Audio has random pop, skip and feedback noises

Roon Core Machine

Core: Synology NAS running Roon in Docker. Running latest 1.8 build 913.

Networking Gear & Setup Details

Ubiquiti switches. pfSense firewall. 1Gbps down / 40Mbps up Comcast service. NAS and Ropiee are hardwired ethernet

Connected Audio Devices

Client: iPhone 8 running iOS 15.3.1 Roon 1.8.00913
Stream Target: Ropiee 3.113 w/ HiFiBerry Digi+ Pro, Schiit Bifrost 2 via USB and COAX Should be latest (no prompts to update) but I forget off the top of my head where to view the version.

Number of Tracks in Library


Description of Issue

Playing Tidal or local FLAC files to the Ropiee results in random popping, skipping (sub second) and in a few cases a horrible 2-3 second feedback/buzzing sound. Basically, is a miserable listening experience. Songs used to play just fine so I know it’s not a recording issue.

As best as I can say, this started happening a few weeks ago around the time I upgraded ~2 versions of Roon ago?

I can’t know for sure if that’s the reason, but your Ropieee install is outdated, Roon bridge version being the culprit.
Go to the Ropieee web-admin-page and it should show you an update option.
You may even read up on Ropieee NG (new generation) which is the version receiving future updates, but that requires a reflash of the SD-card.

Dunno if it was upgrading or just rebooting, but that seemed to take care of it. Thanks @Marin_Weigel !

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