Roon breaks PC Audio

Roon Core Machine

Windows 11, 64GB Ram, Threadripper CPU

Networking Gear & Setup Details

Fios hardware, Fios WiFi

Connected Audio Devices

Speakers, connected to PC

Number of Tracks in Library


Description of Issue

This has been a problem for 3+ years. If I am using the Roon app on my PC, I can listen to music just fine. If I pause the song, and go to youtube, or try to do anything else that requires audio on my PC, it wont work. In Fact, youtube doesn’t even play the video it goes to a black screen with an error.

If I then try to go back to Roon to play a song, it tries to play it, and after 5 seconds goes to the next song over and over and over.

This is infuriating, I usually have to restart the PC to fix it, but if I do the same actions it breaks again.

Welcome to the community, @Daytona_Swineford.

I suspect you are using Exclusive Mode on the PC.


Hey @Daytona_Swineford,

Thanks for taking the time to write in, and welcome to the community! I wanted to check in on this thread and see if @Martin_Webster’s tip helped with your issue.

Let me know if you’re still running into issues :+1:

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