I’m running RoonServer 1.1.102 64 bit on Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2. Roon 1.1.102 64 bit on Windows 10 Home. My client is connected to the server via gigabit Ethernet.
Audio is configured to output to my Rotel RDD-1580 DAC, which is connected via USB. The DAC is also the default audio playback device in Windows so System Output or the DAC should be the same thing. I have the DAC set to use exclusive mode and Windows configured to allow it to be used in exclusive mode. The default output is set to 16 bit 44.1kHz stereo.
Everything was working fine until I tried to play the new Underworld album as 24 bit 96Khz FLAC files. They do not play at all. An animated EQ appears next to a track, the play button at the bottom changes to a pause button, the waveform of the track appears, but it doesn’t start playing - time doesn’t progress, no sound plays. Trying to play 16 bit 44.1kHz FLACs or MP3s after that, nothing plays at all.
Other players (Groove, Zune, Tidal) all play just fine.
Sometimes if I fiddle with toggling the zones between System Output and the DAC I can get audio to play for 3 seconds or so, but it stops right away. Sometimes “System Output” freaks out like it’s skipping over a long playlist and empties and then the DAC zone plays fine. Very confusing.
As soon as I try to play the Underworld tracks (24 bit 96kHz), I’m broken again and nothing plays. These tracks play fine in Groove.
If I try to play the Underworld tracks through the local PC speakers, I get about 2 seconds of music and then nothing.
Anything I can do here?