The Library Menu and Setup

 

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The Library interface allows users to set up the ARIES G2’s Lightning Server, and to browse the music library created by the Lightning software. Use ‘Up’ and ‘Down’ buttons to highlight menu items and use the ‘Play/Pause’ button to select. Use the ‘M’ button to quit the Library interface.

1. ‘Browse Library’: Browse and play music from the Lightning Server library. Folder view of the music library:

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Use the ‘Up’ and ‘Down’ buttons to highlight an album or a track. Use the ‘Play/Pause’ button to select the album or to play the track. Use the ‘M’ button to return to the previous view. When a track is selected, a popup window will appear:

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Select ‘Play Now’ to stop the currently playing track, remove all previously added tracks in the queue, and add all tracks from the current folder. Playback begins immediately. Select ‘Play Next’ to add all tracks from the current folder, and play them when the current track ends. Select ‘Play Later’ to add all tracks from the current folder to the end of the existing queue.

Use the ‘Up’ and ‘Down’ button to select how you want the tracks to be added then press the ‘Play/Pause’ button to confirm. Use the ‘M’ button to quit this interface without future action.

2. ‘Library Setup’: Set up Lightning Server to create a music library service for your home network.

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  • Status: Reflects the current working status of the Lightning Server system. Scanning progress and any potential scanning errors are displayed.
  • Library Paths: The total number of user-defined music storage locations recognized by Lightning Server. Includes attached USB drives, network shared folders and internal storage.
  • Library Capacity: Combined disk space of all user-defined music storage locations.
  • Total Tracks: Total number of musical tracks in the music storage location. Non-music files and files not recognized or supported by Lightning Server are not included.
  • Last Re-scan: Date & time of the last library scan performed by Lightning Server.
  • Rescan All Paths: Re-scans all user-defined library file locations for changes.

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  • Additional Operations: Lightning Server operations not listed elsewhere, including the creation of multiple library paths.
  • Always On: When enabled this feature keeps Lightning Server running as a background service on your streaming device even if the device is asleep. Turn the feature on if you use the Scheduled Re-Scan feature or if you use Lightning Server to stream content to other devices on your home network. Note: when this feature is enabled internal and or attached USB storage drives remain active and accessible to Lightning Server.
  • Scheduled Re-scan: Turns on automatic daily re-scanning of all music storage locations at a user-defined time.
  • Ignore Prefix for Album: When enabled this setting ignores specific words in album titles during library scans. Changing this setting prompts an immediate re-scan of your library.
  • Ignore Prefix for Artist: When enabled this setting ignores specific words in artist names during library scans. Changing this setting prompts an immediate re-scan of your library.
  • Ignore Prefix for Track: When enabled this setting ignores specific words in track names during library scans. Changing this setting prompts an immediate re-scan of your library.
  • Smart Album Title: Toggles case sensitivity for the album tag field associated with tracks. If several tracks from the same album are tagged inconsistently in terms of album capitalization the tracks may be shown as being from different albums. (Tracks tagged with “Abbey Road” will display as being from a different album as tracks tagged with “abbey road.”) When Smart Album Title is enabled capitalization is ignored and such tracks are grouped together and displayed as a single album using the most frequently-occurring version of the album name. Note: this feature requires a complex algorithm that may significantly reduce the library scanning and indexing speed of Lightning Server.
  • Group Multi-Disc Album: Groups/ungroups tracks from multi-disc albums into a single album. When enabled Lightning Server searches for tracks that are tagged with the same album name but which reside in folders with names such as “CD01” “CD02” etc. (i.e. identical alpha characters followed by consecutive numbering) and displays them in the music library as a single album. When disabled tracks from each folder will display as separate albums with the same name. Note: this feature requires a complex algorithm that may significantly reduce the library scanning and indexing speed of Lightning Server.
  • CUE File Encoding: Specifies non-standard or non-English CUE file encoding. If your library contains CUE files that do not use standard UTF8 encoding Lightning Server needs some help to successfully read metadata such as album and track information. (Standard UTF8-encoded CUE files are detected automatically.) Use this feature to specify the encoding method of non-UTF8 CUE files present in your library.
  • Erase Lightning Server Index: This function erases all existing library indexes and rebuilds them. Erasing/rebuilding your library indexes may resolve library errors. Music files themselves are not changed or affected in any way.

 

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