I absolutely understand your frustration, but it’s the weekend, so only fellow users trying to fill the gap for now…
Hoped to glean a little more information about your setup from seeing requested screenshot, but that didn’t reveal anything.
Could you possibly expand on all relevant devices involved in your system, such as starting from your modem all the way to the endpoints with the DACs, since @support will very likely want to know in order to help you, anyway.
I’ll try to help you think about possibly relevant information to supply to the community:
What modem and/or router model numbers are you using?
Are you using DHCP, reserved or fixed network addresses?
Are any firewalls or such configured in said devices?
Are there switches between your network devices, and if so, details please?
Is the network address space the same for all Roon relevant devices?
How is your Mac connected to the network?
What is SonicStream, how and where is it connected?
What is Audioengine B1, how and where is it connected?
I don’t expect everyone to know and apologies for implying that. I was having issues and reached out to the support group assuming it was product support rather than community and I really appreciate the help.
I will do my best to answer your questions:
My mac is connected to the network directly via Wifi to a Virgin SuperHub cable modem/router with out of the box configuration - i believe it does the DCHP stuff - and no additional switches, fixed network addresses etc and firewall on my mac. All devices are on the same network address space. SonicStream is a radio streaming software I use occasionally but not at the same time as Roon. AudioEngine B1 is the bluetooth receiver for my hifi.
I don’t think my problem, does not seem to be related to network configuration. Everything was fine until this morning, when I tried to create a new playlist. Then the mac started showing a speeding wheel and Roon was not responsive and I had to kill it and restart. Since then it cannot see any audio connections/devices, even though all other applications (such as iTunes, Tidal, and Finder) can see them.
Any suggestions/ideas would be greatly appreciated.
I have not Idea what a RAATserver is - I 'm just a user who brought Roon to play music !
but I repeat - Roon won’t open so I can’t to anything with it
The mac has a fusion drive and all of the music is on a external HD
I’m of the opinion that I just have to bit the bullet and assume that roon has failed
all other programmes are working as expected ( no Beach ball errors )