- Which UPnP AV music software is best for LUMIN?
LUMIN strongly recommend MinimServer. It supports all the features of LUMIN and much of the development and testing of LUMIN has been performed with MinimServer.
The current release of MinimServer supports Windows x86, Windows x64, Mac OS X, Linux x86 and Linux ARM.
Installation instructions are also available for recommended NAS products from Qnap and Synology: http://minimserver.com/installing.html.
- Which NAS products are best for LUMIN?
- Do I need to tag my music?
Yes, the LUMIN App uses these tags to organise your music.
Historically, server and control software has performed poorly with this method, leading to many people organising their music using folder structure on their servers. LUMIN seeks to improve on that system using tags to improve flexibility and browsing speed.
We recommend that you use appropriate tagging software to correctly tag your music library. A good example is Mp3tag.
- How long does the LUMIN App take to cache my music?
The very first time you use it, the LUMIN App will cache all the artwork. This can take a few minutes (approximately 250 albums per minute depending on the resolution for the artwork). After this first time, LUMIN only needs to load any new music that you might add to your library. Usually only a few seconds.
It is possible that a software update may require your library to be re-cached.
- Can LUMIN control my amplifier volume?
Currently, this feature is not available. The app volume control digitally adjusts the output from LUMIN. This is not necessarily the highest quality method and therefore we recommend that you use your amplifier's remote control for this purpose.
It is possible that certain network-connected amplifiers can be supported in the future.
- Can the LUMIN App be used with other UPnP AV systems?
LUMIN uses the Linn UPnP AV Extension and it is our intention to provide the LUMIN App for use with other systems that also use this extension. Currently, however, no warranty or guarantee of operation can be provided with systems other than LUMIN.
The LUMIN App will not currently control generic UPnP devices.