Downloading Purchased Music from LinnRecords.co.uk to your ZoneRipper for PC

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This page describes the steps necessary to configure the LinnRecords download manager so that your music downloads are saved directly to a ZoneRipper. These instructions will work with other NAS devices such as QNAP or RipNAS (just change the hostname zoneripper used in the examples here for your device name OR device IP address).

Map a network drive to your ZoneRipper

There are a number of ways to map a drive in Windows - the method shown here will work regardless of the version of Windows being used:
  1. Press the Windows Key and R key a the same time - this will display the Run or Open dialog.

  2. Enter the name of the server preceded by double backslash \\zoneripper. If you are using a different device then use the hostname. Examples: RipNAS use \\ripnas a QNAP TS-421 \\ts421 (hostname is displayed in the QFinder utility) or the device IP address e.g. \\192.168.1.10

  3. You may be prompted for a username and password. Use the username administrator and the corresponding password. Click the checkbox Remember my password or Remember my credentials
  4. Once logged in you will see the default shares on the device.

  5. Right click on the share Music to display the context menu.
  6. Select the option Map Network drive... off the context menu.

  7. Select the drive letter to be used for the drive e.g. Z:
  8. Tick the checkbox "Reconnect at Logon"
  9. Click Finish

Purchase Your Music

Visit linnrecords.co.uk and purchase some tracks or login to your account if you have already purchased.

Start the Download Manager

Install or launch the Linn Download Manager (see https://www.linnrecords.com/downloads.aspx)

Linn Download Manager Settings

  1. Click the Settings button in the upper top right area of the Download Manager.

  2. Click the Change button for the download location.
  3. Select the drive mapped from the previous stage above - this will be within the 'Computer' container e.g. Z:\
  4. Click OK once the drive has been selected.

  5. Click Continue

Download your Purchases

Select the album or tracks you wish to download and press the Download button.

The files will be save directly to the mapped drive using the hierarchy of artists\album\tracks e.g.

Z:\Jonh Coltrain\A Love Supreme\01 - Part I Acknowledgement.flac 

Listen to Your Music

The AssetUPnP on the ZoneRipper will detect the downloaded files. You may need to wait a few minutes for all tracks to appear on your controller (Kinsky).
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