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N1/EX, N10, N100 SERIES


●Ver. 4.01 [16th December, 2019] 

MELCO Music Library System Software Ver 4.01 for N1EX/N10/N100

[Changes from N10/N100 1.03]

- Supports N1 EX Series Hardware

   Home Screen for N1 EX

   2-Drives RAID supoort

   Power LED Brightness/RJ45 LED Control

   Dedicated Expansion/Backup/USB-DAC ports


[New Support features]

- Web Remote .. Control MELCO from any web browsers

- Internal Drive Check .. Same capability as N1 3.91


[New Server features]

- Media Server Selection .. Twonky Server/Minim Server/Off are available

- Song Kong Installer/Controller

   Minim Server is a popular UPnP/Open Home Media Server which supports various tags.

   Song Kong for MELCO Lite is a tool to obtain various tags available online.

   With them, you can utilize extended tags for rich browsing experience. MELCO provides navigation tree indexes for Classical/Jazz/Rock and Pops.

   *Minim Server and Song Kong can be updated separately from MELCO System Update.

   *When Minim Server is available, Twonky Server is disabled and some features depend on Twonky Server also be disabled.

    (ex. Playback using buttons on N1/N10/N100)

   *Song Kong/Minim Server takes more time to startup than Twonky Server. You can use them after 2 minutes from boot up or enable.

   *After Minim Server/Song Kong are activated, new share folder named Log will be appeared for trouble investigation.

   *Please contact Song Kong and Minim Server directly if any questions.

    Song Kong:

    Minim Server:

   Media Server Off is useful for non-UPnP environment or non-server use.


[New USB-DAC local player features]

- Song Title/Artist Name for MELCO Localplay front panel playback

- Marker-less DSD support : Mark Levinson No5805/Ayre QB-9 twenty/PRIMARE i15

- vTuner internet radio browser can be used on MELCO Music HD app


[New CD import features]

- Song titles can be seen before importing

- Support Drive Tray Control with DOWN button 



- New Song Title Font supports Chinese and Korean Characters

- USB-DAC local player: over 2GB WAV file can be played again

- New Time zone Option for China Standard and Taipei

- Behavior of OTOTOY downloader

- More stability for various environment

- Notice when backup without date/time settings.


N1, N1/2 series FIRMWARE



●FW Ver 3.92B [30th January, 2020]

* Ver.3.92b is a pre-release version of 3.92. Official 3.92 will be released after this release. Not a kind of branch beta like '3.22B''3.73B'


[Media Server]

- Fully renewed for 'MinimServer''SongKong'

- New Menu 'Media Server App'

   'TwonkyServer' 'MinimServer' 'Off' are available.

    'MinimServer' requires internet connection for initial installation.

    MinimServer version installed is MinimServer 2 Starter Edition (free version with limited functionality, paid upgrade available). 

    For details, see the


*   As [MELCO Localplay] front panel USB-DAC playback depends on TwonkyServer, it will be disabled when set to other than TwonkyServer. 

   'Rescan Songs and Playlists' also works for MinimServer

   'Configure MinimServer' menu presents URL for Web Configuration.

   'Version Check' menu helps updating MinimServer independently from MELCO System Software.

- New Menu 'SongKong'

   'SongKong' requires internet connection for initial installation (as Lite version)

   'SongKong Service' disables/enables resident SongKong service.

   'Configure SongKong' menu presents URL for controlling SongKong via a web browser. 

    This includes upgrade path to full version.

   'Version Check' menu helps update SongKong independently from MELCO System Software.


* What is 'MinimServer'

  Alternative UPnP AV Media Server Software  dedicated to serve music (not for Movies/Photos)

  Now MinimServer is 'recommended server' to use  with various players such as dCS, Esoteric.

What is 'SongKong'

  It gathers/maintains detailed metadata for tracks including artwork inside MELCO using online databases.

  Unlike Gracenote, SongKong works for all files installed. 

  SongKong Lite creates a preview detailed report showing the metadata that can be added, to save the changes requires a full Melco license.

  SongKong Lite also provide the capability to manually edit track metadata on the web browser.



  - 'Music Database' shows MinimServer status when 'MinimServer' selected.

  - 'Media Server' shows MinimServer version when 'MinimServer' selected.


[USB-DAC Local Player]

  - Devices added for MELCO marker-less DSD

    Mark Levinson No508x


    Ayre QB-9 twenty etc.



  - [OTOTOY] Retry within the session added when bought files are not ready on site.


●FW Ver 3.91 [6th June, 2019]

[New menu item]

    'PC-incompatible characters' menu item was added.


[Dark Mode]

 - Behavior of stopping dark mode was improved.


[USB-DAC Local Player]

  - Devices added for MELCO marker-less DSD


  - Some bugs fixed regarding playback source icon.


[Import from CD]

  - Bugfix regarding specific character of metadata stops importing as error

  - Replace PC incompatible character after the CD import. (Replace more character than 3.90)

  * NOTE *

    Files and Folders already imported on 3.90 and uses PC incompatible character will not fixed on the firmware update.

    'Support'>'PC-incompatible characters'

    will check and fix the characters.


●FW Ver 3.90 [20th December, 2018]


[USB-DAC Local Player]

- Added more USB-DACs supporting MELCO Markerless DSD.

       Brinkman Nyquist DAC

       Cambridge Audio Edge NQ

       iFi Pro iDSD

       Marantz SA-12 / ND8006

       Mytek digital Brooklyn plus / Liberty

       Playback designs Dream DAC / Dream Transport / Melrot DAC


[Playback and Control]

- Improved stability of playback

- Improved OLED Title Display at change of track or increment in playlist in MODE0, Gapless playback.

- Improved OLED Title Display at end of playlist.

- Direct wired connection of iPad or Tablet to give control when in 'Direct Mode' without requirement for Router.

- "UP" button resets the playback when controlling by App.


[SMB sharing]

- Windows10 ver.1809 or later version cannot access to SMB sharing folder without ID/Password. So, for those Windows10 user can access to Melco Music Library with ID:nobody, Password:nobody.

- Improve file name and folder name indication


[Media Server]

- Updated to Twonky 8.5.1

- "Update Music Database" is changed title to "Clear and Rebuild Database". Rebuild Database includes Expansion Drive. (Previously rebuild database was only internal HDD).


[USB-CD Drive connection]

- Improve OLED display when playing music from connected USB-CD drive.

- Changed message when data disk is imported

- Checking message shows up when CD is already imported


[Support function]

- Added menu to check connectivity of each internet connection service

- Added menu to check internal drive

- Added confirmation display before creating archive file



- Added menu to remove Expansion drive, no need to power off to remove

- Improve process of handling internal drive during boot up

- Improve backup and import via USB ports function


●FW Ver. 3.80 [17th May, 2018]


[Media server]
- Twonky Server 8.5 is newly installed.
 *Improved reading wav file tag information.
 *Improved reading cover art of FLAC file function.
     *Supports reading bit depth of FLAC/WAV/DSF/DSDIFF files, navigation tree `format` folder supports selecting folders by sample rate,

       e.g. `44.1KHz/16bit` or `44.1KHz/24bit`.
     *Navigation tree folder `Year` changed to `Decade`, this decade folder is selectable from both `Decades` and `Genre`,

       like `Decade > 80`s > ! ALL ! / ! By Year ! / Rock`.
     *Supports data scan in expansion HDD while connecting HDD to EXPANSION PORT. 

       It is recommended to turn off the N1 before removing the expansion HDD.
     *Supports multiple languages setting table on Twonky Server management screen via browser.


[USB-DAC Local Player]
- Added more USB-DACs supporting MELCO Markerless DSD.
  *See update information on MELCO website.
- Improved PrecisionStart function while playing DSD files.
- Supports managing internet radio URLs to m3u files, by saving m3u files to N1ʼs share folder: selecting from ‘playlist` in navigation tree to listen to the internet radio while using USB-DAC connection.
  *Reception of internet radio is not supported / guaranteed.
- Improved title display on front screen.
- Supports saving `now playing` playlist in control apps to N1 in mode 1 with USB-DAC connection.
  *To delete saved playlist, PC / Mac / CIFS compatible application is necessary.
- Improved playback sound quality via control apps.


- Improved downloader operation.
- Deleted `Qobuz` (installed in FW Ver. 3.70-74) download service.


[New menu items]
- Added new menu items in `Media Server`.
  *`IndexView For Client` is available for changing navigation tree mode.
  *`Duplicate removal for Title` is available for displaying only one music song if titles are duplicated. *Default setting is ON.
  *`Twonky Service` is selectable for `ON/OFF`. 
  * OFF setting will stop the file distribution function when not playing music data saved in N1 or using the N1 as media player. As a result, this setting will disable functions such as `Browse Songs` `Update Music Database` and music titles will not be displayed on the screen.
- `Support` is newly added in menu top list for capturing operating environment information of N1 and saving this file to N1 share folder automatically for technical support use.
   *By sending this file to us, we can check the detail status of your N1.


- Optimized `Dark Mode` of `Display`.
- Changed operation of `Format Internal Drives` and improved read & write operation.
  *From FW Ver. 3.80, operating time of this function will take longer time than before but reading and writing stability is enhanced.
  *Downgrade FW to earlier than Ver. 3.80 will not be possible after rebuild internal array using 3.80.
- Improved operation with expansion HDD.
  *HDD over 2.5TB capacity formatted by Mac OS will be recognized normally.
- Improved operation of `USB system update`.
- Improved ability of upgrading FW version from the rear port when N1A`s front port is using an expansion HDD.
- Improved operation of `Power Off` function to avoid corruption of data when N1 shuts down.
- Improved tagging operation of WAV files for CD-ripping.


●FW Ver 3.73B [11th December 2017] 

Auto Downloader

 -Possible Bug fix for

 -Support for qobuz (FLAC only) / mora (Japan)

USB-DAC Local Player

 -Renewed Song Title Display. Now Titles are put using playback information for all sources including other NASes, Tidal, qobuz.
  (older version pulled information from Media Server so only tracks of local storage was supported for Title Display)

*Other features are same as 3.71B. Check 3.71B features from here.


●FW Ver 3.72 [24th November 2017] 

Auto Downloader

 -Possible Bug fix for

 -Support for qobuz (FLAC only) / mora (Japan)

USB-DAC Local Player

 -Renewed Song Title Display. Now Titles are put using playback information for all sources including other NASes, Tidal, qobuz.
  (older version pulled information from Media Server so only tracks of local storage was supported for Title Display)

Application Notes