Roon Core connected to ethernet switch and to Asus RT-AC68U router
at home the Roon Core is also a player
Connected Audio Devices
Schiit Modi 3+ dac via USB to the Roon Core
Apple Airport express via WiFi
Number of Tracks in Library
about 40,000 tracks
Description of Issue
Since the last update ( build 898), the mac Roon player (which is also the Core) becomes sometimes unresponsive (spinning beach ball) when simply browsing, scrolling through album or with an album selected. This seems to happen randomly but not very often. Maybe once or twice every few days. I have to force quit Roon and restart it.
This also happens on another mac running Roon as a player (same build) but on Catalina. This mac connects to the Roon Core via an OpenVPN bridge connection (works pretty well, except for this new problem).
I’m now using build 913 and still get this problem where Roon becomes unresponsive on my iMac.
It just happened right now for instance. I’m using the same mac as Core and Remote.
The strange thing is I cannot then use Roon on this mac to interact with my music (spinning beach ball) but the music on my queue is still playing. I can even interact with it using Roon remote on my iPhone.
It seems that on my iMac the Core part is still running but the Remote part has crashed (if that is possible).
I also noticed that Roon uses quite a lot of CPU in the activity monitor and shows up as unresposive (see screen capture below).
It would be difficult to do that without getting a long dedicated ethernet cable for that.
But maybe this is not relevant as stated earlier the music is playing and I can interact with it with my iPhone
This newer Mac machine I mentioned in my first post is actually not in the same location but in my work studio. So we can forget about this, I need it there to work.
I was mentioning it because I use it sometime as a Roon Remote to my home iMac Roon Core/Remote using an Open VPN connexion and sometime the Roon Remote there hangs as well in the same way and have to force quit to get it back in workong condition. This does not happen frequently.
I’ve been running build (918) for a couple weeks and haven’t experienced the unresponsive Remote anymore. So updating to build (918) seems to have fixed my issue . Thanks.
Now I’m afraid updating to build (923) will ruin everything.
I understand your hesitation but want to assure you that we’re here to help with any issues you encounter during your Roon journey. We always recommend that customers update when new builds are available. Each new release includes a range of added features and improvements that will enhance your experience with Roon. We don’t want you to miss out on them.