Little bug found here : I have two MQA albums in my collection. When i use the focus (and check the MQA format) to sort these two albums out, ROON only finds one album. The other album has three versions, setting the MQA-version of that album as primary version did the job. ROON (via Focus) is now seeing two MQA albums. Apparently the “format check” only checks primary versions? At least in the case of MQA files.
TIDAL/Masters will show MQA Albums available in TIDAL.
You can also do Focus/Format/MQA on an iPad to see TIDAL content which you have already added to your Library, along with any local MQA albums. The iPhone app doesn’t include Focus, but you can make an MQA Bookmark from a Focus on the iPad and use it on the iPhone.
yes the album is located there, but the link doesnt actually do anything other than reiterate the same info. As per viewing file info when viewing track info, it would be great to be able to either open location or copy link or both of course
I have Meridian DSP’s that can receive digital audio, but cant neithert render or decode a MQA signal as far as i know.
Also i have a 218 that can decode only as far as i know.
So here are my questions:
What does “no MQA support” mean when it is selected on the 218?
a) The 218 get a non SW-decoded signal stream from ROON and just make a passthrough
b) The 218 get a SW-decoded signal stream from ROON and make no decoding or rendering ?
Select “only decoding” on the 218 , means that the music stream is untouched to the 218,
and then the 218 unpack/decode it,
means unpack the content-like unpack a 44.1 stream to the “original” sampling frequency and bit depth ?
So follow that “logic”, does it mean when i select “only rendering”
that ROON make a SW-decode and support the 218 with a SW-unpacked/decoded stream and the 218 add the render information to the next device –
the Meridian DSP (speakers) what in not done in case of 2) ?
And finally select “decoder and renderer” means that the 218 get an untouched MQA stream
and decode it and deliver the DSP speakers to with rendering information on the digital output of the 218 ?
5)So what should i select with my non SE-DSP(mno rendering in the speaker ?
a) “non MQA” support, means ROON deliver the 218 with SW-decoded music?
b) “decoder only” or “decoder and render” as there is no difference for me as my speaker cant render ?
When i select that, the SW-decode is not active in ROON and the HW-decode is done in the 218 ?
Sorry, here for ma bad english, hopefully the sense of my questions come over
Ah… I see… I suppose that could be kinda tricky since Roon should not care which controller you are using? I mean, if you are controlling your playback with your iPad at the moment you can hardly expect a link to open a file Explorer on your windows-server