Hi @James_Warnes ----- Thank you for the report and sharing your observation(s) with us. The feedback is appreciated!
Typically, this error message (“An audio file is loading slowly …”) you’ve mentioned, would indicate that there is some sort of “bottle neck” occurring somewhere in your setup where information is not being pulled or received quickly enough.
In light of this, would you kindly please provide the following information, to help aide in my evaluation of this behavior. Please see below.
Can you please provide us with the specs of the iMac hosting your Roon core.
Describe what the chain of communication looks like across your setup. I want to have a better understanding of how your endpoints are being accessed in your network.
While this may seem elementary how are you doing on storage space (“My music folder in on my iMac’s native SSD drive”)?
Please provide a screenshot of your signal path when you notice this behavior.
During your troubleshooting of this issue, have you tried experimenting with upsampling PCM content to DSD256/DSD128? If so, what was the experience like?
Hi @Eric - while what you say is true, I couldn’t help noticing in the first Signal Path screenshot posted by @James_Warnes that the Processing speed is shown as 0.7x. This would seem to indicate that his iMac doesn’t have enough “umph” (technical term) to handle the DSP. Could this be the cause of the issue?
I occasionally get that on my Mini, but never when I had core on WIN10 with an i3. There just isn’t enough horsepower, Mini i5, for DSD256+ if Mini needs to do something else. Like Time Machine backups, maybe?