Just yesterday I started getting the same error messages about an “Audio File is Loading Slowly” but here’s the rub, I’m loading all my files locally, not over the network. These issues have arisen when playing DSD 64 and 128 files which can be sizable (large).
I am running ROON on my late 2012 model Mac MIni with 16GB or RAM. My hard drives are connected locally via USB and not matter which I try, the problem persists. Thinking this could be a USB issue, i copied the files from the USB externally connected drives to the internal hard drive of the Mac Mini and the issues remain with the error messages, the files stuttering and ROON moving from one file to the next in a futile attempt to play the files.
Perplexed no end by this, because I could not recall this being an issue until yesterday, I launched Audirvana Plus (various versions) and played the files flawlessly: no stuttering, no hiccoughs. The files played as they should.
Looking forward to your feedback on this.