Nad’s support response and my reply
(Short version reach out to roon)
This worked before so I don’t understand why it stopped now. I have reached out to Roon and waiting for a reply.
The issue seems to be Mqa (unsurprisingly)
If the title played is a non Mqa song there are no issues.
If the title is Mqa then the error occurs.
If I setup Roon to ignore the mqa capabilities on the BluOS products (effectively using the internal Roon mqa software renderer) then there are no issues in group playback.
It’s a shame but until I can afford another 2 bluesound speakers, this is the only workaround.
Like I said it used to work a few weeks ago so I’m sure there must have been some changes somewhere in the Mqa chain that are causing this issue.
On 10 Jan 2021, at 14:51, The BluOS Support Crew firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
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Jan 10, 2021, 8:50 AM EST
Thank you for contacting the BluOS Support Crew.
Bluesound and BluOS enabled players are designed to be grouped with other Bluesound and BluOS enabled players. Outside of a custom solution, it would not be possible to group these players with a Raspberry Pi.
As the BluOS players are able to group with each other without exhibiting this issue and you are experiencing this issue while using Roon, please reach put to Roon support if you require further assistance.
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