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HFAS1-XS20U / HFAS1-S10U
Network Audio Server

What is fidata

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The ultimate in audio quality, from a brand that lives up to the meaning of its name: "reliability"

Today's high-resolution audio files deliver quality that approaches that of master recordings by incorporating an enormous amount of data.
With the debut of network audio, consumers quickly have become familiar with the immersive experience made possible by that level of quality.
Introducing fidata, a family of network audio components that lives up to the meaning of its name: "reliability."

HFAS1 series (fidata Server)

An audio server engineered for use in high-end systems

The fidata HFAS1 is a network audio server that was engineered so that you can enjoy high-end audio.
You can see evidence of our meticulous, iterative approach from the materials chosen for the chassis to the design of the unit's circuit board and its individual components.
This product is the cumulative result of numerous prototypes and countless trial listening sessions.
The result is an exceptional level of audio quality that befits the unit's high-end name, packaged in an impressive chassis from which every hint of waste has been pared.

Web page

http://www.iodata.jp/fidata/en/

Overview of the Unit

Intended use

This unit is a network audio server that streams music to a network audio device through a home network.
You can save audio files from the Internet or locally-stored audio files on this unit, and enjoy the music on a network audio device.

In addition, you can use this unit as a network audio player by connecting a USB-DAC to it.

- This unit has been designed and manufactured for individuals to enjoy music. Please do not use it for business use.

- Please only use this unit indoors; it is not for outdoor use.

Connecting a network audio server

Connecting a network audio player

Target users

Those who have knowledge about connecting and setting network audio.

Service life

About five years.
However, this applies only if this unit has been put to the normal use (when used approximately four hours per day) described in this document after its manufacture and shipment.

Composition of the Instruction Manual

The instruction manual of this unit includes the following.

● Quick Guide
Describes the basic way to use this unit.
● Conformity Information and Warranty
Provides guidance on the warranty and standards of this unit and contact information.
● Detailed Manual(this document)
Describes detailed settings to this unit.

You can read these instruction manuals from the following website.

http://www.iodata.jp/fidata/en/support/#download

For Safe Use

The caution signs shown here are intended to ensure safe and correct use of this electrical product, and to prevent harm to you and other people and damage to property.
The important points to note are classified into " WARNING," " CAUTION," and "NOTICE". Please be sure to follow them when using this unit.

WARNING
This symbol indicates matters that may lead to risk of death or serious injury if ignored and the unit is incorrectly handled.

CAUTION
This symbol indicates matters that may lead to risk of minor injury if ignored and the unit is incorrectly handled.

NOTICE
This symbol indicates matters that may lead to risk of property damage if ignored and the unit is incorrectly handled.

Explanation of Symbols

● The symbol informs you that there are matters requiring “ CAUTION" (including a “ WARNING").

● The symbol informs you of actions that must not be performed.

● The symbol informs you of mandatory actions.

Caution in Use

WARNING

Do not repair, take apart or remodel this unit.

It could cause a fire or electric shock, burn, injury, or failure.

Keep small parts of this unit (such as screws) out of the reach of children.

If they are swallowed accidentally, they could cause suffocation or block the stomach etc. In the unlikely event that they seem to have been swallowed, please consult a physician immediately.

When one of the following abnormalities occurs, unplug the power plug from the electrical socket.

• If water or foreign matter gets inside this unit.

• If this unit emits a bad smell, abnormal noise, or smoke.

If you continue to use this unit as it is, it could cause a fire or electric shock.

When you hear thunder, do not touch this unit or its power cord.

You could get an electric shock.

Do not put something containing water (a cup, vase, etc.) on or near this unit.

If water gets inside this unit, it could cause a fire or electric shock.

Do not use this unit if it has a failure or is damaged.

If you use it as it is, it could cause a fire or electric shock.
Please turn off the power, and remove all connections.

When you want to move this unit, turn off the power to it and to any peripheral devices, and remove all connections.

The peripheral devices could fall down or fall over and cause an injury or damage.

Caution on Installation

WARNING

Do not install this unit in the following places.

• Places where water could splash, such as a bathroom or kitchen.

• Places with high humidity.

• Places where there is rain or snow.

If water or detergent is applied to this unit, it could enter the inside through gaps and cause a fire or electric shock.

Do not install this unit in unstable places or places subject to vibration.

This unit could fall down or fall over and cause an injury or damage.

CAUTION

Do not install this unit in a place where there are large temperature changes.

Condensation could occur.
When the unit does not work properly, please leave it for a while with the power switched off.

Do not put this unit in an area where the wires go through a place that people pass through.

If someone trips on a wire it could cause an injury.

Ensure that you can see the power plug and can reach the electrical socket.

In the unlikely event of a problem, you will then be able to easily pull out the power plug.

NOTICE

Do not do the following as they could prevent heat from dissipating.

• Do not cover this unit with a cloth or tablecloth.

• Do not install this unit directly on top of a rug or carpet.

• Do not install this unit in a narrow space that is not airy.

Otherwise, heat could build up and cause a failure.

Do not install this unit in places that are extremely hot or extremely cold (places outside the range of 5°C to 35°C).

Otherwise, the temperature could have an adverse effect on the internal components and cause a failure.

Caution on Power and Power cord

WARNING

Use the supplied power cord.

Using a cord other than the supplied one could cause smoke or a fire.

Use a power supply with a voltage of 100 V – 240 V.

If you use a power supply with a voltage outside that range, it could cause a build-up of heat, fire or electric shock.

Do not do anything that could damage the power cord.

• Do not put this unit under something or place a heavy object on it.

• Do not damage or process this unit.

• Do not forcibly bend, twist, or pull this unit.

• Do not put this unit close to heating equipment or heat it.

If the core wire (part where the electricity flows) is exposed or broken, it could cause a fire or electric shock.

Do not use an electrical socket that is loose when you plug in the power plug.

It could cause an electric shock, heat build-up or fire.

Ensure the power plug is firmly inserted all the way into the electrical socket.

Using this unit with the power plug not fully inserted could cause an electric shock, heat build-up or fire.

When disconnecting the power plug, do not pull while holding the cord — always pull while holding the power plug.

The power cord could be damaged, causing a fire or electric shock.

Regularly clean off any dust attached to the power plug.

Remove the power plug and wipe it with a dry cloth. Leaving the dust on the plug could cause a fire.

Do not use the supplied power cord for other products.

It could cause a fire or electric shock.

Caution when Cleaning this Unit

WARNING

When cleaning this unit, turn off the power and always unplug the power plug from the electrical socket.

You could get an electric shock.

Use a dry cloth when wiping this unit.

If water gets inside this unit, it could cause a fire or electric shock.

Caution on Protection of Data

NOTICE

Use this unit on a local network.

It is extremely dangerous to assign a global IP address to this unit and directly make that publicly known on the Internet.
If you want to make this unit’s IP address publicly known, please ensure security so that this unit is not subject to an attack via the Internet.

Do not disconnect the power cord or turn off the power to this unit when the front indicator is blinking.

It could cause a failure or loss of data.

Regularly back up data.

An unexpected accident could corrupt data and lead to a loss of data. As a precaution, please back up data regularly.

Power cords for the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Singapore

For your safety, please read the following text carefully.

This appliance is supplied with a moulded three pin mains plug for your safety and convenience. A 10 amp fuse is fitted in this plug. Should the fuse need to be replaced, please ensure that the replacement fuse has a rating of 10 amps and that it is approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362.

Check for the ASTA mark or the BSI mark on the body of the fuse.

If the plug contains a removable fuse cover, you must ensure that it is refitted when the fuse is replaced.

If the fitted moulded plug is unsuitable for your socket outlet, then the fuse shall be removed and the plug cut off and disposed of safely. There is a danger of severe electrical shock if the cut off plug is inserted into any 13 amp socket.

If a new plug is to be fitted, please observe the wiring code as shown below. If in any doubt, please consult a qualified electrician.

WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.

• IMPORTANT

The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:

Green - and - Yellow: Earth Blue : Neutral Brown : Live

As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows;
The wire which is coloured GREEN - AND - YELLOW must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter E or by the Earth symbol or coloured GREEN or GREEN - AND - YELLOW.

• The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.

• The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.

How to replace the fuse:

  1. Open the fuse compartment with a screwdriver.

  2. Replace the fuse.

Contents

This product’s package contains the following items. Please confirm the contents.
• Unit
• Power cord (3 types)
· Type-C
· Type-BF
· Type-A
• Quick Guide
• Conformity Information and Warranty

Names and Functions of Each Part

Front

1) Power button
Power on/off.
2) Indicator

Displays the status of this unit.

White*light
Power is on

White*blinking light
Starting up and stopping

Green light
Playing music on a USB-DAC device

Orange light
The internal software can be updated (turn off the power, and then turn it on again)

Red light
Error (internal disk abnormality, USB HDD recognition error, lack of space on a USB HDD)

Unlit
Power is off

* You can change it to blue on the settings screen.

Back

3) Reset button
Initialises this unit, putting back into the state it was at the time of purchase. When the power is on, push it for 1 second with a long, thin item such as a pin.
4) USB port
Used to connect a USB HDD or USB-DAC.
5) LAN port (for Audio)

Used for connecting a network audio player with a LAN cable.

* Tap here for LAN port lamp.

6) LAN port (for Network)

Used for connecting a Wi-Fi router with a LAN cable.

* Tap here for LAN port lamp.

7) Main power switch

This can completely turn off the power to this unit.
Please turn off the power with this switch after turning off the power with the power button.

* HFAS-S10U is installed from the 2017 model.

8) Power connector
Used to connect the power cord.

LAN port lamp

9) Speed indicator (yellow)

Lit
1000BASE-T

Unlit
100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T, Unconnected

10) Transmission indicator (green)

Lit
Connected

Blinking
Connecting

Unlit
Unconnected

Operating Environment

For the most up-to-date information, please visit our web page (in English).

It is an operating environment as a fidata server.

For the operating environment of fidata Music App, please see the App Store.

Using the Settings screen of the Unit

PC

• Supported OSes
Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7
macOS 10.7 to 10.12

• Supported browsers
Internet Explorer 9, 10 or 11
Safari 6 to 10
Microsoft Edge 20 to 25

Smartphones/Tablets

• Supported OSes
iOS 7.0.4 to 11.0.3
Android 4.1 to 8.0

• Supported browsers
The browser included with each OS

Connecting a Network Audio Server

Network audio devices

For details of tested devices, please check our web page (in English).

Supported file formats (extensions)

wav mp3 wma m4a m4b ogg flac aac mp2 ac3 mpa aif aiff dff dsf

Network Audio Player (USB-DAC connection)

Audio devices equipped with USB-DAC and controller app

For details of tested devices, please check our web page (in English).

Supported file formats (extensions)

PCM processing/PCM conversion

aif aiff flac m4a wav

DoP processing (DSD native)

dff dsf

PCM conversion

aac mp3 ogg

Output formats (sampling rates)

PCM format
44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz, 705.6kHz*, 768kHz*

DSD format (DoP)
2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz

DSD format (Direct DSD)
2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz, 22.5MHz

* wav, aiff only

Output formats (number of quantization bits)

PCM format
16bit, 24bit, 32bit

DSD format (DoP)
1bit

DSD format (Direct DSD)
1bit

ハードウェア仕様

For the most up-to-date information, please visit our web page (in English).

LAN
interface
Transmission
standard
1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T
Connector RJ-45 x2 (Auto-MDI/MDI-X supported)
USB port Connector USB 2.0 x1
Network Supported
standards
UPnP AV, DLNA 1.5
Power supply voltage AC 100V - 240V 50/60 Hz
Power connector 3-pin inlet
Power
consumption
HFAS1-XS20U Rated 32W
HFAS1-S10U Rated 25W
Dimensions
(excluding protrusions)
HFAS1-XS20U 350 (W) × 350 (D) × 65 (H) mm
HFAS1-S10U 350 (W) × 350 (D) × 64 (H) mm
Weight HFAS1-XS20U 7.3kg
HFAS1-S10U 6kg
Range of operating temperatures 5–35°C
Range of operating humidities 20–85% (no condensation)
Insulation class Class 1
EMC class Class B
Service life 5 years (when used approximately 4 hours per day)

Install fidata Music App

As of July 2018, I-O DATA controller app "fidata Music App" has released iOS version.

Please install from the App Store.

Initial activation of fidata Music App

When the fidata Music App starts for the first time, it will guide you on how to install fidata Server, select server and renderer (player), and how to use it.

  1. Start the fidata Music App.

  2. Since the terms of service are displayed, please read carefully and tap [Agree].

  3. Tap [Next].

  4. We will guide you how to install the fidata server and proceed with it.

    For installation, there is a detailed explanation in Install this Unit.

  5. In this screen, select the server that displays music and tap [Next].

    * The selected server will be "Selected Server".
    The Selected Server can be switched later.

    The fidata Server is not displayed.

    • Make sure fidata Server is running.

    • Confirm that "fidata Server" and "your smartphone / tablet" are connected to the same Wi-Fi router.

  6. Select the renderer (player) to play the song and tap [Next].

    ※ You can switch renderers later.

    The fidata Server connected with the USB-DAC is not displayed.

    • Make sure fidata Server is running.

    • Confirm that "fidata Server" and "your smartphone / tablet" are connected to the same Wi-Fi router.

    • Check whether the USB-DAC is correctly connected to the fidata Server.

  7. Check the selected server and renderer and tap [Next].

  8. Basic operations will be announced. Please read them.

  9. Tap "Viewing the detailed manual for information on how to import music".

    Saving Audio Files of the detailed manual (this document) will be displayed.

The setting at the first start is completed with this.
Please saving audio files on fidata Server and use fidata Music App.

About installation

Wi-Fi router

Electrical socket

Switching the Power On and Off

Network audio player

USB-DAC

USB HDD

USB CD/DVD/BD Drive

Connect multiple USB devices

Connect the USB hub to "USB" in the rear side of this unit.

Using the USB hub, you can connect each of the following devices to this product.

• USB-DAC

• USB HDD for share

• USB HDD for backup

• USB CD/DVD/BD Drive

* We recommend that you use a USB hub to be connected to an outlet.

* Up to three USB HDD for share can be connected. Other USB devices can be connected one at a time.
(Portable audio player (DAP) is also included in USB HDD for share)

The feet

fidata Server has feet with 4-point mounting.
Depending on your preference, the feet can be changed to 3-point mounting.

* An engraved arrow shows the locations where the feet can be attached.
It is not necessary to remove the front two feet.

Wi-Fi router

Connect the fidata Server to a Wi-Fi router. It is used to operate fidata Server with tablet etc.

Connect with a Wi-Fi router

Electrical socket

Connect the fidata server to an electrical socket.

Connect with an electrical socket

Switching the Power On and Off

Push the power button and turn on the power.

Switching the Power On and Off

Network audio player

Connect the fidata server to a network audio player. Provide mucics from the fidata server to a network audio player.

Connecting with a network audio player

USB-DAC

Connect a USB-DAC to the fidata Server. You can use the fidata Server as a network audio player.

Connecting with a USB-DAC

USB HDD

You can connect two USB HDD units, one for share use and one for backup use.

Connecting with USB HDDs

USB HDD for share

By connecting a USB HDD that contains audio files to the fidata Server and operating it, you can stream the music on the USB HDD as if it were saved on the fidata Server.
And, you can copy them to the fidata Server.

USB HDD for backup

You can back up the music that was put on the fidata Server to a connected USB HDD.
To make USB HDD for backup, registration operation is necessary.

USB CD/DVD/BD Drive

Connect a USB CD/DVD/BD Drive to the fidata Server.
You can import music to the fidata Server, or distribute music.

Connect with a USB CD/DVD/BD Drive

Connect with a Wi-Fi router

Connect the fidata Server to a Wi-Fi router.

It is used to operate fidata Server with tablet etc.

  1. Connect a LAN cable (purchased separately) to the LAN port of a Wi-Fi router.

  2. Connect the LAN cable connected to a Wi-Fi router to the "for Network" on back of the fidata server.

Next, connect with a electrical socket.

Connect with a electrical socket

fidata Serverを電源コンセントにつなぎます。

  1. Connect the supplied power cord to "AC - IN" on back of the fidata Server.

    Select the power cord according to your electrical socket.

  2. Connect the power cord to the electrical socket.

Next, switching the Power On.

Switching the Power On and Off

Switching the Power On

Turning off the Power

Switching the Power On

Press the POWER button.

⇒ The indicator blinks white, then lights up white, showing that the unit has started up.

The power does not come on.

Please turn on the main power switch at the bottom of the back side.

You can choose white or blue for the indicator colour.

See Set the Indicator.

Turning off the Power

Push the power button for 1 second (Until the indicator blinking).

⇒ After the indicator blinking white, if the light goes out.

It takes time until the power turns off.

Do not unplug the power cable or turn off the power strip until the lamp turns off.

Next, connect with a Network audio player or a USB-DAC.

Connecting with a network audio player

Connect the fidata Server to a network audio player.

Provide tunes from the fidata Server to a network audio player.

  1. Connect a LAN cable (purchased separately) to the LAN port of a network audio player.

  2. Connect the LAN cable connected to a network audio player to the "for Audio" on back of the fidata Server.

    Connect with multiple network audio players

    We recommend connecting a switching hub (hereinafter referred to as a hub) that connects to multiple network audio players to "for Audio" and connecting a network audio player to the hub.

    * You can connect to "for Audio" for each Wi-Fi router, but in that case you can not turn on the power with fidata Music App.

This is the minimum installation.
Besides, it can connect with USB-DAC, USB HDD, USB CD/DVD/BD drive.

Connecting with a USB-DAC

Connect a USB-DAC to the fidata Server.

You can use the fidata Server as a network audio player.

• To connect an audio device equipped with a USB-DAC, connect it to "USB" on the back side.

Connect multiple USB devices

See here.

This is the minimum installation.
Besides, it can connect with network audio player, USB HDD, USB CD/DVD/BD drive.

Connect with USB CD/DVD/BD Drive

Connect a USB CD/DVD/BD Drive to the fidata Server.

You can import music to the fidata Server, or distribute music.

• Connect a USB CD/DVD/BD drive to the "USB" on back of the fidata Server.

Connect multiple USB devices

See here.

Removing the USB CD/DVD/BD drive.

Before removing the USB CD/DVD/BD drive, please remove music CD etc.

• When there is no eject button on the USB CD/DVD/BD drive

- Click the POWER button twice quickly.
(This function is only available when [Ripping Operations] is set to [Manual] in [USB CD/DVD/BD DRIVE SETTINGS] on the SET screen.)

- Select [Removal of the USB device] in [USB DEVICE SETTINGS] on the SET screen.

Saving Audio Files from a USB HDD

Copy audio files to a USB HDD from a computer. By connecting a USB HDD that contains audio files, you can copy them to the fidata Server.

What you need

Copying Audio Files to a USB HDD

Saving Audio Files from a USB HDD

What you need

USB HDD
It corresponds to USB HDD with the following format format and capacity.

• FAT32 (up to 2TB)

• exFAT (up to 16TB)

• NTFS (up to 2TB)

PC
Those connected with the USB HDD above.

Audio files
You can get audio files by downloading from a music distribution site or ripping them from a music CD.
For details of the supported formats of audio files, please see Operating Environment.

Storing audio files from the Data DVD/BD.

You can insert the data DVD/BD containing the audio file into the USB CD/DVD/BD drive and copy tracks to the fidata Server.

Data to be stored.

• All the data in the USB HDD is stored in the fidata Server, including data other than music.

• Data is stored in the "import" folder of the fidata Server.

• If data of the same name is included in the "import" folder of the fidata Server, it is overwritten.

[Important] As a precaution, please back up data regularly.

A sudden failure could corrupt any saved audio files and lead to a loss of data.
For details of this unit’s backup function, please see "Backing Up Music”.

Copying Audio Files to a USB HDD

  1. Connect a USB HDD to PC.

  2. Copy audio files from a computer.

Prepare data DVD/BD containing audio files.

Put audio files in data DVD/BD from a computer.

Saving Audio Files from a USB HDD

  1. Connect a USB HDD.

    * Please connect only one USB HDD (for share). If you are distributing music by connecting USB HDDs (for share), please remove them all in advance.

    When data DVD/BD containing audio files is prepared.

    1) Connect a USB CD/DVD/BD drive.

    2) Insert the data DVD/BD into the USB CD/DVD/BD drive.

    3) The indicator in the front keeps flashing until the data DVD/BD is recognized. Please wait for several seconds.

  2. Open the Settings Screen.

    Add songs with fidata Music App

    With fidata Music App you can select songs in USB HDD and copy them to fidata Server. Please see Capture songs in USB HDD.

  3. Tap [USB DEVICE SETTINGS].

  4. Tap [Data import], and tap [NEXT].

  5. Tap [IMPORT].

  6. Tap [Yes].

    Interrupt import

    Please remove the USB device captured by [USB DEVICE SETTINGS] → [Removal of the USB device] on the setting screen.

  7. Audio files start to be copied to fidata Server and the indicator flashes.

    Please do not remove the USB HDD while the front indicator is blinking.

  8. Confirm that the front indicator is lit.

  9. Remove the USB HDD.

This completes the operation.

Importing Tracks on a Music CD (CD ripping function)

By connecting a USB CD/DVD/BD drive, you can import tracks on a music CD to the fidata Server.

What you need

Importing Tracks on a Music CD (POWER button)

Importing Tracks on a Music CD (fidata Music App)

What you need

USB CD/DVD/BD drive

Music CD

Music format for importing

Music is saved in wav format by default; however, it can be saved in FLAC format if the setting is changed.
Open the Settings Screen, select [ENCODE] - [Data Format] in [USB CD/DVD/BD DRIVE SETTINGS].

Saved content

• The imported tracks are stored in the following location of this product.
contents > CD Library > [Artist name] > [Album title]

• Each track is stored with a title following the serial number. (Example: 01 [Track name].wav)

• Also, the artwork data file, "Folder.jpg", is stored in the same location.

* Used to supply music information in Folder.jpg format. You cannot open or copy this file using a computer, etc.
However, this file can be moved or deleted in fidata, so you can change to the desired configuration.

* If the target music does not have any artwork data supplied by Gracenote, the Folder.jpg file is not stored.

Importing Tracks on a Music CD (POWER button)

Push the POWER button and put the music of the music CD in the fidata Server.

  1. Connect a USB CD/DVD/BD drive.

  2. Insert a music CD into the USB CD/DVD/BD drive.

  3. Press the POWER button of this product.

  4. This starts importing tracks on a music CD. The indicator keeps flashing during the import process. Please wait a moment.

    Standard importing time

    Time required to import tracks on a music CD*1
    Condition 1*2 Condition 2*3
    Drive A 8 minutes 40 seconds 15 minutes 00 second
    Drive B 13 minutes 06 seconds 15 minutes 43 seconds

    *1 A music CD of 70 minutes 5 seconds. The time values above are just standards. The importing time varies depending on the drive or media you are using.

    *2 AccurateRip: On, Retry Process: On, Read Speed: High Speed, ENCODE: WAV

    *3 AccurateRip: On, Retry Process: On, Read Speed: High Speed, ENCODE: FLAC, Compression: Normal

    To automatically start import processing.

    Open the Settings Screen, select [CD/DVD/BD DRIVE CONTROLL] - [Ripping Operations] in [USB CD/DVD/BD DRIVE SETTINGS].

  5. The tray of the USB CD/DVD/BD drive is opened and the music CD is ejected.

    The music CD has been ejected immediately, or the indicator lamp in the front has lit up red or yellow.

    • The music CD is ejected immediately, and the indicator lamp in the front is lit up red.
    Either of the following are possible causes.

    - The target music information is not found by Gracenote, and the system stopped importing tracks on the music CD.
    Check that this product is connected to the Internet.
    If it is connected to the Internet, it is assumed there is no music information for the music CD. If you want to import the music CD, select [GRACENOTE] in [USB CD/DVD/BD DRIVE SETTINGS] on the SET screen of this product, and set [Unregistered music] to [Retrieve].

    - There is insufficient internal disk space in this product.
    Free space of 3.5GB or more is required to import tracks on a music CD. Delete unnecessary files, and retry importing.

    • When the music CD has been ejected, the indicator lamp in the front is lit up red.
    Either of the following are possible causes.

    - Some tracks were not imported due to dirt or damage on the music CD. Check the reading side of the music CD.
    Also, check the tracks that were not imported.

    - You have ejected media or removed the CD/DVD/BD drive during import processing.
    Import processing was interrupted, so the indicator lamp lights up red.

    • When the music CD has been ejected, the indicator lamp in the front is lit up yellow.
    Either of the following are possible causes.

    - The target music information was not found by Gracenote, but the music CD was imported.

    - Check that meta information is assigned to the imported tracks.

    - If you want to import the tracks from the music CD only when the target music information is found, select [GRACENOTE] in [USB CD/DVD/BD DRIVE SETTINGS] on the SET screen of this product, and set [Unregistered music] to [Retrieve None] (default).

    - The AccurateRip result did not match the results of others, but the music CD was imported. Check that you can play the imported tracks normally.

The importing of tracks on the music CD is completed.

Importing Tracks on a Music CD (fidata Music App)

Operate fidata Music App and put songs of music CDs into fidata Server.

  1. Connect a USB CD/DVD/BD drive.

  2. Insert a music CD into the USB CD/DVD/BD drive.

  3. Start the fidata Music App.

  4. Tap on the left edge.

    * When is not displayed in the left edge, flick the screen and switch the pane.

  5. Tap a server status.

    * If fidata Server is not a selected server, please refer to Choose a selected server.

  6. Tap [CD ripping operation].

  7. Confirm / edit "Album" "Artist" "Artwork".

    Set the data format.

    Tap [Option] and set "Format".

    Rip only some tunes.

    Please tap [Release all] and check only the tunes you want to rip.

  8. Tap [Start ripping].

    ⇒ Importing (ripping) of music CD starts.

    Standard importing time

    See Standard importing time.

    Capture status / result

    Capture in progress: taking in work

    Waiting: Waiting for the start of capturing

    Judging: AccurateRip judgment, FLAC conversion processing being done

    OK: Acquisition is completed and AccurateRip also matched with others' result

    AccurateRip NG: Acquisition completed but AccurateRip did not match others' result

    NG: Failed to import

    You can perform music playback and other operations while importing

    Please tap [Close] in the upper left and close this screen.
    If you want to check the status of import, please open this screen again.

  9. The tray of the USB CD/DVD/BD drive is opened and the music CD is ejected.

    The music CD has been ejected immediately, or the indicator lamp in the front has lit up red or yellow.

    See The music CD has been ejected immediately, or the indicator lamp in the front has lit up red or yellow.

The importing of tracks on the music CD is completed.

Streaming Music on a USB HDD as it is

By connecting a USB HDD that contains audio files to this unit and operating it, you can stream the music on the USB HDD as if it were saved on this unit.

What you need

Copying Audio Files to a USB HDD

Streaming Music on a USB HDD as it is

What you need

USB HDD
It corresponds to USB HDD with the following format format and capacity.

• FAT32 (up to 2TB)

• exFAT (up to 16TB)

• NTFS (up to 2TB)

PC
Those connected with the USB HDD above.

Audio files
You can get audio files by downloading from a music distribution site or ripping them from a music CD.
For details of the supported formats of audio files, please see Operating Environment.

[Important] As a precaution, please back up data regularly.

A sudden failure could corrupt any saved audio files and lead to a loss of data.
For details of this unit’s backup function, please see Backing Up Music.

It should be noted that this unit’s backup function will not backup the music stored on the USB HDD.

Copying Audio Files to a USB HDD

  1. Connect a USB HDD to PC.

  2. Copy audio files from a computer.

Streaming Music on a USB HDD as it is

  1. Connect a USB HDD.

    This is USB HDD for share.

  2. Indicator flashes.

  3. Confirm that the front indicator has gone from blinking to lit.

    ⇒ You are now able to stream the music on the USB HDD as if it were saved on this unit.

    * If you want to remove a USB HDD when the power to this unit is on, see Removing the USB HDD.

Confirm the audio files on the USB HDD.

There are [usb1~3] folders in the same place as the [contents] folder. The files in these folders are the audio files on the USB HDDs.

* The [usb1~3] folders are read-only in order to protect the music (you cannot write to them or delete files in them).

Removing the USB HDD

1) Open the Settings Screen.

2) Tap [USB DEVICE SETTINGS].

3) Tap [Removal of the USB device], and tap [NEXT].

4) Tap [REMOVE].

* When two USB HDD units are connected, choose one to remove, and then tap [REMOVE].

5) Confirm that the message [Remove completed.] is displayed.

6) Remove the USB HDD.

Distributing Tracks on a Music CD (CD transport function)

You can insert a music CD into the drive and distribute tracks on the music CD as if they were imported.

What you need

Distributing Tracks on a Music CD

What you need

USB CD/DVD/BD drive

Music CD

Only one device is available to play tracks on a music CD.

This system does not support simultaneous play through multiple players.

Distributing Tracks on a Music CD

  1. Connect a USB CD/DVD/BD drive.

  2. Insert a music CD into the CD/DVD/BD drive.

  3. Indicator flashes.

  4. Check that the indicator lamp in the front has lit up.

    ⇒ Playing the wav file in this product.

Viewing tracks in music CD

Tracks on a music CD are displayed in the following location on DLNA.

Music > CD > #CD: [Album title]

Each track is displayed with a title following the serial number. (Example: 01 [Track name].wav)

* Tracks are also displayed under [Album] or [Artist] depending on the imported music information in the same way as for normal tracks.

Saving Audio Files from a PC

Access this unit from a personal computer, and copy audio files to this unit.

What you need

Saving Audio Files from a Windows computer

Saving Audio Files from a Mac

What you need

PC
The PC is on the same network as the fidata Server.
(PC connected to the same Wi-Fi router as fidata Server.)

Audio files
You can get audio files by downloading from a music distribution site or ripping them from a music CD.
For details of the supported formats of audio files, please see Operating Environment.

Saving Audio Files from a Windows computer

Confirming the Device Name

  1. Install the settings tool "Magical Finder".

    http://www.iodata.jp/fidata/en/support/#download

  2. Start "Magical Finder".

    * Connect the PC on which settings are to be made to the same router as the one used by this unit.

  3. Take a note of the IP address and device name.

    * In the device name, string after the @ is not required.

  4. Close "Magical Finder".

Saving audio files

  1. Click .

  2. Enter “\\” (device name) and press [Enter].

    ⇒ The [contents] folder of this unit will be shown.

    If the [contents] folder is not shown.

    Please enter the IP address instead of the device name.

  3. Double-click the contents folder.

    About folders other than the contents folder

    Please see I want to know about folders other than contents.

  4. Save audio files in the contents folder.

    About folders in the contents folder

    Please see I want to know the folders in the contents folder.

Saving Audio Files from a Mac

  1. Click [Go] in the Finder menu, and then [Network].

  2. Tap [Shared] > [HFAS-xxxxxx].

    If the [HFAS-xxxxxx] is not shown.

    Connect the personal computer on which settings are to be made to the same router as the one used by this unit.

  3. Double-click the contents folder.

    About folders other than the contents folder

    Please see I want to know about folders other than contents.

  4. Save audio files in the contents folder.

    About folders in the contents folder

    Please see I want to know the folders in the contents folder.

Move Audio Files

Move and organize music files in fidata Server with fidata Music App.

Open file operation

Move music taken from music CD

Capture musics in USB HDD

Open file operation

Open file operation to use for moving music files etc.

  1. Start the fidata Music App.

  2. Tap on the left edge.

    * When is not displayed in the left edge, flick the screen and switch the pane.

  3. Tap a server status.

    * If fidata Server is not a selected server, please refer to Choose a selected server.

  4. Tap [File operation].

  5. File operation is displayed.

Move music taken from music CD

We will guide you through an example of how to move the music you ingested from the music CD to the folder where you normally saved the music.

  1. Open file operation

  2. In one side pane, tap [CD Library] → [artist name of music CD].

    * For musics of imported music CDs, music files are saved in the following location of fidata Server.
    contents > CD Library > [artist name] > [album title]

  3. On the other side of the pane, open the folder of the artist in the folder where you normally saved your music.

    Open another server.

    With file operation, you can operate music files on multiple servers that support file operation.

    When the artist's folder does not exist.

    It is useful to check the folder of the artist name of the next higher hierarchy instead of the folder of the album title in the following procedure.
    Flicking a pane allows you to return to the next higher level.

  4. Check the folder with the same name as the imported album title and tap (move).

  5. Tap (paste).

  6. The checked folder moves.

Capture musics in USB HDD

We will guide you through an example of how to connect USB HDD with musics and capture only the necessary musics.

  1. Open file operation.

  2. In one side pane, open the folder where you normally saved your music.

    Make a folder to save

    To create a new folder, proceed as follows.

    1) Open the hierarchy for which you want to create a folder.

    2) Tap (make).

    3) Tap the pane you want to create a folder on.

    * This operation is unnecessary in one pane screen (iPhone / iPad portrait).

    4) Enter the name of the new folder and tap [OK].

    ⇒ A folder has been created.

  3. In the other side pane, tap the fidata server.

  4. Tap [usb1~3] folder.

  5. Check the folder containing the music file in the USB HDD and tap (copy).

  6. Tap (paste).

  7. The checked folder will be copied.

Edit the meta information of music files

Edit meta information of music file with fidata Music App.

  1. Open file operation.

  2. Open the folder containing the music file.

  3. Check music file to edit meta information.

    When checking multiple music files.

    You can edit items at once.

  4. Tap (tag.edit).

  5. Edit meta information.

  6. Tap [Change].

  7. Tap [Change].

    ⇒ Meta information has been changed.

Target Music of iTunes to be play

fidata Music App can play iTunes musics of the installed terminal for playback.
In doing so, fidata Music App will act as a media server.

* iTunes music data on the cloud will not be displayed.

* iTunes music data with copyright protection is not displayed.

* If you are using "iTunes match" etc, please download the music from the cloud with music app.

* "Apple Music" service is not supported. Therefore, it will not be displayed even if you download it.

  1. Start the fidata Music App.

  2. Tap

  3. Tap [fidata Music App setting].

  4. Tap [Media server].

  5. Enable [Media server].

  6. Tap [Close].

  7. Alongside fidata Server, "This device" is displayed.
    After that, please select and play music like fidata Server.

Transfer Audio Files to a Portable Audio Player (DAP)

You can transfer musics by connecting a portable audio player (DAP) to fidata Server.

  1. Connect a portable audio player (DAP) to fidata Server.

  2. Start the fidata Music App.

  3. Display the artist or music you want to transfer.

  4. Tap .

  5. Tap [Transfer to USB].

  6. (When multiple USB devices are connected) Select the portable audio player (DAP).

    * Depending on the portable audio player (DAP), it is recognized as multiple USB devices in the main memory and microSD slot.

    Identify multiple USB devices

    Please refer to Acquisition of songs in USB HDD and check the contents of usb 1~3 and decide which USB device.

  7. Music is transferred.

Set the transfer destination folder

By default, it is set to transfer music to the "Music" folder of the portable audio player (DAP).
If you want to transfer to another folder, set as follows.

  1. Tap .

  2. Tap [fidata Music App setting].

  3. Tap [Transfer settings].

  4. Set "transfer destination folder"

  5. Tap [Close].

Playing Music

In the "control app" for network audio, specify the server and the renderer (player) and play music.

  1. Start the control app.

    * As of July 2018, we have fidata Music App for iOS version.
    For play musics by fidata Music App, please see Play with fidata Music App.

  2. In the control app, select "HFAS-xxxxxx" for the server.

    * xxxxxx means 6 alphanumeric characters.

  3. In the control app, select the renderer (player).

    * If you are connecting the USB-DAC and want to play from there, select "HFAS-xxxxxx".
    xxxxxx means 6 alphanumeric characters.

  4. Select musics in the fidata Server with the control app and play them.

    * When playing back music on a USB-DAC, the front indicator will be lit in green (usually it is lit in white/blue).

Play with fidata Music App

Play tunes using the fidata Music App as a control app.

  1. Start the fidata Music App.

  2. Operate the left pane (server pane) to display the tunes that you want to play.

    Display pane

    fidata Music App has "Server pane" and "Play list pane".
    On the iPad, both can be displayed.
    On the iPhone, only one pane is displayed and can be switched by flick.

    How to display tunes

    Here is an example that opens in order from the list of servers.

    * To display the list of servers, please tap or flick the server pane to the right and return to the upper hierarchy.

    Use shortcut

    Tap the shortcut to display the corresponding category in the selected server.

    • Fix the shortcut order.
    Please see I want to fix the order of shortcuts.

    Music (server) is not displayed.

    Please check the power and connections of fidata Server.
    It is also possible that the server is not selected. Tap the lower left corner and select [HFAS-xxxxxx] as the server.

  3. Tap tunes.

    ⇒ Tunes are registered on the right side (play list pane).

    * You can change the order of tune by dragging of the tune.

    * If two panes are displayed, you can also register tunes by dragging of tunes (albums) in the server pane and dropping them onto the playlist pane.

    I can not register tune

    Renderer (player) is not selected.
    Please tap the lower right corner and select a renderer (player).

    Delete tune registration

    Flick the tune to the left and tap Delete displayed.

    Registration rules when tapping tune is switched by button.

    (new)
    Delete other tunes and register only the tapped music in the playlist.
    Also, play the registered music.

    (now)
    Register tunes you tapped at the end of the playlist.
    Also, play the registered tunes.

    (next)
    Register tunes you tapped after the tunes currently playing in the playlist.

    (later)
    Register tunes you tapped at the end of the playlist.

    Save Playlist

    Tap (save) to save the current playlist as a local playlist in this application.

    Save Playlist [Local Playlist]

  4. When you finish registering tunes, tap to play the tunes.

  5. Tap .

  6. Tune information and artwork are displayed large.
    Please enjoy music.

Save Playlist [Local Playlist]

fidata Music App can save the created playlist in the application.
We call it a local playlist.

Save as a local playlist

Load local playlist

Make local playlist a playlist (m3u)

Save as a local playlist

Save the playlist displayed in the playlist pane as a local playlist in the application.

  1. Make a playlist.

  2. Tap (save).

    ⇒ The contents of the playlist are copied and the edit screen of the local playlist is displayed.

  3. Tap the name of the local playlist and edit it.

    Edit local playlist.

    • Change the order of tunes.
    You can change the order of the tune by dragging .

    • Delete tune registration
    Flick the tune to the left and tap Delete displayed.

  4. Tap (save).

    ⇒ It is saved as a local playlist.

  5. In the local playlist list, the local playlist from the previous time is added.

Load local playlist

Load the contents of the local playlist into the playlist.

  1. Tap .

  2. Tap [Local playlist].

    ⇒ The local playlists list is displayed.

  3. Tap the local playlist you want to import

    Delete local playlist

    Flick the local playlist to the left and tap Delete displayed.

  4. Tap (add).

    ⇒ The contents of the local playlist are loaded into the playlist.

    Load some tunes only.

    When open a local playlist, all tunes are checked.
    Check only the tunes you want to load, then tap (add).

Make local playlist a playlist (m3u)

Writes the contents of the local playlist to the fidata Server as a playlist (m3u).
It is convenient for use with network media player.

* The playlist is saved in the playlists folder of fidata Server.

  1. Tap .

  2. Tap [Local playlist].

    ⇒ The local playlists list is displayed.

  3. Tap the local playlist you want to export.

  4. Tap (m3u).

    Export some songs only

    When opening a local playlist, all tunes are checked.
    Check only the tunes you want to export, then tap (m3u).

  5. Edit the file name of the playlist (m3u).

  6. Select server to export playlist (m3u).

    Depending on the upload destination server, some tunes are not included in the playlist (m3u).

    If tunes not included in the upload destination server are included in the local playlist, that tune will not be included in the playlist to be exported.
    (When you export local playlists containing tunes A, B, C of Soundgenic tunes, fidata server tunes D, E, F to fidata server, only tunes A, B, C will be exported to playlist.)

  7. Tap [Upload].

    ⇒ The contents of the local playlist are exported to the playlist (m3u).

    Use the playlist (m3u) as a backup of the local playlist.

    When the database of the media server is rebuilt, tunes that are different from the displayed tunes may be linked to each other in the local playlist. In such a case, you can also add tunes to the playlist from the exported playlist (m3u) and save it as a local playlist.

    * The local playlist is linked with the music ID of the database. m3u is linking tunes in the folder structure of the media server. Therefore, as long as the position of the music file does not change, you can use it without problems.

Search for tunes

fidata Music App can search for tunes.

Search within the displayed hierarchy

Search from the entire audio server

Search within the displayed hierarchy

Please enter keywords in the search field and search.
If the search field is not displayed, flick down the server pane.

Search from the entire audio server

  1. Tap .

  2. Tap [Local playlist].

    ⇒ The local playlists list is displayed.

  3. Tap [Search by specifying criteria].

  4. Tap Search criteria.

    When this screen is not displayed.

    The last search result is displayed.
    Tap (search).

  5. Set search criteria.

    Enable this criterion

    In use occasional criteria, it is not to delete it, but it is disabled here.
    And when you need it, you can use this criteria again by enabling it here.

  6. Tap [< Search by specifying the conditions].

  7. Tap [Search].

    Search with multiple search criteria

    • Add search criteria
    Tap [+].

    • Delete search criteria
    Tap the search criteria and tap [Delete this criterion].

    • Change handling of search criteria
    By tapping on [Option], you can select "All criteria are met." and "Any criterion is met.".

  8. Search results are displayed.

Open the Settings Screen

Open the Settings screen to make various settings in this unit.

Choose how to open the settings screen

Open it with fidataApp

Open it with Magical Finder

Choose how to open the settings screen

OSes App How to
iOS fidata Music App Open it with fidataApp
Magical Finder Open it with Magical Finder
Android Magical Finder Open it with Magical Finder

Open it with fidataApp

When fidata Music App is not installed.

Please see Install fidata Music App.

  1. Start fidata Music App.

  2. Tap at the left edge of the screen and tap server status.

  3. Tap [Device Settings].

The settings screen opens.

Open it with Magical Finder

When Magical Finder is not installed.

Search for "Magical Finder" in the App Store or Google Play Store.

  1. Start "Magical Finder".

  2. Tap [HFAS].

    [HFAS] is not shown.

    Connect the terminal on which settings are to be made to the same router as the one used by this unit.

  3. Tap [Open by a Browser].

The settings screen opens.

Confirming the Amount of Free Space

When you are placing a lot of tunes and worrying about the free space, use this method to check.

Check on the setting screen

Check with fidata Music App

When the amount of free space is low

Please delete any unwanted music.

* Please back up music to your computer or another HDD unit.

Check on the setting screen

  1. Open the Settings Screen.

  2. Tap .

  3. Confirm "Internal disk capacity / Internal disk space".

    When USB HDD is connected.

    Also Confirm "USB disk".

You can check the free space.

Check with fidata Music App

  1. Start fidata Music App.

  2. Tap at the left edge of the screen.

  3. Check free space.

    When you want to check the free space of the USB HDD

    Please see Check on the setting screen.

You can check the free space.

Backing Up Music

You can back up the musics in the built-in disk of fidata Server to a connected USB HDD (for backup).

By connecting the USB HDD to the fidata Server and registering the USB HDD for backup, you can back up the music.

* The music stored on the USB HDD is not backed up.

Backing Up

Registering the USB HDD as a backup one

Restoring Music from a USB HDD (for Backup)

Backing Up

Any change to the music stored on this unit will be reflected in the automatic backup.

Add music
Music is backed up to a USB HDD for backup.

Deleting music
Music stored on a USB HDD for backup is not deleted.

Is the music that is already stored on the USB HDD backed up?

After registering a USB HDD for backup, back up data.

Do I need to always have a USB HDD for backup use connected?

No. Each time you connect it, any music that has been added is backed up.

Registering the USB HDD as a backup one

  1. Connect the USB HDD used for backup.

    * Please use USB HDD that has the same capacity as this unit, or larger.

    Please connect only one USB HDD.

    A USB HDD for backup is registered as one for backup use, and any data on it will be deleted.
    So that you do not make a mistake and lose any important data, please only connect one USB HDD with this operation.

  2. Open the Settings Screen.

  3. Tap [USB DEVICE SETTINGS].

  4. Tap [Registration of the device for backup], and tap [NEXT].

  5. Read the Caution items, and tap [REGISTRATION].

  6. Tap [Yes].

  7. Please wait until the USB HDD is registered.

  8. Confirm that the message [Succeeded to register the device for backup.] is displayed.

This completes the operation. The USB HDD has been registered as one for backup use.
From now, the music will be backed up on the USB HDD.

Removing the USB HDD.

Please see Removing the USB HDD.

If you reconnect a USB HDD for backup to this unit, it automatically starts backing up music.
If you do not want to always connect a USB HDD for backup, we recommend that you connect it occasionally to back up your music.

From time to time, please organize the music on the USB HDD for backup.

If you repeatedly add and remove music, the capacity of the USB HDD for backup will be reduced.
Please see Saving Audio Files from a PC, and delete any unwanted music in bkup folder.
When the USB HDD for backup is full, the front indicator lights up in red, and you will not be able to backup to it any more.

Restoring Music from a USB HDD for Backup

  1. Connect a USB HDD (for backup)

  2. Open the Settings Screen.

  3. Tap [USB DEVICE SETTINGS].

  4. Tap [Restoration of backup data], and Tap [NEXT].

  5. Read the Caution items, and tap [RESTORE].

  6. Tap [Yes].

  7. Start restoring Music, and the front indicator blinks.

    Do not remove the USB HDD while the indicator is blinking.

  8. Confirm that the front indicator is lit.

  9. Remove the USB HDD (for backup).

    If you want to continue the backup

    Please remove the USB HDD (for backup) once and then connect the USB HDD (for backup) again.

The musics are now restored.

Switching the Mode of the Built-in Disk (RAID)

The internal disks that are installed in this unit operate in several modes (RAID mode).
By switching the mode, you can increase the capacity that can be utilized or duplicate music to increase safety.
However, you will need to format (initialize) the built-in disk in accordance with the mode, and so if you switch the mode then the music on this unit will be lost.

Modes

Backing Up before Switching

Switching the Mode of the Built-in Disk

Returning Backed Up Music to this Unit

Modes

This unit supports three modes.

Mode Spanning Striping Mirroring
Available capacity*1 Very good Very good Good
Duplication of music*2 none none Very good
Read/write speed*3 Good Very good Good

*1 With mirroring, music is written on each of the two internal disks, and so the available capacity will be that of one built-in disk.
Therefore, if mirroring is currently set then switching to another mode will double the capacity available for use.

*2 With mirroring, music is written on each of the two internal disks, and so you will not lose any music even in the unlikely event that one disk fails.
(Our repair center handles requests for replacing the internal disk. Note that the music will be lost if both of the built-in disks have failed.)

*3 With striping, music is written on the two internal disks by being distributed over them, and so the read and write speed is faster.

Confirming the current mode.

You can see the [RAID mode] in [SYSTEM INFORMATION].
Note that the mode at the time of purchase is as shown below.

Product Number Mode Available capacity
HFAS1-XS20U Striping 2 terabytes
HFAS1-S10U Spanning 1 terabyte

Backing Up before Switching

When you switch the mode, the music on this unit will be lost.
Therefore, please use a USB HDD and back up the music on this unit.

Switching the Mode of the Built-in Disk

  1. Open the Settings Screen.

  2. Tap [DISK MANAGEMENT].

  3. Tap on the format of the mode to switch to.

    Check Disk

    Checks the status of the built-in disk of this unit.
    Depending on the capacity and condition of this unit, [Check Disk] may take 20 or 30 hours. In addition, you cannot access this unit while [Check Disk] is running.

  4. Tap [RUN].

  5. Confirm the mode, and tap [Yes].

  6. Tap [Yes].

  7. Please wait for a while when this screen is displayed.

  8. Tap [Close].

The mode of the internal disk has been switched.

If you switch the mode to mirroring.

You can use this unit, but it will take a while until the music is duplicated.
Please see [RAID status] in [SYSTEM INFORMATION] for the state of duplication.
[Rebuilding: •% complete] is displayed, and then the operation is finished when [Normal] is displayed.

Returning Backed Up Music to this Unit

Please use a backed up USB HDD and restore musics to this unit.

Set the Indicator

You can adjust the brightness of the indicator which is mounted on the front of this unit.
In addition, you can choose white or blue for the front indicator colour.
Also, You can set it so that the LAN port indicator installed on this unit does not light up.

  1. Open the Settings Screen.

  2. Tap [SYSTEM SETTINGS].

  3. Adjust [Front Indicator Brightness].

  4. Set [Front Indicator Color].

  5. Set [LAN port Indicator].

  6. Tap [CONFIRM].

  7. This confirms the settings, and tap [SET].

  8. Please wait for a while until the setting has finished.
    When the front indicator is lit, this completes the setting.

You can now set the brightness and color of the front indicator.

HOME

SYSTEM INFORMATION is displayed.
Turn off the power to fidata Server (shut down), and reboot.
SYSTEM SETTINGS
SYSTEM SETTINGS is displayed.
MEDIA SERVER SETTINGS
MEDIA SERVER SETTINGS is displayed.
USB DEVICE SETTINGS
USB DEVICE SETTINGS is displayed.
USB CD/DVD/BD DRIVE SETTINGS
USB CD/DVD/BD DRIVE SETTINGS is displayed.
DISK MANAGEMENT
DISK MANAGEMENT is displayed.
SYSTEM INITIALIZATION
SYSTEM INITIALIZATION is displayed.
FIRMWARE UPDATE
FIRMWARE UPDATE is displayed.
ONLINE MANUAL
Shows a Web page on which this document and others have been released.
LANGUAGE SETTING
You can set the language of the Settings screen to either [Auto], [English] or [Japanese].

SYSTEM INFORMATION

This is displayed if you click in the HOME.
It shows various pieces of information about this unit such as its free space.

F/W version
Displays the firmware version of this unit.
Inernet
Displays whether this unit is connected to the Internet.
IP address
Displays the IP address of this unit.
MAC address
Displays the MAC address of this unit.
Internal disk capacity
Displays the total capacity of this unit's internal disks.
Internal disk space
Displays the free disk space of this unit's internal disks.
USB disk (for share 1~3) capacity
Displays the total capacity of the USB HDD (for share).

About USB disk (for share 1~3).

Numbers 1 - 3 are attached in the order in which this unit recognizes USB HDD (for share).
This number will be maintained until you remove the USB HDD (for share) and turn off this unit.

USB disk (for share 1~3) space
Displays the free disk space of the USB HDD (for share).
USB disk (for backup) capacity
Displays the total capacity of the USB HDD (for backup).
USB disk (for backup) space
Displays the free disk space of the USB HDD (for backup).
RAID mode

The internal disk mode (RAID mode) is displayed.

Switching the Mode of the Built-in Disk (RAID)

RAID status
Displays the status of this unit.
If an error such as [RAID starting failed] or [Degraded] is displayed in red, please reboot this unit once.
If you the same error is still displayed, please see the Quick Guide or contact our Support.
Backup status

Displays the status of the backup function.

Off [AUTO BACKUP] (SYSTEM SETTINGS) is off.
Running A USB HDD for backup is connected, and the system is in a state where backup is possible.
Running
(currently backing up)
Music is being backed up to a USB HDD for backup.
Unconnected A USB HDD for backup is not connected.
Stopping

A USB HDD for backup is connected, but is not being used.
The following situations can be considered.

• It is not a USB HDD for backup that is registered in this unit.

• After the USB HDD for backup was registered, this unit was formatted / initialized.

Unknown An unknown error occurred in the backup.
Operation has become unstable for some reason.
Please remove the USB HDD for backup and reboot this unit.
Removing the USB HDD
Error

An error occurred in the backup.
The following situations can be considered.

• There is not enough space on the USB HDD for backup.
Please see Saving Audio files from a PC, access the backup destination (bkup folder) from a computer, and delete any unnecessary files.

• A USB HDD for backup is not correctly connected.

USB-DAC device
Displays the device name of USB-DAC connected to this unit.
Direct DSD
Displays whether USB-DAC connected to this unit supports Direct DSD.
USB CD/DVD/BD drive
Displays the device name of USB CD/DVD/BD drive connected to this unit.
AccurateRip
Displays AccurateRip correspondence status of USB CD/DVD/BD drive connected to this unit.

SYSTEM SETTINGS

You can apply various settings to this unit.
Click the [+] symbol to see a detailed description of each item.

NAME

Name
You can decide on a name for this unit.
Please do not choose the same name as that used for other devices, and select an easy-to-understand one.
AUTO
Reverts to the name that was set at the time of purchase.

NETWORK

DHCP
Set whether to automatically obtain data such as an IP address from a DHCP server (Wi-Fi router, etc.).
IP address etc.
When [DHCP] is [Off], set it manually. Please set it according to the network environment.

TIME

Time Sync
Set whether to perform Time Sync with a time server over the Internet.
Server URL
When [Time Sync] is set to [On], specify the URL of the time server that will perform the Time Sync.
Time
When [Time Sync] is set to [Off], specify the date and time.
AUTO
Aligns to the time of the terminal on which the settings screen is open.
Time Zone
Specify the area in which you live, and set the standard time there.

FRONT INDICATOR

Front Indicator Brightness
Specifies the brightness of the front indicator.
When it is set to [Off], the indicator will not show a white light or green light. However, when you turn on the power or use the settings screen, the indicator lights up for only five seconds in order to show that the operation is complete (lights up after flashing).
Front Indicator Color
Specifies the color of the front indicator.

SHARED FOLDER

Shared Folder
Specifies [On] or [Off] for the SHARED FOLDER.
Please change the settings after confirming that no device is accessing the Shared Folder.
When this is set to [Off], it is not possible to access the [Contents], [usb1] and [bkup] folders.
Usually, you do not need to set this to [Off].

POWER SAVING

Setting Time
This specifies the time before the internal hard disk switches to power saving mode.
This unit is an SSD-equipped model, so this setting is [Off].

AUTO BACKUP

Auto Backup
Specifies whether the Auto Backup function of the USB HDD is [On] or [Off].
By setting this to [On], data is regularly backed up to the registered USB device.

AUTO UPDATE

Auto Update

When it is set to [On], when this unit shuts down or reboots and there is a firmware update, it will automatically update to the latest firmware.

* This unit must be connected to the Internet for this function.

* This item is currently invalid. If you want to obtain new firmware, please contact your dealer or distributor. (Certified Distributors)

MEDIA SERVER

Twonky Server
When it is set to [On], the media server [Twonky Server] publicly releases the saved audio data.

NETWORK RENDERER

Network Renderer

Set the operation mode during USB-DAC connection.
In OpenHome mode, even if you stop the control app, it can be the play of the playlist.
OpenHome mode is available in the corresponding control app.
If you want to use the unsupported control app to OpenHome, please set the DMR.

USB PERFECT PLAY

Setting Time

Depending on the USB-DAC to be connected, the beginning of the music contents may not be played.
This function can be played correctly from the beginning of the music contents by setting the silent playing time.

* If your USB-DAC is the validated model, setting [Auto] sets the optimum value.

USB-DSD OUTPUT FORMAT

Output Format

Sets the output format when playing DSD content with the connected USB-DAC.
Normally, please keep [Direct DSD / DoP (Auto)].

LAN SPEED

You can set the upper limit setting of the link speed in the LAN port (1=for Audio / 2=for Network) of this unit, and switch Off the ports.
You cannot set both LAN ports to [Off] at the same time.

* When a setting is changed, this unit will automatically reboot.

LAN port 1 / LAN port 2
Set the upper limit value of the link speed of each LAN port.

LAN PORT INDICATOR

LAN port Indicator
Set the indicator above the LAN port, which is installed on the back of this unit, to [On] or [Off].
The [On] or [Off] setting here is applied to both the LAN port indicators.

MEDIA SERVER SETTINGS

Music, Videos and Photos

Settings > Status

Settings > Sharing

Settings > Navigation

Settings > Aggregation

Settings > Security

Settings > System

Music, Videos and Photos

You can specify the audio device to play back songs. Also, you can play back songs in the Web browser and download them.

* You can play back or download songs depending on the contents.

The videos and photos are disabled.

This is the audio server, and media other than music are disabled.

* This is the audio server, and videos and photos are not supported.

Settings > Status

Friendly Name
This is the friendly name of the network audio server (the name on the DLNA network).
To change this name, change [Name] in the SYSTEM SETTINGS.
Version
Indicates the version of the Twonky Server.
Number of contents
Indicates the number of video, song, and photo contents stored on the Network Audio Server.
Cached Memory
Indicates the size of cache data that is automatically assigned by the Twonky Server. You cannot set it manually.
Database status
It shows whether the content database is constructed.
("loaded, verifying", "verification complete", "scanning for media", "scan complete")
Last Database Update
Indicates the date when the contents database was recently updated.
Server Uptime
Indicates the time during which the Twonky Server is continuously operating.
Network Interfaces
This is the IP address and MAC address of the audio server.
You can set the IP address in the SYSTEM SETTINGS.
Each device has a unique MAC address. You cannot change it.

Settings > Sharing

Shared Folders

This folder stores the streaming songs.
* You cannot change or add folders.

You can set a streaming media type.

• Default
Music

Audiobook Genres
Specify the genre of the content to be recognized as an audio book for the content of the audio book in which the metadata in the ID3v2 format is used.
Compilation Folders

Set a folder name that stores music data of Compilation Album.

• Default
Compilations,Sampler

If the display of music in Compilation Album is abnormal

Take the following steps.

1 Check the folder name that stores music data of Compilation Album.

2 In the Entry field of Compilation Folders, enter the folder name that you checked in Step 1 preceded by a comma (,).

3 Update the settings by selecting [Save Changes].

4 Click [Rescan Content Folders] of Server Maintenance.

5 Make sure that songs are correctly displayed.

Ignore directories

Set a folder or folders to be ignored during contents scan.

• Default
AppleDouble, AppleDB, AppleDesktop, TemporaryItems, .fseventsd, .Spotlight-V100, .Trashes, .Trash, RECYCLED, RECYCLER, RECYCLE.BIN

If data that is not unintended is displayed

Take the following steps.

1 Check the folder name that contains the unintended data that is displayed.

2 In the Entry field of Ignore directories, enter the folder name that you checked in Step 1 preceded by a comma (,).

3 Update the settings by selecting [Save Changes].

4 Click [Rescan Content Folders] of Server Maintenance.

5 Make sure that songs are correctly displayed.

Settings > Navigation

Navigation Tree

Set the folder configuration during playback. When you register an audio device (Media Receiver), the type you have set here is selected.

• Mobile
The folder configuration suitable for the mobile terminal.

• Classic Media Navigation
The folder configuration suitable for a small music library.

• iPod-like
The folder configuration suitable for users who wish to use the iPod-like configuration.

• By Folder
The folder configuration suitable for users who organise music folders to their liking.

• Advanced Media Navigation
The folder configuration suitable for a large music library.

Type of Navigation Tree and folder configuration

The following folder configuration is set for each type. They are usually displayed in the following order.
However, it may differ according to the audio device you use.

Mobile Classic Media
Navigation
iPod-like By Folder Advanced Media
Navigation
Folder - -
CD(When music CD is inserted
Recently
added songs
Artists -
Artists
Index
- - - -
Album -
Album
Index
Composer - - -
Format
Date
Artists/Album - - - -
Genre/Album - - - -
Genre/Songs -
Playlist -
Personal
rating
- - - -
All music
Title index

If you wish to change the Navigation Tree type for each audio device:

Set the type for each audio device by selecting: Media Receivers in Security > more > Navigation Type.

"By Folder" Navigation
If you set the navigation tree to "Folder", you can display the content file name (not the metadata information of the content).
Navigation Tree Builder

You can change "Pre-defined trees" or you can create your own navigation tree type.

Make your own navigation tree type (My Tree)

1. Select a node such as "Favorites".

* By tapping the "Pre-defined trees" item, you can check the nodes displayed by them.

2. Enter the name of my tree.

3. Tap [Save my tree].

4. Tap [Save changes].

My tree is now saved.
My tree is also displayed in "Navigation tree" and "Navigation type of media receiver".

Settings > Aggregation

Sets the Aggregation function.
You can handle the contents of another media server as if it is stored on the network audio server.
This function is useful if you are using more than one of our network audio servers.
(It is not guaranteed that all media servers will be detected.)

Enable Aggregation
If checked, the Aggregation function is enabled.
Aggregation Mode

If another new media server is detected, select an operation to be set automatically.

• Ignore (Default)
A newly detected media server is not aggregated.

• Aggregate
The contents of a newly detected media server can be handled as if they are stored on the network audio server.

• AutoCopy
The contents of a newly detected media server are copied onto the network audio server.

* This is useful if you wish to aggregate contents of media servers that may not be available all the time on the network, such as smartphones.

* The contents are copied from the "contents" folder to the "mirrored" folder.

Handling of AutoCopy contents

If you edit or delete the automatically copied contents, the contents of the network audio server are handled as follows.*

Contents on
the media server
Edit Overwritten by the edited contents, and copied.
Delete The contents on the network audio server remain.
Contents on
the network audio server
Edit Overwritten by the media server contents, and copied.
The edited contents are lost.
Delete The contents are copied again.

* The changes are reflected at certain times such as when the network audio server is restarted.

Settings > Security

Media Receivers

Sets an audio device (Media Receiver) registered by the Twonky Server.
The Twonky Server automatically detects and registers audio devices.

• Enable sharing for new media receivers automatically
When the Twonky Server automatically registers an audio device, select the method of music streaming.
If unchecked, detected new audio devices will be registered as if they will not be delivered.

• Audio devices
Display registered audio device. We will deliver music only to checked audio devices.

● MAC、IP
This is the MAC address and IP address of the audio device.

● Media Receiver Type
Select an audio device type.
(The default is determined and set by the Twonky Server automatically.)

● Navigation Type
Set the Navigation Tree (folder configuration during playback) for each audio device.
Set the default by selecting Navigation →Navigation tree.

• Reset List
All registered audio devices are deleted from the list.
After that, the existing audio devices are detected again and registered automatically.

Restart on network changes
If checked, and when the LAN cable is unplugged or when the IP address is changed,
the Twonky Server restarts.
(Under normal circumstances, leave this box checked.)

Settings > System

Language

Select a language to be used in the setting window and the Navigation Tree (folder configuration during playback).

* Note that the music information etc. is not translated.

Rescan Interval
Set the scan intervals (in minutes) to update the audio information.
If the interval is "-1", the audio updating is monitored and the audio information is updated automatically.
(Under normal circumstances, leave the interval set to "-1".)
Server Maintenance

• Restart Server
Restarts the Twonky Server.

• Rescan Content Folders
Updates the audio information.

• Reset to Defaults
Returns the Twonky Server to the default settings.

• Clear Cache
Deletes the cache data that has been assigned automatically by the Twonky Server.

USB CD/DVD/BD DRIVE SETTINGS

Click the [+] symbol to see a detailed description of each item.

CD/DVD/BD DRIVE CONTROLL

Specify a method to start importing tracks on a music CD.

Ripping Operations

Auto
Automatically starts importing when you insert a music CD into the drive.

Manual
Starts importing when you insert a music CD into the drive and press the POWER button.

Off
Does not import tracks on a music CD.

* When [Auto] is selected, the CD transport function is not available. (This is because importing starts.)

* When [Manual] is selected, you cannot perform USB-DAC play operations using the POWER button while a music CD or data DVD/BD is in the CD/DVD/BD drive connected to this product.

AccurateRip

Configure the AccurateRip setting.

AccurateRip
Specify whether to enable or disable AccurateRip.
Set to [On] normally.
Rip log
Displays the verification results of the past three rips.

Details of rip log

The rip log is displayed as shown below.

#Track No. Album name Result CRC value (confidence value)

Example: When the verification of the second track in the album, "Album Name", succeeds with AccurateRip, the rip log is displayed as shown below.
#02 Album Name OK 7f08bf02(123)

• Result

OK: Imports data with the matched contents when the AccurateRip result matches another person’s result (CRC value).

NOT ACCURATE: Retries verification up to three times when the AccurateRip result does not match another person’s result.
When the same result is obtained for all, its data is imported.

ABORT: Does not import data when the system stopped the import process because it failed to read data due to damage or dirt on the disc surface.

SKIP: Imports the current data when the collation with AccurateRip failed because this product is not connected to the Internet or for other reasons.

• CRC value
Used to collate the importing result. AccurateRip collates this value for importing.

• Confidence value
When the results match, the another person's matching count is displayed. As the confidence value is greater, the reliability is higher.

Retry Setting

Set the retry process to re-read data when an error occurs during reading.

Retry Process
Specify whether to enable or disable the retry process.
Set to [On] normally.

CD READ SPEED

Specify the speed to read a music CD.

Read Speed

Normal
Reads a music CD at the slowest speed of the CD/DVD/BD drive.

High Speed
Reads a music CD at the maximum speed of the CD/DVD/BD drive.

ENCODE

Configure settings for the imported music data.

Data Format
Select the music format from [WAV] and [FLAC].
FLAC compression level
This item is available when [FLAC] is selected in [Data Format].
You can specify the compression level in FLAC format.

CD/DVD/BD DRIVE OFFSET

Specify the offset value depending on the characteristics of the CD/DVD/BD drive.

Offset

Auto
Obtains the offset value from the online database.

Manual
Manually enter the offset value.

Offset value
This item is available when [Manual] is selected in [Offset].
Manually enter the offset value.

GRACENOTE

Specify how to use the Gracenote-supplied information database for music CD.

Language
Specify the language of the music information you want to import.
Unregistered music

Retrieve None
Stops importing tracks on a music CD when there is no music information.
This prevents a music CD from being imported with no music information assigned.

Retrieve
Imports a music CD without assigning meta information when there is no music information.

DISK MANAGEMENT

Check Disk
Checks the status of the built-in disk of fidata Server.
Depending on the capacity and condition of this unit, [Check Disk] may take 20 or 30 hours. In addition, you cannot access this unit while [Check Disk] is running.
Spanning Format
Striping Format
Mirroring Format
Deletes all the data on this unit and switches the mode of the built-in disk.
Depending on the capacity and condition of this unit, formatting may take 20 or 30 hours.
In addition, you cannot access this unit while a disk is being formatted.

SYSTEM INITIALIZATION

Puts this unit back into the state it was in at the time of purchase.
Returns all the settings of this unit to the default value, and deletes data on this unit.

Regular format of internal disk

When this is set to [On], the data in this unit is completely deleted so that it cannot be restored.

Model Normal initialization Regular format
1TB / SSD About 3 minutes About 2 hours

FIRMWARE UPDATE

Update the firmware (internal software) of this unit, and keep it up to date.
This unit must be connected to the Internet.

* This item is currently invalid. If you want to obtain new firmware, please contact your dealer or distributor. (Certified Distributors)

Do not turn off the power while the front indicator is blinking.

Do not stop power supply by unplugging the power cable or switch off the power tap.

The power, Indicator

The front indicator is lit in orange.

The front indicator is lit in red.

The power does not come on.

The power does not come on with fidata Music App's [Power on]

The front indicator is lit in orange.

A new version of firmware/software for this unit has been detected.

Please turn off the power supply to this unit, and then turn it on again.
This firmware/software for this unit will be updated to the latest version.

The front indicator is lit in red.

It is possible that the USB HDD for backup does not have enough free space.

Please see Saving Audio Files from a PC, access the USB HDD for backup from a computer, and delete any unnecessary files.

It is possible that a problem has occurred with the USB HDD for backup.

Please confirm whether the USB HDD for backup is correctly connected.
If it is connected correctly, there is a possibility that the USB HDD has failed.
In addition, please use this unit to format the USB HDD when connecting it for the first time.

There may be a problem with the built-in disk of this unit.

Remove a USB HDD if it is connected.
Then, please turn off the power supply to this unit, and then turn it on again.
After the start-up process has completed, if the lamp is lit in red then a problem has occurred with the built-in disk.
Please see the "Conformity Information and Warranty", and contact our Support.

The power does not come on.

Please turn on the main power switch at the bottom of the back side.

The power does not come on with fidata Music App's [Power on]

The LAN port connecting the fidata server and the router is set to "for Audio"

In order to use this function, please connect the fidata server and router with the LAN port of "for Network".

* If you connect the network audio player to a router, please connect it to "for Audio" side with a switching hub etc.

Settings

This unit does not appear in App etc.

I want to put this unit back into the state it was in at the time of purchase.

I want to see the music that was backed up on a computer.

This unit does not appear in App etc.

The computer or smart device running App etc. is not on the same network as this unit.

Please connect the computer or smart device to the same Wi-Fi router as this unit.

I want to return this product to the state at the time of purchase.

By initializing the system, you can return all the settings of this unit to those at the time of purchase, and delete data on this unit.

  1. Open the Settings Screen

  2. Tap [SYSTEM INITIALIZATION].

  3. Run it.

All data including songs in fidata Server will be deleted and all settings will be restored to the state at the time of purchase.

Regular format of internal disk

When this is set to [On], the data in this unit is completely deleted so that it cannot be restored.
Data will be written to all parts of the built-in disk, and so it will take a very long time.
(For a guide to the time required, please see SYSTEM INITIALIZATION.)

I want to see the music that was backed up on a computer.

You can see it on [LAN DISK Backup Reader].

For details, please visit our web page (in English).
http://www.iodata.jp/fidata/en/support/#download

Saving Audio files

This unit does not appear in App etc.

When importing tracks on the music CD, the music CD has been ejected immediately, or the indicator lamp in the front has lit up red or yellow.

You can not eject music CD.

I want to know the folders in the contents folder.

I want to know about folders other than contents.

It takes time to rip CD.

Does not recognize USB CD/DVD/BD drive.

Three USB HDD (for share) can not be used.

I can not copy CD ripped contents.

This unit does not appear in App etc.

Please see here.

The music CD has been ejected immediately, or the indicator lamp in the front has lit up red or yellow.

Please see here.

Can not eject music CD from USB CD/DVD/BD drive.

Select [Removal of the USB device] in [USB DEVICE SETTINGS] on the SET screen.

I want to know the folders in the contents folder.

The following folders are available.

Folders Description
CD Library Musics that ripped music CDs will be saved.
(It will be created when CD ripping function is used.)
import Music saved from USB HDD etc will be saved.
(It will be created when songs are imported from USB HDD etc.)
uploaded Musics uploaded to fidata Server by operating another DLNA device will be saved.
playlists The playlist (m3u) exported from the local playlist is saved.

I want to know about folders other than contents.

In the same hierarchy as contents, the following folders are available.

Folders Description
usb 1~3 This folder is in USB HDD (for share).
This folder is read-only in order to protect the music (you cannot write to it or delete files in it). Please connect USB HDD to PC and add / delete musics.
bkup This folder is in USB HDD (for backup).

It takes time to rip CD.

As the result of AccurateRip match did not match the result of others, fidata Server are re-fetching (retrying).

Please wait.
If you are using fidata Music App, you can check the import status.

Disable the retry.

It can be set not to retry by the collation result of AccurateRip.

• When setting from the setting screen of fidata Server.

1) Open the Settings Screen.

2) [USB CD/DVD/BD DRIVE SETTINGS] → Set [Retry Process] to "Off".

• When setting from fidata Music App.

1) Open CD ripping screen with fidata Music App.

2) [Options] → Set [Retry] to "Disable".

Does not recognize USB CD/DVD/BD drive.

USB CD/DVD/BD drive is not working properly.

• If you can connect a USB CD/DVD/BD drive to a power outlet, try connecting it.

• If you are using a USB hub, try connecting USB CD/DVD/BD drive directly to the fidata Server.
If it works, there is a problem with the USB hub.

• Check the compatibility of the USB CD/DVD/BD drive.

Three USB HDD (for share) can not be used.

The firmware version may be before 1.60.

Please try Keeping the Firmware of the fidata Server up to Date.

I can not copy CD ripped contents.

By copying (moving) "Folder.jpg" from fidata Server, an error is displayed.

The artwork "Folder.jpg" provided by Gracenote can not be copied (moved) for protection.

For example, in the case of Windows, "File Access Denied" screen about Folder.jpg is displayed.
In this case, you can copy or move CD ripped contents by clicking [Skip].

* The copied (moved) content does not include artwork (Folder.jpg).

* When you move contents, Folder.jpg and folders containing it remain in their original locations.
Delete them if you do not need them.

Play music

I cannot play music when I am using this unit as an audio player.

Musics don't play from the beginning when I am using this unit as an audio player.

Artwork is not displayed / has stopped being displayed.

The next tune is not displayed in fidata Music App.

When starting fidata Music App, a server different from the one at the time of last time is opened.

When you tap the shortcut with fidata Music App, the category of different server is displayed.

fidata Server is not displayed in the control application.

Renderer does not appear in fidata Music App.

I can not register music with fidata Music App.

Playback stops when playing with fidata Music App.

The order of tunes in fidata Music App is different from the track order of music CD.

Music does not appear in server pane of fidata Music App.

Does not recognize USB-DAC.

The local playlist got wrong (the tune name is different from the actual tune).

I want to fix shortcut order.

I want to enlarge the operation icon of fidata Music App.

I cannot play music when I am using this unit as an audio player.

The type of control app does not match the [NETWORK RENDERER].

Please open the Settings screen, and Switch [Network Renderer Setting] in [System Setting].

Musics don't play from the beginning when I am using this unit as an audio player.

Please set [USB PERFECT PLAY].

Please open the Settings screen, and switch [USB PERFECT PLAY] in [System Setting].
By setting silent playback time between songs, it prevents the beginning of the song from being cut off.
Please set it so as to be optimal for your environment other than [Auto].

* [USB PERFECT PLAY] is set to [Auto] by default.
In the [Auto] setting, the optimum value is automatically set when using verified USB-DAC.

Artwork is not displayed / has stopped being displayed.

If you are using an audio device that does not support high-quality artwork, you may find that artwork is not displayed.

Please try the following actions.

  1. Open the Settings Screen.

  2. Tap [MEDIA SERVER SETTINGS].

  3. Tap [Security].

  4. Set the [Media Receiver Type] of an audio device that does not show artwork to [Generic Media Receiver (BC)].

    How to tell which audio device does not show artwork.

    The list shows the [MAC] (MAC address), [IP] (IP address), and [Friendly Name] of the audio device. Please confirm these details of the audio device.
    You can confirm the MAC address on a sticker that is attached to the audio device or on its Settings screen.

  5. Tap [Save Changes].

The next tune is not displayed in fidata Music App.

Tune information is not displayed large.

If you want to display the next tune, please display tune information large.

Play with fidata Music App

Shuffle playback is enabled.

Please disable shuffle playback.

When starting fidata Music App, a server different from the one at the time of last time is opened.

When you finished fidata Music App last time, you opened a server different from the selected server.

When starting fidata Music App, the hierarchy displayed at the end of the selected server is displayed.

Choose a selected server.

1) Start the fidata Music App.

2) Tap on the left edge.

3) Select server.

⇒ The selected server will be "selected server".

When you tap the shortcut with fidata Music App, the category of different server is displayed.

You opened a server different from the selected server.

When a shortcut is tapped, the corresponding category of the Selected Server is displayed.
Choose a selected server.

fidata Server is not displayed in the control application.

fidata Server is not connected to the network.

Please check the power and connections of fidata Server.

The operation of the control application is strange.

Please restart the control application.

How to restart the application

Please force close an app referring to here and then re-launch the app.

Renderer does not appear in fidata Music App.

Network audio player or USB-DAC is not connected to the network.

Please check the power and connections of network audio player or USB-DAC.

The operation of fidata Music App is strange.

Please restart fidata Music App.

I can not register music with fidata Music App.

Please see I can not register tune.

Playback stops when playing with fidata Music App.

You are playbacking on the DMR renderer.

• Playback with OpenHome compatible equipment.

• When playbacking with USB-DAC connected to fidata Server, the operation as a player may be set to [DMR]. Open the setting screen and set [System settings] → [Network Renderer] to [OpenHome].

• Please try the following operation when playing on DMR compatible equipment.

  1. Tap .

  2. Tap [fidata Music App settings].

  3. Enable [Prevent sleep on tune information screen].

  4. Tap [Close].

  5. Please see Play with fidata Music App, and play back in a state in which song information and artwork are displayed largely (tune information screen display).

    ⇒ While playing in the tune information screen display, your iPad etc. will not sleep.

    * When playing with DMR, hold the playlist on the control application side.
    Therefore, when the control application stops at sleep of the iPad etc., playback also stops.

The order of tunes in fidata Music App is different from the track order of music CD.

Opening in the album display sometimes resolves.

Please open tunes in order of fidata Server → Music → album and check it.

Meta information of the track number is not included in the tune.

Please see Edit the meta information of music files, and please check the meta information of the song.

Music does not appear in server pane of fidata Music App.

The database of the media server is under construction.

It may take time to build the database of the media server, for example when saving a large number of audio files.
Please wait for a while, please check again.

Does not recognize USB-DAC.

The USB-DAC is not operating properly.

• If you can connect the USB-DAC to a power outlet, please connect it.

• If you are using a USB hub, try connecting USB-DAC directly to the fidata Server.
If it works, there is a problem with the USB hub.

• Please check the correspondence of USB-DAC.

The local playlist got wrong (the tune name is different from the actual tune).

When the database of the media server is rebuilt, linked tunes in local playlists may be wrong. Please recreate the local playlist again.

Please make a playlist (m3u) at the timing when the database is likely to be rebuilt, such as before fidata Server is up to date.
Make local playlist a playlist (m3u)

Then you can use the playlist (m3u) as a backup of the local playlist.

I want to fix shortcut order.

  1. Arrange shortcuts to be satisfied.
    (Shortcuts are arranged in order of use from the left.)

  2. Tap .

  3. Tap [fidata Music App settings].

  4. Enable [Lock the shortcut].

  5. Tap [Close].

I want to enlarge the operation icon of fidata Music App.

You can enlarge the operation icon with the following operations.

  1. Tap .

  2. Tap [fidata Music App settings].

  3. Enable [Display large].

  4. Tap [Close].

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USB-DAC

Digital-to-analogue converter that is connected by USB.
It converts a digital audio signal so that it can be used on a conventional analogue audio device. This unit is equipped with a USB port so a USB-DAC can be connected to it.

Selected Server

It refers to the network audio server chosen mainly for use.
Selecting the Selected Server affects the following operations.

• Tap the shortcut to display the corresponding category of the Selected Server.

• When launching fidata Music App, the hierarchy displayed at the end of the Selected Server is displayed.

• If the Selected Server is a fidata server, server status is displayed.

Reference: Choose a selected server

Local playlist

A playlist saved in fidata Music App.

Reference: Save Playlist [Local Playlist]

Gracenote

This is a service that supplies an information database related to music CDs.

AccurateRip

This is a function that judges whether tracks on a music CD are imported normally, collating with another person’s importing result.

fidata Music App

This is I-O DATA controller app. As of July 2018, "fidata Music App" has released iOS version.

Reference: 2.1. Install fidata Music App

Reference: 2.2. Initial activation of fidata Music App

Pane

This word from Pane that points to a window frame etc. It refers to a section divided by function in the application.
fidata Music App has "Server pane" which displays songs in the network audio server and "Play list pane" which displays songs of the play list registered in the renderer.
In addition, the file operation function also has two panes, and you can exchange music files between them.
On the iPad, both can be displayed.
On the iPhone, only one pane is displayed and can be switched by flick.

Renderer

It is a function for playing back content. In the usage environment of fidata Server, it refers to network audio player.
Also, if a USB-DAC is connected to fidata Server, fidata Server will also be treated as a network audio player (renderer).

In fidata Music App, you can choose the renderer to use in the lower right of the screen.

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meta information

meta data

meta information

controller

control app

WALKMAN

Transfer Audio Files to a Portable Audio Player

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fidata Music App

UsbBackup

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