I’m feeling defeated. I spent all day reading up on the various Roon set up instructions before signing up for the the free trial, and I must be the most inept person in the world because I just can’t seem to figure it out.
I am using a Mac mini headless, controlling it with Screen Sharing from my MacBook Pro, so I first downloaded the Roon Server software. When I clicked on it, nothing happened. Nothing. It didn’t bounce, just nothing happened. But when I tried to delete it, I was not able to. A message told me it was open and running running. But right clicking didn’t give a close option, only an open option.
So I restarted my computer, deleted Roon Server from applications, and downloaded the full Roon option (including remote). That actually did open, and I started the set up process, but Roon couldn’t see my Mini’s external HDD where all my music is, so I renamed the HDD based on research here. But then when I tried to open the app, it said it couldn’t find the Core, even though the mini IS the Core.
So, I deleted the full Roon from applications and tried Roon Server again. That worked, I guess, because the Roon app on my iPad started to show my library. After fiddling with the settings, I was able to play one album from my library.
Then I signed up for the free Tidal Trial, but it wouldn’t play anything from Tidal. So, I went back to my local library, and now it won’t play anything at all. I went back into screen sharing to see if something had crashed on the Mini, but I have no idea. The Tidal Server icon is right there, but once again, when I click on it nothing happens. My iPad can see everything, so I assume that means it’s running, but it just cannot play anything. And when I right click on the icon, it says “Open”, which would lead me to think it’s not open.
I’m at a loss. Is it normal for nothing to seem to open when you click on the Roon Server app (maybe, because it’s headless)??
Any thoughts on why it just stopped playing? I thought it was somehow tied to adding Tidal, but now I’m thinking that might have just been a coincidence.
Really frustrated after 8 hours of this, and feeling really incompetent. Seems like it should be easy to do this.
Would appreciate any advice.