I still can play Qobuz music if I haven’t tried playing local files before that. After I attempt to play local files, nothing plays anymore. I have to quite the Roon app on Mac and start it up to get it playing again.
I have rebooted everything: Roon Core package, then the whole Synology NAS, then the Roon app on Mac, then the whole Mac. Still the same issue.
Roon on Mac can see the local files: I still can browse my local music, but I cannot play it.
The file share on the NAS where the music files are wasn’t mounted on the Mac. So the music was there (and can be accessed on the NAS) but not from the Mac. When I mounted the share it all worked again.
Two things seem strange to me:
Why does Roon on Mac still show the albums if the files are not there for the Mac?
Why does the Roon core (running on the NAS) not access the music files (which are on the NAS too) directly?
So you have defined the Watched Folder in Roon to be the Synology folder mounted on your Mac, as far as I can see.
If you want to access the Synology folder directly, then you need to edit the Watched Folder filepath (use the “3 dots” menu), and add a Network Share corresponding to the Synology shared folder directly.
The OP said that the Roon Core is on the Synology NAS. If that is the case, why are they using a network share if the music files are on the Synology? At least they appear to be on the Synology based on what I see in the image showing the storage location.
Yes, teh Roon Core is on the NAS and the music files are on the same NAS.
Trouble was the following: When I set up the system (from the Roon app on the Mac) it found teh core on teh NAS but asked me to tell where the music is. And that was the moment wheer – I think – I could only point to the NAS music files as a share on the Mac. Does this make sense?
I will fiddle with it again, but don’t know how to tell the Mac app that everything is on the NAS.
I don’t have a NAS to test on, but you should be able to select the directory on the NAS without going through the Mac. That makes zero sense to have to do. You should be able to add a folder from the NAS directly. Remember, the control apps running on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad are remote controlling the Roon Core on the NAS.
It makes a difference in the way that your Core is not running on DSM7 – so your Roon Core is unaffected by the changes Synology made to their OS and App /Store) infrastructure. You may have to ask Synology as for why they made those changes if you want to know it. Others can just guess. My guess: they were no longer willing to allow Apps to change the underlying system at will (potential security risks, makes work harder/impossible for the DSM support team).