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Thread: Asset UPNP on Qnap Compatability Query - Streaming Dropouts

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    Question Asset UPNP on Qnap Compatability Query - Streaming Dropouts

    Morning Guys

    Firstly thanks again for a fantastic product.

    Hope you can maybe assist with the below:

    I recently updated my Naim Unitilite to the latest firmware.
    Since then I started having dropouts when streaming from the NAS to the Hifi using Asset UPNP. It will play a bit and then stop for a few seconds then start playing again, but most of the time the stream stops completely and I have to press play again to start the stream, so much so that i find it unusable at present. All my devices are wired.

    I then logged into my QNAP and saw there was a new QTS Release available, so updated that firmware too - Made no Difference.
    I then checked Asset and realised R4.5 is available - Again Installed it with no difference in the dropouts.

    I did quite a few tests and found this only happens when streaming lossless (WAV, ALAC, FLAC) files (CD Quality only I don't have Hi-Res).
    MP3's have no issue.
    Asset was configured to convert FLAC to WAV on the fly but I turned this off with no difference in the result either.

    I put it down to the Naim Update and have contacted their support for further investigation. I am wondering though if their update may have opened some compatibility issues with the way Qnap handles UPNP or the UPNP software itself. I will also post this to QNAP Support as it seems at this point no matter what UPNP I use on the QNAP (Asset,Twonky, Multimedia Station) the same issue persist.

    I wanted to make you aware of this in the hope that you may be able to assist from a Asset UPNP angle too.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Asset UPNP on Qnap Compatability Query - Streaming Dropouts

    If multiple UPnP servers cannot work then the issue is with the Naim.

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    Re: Asset UPNP on Qnap Compatability Query - Streaming Dropouts

    Thought as much, was just baffled however as UPnP Server works ok when Streaming MP3 to the Naim (instead of streaming lossless)

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