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#271543 - 2018-01-08 17:34 MC200 not showing on network
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Just got my MC200 and downloaded the required software and have successfully imported files using Control:PC and played them using TouchPC on my (Windows) tablet, so it's obviously on my network. But nowhere can I see it in Windows Control Panel or Explorer. My previous server (Olive 04HD) was clearly visible and, importantly, I could link to it from my TV soundbase and play music from the Olive in another room. The TV soundbase can't find the MC200.

I downloaded Sooloos Configure onto my desktop (Windows 10), but it doesn't work. So, after reading some other threads, I downloaded it on my laptop (Windows 10) and it does work (go figure!). I tried manually putting in the details (IP address, etc.) and pressed Save, but the saving progress bar just goes on forever getting nowhere.

Any advice on how to make my MC200 visible and, thereby, accessible by other devices?


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#271555 - 2018-01-08 20:55 Re: MC200 not showing on network [Re: GeoffB]
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Sooloos is proprietory so wont be visible by other devices other than other Sooloos devices or Roon.

To play audio in other rooms, you will need other Sooloos devices such as MS200, MS600, 218, ID4x etc. Or Control:PC/Mac


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#274592 - 2018-03-27 20:31 Re: MC200 not showing on network [Re: Ian]
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I'm interested in a Ruark R2 Mk3 Radio Streaming music system for my kitchen. This has wi-fi capability and can play FLAC files. Would this be able to access files from the MC200 (bearing in mind the MC200 can't be seen on my home network by my PC?


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#274593 - 2018-03-27 20:46 Re: MC200 not showing on network [Re: GeoffB]
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No, as Ian said Sooloos core (MC200) only talks to other Sooloos devices, if you want to use other manufacturers products with the MC200 you will need to move to Roon streaming software more information on the Roon website.

Did you purchase the MC200 from a Meridian dealer?


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#274598 - 2018-03-28 12:29 Re: MC200 not showing on network [Re: GeoffB]
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Originally Posted By GeoffB
Would this be able to access files from the MC200 (bearing in mind the MC200 can't be seen on my home network by my PC?
For audio streaming, as previously mentioned, the MC200 has a world that encompases only Sooloos and Roon.

However, if you want to be able to access files stored on the MC200, you sort of can, with mixed results, if you accept the compromises and know what you are doing. The MC200 can be set up to serve files from its music folders via an SMB share (if anyone is looking blankly at the term SMB share then I suggest that you don't proceed any further) but this needs to be manually set up and will only serve up files in the obfuscated folders which, depending on how you ripped your music (vis Sooloos direct or imported) you may end up with a set of files that may or may not identify themselves as meaningful audio files or be filed in a particularly meaningful way. Thats going to be down to your initial ripping/import process and the audio device that you are listening to them with.

Another gotcha, albeit more an early days thing, is that Sooloos can handle >44/48k, some audio players (ie Sonos) can't. So these hires files will not be played on some audio devices.

If you wan't to try, do a google search of the forum looking for MC200 SMB

*** IMPORTANT *** Treat the MC200 disc as READONLY *** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING ON IT


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