B3 Menu Summary
|Scroll through all the artists. Play an artist or drill down and see all albums and tracks.
|Scroll through all the albums. Play an album or drill down and see the tracks
|Presets & Playlists
|Start Playing one of 20 preset internet radio stations or playlists - use Web UI to set presets
|Pick which loudspeaker or zone to send music to
|Only shows when there is a CD present. This takes you to the Pick CD Title screen and lets you Rip, Play and find tracks on the CD
|Finds all Artists, Albums and Tracks containing some text
|Settings & Tools
|Starts the Settings Menu
|Turn Random On/Off
|Turns Random (shuffle) on or off
|Turn Segue On/Off
|Turns Segue (a fade between tracks) on or off
|Turn USB Audio On/Off
|Play to the USB Audio device (usually a DAC or Opto adaptor)
|Start compression of any WAV files to FLAC
|This only shows if there is a USB memory device - like a USB hard disk plugged in. Starts the USB Menu
|Search RadioFeeds UK & ROI
|Find Radio Stations via RadioFeeds - an alternative to vTuner for UK and ROI stations
|Scan the available networks. Pick one and enter password - only do this once.
|Adjust the timezone relative to GMT - this function only adjusts whole hours. If you need to adjust minutes use Zone Minutes in the Maintenance Menu.
|Display useful information like capacity and software version
|Turn Classical Mode On/Off
|Turn on to stop at end of album. Turns off random.
|Starts the maintenance menu.
|Starts the tools menu.
|Sleep in 60 mins
|Starts the Sleep timer
This menu will display the USB port where the USB memory is plugged in. USB A is on the front and USB B is on the back. Not all functions are available on USB B.
|Browse USB A
|This function lets you navigate through the files and folders on the USB memory. You can import a particular music file or folder. The music is assumed to be organised as tracks in an album folder in an artist folder. (like iTunes or a Brennan export). The names of the artist and album will be taken from the parent folders of the music files.
|Export Playlist to USB A
|This function writes all the music in a specific playlist to the USB memory. The music on the target device will be organised into artist and album folders.
|Export to USB A
Write (Backup) all the music and playlists on the Brennan to the USB memory. The process is incremental. The backup is stored in a folder called b2Export
|Restore JB7 Backup from USB A
|Load music from a JB7 backup. JB7 backups have a different format to B2 exports.
|Load mydb from USB A
|Loads the offline CD database (mydb) from the USB memory - you can get this file from a link on www.brennan.co.uk - its more than 1Gb
|Play the Bluetooth input. Not normally needed - you might use this if you were playing from Bluetooth then switched to the hard disk and wanted to switch back to Bluetooth.
|Delete All Music
|Delete all the music on the hard disk. You will be asked to confirm as it is irreversible!
|Rebuilds an index of the music on the hard disk. Useful if B2 was turned off while busy. Turn off and on then do this first if you have any problems.
|Get the latest software from www.brennan.co.uk. You can find the date of your current software in Stats.
|Upgrade the software from a USB memory in USB A. You need to get a file called b2s.tar.gz from www.brennan.co.uk
|Clears the Bluetooth subsystem
|Enable/Disable Brennan Network Attached Storage. Will cause the B3 to reboot.
|Set display brightness - 2 is dim and 21 is bright
|Special setup for WiFi networks that don't broadcast their SSID.
|Do an immediate search for Sonos speakers
|Clear Sonos configuration - useful if you added or removed Sonos speakers.
|Starts the advanced menu - seldom used functions - most owners won't need these..
|Format USB A
|Reformat the USB memory device in USB A
|Reformat the internal HDD or SSD - Warning: This will erase all of your music
|Do not use - for test purposes only
|Save b2db to USB A
|Writes the CD database (a list of Artists, Albums and Tracks) to a USB storage device in USB A
|Load b2db from USB A
|Load the b2db file from a USB memory device in USB A. Overwrites the internal b2db
|Reset Wifi and Reboot
|Clears the Wifi settings
|Displays the current Wifi signal strength. The readout uses negative numbers so -40dBm is better (stronger) than -50dBm
|Loads librespot software for streaming Spotify - requires a premium Spotify account
|Delete Local database
|Deletes the offline database (mydb) if installed. You only need the offline database if you don't have an internet connection. It can clutter the results so this removes it.
|Update RadioFeeds stations
|Refresh the RadioFeeds station list
|Save the playlists to USB A. This function only saves the list - not the music. These are text files and you could edit them with care.
|Load playlists from USB A.
|Compress WAV to MP3
|This function starts compression of all uncompressed (WAV) files to MP3. Use MP3 if you are short of space or quality is not so important.
|Compress WAV to FLAC
|This function starts compression of all uncompressed (WAV) files to FLAC. FLAC is lossless so it saves space without any loss if quality.
|Compress FLAC to MP3
|This function starts compression of FLAC files to MP3. You might use this if your disk is full - but it will result in a loss of quality.