[Music] How Rip A CD Audio Using The Zappiti NAS RIP
Audio RIP process
Simply open the optical drive tray. Insert your disc. There is nothing else to do! Once your disk is backed up, it is ejected and you no longer have it online.
Browse your music
The tracks of your audio CDs are converted by default into FLAC and ALAC for the most sharp audiophiles (ultra high quality without loss) but also MP3 for full compatibility. Your albums are located in 3 directories corresponding to these formats in a single folder named AUTORIP.
Note: it is possible to rip multiple discs at the same time via optional Blu-ray data drives (Blu-ray discs, DVDs and CDs) connected via USB.
To access to your audio library on your Zappiti player, launch Zappiti Explorer application, select "ZAPPITI-NASRIP", then "MUSIC" folder and finally "AUTORIP". Three directories are available: ALAC, FLAC and MP3. Click on the format of your choice to access it. Then you will be abble to see one folder for each artist your have in your audio collection. Then, if you click on an artist folder, you will be able to access all the albums of the artist in question.
Note: You can choose the conversion format BEFORE you integrate your CD. For example, if you decide to rip your CDs only in MP3, press the MENU button on the remote control, then go to Zappiti NAS Options using RIGHT button of your RC and check the desired audio format using ENTER button of your RC.
1. Switch on your Zappiti player.
2. Start the Zappiti Explorer application (second button on the main page).
3. Select "ZAPPITI-NASRIP", then "MUSIC" and finally "AUTORIP".
4. Select the audio codec used to make your music appear.
5. Then choose the artist you want to listen to.
6. Then you will be abble to see all the albums of the selected artist. The albums are displayed by alphabetical order.
7. Click on the selected album to display all the songs in the album.
8. Then click on the desired song. An animated icon is displayed to indicate that the song is now playing.
Press the MENU button on the remote control to display the playback options. In the MUSIC tab, you can activate chained playback, loop or random playback.
Custom Album Pockets Edit or add images.
You can manually add a photo from the back of the album or change the artist's photo. Warning! All picture sizes are compatible with Zappiti player, but we recommend you to use square-sized pictures up to 500x500 resolution for faster compatibility and faster display (Sonos accepts up to " To 1024 x 1024 and Zappiti up to 8K x 8K). The pictures that will be used as thumbnails for artists and albums must be named "folder.jpg". Additional images such as the back of the album, photo of a packaging or the inside pages of a booklet can be renamed as you wish.
Connected Speakers and Audio Players
Audio files are generated in multiple formats, album covers and artists' photos are standardized to allow compatibility with most audio players and connected speakers on the market such as Sonos. In this way, the music files are accessible in multi-room and can be controlled using a tablet or a smartphone via applications dedicated to connected devices (for example, the Sonos app). You can also play your audio files with audio playback software on a connected computer.
(App Sonos Control)
If you already have audio files and want to store them in your Zappiti NAS Rip Audio Video Edition, we recommend that you create a "Personal Music" folder next to the "Music" folder (ZAPPITI-NASRIP / Personal Music). You can organize your music collection as you wish by creating a folder for example by genre or period. If you wish, you can associate thumbnails with each folder. To do this, simply put a square image in 500x500 resolution named "folder.jpg" at the root of the folder you want to illustrate. In the same way, you can add a thumbnail for each category in addition to artists and albums for more pleasant navigation.
Note: Please do not delete or modify the structure of the "Music" folder.