Roon 1.7 (Build 505) Is Live!

Hi all,

Thanks everyone for all the kind words and great feedback about Roon 1.7!

The last 5 days have been the busiest ever on the Community Site, and we’ve been tracking a few issues that we wanted to try and address before the holiday here in the States.

We know that some of you have been having problems streaming Qobuz and TIDAL reliably since Roon 1.7 launched. While we have been unable to reliably reproduce this problem in-house, we undertook a thorough investigation, audited the code involved, fixed a few potential issues with it, and worked with some users over the weekend to see if it helped. Initial signs are encouraging, so we decided to deliver these changes as soon as possible. Please let us know how things are working with Build 505!

We also did some work to lighten up the font weight in Build 505, after receiving some feedback that Roon 1.7 looked too bold on some displays.

Finally, this release has a handful of other bug fixes, including fixes for some GPU-related crashes and color issues on Windows, as well as some other minor fixes. The full list is below, and Build 505 is rolling out now!

Thanks everyone!

The Team At Roon Labs

Roon 1.7 (Build 505) Release Notes


Roon Build 505 is now rolling out for macOS, Windows, Windows (64 Bit), and Linux. Updated versions of Roon for Android and iOS have been submitted to their respective App Stores and will be available as soon as they are approved. There is no update for Roon Bridge at this time.

All platforms and apps should update automatically.

Improvements and Bug Fixes for Build 505:

  • Audio buffering improvements
  • Lighter font weight
  • Fixed crash when editing part of a multi-level composition using 3 dots button
  • Improved OpenGL compatibility with older video cards on Windows (such as Mobility Radeon 4000 series)
  • Mobile: Fixed refresh and navigation buttons on Qobuz and TIDAL browser
  • Internet Radio: Fixed bad help text and errors messages
  • Possible fix for color issues on Intel Sandy Bridge iGPUs
  • Overview reloads properly when switching profiles
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Track skipping in qobuz after 1.7
Track Skipping with Mac Mini Core Bluesound
Audio Dropouts and High CPU % Utilization
Skipping with Qobuz and local playback
Tracks skip when streaming from Tidal or Qobuz since Roon 1.7
Skipping with Tidal Hi Res
Skipping ON QOBUZ
Hi-Res Songs Skipping, 3 times over 3 hours
Mac Mini Core, tracks skipping on Tidal
Constantly Skipping Tracks in Tidal
1.7 tracks skipping
Qobuz tracks sometimes skipping
Roon V1.7 skipping Qobuz content
Playback stops... and continues sometimes later, mostly on MQA Tidal tracks
Experiencing skipping in Roon
Track skipping --- Behavior changed since 1.7 update
Random track skips
Songs cutting off in middle
Skips every now and then
Some tracks not playing to completion
Qobuz skipping tracks after 1.7 update, issue not present on local tracks
Qobuz skip after update
Problem with TIDAL and Qobuz skipping
Qobuz tracks sometimes skip
Mac Mini Core skipping over Wifi since 1.7 update
Tidal Track Slow Loading
Issue with Roon stopping playing/skipping to end of track after upgrade to 1.7
Songs skip to next song
Windows 10 Core playback issue
Skipping randomly on Qobuz
Qobuz tracks intermittently advance to next track
RPi Playback Issues with Volume Leveling
Skipping when streaming from Qobuz with 1.7 update
Playback stops when it cannot find a Tidal/Qobuz file
Skipping in both Tidal and Qobuz after 1.7 update
Abruptly Ending Playing Tracks - Qobuz and Sonos
Songs skipping halfway through
Many skipped tracks, possibly multiple sources
1.7 Started Skipping on Sonic Transporter
Mac Mini Core skipping tracks in 1.7
Skipping but no error message
Skipping fairly infrequently
Intermittent skipping to the next track
Skips tracks every several seconds on Qobuz
Tracks skipping 1.7 rebuild
Streaming service tracks skip
Tracks skipping issue
Freeze and stop after the first track
Can't find Core on Android (Existing issue for a while)
Skipping to next track mid song
Songs Skipping in the Middle of Playback
Yet another Qobuz problem
Two Zones with Music Skipping issue
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Skipping until DSD upsampling is turned off
Tracks Skipping in Qobuz not Tidal
Roon 1.7: the fonts are too bold
Qobuz Intermittently Fails to Complete Track Since Roon 1.7 Update
Win10 Core With RPi Endpoints Skipping
Skipping along with occasional zone disconnection
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