Roon Core Machine Roon Rock running on a BMAx B2 mini PC
Networking Gear & Setup Details
I use Eero for networking. My core is connected by Ethernet to one of my Eeros.
Connected Audio Devices
Playback is wireless via a Raspberry Pi 3b running HiFiBerryOS, outputting via TOSLINK to a Chord Qutest DAC.
Number of Tracks in Library
Description of Issue
These issues relate to BBC Radio 3
I was thrilled that the latest update of Roon was presenting metadata (at last). That now seems to have disappeared. Will it be making a return?
My biggest issue (which has always happened) is that BBC radio 3 (which I listen to a lot) randomly stops. I don’t have this issue with Qobuz or with my library. There is no pattern to it. I rarely listen to other stations but I can’t say I’ve ever noticed this behaviour, apart from with BBC Radio 3.
I have the exact same issue as @Phil_Ryan since the update with Radio 6, constant drop outs where I have to manually click play again to start (it doesn’t pick back up again and auto resume is my point). Using Radio 6 with the Sonos app works seamlessly. Google mesh connects all my devices with significant speeds reported so network seems fine combined with Sonos itself playing radio without dropouts seems to point to Roon?
I’m not a dev, but can you say what stream you are using for BBC Radio 3?
I wasn’t aware that any metadata was being supplied with the BBC streams. Certainly no metadata is available on the AAC 96kbps stream that I’m using, and no dropouts either. I am using a stream that is available worldwide - some streams are geofenced to the UK only.
I’m using the UK default 320 stream . As others have said, the dropouts occur no matter which stream one uses.
As to the metadata - with the 880 update, for the first time ever, the metadata was there in the bottom left hand corner. I was so pleased to see that, at last, I could see what was playing without having to open a browser window and navigate to the BBC website. With build 882 it disappeared again. Why?
I realise that BBC radio isn’t a big deal in Roonworld. But, for those of us who listen to it, this IS a big deal. And Roon is, supposedly, a high-end product.
I’ve done some more testing on my setup and BBC 6 Music does not cut out when I’m playing via Airplay to my B&W Wedge - it does keep cutting out when I link to my B&W Wedge when I link to it via Bluetooth.
There is no cut out problem when I am playing my own music via bluetooth or Airplay. I do have a speeding up problem on the playback though which I’ll raise in another thread.
I guess the question is:
If a wireless connection is expected why won’t Roon Live Radio work consistently on a wireless network and everything else does???
For all networks
No matter what your network setup is like, there are important factors to keep in mind to ensure you are getting the best out of your Roon experience:
Your Roon Core should always have a wired connection
If your library is stored elsewhere on the network, always ensure that both your Core and storage location are using a wired connection. Avoid WiFi between your Core and media storage at all costs.
Avoid connecting high resolution/high performance audio devices to Roon via WiFi to ensure optimal performance.
*** A wireless connection from your remote device to your Core is perfectly acceptable and expected in most cases.**