I have Roon core running (El Captain) on my 2012 2.3 Quad core i7 mac mini and screen sharing with my macbook. Screen sharing is frustratingly unusable because it lags and shutters and freezes up. My library is stored on a NAS everything is hardwired. As soon as I close Roon and use only HQplayer there is no problem. Quitting can usually only be done with force quit and often I can’t even get the cursor to that side of the page. I thought maybe there was a screenshare setting to smooth everything out but I feel like I have tried every resolution and adjustment. I purchased the hdmi adapter to trick the headless mac into thinking there was a monitor connected but still having issues.
Any thoughts or suggestions why this is only happening with Roon running?
Hey, cool thanks for the quick reply. I do have allow remotes checked. I am running smoothly as of now. Could it be that at start up, and for the first 10-20 minutes its updating data and causing a slow down? My library is 40k tracks? I was wondering if your suggestion would be best. I also have a Mac Pro that is constantly running so I could run that as my core? My current set up works so I’m a little intimidated to change things around. I feel like my set up with HQplayer was simple compared to some.
I want to add. I have for years argued that the file and folder system was the simplest and best for my kind of listening. Because I think, I know what to listen to. Since using Roon I have discover so much music I forgot I had , connections with other musicians. I’ll have a new love for my library. Thanks!
i’m in the process of the change…If i’m correct i will need to now run HQplayer, since i use that, on the same machine as the Roon core? And also screen share into the Roon core machine? And the mini running the server will only have the small icon running and all my contact and work with be done with the Core machine? is this correct? Thanks!
Well I’m getting music! I have Roon core running on my mac pro, sending it directly to hqplayer on the mini. So I guess there is no need to run Roonserver? Am I missing out on something by not having server installed? @greg you mentioned using Roon remote on the macbook but its an iOS app. I’m not aware of a way to run iOS apps in OS X.
I have also noticed that Roon Server causes headless (Mac) server to be lethargic, I am running Plex Media Server on the same box and I normally quit Roon Server if I want to get at the Plex client. Both of these on a souped up Hackintosh, quad core i7, 16GB of RAM, etc.