Can anybody point me at a really simple set of instructions for setting up a NAS as a music server for my planned Naim streamer purchase. I'd like to have a good number of CDs ready ripped before getting the streamer.
I have purchased a Qnap NAS as it is on the Naim "approved" list.
I am using Windows 7 on a desk PC, with dbPowerbase for ripping and Media Monkey for file sorting and playback.
Problem is that I don't understand computer networks. I have the PC and NAS connected to a Belkin router via ethernet cable. The NAS appears on the computer when I click "Network" from the Start button in Windows. But that's as far as I can go. I have installed a Cat6 wired socket for the hi-fi also connected to the router.
How do I rip to the NAS? What file should I store rips to?, How will the streamer "see" the NAS do I have to install "streamer" software on the NAS?
As you can see my computer skills are minimal. Any idea where I should look for help/instructions?
Also, would setting this up be considered by Naim to be part of the dealer's normal home installation requirement for Naim gear? Or would I be expected to have the network up and running first?