Hqplayer on Macbook Pro

I have downloaded the trial of HQ Player. How do I install it on my Macbook Pro to use it in Roon .I have followed the instructions on Roon. Roon says I have HQPLAYER installed. How do I make it work? I am using th MBP as the core and it connects to my Project DAC via USB. When I play a track there is no sign of HQ Player in the list of processes in ROON.

Thanks for any help

Have you checked:

Do you see an HQPlayer Zone in Roon ?

If so, can you post a screenshot of HQPlayer Desktop Server Settings ?

Yes I have followed the setup procedure. It all seems pretty simple. But nothing happens. When I play music with HQP enabled there is no mention of it in the signal path. Is there so thing else I have to enable or adjust.

The settings are as standard I have not changed anything. I just installed HQP and the enabled it in ROON. But nothing happens

Here is the setup with error message .what does it all mean

That there is already a HQPlayer zone for that IP address. You can just go on and select that zone for output.

You have the Pre Box S2 Digital Zone selected in Roon. You need to select the HQ Player Zone and play something in order to listen through HQ Player.

See here for information about Roon Zones.

You also need to select the appropriate output in HQ Player for your DAC. A screenshot of the HQ Player Settings will assist in that regard.

I see what you are saying. I didn’t realise that I had to select HQ Player as the zone I just thought it did its thing and sent the data to the pre box s2 digital. What you are saying makes sense, but that information doesn’t leap out from the set up guide on ROON.
Does HQ Player preserve MQA.,.? I say this because the MQA light has gone of on the pre box S2. If I switch back to using only the PRE BOX S2 the MQA light comes back on.

  • Finally, choose HQPlayer from your Zones menu

What do you think the guide should say rather than the above ?

No. Jussi isn’t a fan of MQA. He has expressed concerns that the filters are leaky and noted that FLAC can perform a more efficient compression.

Best way to handle MQA is to let Roon decode it and HQPlayer upsample it. IMO, gives better results than using the MQA upsampling filters.

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