AURALiC ARIES and ALTAIR streamers have the option to include an internal hard drive for local music storage. Keep your music locally where our Lightning Streaming Platform will make it available to other AURALiC streamers on your network. There are a variety of ways in which to move and manage music on your internal storage once it is part of your network.
Verifying Your Internal Storage
You can use the Lightning DS app to verify that your internal storage is ready to use. Your internal storage will be listed in the Library Path Information section along with any shared folders or USB devices you have connected.
If you do not see your internal storage listed, you can add it by clicking on the blue settings icon. Select Add Internal Storage, enter the name you would like to display on the network and save it. The storage should now appear in your library path. If you are unable to access your internal storage, please contact the dealer you purchased it from.
Importing Music from a USB Drive
Music may be transferred to the internal storage from a USB drive connected to your AURALiC product. Please note that the USB port will only power a drive using less than 500mA. If your drive has higher requirements, you will want to use a separate dedicated power supply.
In Additional Operations, select your internal storage and choose the option to import music From USB Drive. A large amount of music can take a long time to transfer, however, once the process is started you are free to close the app or continue playing other music.
Managing Music from a Computer
Using a computer that is connected to the same network as your AURALiC streamer is a very useful way to manage the music on your internal storage. The Computer connection allows you to remove or rename music on the drive as well as copy music to it.
Open a Finder or File Explorer window and use Networking in the left side menu to locate the shared storage. Select the entry named A U R A L hyphen followed by the serial number of your unit. In a Windows system, do not use the entry listed as a Media Device as it will not allow access to the shared storage.
If the shared folder doesn’t appear on an Apple computer, use the Command + K buttons to open the Connect to server window. In the bar at the top enter s, m, b, colon, backslash, backslash, the IP address of your streamer and click Connect. Choose Connect As Guest and then select your internal storage as the volume to mount.
If your Windows computer does not automatically see the shared folder, you can access it manually by typing forward slash, forward slash, followed by the IP address, another forward slash and the shared folder name into the File Explorer address bar.
Following any changes, use the Re-scan Path button in the Library Path section of the Lightning DS app to index your new music.
Moving Music from a NAS drive
If you currently have a large amount of music stored on a NAS drive, it is possible to copy it directly to your AURALiC internal storage. The hard drive needs to be removed from your AURALiC product and installed in an External USB Enclosure. You can then connect the drive to a USB port on a Linux based NAS, like a Synology or QNAP. Use the NAS management software to transfer your music. Once the drive is re-installed in your streamer, use the Force Re-scan button in the Internal Storage section to index your new music.
Playing Locally Stored Music
Once you have loaded music onto the internal storage, you will be able to find it in the left side menu of the Lightning DS app under My Music. Filter by Last Import Date to see the music you just added or use another option to sort your files the way that works best for you.
We hope this video has been helpful. If you have any difficulty with your AURALiC product, please contact your local dealer or email us at email@example.com.