Music Center for PC

Playing songs on a home network

Playing songs by redirecting output to a network-compatible audio device

  1. Connect the computer and the network-compatible audio device to the same home network.

    For details on the connection method, refer to the operating instructions for the device.

  2. Click (Audio output) (A), and then select [Devices on home network...] (B).
  3. Select the device to which you want to redirect output from the list under [Devices on Home Network]. Then, click [OK] to close the screen.

    Hint

    • If the device to which you want to redirect output does not appear in the list, make sure that the device is turned on and the network settings are configured properly.
  4. Start playback of a song.

Playing songs by accessing the library of “Music Center for PC” from a network-compatible audio device (Server function)

You can play songs from [My Library] in “Music Center for PC” over a network by operating a network-compatible audio device.

  1. Connect the computer and the network-compatible audio device to the same home network.

    For details on the connection method, refer to the operating instructions for the device.

  2. Click (Menu) in the top left, and select [Settings] from the [Tools] menu.
  3. Click [Share My Library] (A) and add a check mark to the check box for [Share songs registered to My Library with a local network device] (B).
    Then, input an arbitrary library name in the text box for [Library name:] (C). Click [OK] to close the screen.

    You will need the library name that you input in this step. The library name will be required for identifying the library of “Music Center for PC” when the network-compatible device accesses the library.

    Hint

    • Add a check mark to [Automatically allow a new device to access My Library]. Access to [My Library] will be allowed automatically when a new device is connected to the network.
    • Add a check mark to [Lower sound quality of High-Resolution sound source to CD equivalent]. Sound interruption or other problems may be improved during playback of High-Resolution Audio content.
  4. Access [My Library] of “Music Center for PC” by operating the network-compatible audio device and start playback of a song.

    Keep “Music Center for PC” open during this time. If you shut down the computer or close “Music Center for PC”, the audio device will be unable to access [My Library].
    For details on how to operate the audio device, refer to the operating instructions for the audio device.