To set up the music library on the BRIO desktop, you'd need to identify the folder(s) where your music files are located (on local and external drives). The steps to do this are as follows:
1. Launch the BRIO desktop app and login
2. Go to LIBRARY >> click + Add A Folder
3. On the top right hand corner, click ADD (to show drive(s) on your desktop PC)
4. Select the drive(s), locate your music folders' (path) and click +, followed by DONE
5. Click SAVE to exit.
6. BRIO will start to scan the selected folder paths and use tracks' meta-data information to catalog your audio files by ALBUMS, ARTISTS, GENRES and TRACKS (under LOCAL tab).
7. Under LIBRARY, click ALBUMS; select an album and click on track to start playback.
You will find that only FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, MP3 and DSD audio files are cataloged by BRIO. Due to licensing considerations, AAC audio files are not cataloged - hence AAC files purchased from iTunes will be missing from the BRIO library catalog.
LOCATIONS (LOCAL DRIVES)
After BRIO has located your music folder paths, you can also see your music catalog under LOCATIONS >> Local Drives. Here your music folders are cataloged by the folder-file structure commonly seen in Windows File Explorer.
Select the folder path, click folder; select an album (in folder) and click on track to start playback.
The LOCATIONS library view will also show audio folders/files in UPnP Storage Media and FTP-servers already mounted on your desktop PC.
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