Core copy music files question

Would like to import music that is on my laptop in to the Core, but the Core does not see my laptop as a valid network drive or music store. Meanwhile, the Core appears as an NAS drive on my LAN with 2 top level folders: Downloads & Music. Seems that it would be easiest to drag/drop music files from the laptop to the core. This seems to work for the Downloads folder but not the Music folder. Does it matter? Is there a better way?

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I can’t imagine why the you wouldn’t be able to copy the Music folder - I routinely do this on my Unitiserve to use CD rips on other devices. Write protection, on the other hand, might be a good idea, if it stops you adding files to it which should be going into the Downloads folder. 

I'm sorry that I don't not know anything about Macs, but someone else will be able to answer. However I suspect that this isn't a matter of you doing something wrong with your Mac, but rather a mixture of the Core and your network.

Naim say that the latest firmware update for the Core has improved share discovery, so if you aren't on the latest Core firmware, you might try updating it. Also it would be worth trying the usual network things like rebooting your router, your Mac and your Core. 

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David

Bart the OP was posing the question of how to add files that were previously in a Music folder, ie ripped with a US or similar. To get them into the Core's music folder (e.g. So he can edit metadata with the app) he has to import them and at the moment the issue is that his Core doesn't recognise his Mac as a share from which it can import. Putting them into the downloads folder is not the answer.

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David

David Hendon posted:

Bart the OP was posing the question of how to add files that were previously in a Music folder, ie ripped with a US or similar. To get them into the Core's music folder (e.g. So he can edit metadata with the app) he has to import them and at the moment the issue is that his Core doesn't recognise his Mac as a share from which it can import. Putting them into the downloads folder is not the answer.

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David

For all but 'edit with the Naim app,' simply dragging them into the Downloads folder would work just fine.  If it were me, I would edit the metadata outside of the Naim app and then just put them in the Downloads folder, and be done with it

I have gone to a nas now, but a good bit of the music on my nas was ripped with my UServe.  It works just fine on a nas . . . or on another UServe or Core's Downloads folder.

I will add that one of the nice things about the Naim app is that all of the music on the Core will show up in one library.  So it really doesn't matter if music is in the library of files that the Naim server ripped itself, or in the Downloads folder; all will integrate.  So zero advantage of importing previously ripped music files.  (Being able to edit metadata with the Naim app is actually a disadvantage; free software on a laptop does a much better job.)

Klout10 posted:

Indeed Bart, but this is not smething new: also the UnitiServe and HDX were able to display all the music as a single library ...

Absolutely!  I'm just trying to dissuade the OP from feeling he needs to "import" when "copy to Downloads" would suffice!  I am answering his penultimate question. "Does it matter?"  My answer is a firm "NO!"

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