Well, I do like what HQPlayer does for the music… mostly. I’m still sorting out a few issues.
It seems that when using HQPlayer and Roon, playing out to my ultraRendu, things go along well for about five minutes. After that point, I get half-second dropouts in the music. It always seems to come back after 0.5-1 sec., but it gets more frequent as time goes on. It soon becomes unlistenable. I have no issues if I play just Roon.
I tried bumping up the Buffer value in HQP until I was maxed out (settings below). It did not seem to have any effect on the results. Even at 250ms, dropouts occurred.
This is on a maxed-out Mac Mini running Core and HQP… it barely breaks a sweat with these settings. Wifi/Ethernet -> etherRegen -> ultraRendu -> Matrix X S/PDIF -> Directstream DAC.
Again, no issues with just Roon. It only happens (with regularity) when using HQPlayer.