Music Station: Organize music with music library

I – About Music Station 3:

The Music Station 3 provides the music library for conveniently browsing, searching, and managing your extensive music collections. The album covers are well displayed as though they are on the shelf. Just browse, choose, and play to enjoy. Those who have a large collection of music can quickly search music by artist, album or genre.

Easily upload music from computer

The Music Station 3 supports direct music upload from your computer. It also allows the music to be stored in the specific music folder you choose.


Thousands of Internet radio stations

The built-in Internet radio station service enables you to listen to thousands of local and global online radio programs. You can also create your personal online radio list in My Favorite Radio folder for quick access.

Music alarm

Wake up with your favorite song every morning. The music alarm allows you to play music of your choice through connected USB speakers.


II – How To Guide

Music Station is a web-based application for playing the music files on the NAS or media server, and Internet radio by remote streaming via a web browser or by local playback via a USB speaker or USB soundcard connected to the NAS. Music alarms can also be set with local playback.

Follow the steps below to enable Music Station and prepare the music files for playback.

1. Login the NAS as admin. Go to “Application Servers” > “Music Station” and enable this feature.

2. Upload music files to the folder “Multimedia” or “Qmultimedia” of the NAS. The folders uploaded to Music Station are for private viewing by default and can only be managed by the administrator or authorized admin groups.
3. Login Music Station as an administrator for management. The admin login information of Music Station is the same as that of the NAS web administration.
Note: Music Station uses the same user account information as Multimedia Station. To create users for Music Station, login Multimedia Station as admin and create the accounts in “Control Panel” > “User Management”.

A. Music Sources

The music files available for playback are shown on the left panel. The items are described below:

1. Folder: The folders and supported music files on Multimedia or Qmultimedia folder of the NAS are shown. Click “Folder” to load or refresh the list.
Note: Music Station only supports audio files in MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, AIFF, AU, FLAC, M4A, APE format.
2. Playlist: The playlists available on Music Station. Each playlist can contain 512 items, including music files on the NAS or media server and Internet radio. Maximum128 playlists are supported.
3. Media server: Click “Media Server” and the NAS will search for all available DLNA media servers on the local network automatically. Only the music files supported will be displayed.
4. Internet radio: Links of Internet radio stations. Maximum 1024 items are supported. Note that the type of the radio stations must be MP3.

Display more than 600 items in a folder

If a folder contains more than 600 items, Music Station will display the first 600 items alphabetically. Click “Get more” at the bottom right of the UI to load the next 500 items.

B. Music Playing

The “Now Playing” panel on the right provides two playing modes:

1. Streaming (music playback by a web browser)
2. Local playback (music playback by a USB speaker or soundcard connected to the NAS)


Icon Description
Repeat the current playlist.
Rearrange the item order in the playlist.
Play the previous item.
Play the next item.
Adjust the volume.

Play music files

1. Browse the contents in “Folder”, “Playlist”, “Media Server”, or “Internet Radio.
2. Double click a file name to add the file to now playing list and play it immediately or right click one or multiple files and click “Add Selected Entries to Playlist”.


1. Click to show the contents in Details view.
2. Drag and drop one or multiple files to the playlist under “Now Playing”.

Play a folder

Right click a folder and select “Add Selected Entries to Playlist” or drag and drop the folder to “Now Playing”.

Note: If a folder contains more than 100 music files, only the first 100 files will be added to the playlist.

Play a playlist

1. Browse the entries under “Playlist”.
2. Right click a playlist and select “Play”.

Create a playlist

1. Right click “Playlist” and select “Create a Playlist”.

2. Enter the playlist name (max 24 characters) and click “OK”.


1. Click under “Now Playing”.
2. Add files or folders to the playlist.
3. Click or “Menu” > “Save” and enter the playlist name.
4. Click “OK”.
Note: Up to 128 playlists are supported. Each can contain maximum 512 items.

Edit a playlist

1. Drag and drop a playlist from the left panel to “Now Playing”.
2. Add files or folders to the playlist, arrange the item order or remove the items.
3. Click or “Menu” > “Save” to save the changes or click “Menu” > “Save as” to save the playlist as a new one.

Arrange item order in a playlist

1. Drag and drop a playlist to “Now Playing”.
2. Drag and drop to rearrange the items.
3. Click to save the changes.

Add an Internet radio station

1. Right click “Internet Radio”.
2. Click “Add an Internet Radio”.
3. Enter the name (max 512 characters), URL (max 1024 characters), and description (max 512 characters).
4. Click “OK”.
Note: The type of Internet radio stations must be MP3.

Edit an Internet radio station

1. Right click an Internet radio station.
2. Click “Edit Internet Radio Settings”.
3. Edit the contents and click “OK” to save the changes.

Remove an Internet radio station

1. Right click an Internet radio station.
2. Click “Remove”.
C. Music Alarm

Music Station supports setting music alarm in local playback mode. To use this function, a USB speaker or USB soundcard must be connected to the NAS.

Set music alarm

1. Click .

2. Click a schedule.

3. Set up the alarm schedule.
4. Select to use the default alarm or a playlist on Music Station.
5. Adjust the alarm volume.
6. Select “Repeat” to play the playlist repeatedly when the alarm is on.
7. Click “Save”.

Enable/Disable music alarm

Icon Description
Alarm is enabled.
Alarm is disabled.

Click the icons to enable or disable the alarm.

Stop music alarm

To stop the music alarm, press the one touch copy button on the front of the NAS or click the Stop button on the UI of local playback mode.

D. Account and Access Management

Create an account

1. Click .

2. Click “Add an account”.

3. Enter the user name (max 32 characters), password (max 16 characters), and description (max 512 characters). Only alphabets (A-Z and a-z), numbers (0-9), dash (-), and underscore (_) are supported.
4. Enable or disable the account and grant the privileges.
Local Playback: Allow the user to play the music files via local playback.
Is admin: Allow the user to manage the playlist and configure the music alarms.
Media Server: Allow users to access Media Server contents.
Internet Radio: Allow users to access the Internet radio stations. If a user is granted both admin and Internet radio access, the user will be able to edit the Internet radio contents.
5. Select the folder(s) the user is allowed to access.
6. Click “Save”.

The total number of users supported by Multimedia Station, Music Station, and Photo Station is 1024 at maximum, including “admin”.
Users can only view the playlists and music files in inaccessible folders but are unable to play them.

Edit an account

1. Click .
2. Select an account.
3. Click “Edit Account”.
4. Edit the settings and click “Save”.

Delete an account

1. Click .
2. Select an account.
3. Click “Delete Account”.

4. Click “OK” to confirm.

Change password

1. Click .
2. Select an account.
3. Click “Change Password”.

4. Enter the new password and click “Change Password”.
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