Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)
Host machine is desktop with WINDOWS 10 PRO with Intel i9 and 32Go of RAM
ROCK guest is as follow:
Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
Using bridge network invirtual machine
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
Chromecast ULTRA and AUDIO
Description Of Issue
I was previously running the Roon Core on my i9 based desktop on Windows 10.
I read about @Lorrain_VIVRAY testing ROCK on vitual machine using VMWARE PRO and I thought I would give it a try because I believe ROON is developping better functionality and stability for their own hardware set up.
I tried first with HyperV but there was an issue with USB passthrough (using PLOP boot manager to install ROCK from usb stick); then I tried VMWARE PLAYER free but it start by default on SCSI hard drive which is not compatible with ROCK; I could install on second virtual SATA HDD but could’nt find how to change easely the boot sequence to boot from the SATA HDD instead; so finally I decided to use VIRTUALBOX; there I could install completly ROCK, but I could not access DATA from the Windows HOST explorer to install the ffmpeg codecs; so I created an Unbuntu virtual machine from which finally I could access the ROCK data folders.
Whatever ffmpeg file I copied in the Codecs folder and reboot the ROCK, the web GUI was still showing in red “missing codecs”.
FLAC files played fine but MP3 not.
When trying to access from the Windows 10 Host I tried ping ROCK and enabled SMB share V1 without success to access \ROCK\