Roon slow to read tracks

Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)

mac os 10.15.7/macbook pro/roon 1.8 build 764/music files on USB drive.

Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)

n/a, core is endpoint

Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)


Description Of Issue

very, very slow to switch between tracks. while roon is thinking about playing the next track, the track progress bar shows a side-to-side flashing animation.

We’re talking more than 30 seconds pause before playing anything.

Hello @Tony_Withers ,

Apologies for the delay! Our team’s queue is longer than typical at the moment, but we’re working to get back to everyone as quickly as we can.

Can you please confirm if your Mac’s System Output also has the same issue or is it limited to the USB DAC?

If you try to copy a few files over to the Macbook local HDD, do you still have the issue occur?

Switched to system output (which outputs to the same USB DAC) and that seemed to work okay.

The DAC is an old Schiit Bifrost. I switched back to the DAC as output, and in device setup changed max bits per sample from 32 to 24. It looks like that fixed it.

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

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