Does anyone know how to get a Core UnitiServer running firmware 1.7 C to recognize composer tags for classical music? I am using MusicBrainz Picard to add this tag to my files, but when I “Browse Music” in the Naim server, it get “No Data Found” when I attempt to browse by Composer. Thanks.
Presumably you are talking about a Unitiserve and not a UnitiCore, as you mention firmware 1.7c.
You must not edit data on the Unitiserve other than by using the Naim n-serve app, available for IOS and Mac. Not only will it not recognise edits you make in other ways, as you have discovered, but you risk breaking the Unitiserve indexing altogether, which might mean you have to rip everything from scratch again.
So I suggest you stop doing it with your external software and look at using n-serve instead.
At least n-serve on Unitiserve is more capable than the current UnitiCore where you can’t edit composers at all, Naim not taking classical music seriously I’m afraid, as I have often remarked.
Yes, I did mean a UnitiServe. The Naim devices are confusing to me. I am not editing data in the UnitiServe, I am editing data on a NAS which is accessed as a network share. I was not clear on that point. Perhaps there is no way to get the Naim server to look for a composer value on a share?
Ah ok. I didn’t understand that you were talking about a share on a NAS. I’m afraid I don’t know the answer to that, so you will have to wait until someone else comes along.
Thanks much for trying to help. I have noticed that if I rip CD’s into the Naim store, the composer value is present. It seems that the missing composer value in the NAS files on the network shares is a rather serious deficiency for me, given the number of downloads I have – over half of my library comes from download sources. Is this a Naim “blind spot” and do any of their newer products address the issue – I realize that the UnitiServe is a legacy product now.
I think Naim’s only newer product the UnitiCore is almost certain to be similarly deficient or worse in this respect, as while you can search on composers on Core rips, you can’t edit the field to correct missing or incorrect information. So whether you find what you want is totally dependent on whoever posted the information to the metadata service, in whatever country they lived, with whatever customs about first names, initials etc that exist there.
Naim has a blind spot about classical music.
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