I am not 100% sure this is a HQ Player issue but thought I would start here. I should also preface that the local area has been having a series of power cuts over the last six weeks, generally only off and then back on after a few seconds later however this obviously plays havoc with NAS, NUCs, switches, modems, streamers etc. The power company don’t have much interest and they haven’t found the problem, great, so they are likely to continue for now, anyway, I digress.
I run a i7 NUC with Windows 10 with my Roon core and HQ Player. I connect across an Ethernet network and I use HQ Player in my lounge set-up where I have an Allo USBridge streamer (on the latest Diet-pi software 6.25.3) into a Mytek Liberty DAC. I use the Pipeline setup functionality in HQ Player with filters provided by Home Audio Fidelity.
I realised I was having a problem when I was pressing play on HQplayer endpoint in Roon and the music was not starting, it has been working really well up until the last few days. Anyway, I started checking back looking for the issue. When checking in the HQ Player settings i noticed in the Output device settings that the NetworkAudioAdapter is still checked but in the Device box my DAC is no longer present, its blank with no option to select anything. I had saved my settings but importing them again makes no difference. I have tried selecting different backends and then back to NetworkAudioAdapter, but again this does not work, its still blank.
The Streamer is definitely up and running as I can log into it via the Allo web interface (it has Roon bridge and NAA Daemon active), and the DAC is up and running, in fact its showing a white LED which indicates it is receiving a DSD signal which is how HQ Player is setup, again this suggests it is working. The endpoint is also recognised in Roon. I have tried restarting the Streamer, DAC, HQ Player, Core and win10 machine in various orders but to no avail. I had power cut yesterday evening and when everything came back online the DAC was present and working, I had a great few hours listening and changing filters etc. Another power cut overnight and now the DAC is not showing again in HQ Player and therefore no music and no amount of soft or hard re-starts to all the various kit seems to make a difference.
If I forget HQ Player and use my previous lounge end point, which is still the same kit so no hardware change, it will play no problem.
@jussi_laako or @support, any idea of what else I could try? I need a method which I can repeat to get it working again, considering the power will most likely keep going off and on in the near future.