Hydrogenaudio Forum => General Audio => Topic started by: jchoatejr on 2021-02-12 00:05:25

Title: Windown 10 Audio UPnP Renderer
Post by: jchoatejr on 2021-02-12 00:05:25
I have a Synology NAS running Minim Server 2 as my music server/library.  I have an Android tablet so I run BubbleUPnP as the control point.  I have a dedicated Windows 10 machine that want to use as my music player (i.e., UPnP renderer) to output digital audio to my Benchmark USB DAC.  On the suggestion of someone from the Minim Server Forum I installed TuneBrowser on my Windows 10 machine, and it works great as a UPnP renderer when configured with OpenHome activated.  The problem is that TuneBrowser is too "hands-on" for me and it also really wants to be the library; I want something that will just come up and work (once configured properly).  The network path from music files on the NAS to the Windows 10 machine is cabled and there are no issues.  I have spent hours playing music using TuneBrowser while setting everything else up, and so everything works as it should.  I just need a piece of software to put on the Windows 10 machine in the digital audio path where TuneBrowser is now, one that will be ready to pass UPnP audio data from the network to digital audio on the USB port, and ultimately to my DAC, not too long after the machine is booted and without manual intervention.  I know that there are large audio player sotware packages available, with library capabilities and many other 'cool' features that I would have to disable 80% to 90% to get it down to doing what I want.  I would really appreciate any suggestions for a good Windows 10 UPnP Audio Renderer without a lot of excess baggage. 

p.s., I could list all the H/W specs here, but suffice it to say that there's enough speed and storage to render 4K video if I wanted.