Thank you for the prompt replies and advice.
I have checked the settings and server mode is ticked.
I have all my music stored on my PC and also on a mini portable hard drive in a folder on each titled music. Within that folder are two other other folders with one titled WAV and the other FLAC. Within each of them are music tracks from CDs I have ripped. I have only ripped the tracks I like from the cds rather than the full cd and ripped them to FLAC and WAV so I could compare them to decide if WAV sounded better.
When I select servers from the naim app it finds the folder on my pc titled Local Music and within that folder are a range of options including albums, artists, genres, newest cd etc. If I select artist or albums, all that appears are the two folders titled WAV and FLAC. When I open either folder, each track I have ripped is listed but in no apparent order i.e. not alphabetical by artist, track or album e.g. 1. is A-ha - Take On Me, 2 is Abba - Dancing Queen, 3 is Belinda Carlisle - In Too Deep, 4 is Abba -Super Trouper. If I then click on any track from the list and then click play from the drop down list it plays the track. This works for every track from A to Z but only the title and not the artist name appears in the list tracks to play.
In addition despite me using Tagscanner to add the album art to each track, the same album art for the first track played appears on every single track and doesn’t change from track to track. Incidentally, I ripped the WAV files using EAC and then added full album art via Tagscanner.
If I select USB front or rear directly from the app, I see the same WAV or FLAC folder but instead of a list of individual tracks as I see via the server route, I see an individual icon with the artist name. If I click on it the artist and song title briefly scroll along the bottom of my phone on the app as if it is about to play but it immediately changes to a song by an artist commencing with the letter A. I might be wrong, but it’s as if the ND5 can’t process a single folder containing a large number of files and only sees the first 30 or forty tracks. Furthermore, the tracks that do play still don’t show album art within the app whether they are FLAC or WAV. That said, the tracks that do play sound great.
I haven’t changed any of the music folders on my PC or the content of them and everything worked fine with my Cyrus streamer and before that my Sonos. By fine, I mean I could filter by artist, song title or album.
is there something I’m missing about the Naim app or is it just not user friendly? If it is the latter, is there an alternative way to use the ND5 without the app? I can’t scroll through a list of over 4000 tracks every time I want to find the one track I want to play. Alternatively, do I need to set up the files on my PC differently i.e have a single individual folder for every track or cd I have ripped.
At the moment I am extremely disappointed with the usability of the ND5 and if I can’t resolve the problems it will be appearing on a well known auction site very soon and I’ll connect my Sonos to the Supernait 2. I’m also now regretting selling my Cyrus streamer to a work colleague.