I have on Euphony Roon Core + HQPlayer, but since today it doesn’t work. Roon app told me to update HQPlayer to 4.29.3+, but if I click on “Check for updates” in Euphony, there writes “No future/system update”. And download and next update HQPlayer manually, it doesn’t go.
Is anybody here with Euphony and has the same problem? The issue is cased by HQplayer updates. Thanks
While finding other users with the same problem might be useful this issue needs raising with Euphony support. It’s an “appliance OS” that incorporates Roon and HQP and I suspect that they will need to update the version of HQP they’re using. I’m pretty sure that Roon support won’t be able to fix the issue.
Of course I have written to Euphony support first and now waiting for the replay. But in between until I receive the answer I wanted to ask, if the same problem have more people, because probably someone could already have info directly from Euphony
Good to hear, and just checking. In the meantime, if the wait proves too long/the response disappointing, you could try setting up HQP 4.29.3+ on another machine and point Roon to that? It’s not ideal but it could be done.
You can’t just move HQPlayer Embedded to another system and use it. There is a license key involved. Depending on how HQPlayer Embedded was purchased, it may not be possible to move it to another machine.
As things currently stand, the latest HQPlayer versions are incompatible with Euphony 3.0 - they require newer versions of some system libraries which in turn require newer versions of other system libraries… triggering a cascade of updates which would mean updating the kernel too and the entire system… We cannot do this on v3.
Fair enough, that’s a lot of depends though and it’s got to be worth a shot. I’m always uneasy with products where my license is tied to hardware and isn’t relatively straightforwardly transferrable between devices I own. Euphony requires you to purchase your own key. The surest way of finding out is to give it a go.
Seems as though it’s the only option for now…
Edit This might be the answer if there’s an issue, but definitely worth checking with @jussi_laako first:
I have own experience. I had Intel NUC, but it has been burn out, so bought new one and Jussi generated new licence key acording to new HW fingerprint, and old one deleted. This is possible, but you can’t have two machines and one licence and change from one to second and then back.
Yes, it is pretty much plug-and-play custom Linux-based OS designed to run HQPlayer Embedded. It is my “reference streamer firmware”. You can boot it up from a USB memory stick, no installation needed, so it is also easy to try. At the moment image is 2.2 GB with 50% free space.
It comes in three flavors. One for “modern” bigger CPUs with AVX2 instruction set support, called “x64amd”. Second is “x64gen” that runs on PC hardware with SSE4.2 support upwards, suitable for small Atom CPUs and such. Third is microSD image for RaspberryPi4, which is naturally quite limited in terms of DSP processing it can do, but still it works for some basic PCM upsampling.