I’m running Roon on a Dell Desktop and trying to play music local to the desktop using the Aries as a bridge into my DAC.
Roon sees the Aries as a “Roon ready” network device and I can go in and configure it. But when I try to play a track nothing happens - the track timer doesn’t get past 0.0. After a few seconds Roon skips to the next track in the queue and tries again.
I can however play music to the Aires using the Airplay protocol - that works great.
So we can better assist you, please describe your network configuration/topology, including any networking hardware currently in use, so we can have a clear understanding of how your devices are communicating.
Does this occur for all content (TIDAL/Qobuz/Local)?
Can you share a screenshot of device setup in Roon for this device?
Aries via usb has to see the DAC it is sending to. There are settings in Lightning to select the DAC on the usb output. Sometimes the Aries will not see the DAC, for example if there is a filter device or similar in-between. I would check you settings in Lightning, not in Roon. I have a similar set-up in my office with an Aries Mini and it works no problem. Also had a full Aries some time ago.
Thanks, but yes, I’ve selected the DAC in the settings in Lightning. The Aries sees and recognises the DAC, and I can play to the DAC from the Aries using the Lightning app, but not for some reason with Roon.