pre-install (trial) question: can Roon Bridge and Audirvana happily and peacefully run at the same time on my Mac mini (dedicated) player? :nervous: (obviously only one at a time will actually be playing music)
my setup will be: music files on a Qnap NAS, Roon Core on a Mac mini Server and Roon Bridge on a dedicated Mac mini player
both server and player are headless so… I’d rather not have to quit/launch Audirvana/Roon, opening a VNC connection, each time I want to use one or the other
On the Roon side it’ll work just fine. The only concern is with exclusive mode – since the OS will only allow one application to use the audio device.
If you don’t use exclusive mode on either, then there should be no issues at all.
If you do, just run realize that both applications can’t “open” the audio device. If you pause the playback in Roon, it will let go of the sound device after about 10 seconds, which should free up the device to be used by others. You can also hit cmd/control-T in Roon (or long press the pause button) to stop the audio playback and release the audio device without the delay.
The OS is not causing troubles. You can’t have 2 things opening the sound device in exclusive mode. That’s an OS enforcement, but think about it… no mixer means only one guy can use the device, thus the usage of the word “exclusive”.
The question is if Audirvana releases the sound card when you stop playing. My guess is that it probably does. Try it out
all is fine, as @danny said, on Roon side: just wait a few seconds and you can safely switch to A+
going from A+ back to Roon, instead, requires you empty the “Play Queue” first or A+ will retain hold of the sound output
can live with this (but I’ll ask Damien to do the same Roon already does)
Nope. Right-click on your first album, then shift-right-click on your last (you know, just like Windows). Then click on your Edit button and set your metadata preferences for all the albums currently in your selection.
This does have the disadvantage that as you add new albums, you’re going to have to revisit these steps, but hey, you aren’t setting each album one by one…