Hey @pl_svn – the 100 track limit discussed in the other thread has been frustrating for people with albums containing more than 100 tracks on a single disc (such a digital “box sets” with tracks simply numbered 1-250). We did this because showing hundreds of tracks on screen at once means tens of thousands of UI components, which could cause performance problems in the current interface design.
Point being, if you’re having performance problems it’s not because the 100 track limit, since that’s designed to prevent performance problems – something else is going on.
I already reported issues with multi-disc, “high-ish” tracks count (not necessarily even just close to 100 tracks total), hi-res (all three occurences at once) albums
last time I did, months ago, was with a two disc, 63 tracks total, DSD 64 album (Jacob’s Bach Matthaus-Passion)
today the very same is happening with a two discs, 60 tracks total, DSD 64 one (Montanari’s Corelli Sonatas Op. 5)
dedicated (late 2012) Mac mini, 2.3GHz quad core i7, 16GB RAM, 128GB SSD running just Mac OS (11.6) and Roon Core
Have you tried any remotes connected to that Roon on your mac? iOS or Android? Even another Mac or Windows PC?
That quad core Mac Mini is known for doing very bad things to its internals. it’s probably their most returned Mac Mini due to heat damage on various components (especially the GPU). Note that they never made a quad core mini again… it just overheats in there. How hot is your machine to touch? I wonder if the CPU is doing some backing off since it is getting too hot in there… I had the same machine and I was much happier when I upgraded.
We understand why 100+ tracks on that page are slow to display, but your issue doesn’t fall under that explanation (that’s why @mike moved you out of that other topic). The fact that you are the only user reporting this happening on an amply powerful machine, I’m thinking something is not as we both think it is.
So, let’s first try to eliminate some variables… try a different remote connected to the Mac… if it is also slow, it gives us very little information, but if it is fast (once the data is loaded), I think I will have a better idea of what is going on.
the Mini is headless and I’m controlling it from a MacBook Pro or an iPad Air 2
slow loading of those two albums (and others “similar”) happens using either (it’s even slower from the iPad)
dropouts on playback of those two (only two multi disc, high-ish track count, DSD ones I have) I’ve only seen happening using the MPB because that’s what I use, first time I listen to a new album, to assign favourites/picks
issue is clearly dependant from the above activities: if I just let the music play all is fine
Mac mini is lukewarm as it has always been. fan never goes above the minimum (1600/1800rpm)
never heard of issues on quad core i7 Mac minis: I have two, the older one (mid 2011) I’m using as server
Apple pulled the quad-core options from later generations just to keep costs down by also not having to stock two different motherboards
I’m quite sure the NAS can be ruled out: it’s dedicated to music tracks only, with all services/apps but SMB turned off and only accessed by the Mac mini
Mini’s local SSD would obviously be much faster but…
also, just to be clear: the machine with the slowness, dropouts, etc, is running RoonServer, not Roon? It looks like it from your activity monitor, but i want to make sure there isnt another Roon there.