Thanks for the update, @connor. I think the ARC issues from around November 14th were resolved for me when the issue was first resolved at Roon.
I do still, at seemlingly random times, experience “Something went wrong” and “Poor connection” errors when I’m using Roon ARC for which I can’t really find a cause. ARC generally also makes my Roon core unresponsive (it stays active on all clients, but no longer loads any page) when I return home from some offline (offline mode or 4G-less) listening, which can only be resolved by restarting Roon Server. I would assume these are more general issues, but I’m not sure.
I’ve been able to reproduce the issue. I was out of the house, listening through ARC, returned home, turned on my Roon core (Roon Server on Windows on a NUC8i5BEH) and found all of my clients unresponive. The clients show up, but any page I try to load is either blank or keeps showing the Roon ‘loading’ animation. So no Home menu, no Genres, no Qobuz, etc., on any of my clients. So it seems like the issue lies with Roon server, and appears to have something to do with the sync of my listening history in ARC.
On my Home page, Roon correctly shows that I’ve played Deep Sea Dweller by Drexciya when I was on the move. Yet it doesn’t show up in my History. History does, however, show a couple of other plays by CCF and AFX when I was on the move, but only a few.
This seems like a bug to me, it can easily be reproduced. Did some listening in Offline mode in ARC yesterday, returned home, turned on my Core, saw Roon working normally, waited for about an hour before I decided to let ARC sync by turning off Offline mode. I could see in my History all my plays had synced, but all my Roon remotes stopped displaying any library content. After restarting my Core, everything was working normally again, but only 2 plays out of 10 remained in my History.
Yesterday, the issue also occured when my Core was running at home. Listened to stuff in ARC on the train, had my 4G drop, and discovered when I got home that my Core was hanging again.
Same issue with ARC in Offline mode today. When I got home, I looked up an album and started playing some music on a Roon remote, then connected my Android phone to 4G again (instead of Wifi) and turned off Offline mode. I could load the Albums page and the music kept playing, but other Roon pages were already hanging. Playback stopped when the next song should’ve started playing.
@connor has the team had time to look into this? Thanks.
Hello Roon support, it’s now been 23 days since I last heard from anyone. I’ve left my Roon Core running as requested so you could look at the diagnostics, I’ve tried reinstalling RoonARC completely to fix the issue, I’ve tried multiple scenarios to work around the issue, and nothing works. It’s been pretty time consuming and I’ve wasted a lot of energy coming here every day in hopes of getting some input. Could you please let me know whether this issue will be looked into? I can understand if you’re too busy or understaffed, but please, communicate a little.
Thank you for your patience as the team has continued to investigate this long-standing issue. First off, please accept our apologies for the long delay in response.
How has ARC been performing? Routine account diagnostics show network timeouts and download failures within the last week; have you been experiencing performance decline in ARC, and has this affected your Core with any hangs/freezes as described above?
We’ve attempted a diagnostic pull from RoonServer - please keep your Core online at some point in the next several days for at least one hour so that the logs can reach our server. That should give us more granular insight into why connectivity to ARC might be causing Core issues.
We’ll respond here once we have logs and next steps. Thank you again.
For now, I’m only using ARC when I’m out for a short walk, when my Core is on and there’s stable 4G. I’m avoiding offline mode, and keeping my 4G on. So no more hangs and freezes lately.
I’ve downloaded some music in ARC in the past week, and it seems the download stopped for a while and resumed when I switched to ARC from another app.
I’ll be on the road today, so I’ll leave my Core running, do some ‘regular’ ARC playback on downloaded files, and will switch to Offline mode on my drive home. Hopefully that’ll give some better insight.
So I did that: left my Core running, listened to some downloaded files with an active 4G connection, switched to Offline mode, returned home, turned off Offline mode, and everything synced perfectly.
Yesterday, however, I switched to Offline mode, listened to downloaded files, turned off Offline mode and straight away my core locked up - I got ‘poor connection’ errors in ARC and the search function said I was offline. My core synced what I had listened to, but it was hanging in every other way. When I returned home, I had to reboot my core, and after that, only a fraction of my listens still showed up in my history.
I hope the diagnostics can give an indication of what is going wrong.