Core: Lenovo PC thinkpad i5 8gb ram, windows. Runs via wifi.
Networking Gear & Setup Details
ifi zen stream plugged via ethernet to netgear passive gigabit switch to router
Connected Audio Devices
spdif to mytek brooklyn + dac
Number of Tracks in Library
Description of Issue
roon sees the zen stream. But, then it loses connection to qobuz. “this track not currently available from qobuz. too many failures, stopping playback” I got it to work three tunes restarting the roon core on the Lenovo PC, but it crashes again after about 20 minutes. Probably not coincidentally, this corresponded to my other system, Kef LS50W (first gen) losing all wifi connection. I assumed that was a hardware problem, but now I don’t know.
perhaps it’s a wifi problem? i have several laptops that all work fine on the wifi. TV plugged into the network switch is also working.
A roon core should never be on Wifi, imho (see below). Try using ethernet and see if the crashes keep happening.
All music first goes to the Core, so when you stream Qobuz, you are sending it to the core, where it is processed to raw PCM or DSD, which is many times larger than the incoming file and then sends it back out to the endpoint. Since, both, incoming and outgoing streams are happening on the same Wifi hop, it can become over saturated very fast, and when talking about close to real time audio you get drop outs an disconnects if the wifi isn’t up to the task.
well, bypassing the network switch didn’t end up working. Roon plays one song then disconnects from Qobuz, or when it will play a few songs, I lose the connection after I turn off the music. I tried clearing the cache, which I understand simply means you remove the cache from the place it normally lives in windows and move it to your desktop. Nope. Does anyone have any other suggestions?