I’m using WD Smartware to back up a few home computers, each of which have some music on them (iTunes, ripped CDs, etc). This is working great so far. I’m using the simple backup mode to store the data on a My Cloud drive. I’d like to stream this data to a Sonos system, and this is where I’m unsure of the best approach. Here’s what I’ve considered, and why I don’t think they are ideal.
Separate “Music” share on MyCloud. This seems to require manual intervention (e.g. copying new files), and this would be a separate copy beyond the one from the machine backup. More work & more storage used.
Stream from backup folders like “WD SmartWare.swstor”. This removes the manual step, but it’s clear that it wasn’t designed for this purpose. Updated/moved/renamed files appear multiple times.
Rip straight to WD, stream from that share. I don’t want the version of the files on the WD device to be the only copy, and I’d like the music to be available on the laptop without a network connection required.
The “This PC\WDMyCloud\Music” view hints that the device supports exactly what I want, but I can’t figure out how this view (or one like it) can be made available to the Sonos. Any ideas?