Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)
13 Inch Macbook Pro Retina from late 2013, build 511, running on MacOS 10.15.2 (Catalina).
Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
Apple Airport Extreme router, the core device is connected via wi-fi and the audio device has been tested on both Wi-Fi 5GHz and connected via ethernet (cable). My connection speed is normally around 90Mbps.
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
Oppo UDP-203 Blu-Ray player, connected to a pre-amp that in turn is connected to a soundbar (but the problem would occur on occasion before I had the preamp, so I don’t think that device is to blame). I use analog connections (RCA cables) for these devices.
Description Of Issue
Often when using the app, the music starts to break off and stops playing and then it tries to load the next track. This pattern is random but seems to occur more frequently depending on how many apps I’m running.
The issue appears to occur during heavy load, but a lot of the load seems to come from Roon itself, and it’s kinda annoying that I can’t even do the most basic multi-tasking while listening to music.
I have tested various suggestions that are supposed to reduce CPU and memory usage, such as changing window settings on MacOS or shutting down/deleting apps that use up a lot of resources, but to no avail.
My library is stored locally on my Mac, as that is the cheapest and most convenient solution for me right now. Would storing it on an external USB drive make things better or worse? Because I have one of those that I use for OS backups.
I’m not the most tech savvy person in the world so I don’t know if the screenshots I’ll provide will help much, but I did take some efforts to make “WindowServer” take up less resources, but with no luck.
I’m pretty sure my Mac fits the system requirements for Roon when I check the minimum requirements in the knowledge base? So I’m kinda clueless. But I’ll try to provide some files that could give some insight.
Spec file: https://mega.nz/#!bfAkkaqD!b_xPm_SzIhAlzOpFTbs0n1zsMSRu5SfbykDHhap6eKo
If you have any questions I’ll try to answer to the best of my abilities, but my tech knowledge is a bit limited. Thanks in advance.