I was an IT guy most of my life… Executive for most of that time. I have spent hundreds of weekends upgrading stuff, out of interest… kind of job related… and hundreds of weekend having my employees upgrade our world-wide systems. I’m personally sick of it. If I were you… I wouldn’t want to be in charge of a stack of unintelligible software, that is one small upgrade away from failure… now clicking on one little check box will fix it, but you would have to go to school for two years to find the box.
I would buy a streamer. A self contained streamer… Aurender is my choice. Consider an N100. You get it, plug it in… if there are files on your network it can find them and copy them to it’s internal drive. Or you can plug something into it and copy them. No widows or operating systems involved. On the other hand, I wouldn’t really bother. The Aurender can deliver the same sound quality from Qubuz and for the price of a CD per month probably get access to all of what you already have and a million or more more tunes… many in high resolution. But, it is hard to let go at first. You can control your streamer through you iPad or phone… combined library of what you own and what you like on line. The Conductor app from Aurender controls everything… no IT guy required.