USB 3.0 32GB runs hot.

 

What I need for Software :

1)   Online purchse of License for dbpoweramp ripper software ( are there many or only one vendor for this?

2)  Online purchase for License of Jriver

 

Questions :

When I purchase online software does it ask for destination to download to OR there is no choice but it just download into my Desktop.

 

All CDs ripped will go into the Harddrive of the PC

How do I use dbpoweramp create this D:\MUSIC

Do I need to enter title for each CD or is it automatic after it detects the CD and search the database

When I finish for the day do I just close the application. 

 

Can I use Paypal to pay or has it to be Credit card.

 

Thank you

 

 

 

 

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Make your life easy lah , play your 500 CDs with it and copy it the same time ..

 

https://av1group.com.sg/collections/cd-players-rippers/products/astell-kern-cd-ripper-mk

or

http://cocktailaudio.co.uk/index.shtml

 

or

https://www.lenbrook.com.sg/collections/cd-player-rippers/products/bluesound-vault-2i

 

All can get from the local shop.

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Yes, good suggestion by econav. 

 

to make thing easy, can simply use device like Bluesound VAULT 2i, it will rip the disc into bit perfect format and store in the internal 2T HDD or you can backup it to external drive. 

As simple as just insert the disc, the device will take care of all things within 10min. Do not need to involve computer. 

Can optical out and use Marantz Na11s1 as Dac. 

 

VAULT 2i is also a streamer, feature-rich and easy to use.

 

You can use handphone or computer on the same WiFi network to control with apps like Spotify, Tidal etc. 

 

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Good morning bros.

 

I have somehow with trepidation been able to ripped 5 CDs successfully last evening with great satisfaction .

 

Thank you all especially AUDIO, Boxerfan88, ANNAPURNA, Goldberg, & Jonlee without whose advice, guidance and encouragement I would not have

 

the confidence to proceed. and overcome my ignorance.

 

Have a good day ahead to all.

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I used to own the NA 11 and used it with great success and satisfaction with the inbuilt Airplay function. Given that you want to keep it simple, this may work for you too:

Now PCs can use Airplay too.

https://www.lifewire.com/where-to-get-airplay-for-windows-2000736

Why use Airplay?

Well the USB function for the NA 11 is meant for a small number of files only. The menu selection is pretty rudimentary and once you start adding anything more than 100 files, you will find a lot of hassle finding your music file.

 

So streaming via Airplay is very simple and the sound is very decent. I'm a PC idiot hence I'm sharing this because it's very easy.

 

So rip your CDs using the iTunes app on your PC. You can choose the file types that bro Audio suggested. Itunes helps you organise the files.

 

Then you stream the music to your NA 11 which will appear on the speaker choice. You were previously using the radio streaming function, so I know you have the ability to stream music to the NA 11.

 

Now if you really want to play those files on the USB port, you can still copy those files onto the thumb drive and play those files in a lossless format.

 

For your consideration. 

 

 

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You can also subscribe to Spotify.  From your Samsung phone, you can stream spotify from NA11 with the control from your Samsung phone spotify app.  Its very easy.  Give it a try.

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2 hours ago, petetherock said:

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I used to own the NA 11 and used it with great success and satisfaction with the inbuilt Airplay function. Given that you want to keep it simple, this may work for you too:

Now PCs can use Airplay too.

https://www.lifewire.com/where-to-get-airplay-for-windows-2000736

Why use Airplay?

Well the USB function for the NA 11 is meant for a small number of files only. The menu selection is pretty rudimentary and once you start adding anything more than 100 files, you will find a lot of hassle finding your music file.

 

So streaming via Airplay is very simple and the sound is very decent. I'm a PC idiot hence I'm sharing this because it's very easy.

 

So rip your CDs using the iTunes app on your PC. You can choose the file types that bro Audio suggested. Itunes helps you organise the files.

 

Then you stream the music to your NA 11 which will appear on the speaker choice. You were previously using the radio streaming function, so I know you have the ability to stream music to the NA 11.

 

Now if you really want to play those files on the USB port, you can still copy those files onto the thumb drive and play those files in a lossless format.

 

For your consideration. 

 

 

Thank you bro. for recommending this option.

 

"Then you stream the music to your NA 11 which will appear on the speaker choice. You were previously using the radio streaming function, so I know you have the ability to stream music to the NA 11."

 

My NA11 is attached by LAN cable to a Router. I play the inbuilt Internet Radio through its selection. Now it is no more available as Display show corrupted figures/words. Internet radio has to be subscribed on yearly basis.  My PC was never attached/paired as it is in a different location a running LAN may be a challenge with obstacles.

 

Thanks this is useful >   "Now if you really want to play those files on the USB port, you can still copy those files onto the thumb drive and play those files in a lossless format."

1 hour ago, annapurna1624705732 said:

You can also subscribe to Spotify.  From your Samsung phone, you can stream spotify from NA11 with the control from your Samsung phone spotify app.  Its very easy.  Give it a try.

 

Thank you, May do so one day.

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Like to check with Bros. here.

 

If I copy from my PC those files in a SSD storage for emergency backup in case my Lenovo AIO PC breakdown beyond repair (which I intend to to save all my efforts) ; can I attach the SSD USB plug to the USB port of another AIO Dell PC Inspiron 20" model 3043 in my room and play the music from it ?

 

Thank you.

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50 minutes ago, titactoh said:

Thank you bro. for recommending this option.

 

"Then you stream the music to your NA 11 which will appear on the speaker choice. You were previously using the radio streaming function, so I know you have the ability to stream music to the NA 11."

 

My NA11 is attached by LAN cable to a Router. I play the inbuilt Internet Radio through its selection. Now it is no more available as Display show corrupted figures/words. Internet radio has to be subscribed on yearly basis.  My PC was never attached/paired as it is in a different location a running LAN may be a challenge with obstacles.

 

Thanks this is useful >   "Now if you really want to play those files on the USB port, you can still copy those files onto the thumb drive and play those files in a lossless format."

 

You don't need your PC to be on LAN, so long as both PC and Na11 end up on the same network. The NA 11 needs LAN to join your local network, which your PC should be on if it has wifi.

Then you can use Airplay. 

And when it dies, you can consider a basic Mac especially if you aren't a pro user. Macs aren't expensive and are easy to use. They perform well for music too.

If you have an external HD with your music, it can be read by another machine, but you need a player, eg Itunes or other interface. Then tell the interface software that you wish to read off an external library, eg your hard disc.

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1 hour ago, titactoh said:

Like to check with Bros. here.

 

If I copy from my PC those files in a SSD storage for emergency backup in case my Lenovo AIO PC breakdown beyond repair (which I intend to to save all my efforts) ; can I attach the SSD USB plug to the USB port of another AIO Dell PC Inspiron 20" model 3043 in my room and play the music from it ?

 

Thank you.

 

Yes you can. The SSD/USB functions like a portable hard disk. Can plug to another PC and use.

 

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Now, I want to share a bad experience with portable SSD drive. I used a Samsung SSD for “archive”, and it was “offline” for about 9 months. When I reconnected the SSD drive, it was totally corrupted, all my data was lost. From that bad experience, I never trust SSD for archiving/backup, I only use HDD.

 

I don’t know what caused the total data loss. Does SSD need to powered up occasionally to maintain memory charge? Until today, I don’t know what went wrong.

 

And guess what, that corrupted SSD was reformatted, reused as a boot drive in a frequently used PC, and it is working fine until today, 3 years on!!!

 

My recommendation is not to use SSD for backup/archive. Use a HDD instead. I don’t trust SSD for offline backup…

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7 hours ago, Boxerfan88 said:

 

Yes you can. The SSD/USB functions like a portable hard disk. Can plug to another PC and use.

 

 

 

So besides having it as a backup starage I can still make use if it to play music from at other PC with a USB port,.

 

Thank you very much Bro.

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8 hours ago, petetherock said:

You don't need your PC to be on LAN, so long as both PC and Na11 end up on the same network. The NA 11 needs LAN to join your local network, which your PC should be on if it has wifi.

Then you can use Airplay. 

And when it dies, you can consider a basic Mac especially if you aren't a pro user. Macs aren't expensive and are easy to use. They perform well for music too.

If you have an external HD with your music, it can be read by another machine, but you need a player, eg Itunes or other interface. Then tell the interface software that you wish to read off an external library, eg your hard disc.

While I sincerely appreciate the extension of choices, I need to decipher this info like where to look for Airplay for instance.

In the Internet and Network worlds, one has to accept that "dinosaurs" still exist and it is a real phenomena. I am no exclusion to this category in all frankness. I need to take time to digest .

 

Thanks Bro. 

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The 5 CDs which I repped automatically went to a file  in the HDD known as C://CHINA/Music.

 How the word CHINA appeared I do not know.

 

Any advise how do I create a File in the C drive and direct the RIPPING to be saved ther?

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