How to add music to your Hard Disk Drive (HDD)¶
If your content already has (accurate) embedded metadata, then you can switch off “Clean up audio file metadata on import”
In the absence of embedded metadata in your tracks, the file naming and organization are both very important. You should name and organize the tracks as follows: ArtistName - AlbumName/TrackNumber - TrackName
In order to maximize the probability of music files being recognised, make sure your files are organised in the following format.
ArtistName - AlbumName/TrackNumber - TrackName.ext
How to rip your CD’s to the HDD¶
You can rip a CD to the internal HDD by simply placing the CD into the CD Drive whilst the Encore is in any function EXCEPT the CD Player.
To rip a CD to the internal HDD just place it into the CD drive. The Encore will automatically start to rip the CD to the internal drive without interrupting or changing what the ENCORE was originally doing. If you were playing music from the HDD, or listening to the radio, it will continue to do this whilst ripping the CD.
Depending upon the total length of the CD, it takes about 10 minutes to complete ripping. Exceptionally long CDs may take up to 20 minutes
The Encore is set to rip CD’s by default when they are placed in the drive. If you only wish to play the CD, and not rip it, then you will need to select the CD Player function from the main menu before placing the disc into the drive.
After you have ripped a CD to the internal HDD, it can take a few minutes to appear in the library. The amount of time taken is dependent on the total length of the CD.
How to add music from your USB drive to the HDD¶
You can add music from your USB drive to the internal HDD by simply placing the USB drive into the USB port on the Encore front panel.
The Encore will search for all supported music file formats and copy the music files to the Upload folder.
Once all Music files have been copied, the Encore will begin the Import process. The processing time is dependent on the amount of data.
You can now remove the USB drive.
How to add your music with the ENCORE web interface¶
To add audio files to your music library you will need to connect to the Encore Web Interface from a computer.
To copy your current digital music files located on either your PC/Mac HDD directly onto the Encore‘s HDD please use the following procedure.
Open File Explorer (Windows), or Finder (Mac) and navigate to the folder where your music is stored.
If you are using iTunes on a PC you would follow the path:
File Explorer>This PC>Music>iTunes>iTunes Media>Music (Your Music will be listed here by default if loaded in via iTunes)
If you are using iTunes on a Mac you would follow the path:
Finder>Home (House icon)>Music>iTunes>iTunes Media>Music (Your Music will be listed here by default if loaded in via iTunes)
If you are using a different program to store/playback your music files, please view the help files within that program to find the location it uses to file your music.
With both the ENCORE WEB INTERFACE and your music folder open, you can now select the required music file and drag and drop it into the ENCORE WEB INTERFACE.
If you are copying a large amount of data, we recommend that you do so in stages in case of network or computer issues.
We recommend adding no more than 5000 tracks at one time.
When the file is dragged and released onto the ENCORE WEB INTERFACE, an upload progress bar will appear in the bottom right of the interface window.
Once your music files are uploaded your ENCORE WEB INTERFACE will look this.
Each individual album/CD can take approximately 3 minutes to process and be visible in the window. The processing time is dependent on the amount of data.
Refresh the browser view, using the browser refresh button (circular arrow next to address bar) to show the updated library contents.
The files will show in the ENCORE’s MY MUSIC folder within a few minutes of this.
For a short video tutorial please click on the following link http://bit.ly/2bQ2HTC