Currently running a trial of Roon and after a few hours of self diagnosis, I’m completely lost. I want to use Roon to play music stored on my WD My Cloud to my Naim Mu-so and Naim Streamer. I’ve always used Naim’s app and everything has always worked well.
I have an iMac and want to use Roon’s remote on my iPhone and/or iPad. I’ve tried all the threads and I’m thoroughly confused. I do not want to use my iMac at all for playing music.
You can see whether WDMyCloud is connected via AFP or SMB by selecting the volume “WDMyCloud” in the Finder and typing cmd-I. There’ll be a URL shown in the resultant Info dialog that will start with either “afp” or “smb”.
I’m not sure what the removable disk named “roon” is — maybe it’s the Roon installation “.dmg”? — but unless there’s some compelling reason to do otherwise, the Roon application should be installed in your Mac’s “Applications” folder.
If you visit the Western Digital website and check out their forums you will see that there are a lot of people complaining about their MyCloud drives (not) working with Time Machine. The threads go on to say there are general problems with the latest batch of drives and Macs in general. I think this might be a WD problem and not a Roon problem.
Well Roon having come back to me, so I’m at a complete loss. I consider myself reasonably tech savvy but this seems needlessly complicated. I already have a great set up with my Naim system, Naim app and networked WD My Cloud. Is all this hassle really worth it? But thank you to all for pitching in to help!
Hi Eric @support Thanks for following up. I’m going to leave it. I’d be keen on roon if it could be run without having to have my mac on. But I believe that’s not the case. A pity, but thanks for your help.