I don’t have gapless issues within one Qobuz album (e.g. DSOTM), this is fine. But when I play a playlist and the playlist advances to a Qobuz track, there seems to be some buffering at the start of the new Qobuz track. This now happens every time and seems to have started recently, not sure when exactly, but I believe during all these gapless issue discussions.
What happens is that the current track advances normally until its end, and when this is reached it switches, seemingly without delay as far as I can tell, to the next track. However, the next track does not start playing immediately but for a few seconds sits at the 0:00 mark while moving a purple highlight left-right-left in the progress bar. Don’t know what the proper name for this highlight is, it looks like the following screenshot (here, the highlight is under the signal path button; it moves from left to right and back)
Then after about 2 (sometimes 3, occasionally maybe more) seconds the timer starts counting, the progress bar shows the normal knob, the signal path “light” turns on, and the track plays.
Running ROCK and the GUI on macOS and iPad. Rebooting router, switch, and ROCK does not help.
Internet downlink is 300 Mbps.
The problem does not happen when the playlist advances to a local track, only when advancing to a Qobuz track (regardless of whether the previous track was local or Qobuz)
I reproduced just now, 2/19 19:50 CET going from Gatekeeper to Get Lucky: