Does the Core touch the music files when playing? [answered: yes]


I currently run Roon Core and files on the same machine (modded Macmini). The macmini is “bridged” to a dCS network bridge. I’ve been meaning to try to separate core from the files, but i first wanted to understand something.

If the core is running on an appliance (SonicTransport i5) and this appliance is connected to my home network (very busy switch - multiple cameras, nest, ioT etc…), when i hit “play”, does core route the file through my network, or will it find it in library and route it directly to my streamer? Basically, i am asking if core “touches” the files in order to serve them or does it use mapping routes them?

Thank you,

The Roon Core will read the audio file, decode it and then stream PCM (or DSD) from the Core to the RAAT Endpoint / DAC.

Thank you.

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