Been looking at streamers for a while, can music files be copied to the 2TB internal HD and if so, how? At present, I been ripping Cd's to an external HD. Or is this streamer better suited for use with a NAS system?
Also does it matter what (version of) Apple Ipad is used to connect and operate this streamer?
Really like the minimalist look of this streamer!
The StreamPlayer shows up as a shared network drive on any computer connected to your network. So moving files to it is as simple as transferring files from one directory to another on your computer.
While the StreamPlayer can connect to a NAS, it is much easier to use and maintain the system if the music files are stored on the internal 2TB drive. You can always back up to a NAS or USB backup drive as you see fit.
It does not matter what type of iPad you have. There are apps that run on any iPad, any iPhone, any Android phone or tablet and any computer on your network. You can even use multiple apps at the same time. The StreamPlayer will receive commands from any of these apps and will relay its operational results back to all currently running apps. There is also a web player included with the StreamPlayer.
You can also use Apple Airplay (or similar apps running on an Android device) to stream ANY content to the StreamPlayer (Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, podcasts, etc).