Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)
Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
MK HiFace 2 to REGA DAC.
Description Of Issue
For last week my computer and iPhone app keeps losing track of my audio devices. Very frustrating. Earlier this afternoon this happened twice. Then everything worked. Then at 6:15 tonight it happened again. I go to access and play music and it shows all my music que etc but says I have no audio devices. This happens both on computer and on app. If I fiddle for awhile it then resumes proper play. Please tell me how to fix
Have you made sure to add Roon/RAATServer as exceptions to your Mac Firewall? You can use these instructions from Apple to check this aspect.
I would also check for any other Antivirus/Firewall applications which could be blocking Roon from working properly, in the past I have seen reports surrounding McAFee/Bullguard/Little Snitch, Kaspersky, so if you use any of these I would make sure the correct exceptions are in place.
My Mac Mini (late 2012) is wired thru MK Hi Face 2 USB DAC to a REGA DAC (which can accept 24:192 files) then connected to Cyrus bi-amped system and then Royd Speakers. The Mac Mini is connected through wifi to my Bell 3000 network. It uses the wifi to stream music to 2 separate SONOs One speakers which are in different rooms. When Roon stops working and cannot find audio devices it fails to recognize the Stereo hard wired system and the SONOs at same time.I am not using any VPNs. When Roon stops working I can still connect with the Mac Mini wirelessly. Here are a few screenshots that show setup.
I am also having a separate Roon issue and wonder if there could be any linkage? When I look at lists of albums or artists half of them don’t display the album artwork - just grey stuff. But when I click on the album or artist the small versions of albums usually do display the artwork. So it is there but not reliably displayed. I am attaching to screen shots to show what I mean. Look at Duke Elington
No, I don’t believe this is related. The Grey stuff you see there is just a generic artist photo when we don’t have actual artist photos to display. After you clicked on Duke, you’re seeing an album cover, which is different than the artist pic.
As for the main issue, I wonder if there is any change in behavior if you try to reinstall Roon, can you use these instructions to do so?
On Windows clicking the Roon shortcut automatically generates a new database but for Mac you might have to reinstall Roon from our downloads page. Please do give this a try when you have a chance, thanks!