Using this Path: [Router > Wire > MacMini > Roon (with Tidal subscriptions) > HQPlayer (localhost)] often Roon loose the connection with HQPlayer, while tapping the Play icon (in Roon) I can see the HQPlayer progress bar, that after 15% of loading progress it disappears, however the interface of HQPlayer seems to play because I can see the playback time going on … but no music!
Using this Path: [Router > Wire > MacMini > Roon (with Tidal subscriptions) > HQPlayer (localhost)]
Often HQPlayer loose the default USB DAC output, and plays with the internal speakers of the MacMini, it seems to be a random issue: sometimes it works, but sometimes doesn’t; sometimes it works only after restarting HQPlayer, but sometimes doesn’t; sometimes it works after restarting the MacMini, but sometimes doesn’t.
Below the images regarding audio output configuration in MacMini:
May be that I’m not so clear (sorry for my poor English), I’ll try to explain better: I’ve used only HQ Player, without Ramiro configuration: only HQPlayer output was configured in Roon, in this configuration I have experimented the issues reported above. Then, to allow me to hear my music, I was forced to configure also the direct DAC configuration, adding the Ramiro’s configuration that works without problem (with some other Roon’s inconvenients that here are out of topics). I hope it is clear now. Bye
An Update: (errata corrige) it doesn’t work! HQPlayer still loses the “XMOS USB DAC” output and goes with internal speaker. The only Workaround that seems to work is the one to open HQPlayer, than select the Preferences menu, that correctly shows as preselected the “XMOS USB DAC” output (but it’s not real), and then hit the OK button. Only after this moment, HQ Player uses correctly the “XMOS USB DAC”.
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Again, make sure you don’t have same DAC enabled as a zone in Roon. Also make sure it is not set as default audio output for OS X, instead tell OS X to use for example internal speaker as default audio output.