Roon Core Machine
Networking Gear & Setup Details
It does not work on server pC (W11), which has an analog stereo out; it also does not work on my Google devices (wifi)
Connected Audio Devices
Amplifier connected to server pc vi analog stereo cable
Number of Tracks in Library
Description of Issue
I have several quad albums in my library (Chicago - Quaudio, Dooby Brothers - Quaudio, Pink Floyd - Dark side of the moon). I ripped these to 4-channel FLACS.
When playing on my intel NUC via HDMI as 4-channel everything is fine.
When I play the same tracks via stereo on my server pc, Roon is indicating channel mapping quad to 2.0, not down mixing. This is indeed what I am hearing, no surround channels
Hi, anyone from support able to reply?
Roon will not play 4 channel albums correctly no matter your settings, in my experience, and fixing it has been an outstanding support request for several years now. I solved the MCH playback problem independently by using the free PC-based Music Media Helper 6 (requires Microsoft .net 6 install as prerequisite). Within MMH, you can use the Remix Channel Layout function to, album by album (sorry, but you only have to do this once), add a silent center channel, turning your files into 5.0 versions that Roon will then play out as quad files just fine. Hopefully, doing this will also enable you to get a proper mix down to 2.0 as you seek. Give it a try with one album and see! JCR
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