@Leighton_Freeze, this is the correct behavior of Roon Bridge. It is lightweight and runs in the background on Windows PCs, Macs, and Linux devices, and does not have a user interface. It strictly allows users to connect to devices using Roon’s RAAT protocol using that computer. Control is performed by the Roon Core or other Remotes (phones, tablets, other PCs or Macs) that have the full user interface.
If you need to control the audio directly on the device on which the Bridge is installed, you may want to download the full Windows application that includes the full Roon interface onto that PC.
I would like to control it on my office PC. I have the full Roon interface installed but didn’t find anything that facilitated play back on my PC.
A bit of further information, I’m using an Audioquest Cobolt Dragonfly on that PC.
While I’m not averse to technology, I am at the set it and forget it stage. So perhaps I am not seeing something that is right in front of my face.
You don’t want Roon bridge if you want to control Roon on the same PC as it has no interface it’s controlled by any Roon remote app it’s dumb bridge that’s all. For it to be seen by other Roon remotes you need to enable it in then Audi settings of Roon as it will show up.
If you want local control Uninstall Roon bridge and install the main Roon windows app when it asks if it’s to be a core or remote choose remote. Then goto audio settings and the enable the DAC. Ensure Roon and RAATServer are exceptions in your firewall.
I’ve uninstalled then reinstalled Roon, however, there was not a direct option to choose remote. after installation I went to Audio settings, selected my DAC, and clicked on Device setup. Within Device setup there is an option to select yes for a private zone. Alas it did not work. any other thoughts? I am also running into tracks loading slowly issues. Is this on your end or mine?
I have a VPN available but not in use. Yes, all my PC’s are on the same network. There is also the Uptone network switch. With the network switch removed there is still an issue with tracks loading slowly.
That started with one of the recent updates.
Router is Comcast X1 Gig speed, Connections from router to A side of Uptone switch, B side is out (via Wireworld Starlight Ethernet cable to computer. I am using USB to connect to my PSAudio DSD.
I’ve found an Ethernet signal issue when using the network switch. At the moment I’ve taken it out of the system. Also, I uninstalled Roon then reinstalled it and set it up as new. Since reinstalling Roon the slow loading issue so far has not been a problem. I was also having an issue when I would pause Roon for any length of time. It would take several seconds before starting up again. That also seems to have been resolved.
@Leighton_Freeze, why don’t you create a new thread specific to the your office PC, listing its configuration, network connection type, etc. as this may be a different issue. We can link to this thread for reference.