I wonder if anyone can advise. I bought a UNITIQUTE2 from Glasgow Audio a number of years ago. I was advised to use a NAS drive and a iPad to control the device. The sound quality is superb as might be expected from a NAIM device. Unfortunately, despite many efforts and the employment of a computer specialist I cannot get the set up of UNITIQUE2, NAS and IPAD with NAIM App to work properly. I have spent many days of frustration and neither Glasgow Audio nor NAIM support appear to be able to resolve the problem. Currently I can play music ripped from my old CDs and located on the NAS drive. However, I have purchased a lot of CDs from the Apple store. I have copied these off my main Apple Computer onto the NAS, unfortunately, the NAIM app doesn’t seem to recognise these files and I can’t play them. Is there an obvious solution or do I need to stream the downloaded music from my desktop. I would be most grateful of any suggestions before I lose any more hair, I don’t have much left to lose!
I’m assuming this is a upnp issue.
I’ve added a generic upnp server to jriver with no conversion, and this allows me to play “m4a” aac files on my uq2, keeping the original audio format.
Usually everything is transcoded to 24 bit pcm.
If the files have DRM then you can only use them within a validated Apple Music environment. So with the UQ2, you’d have to play from within Apple Music and use Airplay to a connected Airport device connected via s/pdif to the UQ2. Airport Express units can be bought for little more than tenner these days, so it’s not a costly exercise, albeit somewhat limited.
There’s plenty of info online about what can and cannot do with DRMed music files. There are undoubtedly work-arounds, but I would hazard a guess they are of dubious legality and thus outside the scope of discussion here on this forum.
Apple replaced the drm’d downloads with non drm’d versions where possible a number of years ago. If i recall correctly, a redownload from the ‘my purchased’ section of the store should replace your local copy. You may need to remove the tunes from your itunes library first to enable the redownload option. Not all albums were updated though so it might not work for all, we still have a few with drm. Also check the album is still available on the store before attempting… the Music store content changes with albums dropping no longer available for download.