MacBook Air (Apple M1, 2020, 16GB RAM)
OS: macOS Monterey 12.5.1
Roon: version 1.8 (build 1021)
Networking Gear & Setup Details
Mac(roon installed)—>USB—> ifi ZEN DAC —> HiFi Stereo Power Amplifier(Lepy) —> Passive Speakers
I use Ethernet.
Description of Issue
I live in Tokyo, Japan.
I successfully contracted with TIDAL and connected TIDAL and roon.
I can recognize that TIDAL is connected and signed in through roon on “Settings—> Services”.
Of course, I can see all library from my TIDAL account on roon desktop app.
And, ifi ZEN DAC is set as CoreAudio on “Settings—> Audio” . I would like to share my Device setup screenshot as attached.
But, roon skips all tracks one by one until the end of the album, when I start to play an album of TIDAL.
Please help me to settle the right settings and listen to my TIDAL library.
I suggest you click on “Not your device?” then. You can try and identify the device again, please choose the one you actually have, or leave it as unidentified if your device is not in the list. This might help.
Is there some content you can play with Roon (for example: files you own, internet radio stations, other streaming services)?
→ I’m afraid but nothing…I tried to play other internet radio etc, but it didn’t work.
Is the playback of content from Tidal always failing for you or only sometimes?
Is there some message being displayed when Roon skips the files (if yes, please share it’s contents)?
→ Nothing is displayed.
Can you successfully play Tidal content on other output devices (for example: the built-in speakers of your MacBook)?
→ It also didn’t work through other output devices ( Mac speakers ).
Can you share pictures of your Tidal configuration (Settings|Services) in Roon as well as from your signal path (both failing if possible as well as successful playback attempts)?
→ Yes, here they are.
As for now, it looks like you are unable to play anything using Roon. It still would be good to test if you can play local files from your harddisk though. If you don’t have any CD rips, I’m sure you can find some (test) tracks that are freely and legally available on the internet for download. This might help to determine if you’re only unable to play from internet sources (firewall issue, issue with ISP, other network related issue). If even the playback from local files fails, it might be an issue with your Roon installation or your platform (MacBook). Meanwhile you might also want to take a look into:
See if you can spot anything that might be related/relevant to your setup.
I’m sorry you’re having issues but I think it’s something we can overcome.
Please take a look at the information BlackJack provided if you would. In addition to that, if you could power up your core and leave it on, I will be able to enable diagnostics and take a deeper dive into what could be happening here.
Sounds like exact the problem I had, started some versions ago. When running Windows 10 and RME ASIO-driver and a RME-DAC connected by USB I had the same problem. When running WASAPI, no problem. The problem was intermittent, worked sometimes and sometimes not… Replaced my W10 machine with a NUC and Roon ROCK, no problem anymore. The problem I had, I think, was a problem with the RME ASIO-driver and RoonCore, I did not have the patience to search for a solution, I switched hardware instead.