Yesterday I downloaded the latest Cookie Marenco DSD256 album; Qua Continuum - Continuum One is a 53 minute single track quad-channel DSD file.
Roon can recognize the track but crashes during the dynamic range indexing of the track. In roon’s defense, most software players crashed while trying to play the track - J River played the track with several stops for buffering. Cookie was talking about introducing 100GB albums sometime in the near future for both high res 2 track and multi-track albums. I’d be interested to see if roon could offer up a solution to allow this type of playback. The above track is only 8,4GB in size.
Hi there @Alan_Maher, I’ve also been struggling with my Roon Server crashing ever since mid-December 2018. After a lot of work, I think that I’ve isolated my problems to the exact same 53m:11s DSD256 track that you’ve been having problems with. If only I’d found your thread sooner … Oh well. You can find my thread at:
Hi Casey! Cookie and I talked about this a couple weeks ago. I know she’ll be sitting down with the roon boys to figure out a fix soon, if she hasn’t already. Our best guess is a buffer issue and not a major problem. I just returned home from a family vacation and noticed roon has a new update - I’ll play with it to see if they offered up a fix - my best guess is we’ll have to wait for the next update.
Thanks @Alan_Maher. The issue is definitely not fixed in the recent Roon 1.6 release since I have that on my server. I’m looking forward to seeing a resolution of this since I haven’t been able to use Roon for six weeks.
Mechanically, I doubt that your Private Message system could cope with an 8.5GB file … So this would almost certainly have to use your File Upload facility …
But we have the more dicy issue of legality: I don’t think that either I or @Alan_Maher can “give” this to you. Alan has mentioned “Cookie” as has my friend @William_B_Schaefer_I whom apparently runs Blue Coast Music. I think that s/he would be amenable to us providing you with a copy of this for testing purposes because so many different Music Servers have had problems with this track. But I believe that we need to get her/his okay for that. It sounds like either Alan or my friend Bill could handle these negotiations …
Aha! Been chasing this since the end of January - when I downloaded the track. There was a Roon update around then, too. I hadn’t played the track - Roon kept stopping and restarting. Roon had been rock solid stable for two years for me with the exact same setup.
Checked the network, checked that the NAS was setup correctly, upgraded the server (sonictransport - thanks you Andrew!) to rule out hardware issues. Minimserver w/ Bubble was playing off the same server w/ no issues. Roon still started and stopped at random.
Last night I cued up this file to play and noticed that it did not have a waveform showing on the play screen in Roon. Hmmm. I looked in settings and background analysis was set to throttled and was working on one file. Hmmm.
Added the file name to my search this am and found this thread. Thank you!