FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

OraStream developed BRIO to make its adaptive server technology directly accessible by consumers. The raison d'etre for OraStream is to restore lossless fidelity to digital music. BRIO makes this possible.

BRIO turns desktop PCs into personal music servers that allow consumers to access music stored remotely at native resolution using web browsers and mobile apps.

BRIO is available worldwide as a free-license for personal use on PCs and web browsers. All personal use of BRIO server and remote use via web browsers is free. Access using BRIO on mobile devices costs S$40/year and cloud storage of 1 TB costs S$150/year.
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Aside from remote access, BRIO is a music library and high-res audio player. For music consumers seeking third-party audio players (generally available via paid-licenses), BRIO offers a free-to-use alternative.
BRIO also provides users with access to BRIO-connected streaming services and their own music collection at home. Users can easily subscribe for connected streaming services in BRIO. This allows users to access 3rd-party connected services and their personal music to playback on UPnP/DLNA, Chromecast Audio, Sonos, BlueSound (available soon) audio systems.

Windows

For 32-bit OS machines:
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For 64-bit OS machines:
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Mac:

Mac (64-bit only)
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  • Set your PC running BRIO to be always “ON" (select “Never” under SLEEP settings)
  • Ensure that your router’s UPnP setting is “Enabled” (select “Enabled” under UPnP settings)

Yes, it is. BRIO will scan and import your music libraries (including iTunes media, default music folders in PC/MAC attached storage devices, music folders shared from other PCs/MACs on the home network) into the (desktop) app high-resolution audio player. However, presently, the Standard plan does not add AAC files due to licensing considerations.

Yes, it does. Music playback is interfaced externally to SONOS, DLNA, Chromecast Audio and BlueSound (available soon) hi-fi audio devices.

BRIO uses single fine-grain scalable audio files (in MPEG-4 SLS format) to truncate and deliver native audio files, dynamically adapting native audio bitrate streaming to bandwidth available on player devices.

BRIO does not have CD-ripping software. BRIO scans and takes in the following digital formats: mp3, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF and WAV.

Yes, BRIO has built-in external interfaces to SONOS, Chromecast Audio, DLNA/UPnP-supported audio systems. BlueSound support is currently under QA-certification by BlueSound engineers.

No, there is no need to use a cloud service in BRIO. When you install BRIO’s desktop app, it turns the PC/MAC into a server that streams your music library (on the PC/MAC) to another PC or mobile device. Your music library stays in your PC/MAC and is not uploaded to a cloud service.

You can check in Settings > Brio Desktop > look at Remote and Local Address; if the Remote address is different from Local Address, your home network router has enabled port forwarding. In this case, the BRIO server at home will be able to stream to a remote device (outside the home).

Yes, please contact support@orastream.com if you wish to get more cloud storage.

When your PC/MAC server at home is turned off, streaming will be inoperative as the BRIO server on your PC/MAC is no longer running (available).
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