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Synology DS Audio app
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I'm looking at buying a Synology NAS and using their DS Audio app to stream my FLAC collection to an iPhone, thus giving me PC-free easy access to my FLAC files all over the house.

Anyone who already uses DS Audio, I'd be interested if you know answers to the following - I've found Synology hard to approach directly.

Does the DS Audio app support dock remote controls? If I selected an album from my NAS using DS Audio, started it playing, and then docked the phone in, say, an rCube for playback, could I then retire to the other side of the room and use the dock's remote to control playback - pause, skip etc?

Do people feel that DS Audio is currently probably the best route for this kind of functionality?

Interested in thoughts of anyone who's tried this.

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...also interesting that QNAP

...also interesting that QNAP have an updated QMobile app. Wonder how this compares to Synology. anyone got any experience? Questions like this will ultimately determine which NAS I go for I think.

QNAP say that using their app you can connect your NAS to a USB DAC and use the app as a remote control. Could be an interesting no-PC option for music... assuming my existing USB DAC is compatible.

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RE: Synology DS Audio app

I have a Synology DS211j storing my lossless iTunes library, in the interests of science I have just docked my ipod touch into my Roberts 63i selected the DS Audio app and once launched, yes you can use the 3rd party remote.

I have not tried this before as you can stream via wifi from the Nas to the Roberts without using an iPod, good to know  Laughing

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RE: Synology DS Audio app

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I have a Synology DS211j storing my lossless iTunes library, in the interests of science I have just docked my ipod touch into my Roberts 63i selected the DS Audio app and once launched, yes you can use the 3rd party remote.

I have not tried this before as you can stream via wifi from the Nas to the Roberts without using an iPod, good to know  Laughing

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RE: Synology DS Audio app

No idea why this is duplicating?

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RE: ...also interesting that QNAP

Twill wrote:
...also interesting that QNAP have an updated QMobile app. Wonder how this compares to Synology. anyone got any experience? Questions like this will ultimately determine which NAS I go for I think. QNAP say that using their app you can connect your NAS to a USB DAC and use the app as a remote control. Could be an interesting no-PC option for music... assuming my existing USB DAC is compatible.

 

On a QNAP u can install PS3 media server - turning your NAS into full transcoding DLNA media server. (music & video)

http://wiki.qnap.com/wiki/PS3_Media_Server

 

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