I am having tremendous problems with a few Soundbar 2i. I have been able to get them working stably with my WiFi network (After over a year of pulling teeth) and they now work perfectly when connected to a local HDMI source and with the BluOS app.
However I just can’t seem to get them working reliably with Roon. Most of the time things fail to play at all. If using internet radio I often get the message that playback has failed to load the track or more commonly that playback is not possible and that the address may have changed. If selecting a local track or streaming from Tidal and Quobuz I usually get that the media is loading slowly and there may be a problem. In pretty much all circumstances things appear to play for 10-15 seconds before stopping with no audio being heard. On the odd times when things work the audio is uninterrupted and without glitches. Sometimes I can find a period of a few hours where I don’t get any error messages but tracks are slow to load and often miss off the first few seconds of the track. Every time after using Roon it fails to release the device and I have to manually select the HDMI input should I want to use that rather than it auto-selecting on a signal as it does once I have used the BluOS app.
Recently Roon will no longer see one of my soundbars but BluOS plays fine with it.
My network consists of Cisco SG300 managed switches and Ubiquiti HD wireless access points. The APs are configured not to block multicast traffic between wired and wireless clients. The switches are configured to be as dumb as possible. All devices are on the same VLAN, IGMP/MLD snooping it set to off so multicast traffic should be flooded out of all ports, flow control is disabled, spanning tree is turned off and there are no port restrictions at all. The firewall is a Unifi security gateway will all IDS/IPS and QOS disabled along with deep packet inspection set to off. There are no outbound restrictions and inbound connections are blocked subject to stateful inspection. There is double NAT’ing involved though once on the gateway and once on a Draytek router that also has all security and traffic management disabled.
However even local tracks from a QNAP NAS that is also hosting Roon server fail to play. Roon indicates that audio files are slowly loading and it briefly looks as if a track is playing, without audio, before quickly skipping to the next track.
I have a Flex 2 (Not 2i) that works much better but is still kind of laggy and slow. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?
Thanks in advance,