Last week I was in the process of converting the WAV files on my NS01 to FLAC . On the advice of @ChrisSU I did this one genre at a time. I worked through the full list of genres but left ‘Pop- Rock’ until last owing to its size. Since then the Met Office has been forecasting thunderstorms for our area, so the entire system has been switched off and unplugged.
Today I thought I’d switch it on and set the NS01 off to convert the final genre. The DTC showed that 6,977 files were identified for conversion. I switched to the Encoding Monitor screen to check that it was working and although the files were shown pending conversion, nothing further happened, i.e. no conversions started. I cancelled the operation and fired up the streamer and amplifiers to check that the server was working, which it is.
I have since tried to request just one album to convert, but again it doesn’t start the conversion process.
Does anyone have any thoughts regarding what might have happened and what I need to do to get it working again? Thank you.
I think I might have found the answer, because I’ve just noticed that the NS01 is running an internal backup, which it’s been doing since four o’clock this morning. I’ll wait until this has finished before trying again to convert any more files.
I made a comparison between the two plus the FLAC files converted back to WAV on the fly. It is easy to turn that off too. I had been wanting to do this for a while as my NS01 is now nine years old, but hadn’t had the courage to do so, for fear of it going wrong, but guidance from others on here made it relatively easy. At least I shall now have a degree of flexibility going forward. BTW I was surprised that Iain had no experience of the process.
I’ve now switched transcoding off so that the ND555 is receiving native FLAC files. On balance I think this sounds best. When I made the initial comparison, I was using a few country tracks, this being the small genre I initially converted. With more bass heavy music it was sounding a bit bloated when the NS01 was transcoding on the fly. I also suspect the newer ND555 is probably more capable than the older server.
Hence, the setting in the DTC is now:
System & Functions/Naim UPnP Server/Miscellaneous Settings/Transcoding = Native
(I’ve written that here for my benefit as much as anyone else’s, so that I have a record of it.)