What is MQS Streaming Server?

MQS Streaming Server is a home network streaming media server optimized for the Astell&Kern series model AK240.
The server allows the user to access various media files stored on a PC/Mac on the same network with the AK240.
The MQS Streaming Server can automatically check for a new version and notify the user of software updates.

System Requirements and List of Supported Devices

PC Minimum System Requirements
  • CPU : Intel Core 2 Duo (1.5 GHz)
  • RAM : 2GB
  • OS : Windows XP, Windows 7, 8 (32 & 64 bit)
Mac Minimum System Requirements
  • OS X Lion (10.7)
Supported Formats
  • WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, DFF, DSF
Supported Network Environment
  • Recommended : Router (AP): uPnP support / Wired LAN connection between router and server (computer) / Network connection status
  • Bandwidt h: 20 Mbps or higher
List of Supported Devices
  • AK240, AK120, AK100

MQS Streaming Server Installation

Download Installer (Windows)
  • Run the downloaded installer and follow the on-screen instructions.
Download Installer (Mac)
  • Run the downloaded installer and drag & drop the MQS Streaming Server app icon to the 'Applications' folder

USB DAC Driver Installation

Windows
  1. Start Button > All Programs > iriver > MQS Streaming Server
  2. The MQS Streaming Server can check for a new version upon startup and notify the user of software updates.
Mac OS X

Finder > Applications > MQS Streaming Server.app

MQS Streaming Server Screen Description

Windows

  1. Drop-down menu - Change list sorting method.
  2. Add Folder - Add a new folder.
  3. Remove All - Remove all displayed folders and libraries. (Does not delete the actual folders)
  4. Rebuild Library - Update the library of shared folders.
  5. Restart - Restart the server.
  6. Library - Displays the list of user-defined shared folders.
  7. Taskbar - For convenient access, the program can be pinned to the Taskbar and closed by clicking the "X" button.
  8. Status Indicator -
    • Display current server status.
    • Running - Server is operating properly.
    • Stopped - Server is disabled.

  1. Server name - Change the server name to be displayed on the device.
  2. Port - The port number used by the server can be changed in case of overlap with other programs. The server will restart upon confirmation.
  3. Check for update upon launch - The program will check for a new version upon launch.
  4. Check for update - Manually check for a new version.
  5. Start with Windows - When selected, the server will launch automatically when Windows starts.
  6. Rebuild Library when Windows starts - Library will be rebuilt every time the server starts.

  1. Version - Current version.
  2. Help - Opens the 'MQS Streaming Server Help Guide' in a browser.
Mac OS X

  1. Show Server - Open MQS Streaming Server.
  2. Check for Update - Check for a new version of the software.
  3. Exit - Stop server and exit program.

  1. Status Indicator -
    • Displays the current server status or library-related information. Library update can be canceled by clicking the "X" button.
      The server is stopped while adding folders or updating the library and is automatically restarted upon completion.
    • Green - Server is operating properly, but no device is connected.
    • Orange - Server is operating properly, and a device is connected.
    • Gray - Server is disabled.
  2. Rebuild Library - Update the library of shared folders.
  3. Restart - Restart the server.
  4. Sort the list of currently shared folders.
  5. Add or remove folders by clicking the +/- buttons. Folders can be added to the library via drag & drop from the Finder or desktop.
    Folders can be removed from the library by clicking the appropriate folder and pressing the Delete key.
  • When running, the server detects any changes to the shared folders and automatically updates the library.
  • Any changes made while the server is not running will be applied at the next startup.

  1. Port -
    • The port number used by the server can be changed in case of overlap with other programs.
    • The server will restart upon confirmation.
  2. Server name - Change the server name to be displayed on the device.
  3. Automatically check for updates -
    • Check for a new version of the software once per day.
    • Alternatively, clicking 'Check for update' will manually check for a new version.
  4. Start with OS X - When selected, the server will launch automatically when OS X starts.

  1. Version - Current version.
  2. Help - Opens the 'MQS Streaming Server Help Guide.'
    The Help Guide is based on Windows Server 1.0 / Mac Server 1.0 standards.