Right now, I feel kind of stupid. I’m new to Roon. Yesterday I installed a Roon server on a stationary Windows computer.
After that I installed Roon on a MacBook Pro and configured it as a remote. Now I have all music stored on the windows computer which is connected to to an USB IFI DAC.
But I want to listen in the bedroom, so I put the Macbook on the bed and connect a Chord Mojo, but it does not show as a choice to “Enable” - I have also tested with a Dragonfly Red. None of them is turning up as a device in Roon: Settings / Audio on the Macbook pro.
In the screenshot, I have the Dragonfly connected and chosen in the Macbook system preferences.
I am not certain that Roon is supposed to work as I want, but I think so.
Is it so simple that a Macbook with USB DAC set up as a remote cannot be an output “device”. It can only control the Core server installation?
A DAC connected to a remote should show up in the audio settings. Also your regular Mac system output should be available. Could you check if a firewall is involved on your windows core system? Try to turn it off temporarily and check if it changes anything.
When I restart the Windows Core server, the Macbook cannot connect. An iPhone and iPad connects without problem. It must be something related to the Macbook. But there is not something like a firewall in OS X, or is it? I will have to check that up
Thank you Christopher for getting me on my way. I have a new Macbook and the firewall was blocking everything. I had a lot of Macs before, but never had to fiddle with the firewall. Now I can see the Mojo!
Yes, firewall on the Mac should be disabled as well. I was assuming the windows firewall as it is enabled by default (in contrast to the Mac one…)
If you’d like to keep your Mac firewall enabled you can add additional rules for Roon:
Open your Mac’s System Preferences. Open “Security & Privacy” -> Firewall
Click the lock at the bottom of the window and unlock the settings by entering you user password.
Click “Firewall Options…”
Keep the window open and switch to the Finder.
Locate Roon in your Applications folder. Right-Click on the Icon and select “Show Package Contents”.
- Navigate to Contents -> Resources and drag Roon and RAATServer into the Firewall
Drag Roon and RAATServer into the list of allowed or blocked Applications of the firewall settings:
- Click OK and you are done.
Thank you Christopher, this helps a lot!