I’ve almost solved a dropout issue that’s had me on the run for at least a fortnight.
1 Initially, I ran Roon on an old MacMini. OK but lots of music stops. Thought it was too old, old OS, underpowered. Tried changing DNS lookup from Sky default to Google’s 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124. Slight improvement.
2 Ported Roon backup to my MacBook Pro and run Roon server there. Again, a little better, but still lots of stops.
3 Tried re-booting both Macs when in use, re-set router (Sky Broadband), changed router channel, re-set the Mac’s PRAM, reduced quality levels requested from Qobuz and Tidal. Fiddled with Roon setups. Tried running Tidal app only - improved to around 85%. Tried running Qobuz app only still <50%. Spotify always OK and no drop outs, but not high quality.
4 Eventually started investigating wi-fi in-house and bought a network extender. Roon now waaaaay better, Tidal around 100%, but Qobuz still either dropping out and more often failing to load the next track.
FYI, I’m using Roon on my MacBook Pro, with control either via that Mac as a desktop task, or iPhone. Also using a Cambridge Audio CXN V2 streamer over network to Roon server.