Whoa - no more dropouts streaming hi-res music over gigabit ethernet!
Even with the Devialet firmware/DOS update, I was still having frequent dropout issues when streaming hi-res music using RAAT over gigabit ethernet. I’ve tried running RoonServer on 3 different Intel i7 computers running Win 10 Pro. 16gb of memory on all. Windows on SSD drives on all. It all worked perfectly - except via gigabit ethernet. Dropouts occurred. Frequently. Typically on every hi-res track played.
But (and this is big), I bought a NUC 8i7beh, installed ROCK, moved my 4tb USB drive that contains my music and Roon backups from my previous Roon Win10 PC to the NUC, and restored my Roon database. I changed nothing with regard to networking… just swapped out the Win PC with the NUC.
With Roon up and running on the NUC/ROCK, I sat down in front of my Expert Pro 440 and started streaming hi-res music using RAAT over gigabit ethernet. No dropouts after the 1st song… just lucky? No dropouts after the 1st album. Whoa! Here I sit typing this 2 days and at a half dozen hours total of hi-res RAAT streaming WITHOUT A SINGLE DROPOUT!
What this means I haven’t a clue. Does a NUC have better networking? Is running RoonServer on Win 10 more prone to dropouts? I got so use to blaming Devialet that I was totally surprised that this worked. Perfectly.
@support - tagging you here since I know you’ve been nagged a good bit about issues with RAAT to Devialet. Any insight on why this works perfectly with ROCK on a NUC but not with RoonServer on Win 10? FWIW, I have reported this to Devialet support as well.
Merry Christmas to me!