I’m a new pi and Volumio user from New Hampshire, USA. I wanted to access a music library on a Synology NAS and feed it into a Crestron whole house audio system. I was looking for something that would provide most of the capability out of the box, including getting accessing other internet music sources, and that I could then do additional customizations to improve the integration with the WHA system.
It’s my first pi based project so I selected a HW bundle from HiFiBerry with a Pi 4 and a DAC2 HD. I learned about Volumio from their web page. It seemed to have the right amount of OOTB capability to get me going, a number of additional features that I might want in the future and a choice of 2 APIs for the integration.
I’m up and playing music in a day. The HW assembled easily and the SW setup was mostly straight forward.
There was one thing that confused me: I tried to access my NAS music share by adding a Network Drive in Sources. It couldn’t find my NAS by scanning, by name or by IP. However, when I selected Media Server, my NAS was sitting there and all the music, photo and video shares were automatically listed. I don’t understand why it could see it as a media server but not as a NAS that I could select shares from. I have much to learn.