QNAP TS-253a, firmware 18.104.22.1683, 16G ram Roon Server
Status : Running
Version :1.8 (build 806) stable
QPKG-Version :** 2021-05-18
fmpeg :System default Database
Roon app: android phone, Windows 10.
Networking Gear & Setup Details
WiFi/Ethernet → 10G router, 5g wifi
Connected Audio Devices
Chromecast, Riva festival speakers,
Description of Issue
I’m able to use the Roon server on my win10 PC, but the v1.8 NAS version running on my QNAP never streams audio.
The music selection and zone/speaker selection interfaces seem to work, but when PLAY is hit, no luck. The progress bar on Android oscillates with a dark blue 2-3 sec period, but never has it progressed beyond 0 sec or made a peep on any of the output devices.
The QNAP shows plenty of memory and low CPU utilization, so I don’t feels it’s a hardware issue.
So you tried it and it didn’t help or you refuse to try?
I run a Roon Core on a similarly spec’d QNAP NAS (on current firmware) and don’t have issues. I once encountered an issue with Roon after updating the firmware but that was resolved by another restart of the NAS.
sorry - didn’t mean to sound flippant.
Rebooting doesn’t seem to help.
Did you do the manual ffmpeg before or after your roon1.8 server installation?
Although, I don’t understand how the ffmpeg encoder could affect playback of TIDAL to any of the devices. If I’m mistaken plesae inform me how that is so.
Thanks again for your interest. I like the roon concept, but this trial isn’t gonna end well if my nas can’t host…
I did it when the package that supports it became available, so maybe 2021-02-02, just for the occasional live radio station offering no other stream format. The RoonServer package for NAS is not directly connected to Roon (the software). The ffmpeg issue is NAS related (introduced with QTS 4.5.1) and affects users no matter if back then or still using Roon 1.7 or the current 1.8.
The quality and format you get from Tidal is dependent of your subscription (to Tidal). Premium is AAC only AFAIK, but i might be wrong here as I don’t use Tidal. You also have to choose the appropriate subscription type when you configure your Tidal access in Roon (a HiFi subscriber can choose to limit Roon access to premium).