I use my SoundTouch 20s and 30 with Plex, but the results are usually less than perfect. I have all my music sorted by Genre, Artist, and then Album. In Bose Soundtouch software I have to hit Plex, Music, Music, By Folder. Large albums like compilations used to trip up the Bose app, but recent updates have made this better. For example, my 80's compliation folder has 580+ songs and I can play it sometimes (I just tried right now, and get an eternal spinning wheel).
What happens often is that I select something to play and the SoundTouch just does nothing and says "select something to play". When this happens, I usually have to pull the power on the SoundTouch in order to get it to start playing again. I never have to do anything with Plex--so I believe my troubles are a Bose DLNA issue.
I bought this very expensive system to seamlessly stream my local music, but I have so many problems with the DLNA implementation I get very frustrated.
Now ripping software onto an external HD. Plan to move music files to a NAS.
Qu: Will The SoundTouch app read the music files directly from the NAS or do I need to build a library for it to read??
Thanks for the question!
You'll need to have a media server running on the NAS drive to serve the files to the SoundTouch system. My recommendation would be Twonky Media Server (as long as your NAS drive supports it).
Let us know if you have any other questions.
Brandon - Community Support
Thanks - your reply helps as I wade through this rather “murky” arena of NAS vs External HD.
I am leaning towards a WD NAS. Indications are that these come with Plex. Also Twonky - but I see some indication that for Twonky firmware updates you are on your own.
So does Plex work with SoundTouch IV?
Like I said...murky world of NAS drives!! Plex works sometimes. DLNA works sometimes. Is there anything that works “all the time”?
I am sticking external HDs on my PC in my upstairs office. I will set up Wake on LAN so I can fire up the PC from downstairs when I want music.