Melco N10 part 2

On test with the D100 ripper…

…has taken most of the day to move the library on to it and add Minim. An hour of listening so far its quite impresive but takes a bit of getting use to compaired to the Qnap below it.


How did you add Minim server into Melco N10,I have the same Melco as yours

Hi Meni,
you can find the instructions here MINIM ON MELCO
Make sure you stop Twonky as per the instructions if your library is large. If you run into any problems let me know and I will try to help.
I may also try to add SONG KONG there is more info here in german open in google to translate to you prefered language.

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What does song kong do?

What is SongKong for Melco?

Song Kong for Melco is an intelligent music tagger app designed to make the task of managing, organizing and cleaning up your digital music collection easy, you can purchase from here.

As your digital music collection grows so can missing artist information or album cover art, duplicate tracks or inconsistent or unnamed songs (“like Track 01”). SongKong for Melco is designed to resolve all these issues so that you can play the music you love whenever you want. SongKong for Melco is simple and powerful and can fix your music collection in a few clicks whilst offering all the tools and options you want to customize your experience.

SongKong for Melco has been designed with the support of Melco so that it is optimized for UPnP and DNLA. It has special support for MinimServer and Twonky DNLA/UPnP Servers plus special support for files created with Naim UnitiServe.

You can add pic covers couse? 10% of my library collections are missing without being able to fix it

Have you tried a tagger like dBpoweramp? Full control over the tags you want to use. No need to depend on someone else’s guesswork.

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Only dBpoweramp I always use

Yes you can do that just drag the album from the Melco import folder to a pc and use dBpoweramp, EAC or to re tag MP3tag. The import on the D100 has missed some art work on my brief try i.e. the number 1 uk album this week Jeff Lynne’s ELO : From out of nowhere. It’s about as good as using Itunes to rip (I do an mp3 copy on a pc to use in the car). I’ve always paid a lot of attention to tagging since I started ripping in the early 1990s.

But it can’t fix 10% of your missing tags?

Sorry if I misunderstand.

NB make sure art work is sub 500 x 500 and add a copy into the file as well as embeding with a tagging programme or some players will not show it even though it is there.

Is this a new N10? Only reason for asking, there was an announcement in May that there was to be an upgrade which combined Minim Server and Songkong, due in August. I’ve been waiting patiently, but it doesn’t seem to have happened.

Or more in my case…

Can it play simply using folder hierachy and filename?

Yes it is about 2 month old according to the dealer. There is due to be an update that integrated Minim and Songkong automatically but Melco has n’t rolled it out yet.

Yes with Minim you can browse by folders.

Too bad you can’t connect Asset media with Melco…Asset app is best

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I’d rate Asset about the same as Minimserver. But like anything else, assuming all the hardware is working optimally, metadata is key.

You can browse folder view in Minimserver.

I agree, I run both on a Qnap nas. The key is having the correct metadata for the two to work on. Which is perhaps what Songkong could do and in effect what Roon does do (it’s a shame it has no folder browsing!).

“Quite impressive” is hardly a ringing endorsement. I found it transformational.
Also curious as to why you would use Minim rather than Roon, which seems to me to offer so much more in terms of enjoyment of the music experience - albeit not in SQ terms.

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@RipVanRadio Well I had only had it on for an hour at that point, I’ve had some time to have a good listen now you are right it certainly transforms digital music in an astonishing way. My son was sceptical until he listened tonight it betters his Melco with SSDs. I have Roon running on my pc, I have a year subscription, if it would allow folder browsing I would keep it as I have my music well ordered and tagged, I can find more about my collection with google. Roon did n’t like the bootleg copies, the youtube rips and one offs from bandcamp. The D100 is also a star in its own right.