Slow to load and audio stops/skips tracks "audio file slow to load etc"

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

Macbook pro top spec 2015; Catalina; latest Roon build

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

Core - wifi - router (iinet) - remotes
Music files on RAID array (2 x 4TB drives) connected to Mac via USB.

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

Core audio/Mac; also Schiit DAC

Description Of Issue

Roon often takes more than a minute to load/start up even on core machine. Playback frequently stops and skips tracks on remotes (“audio file slow to load/likely hardware issue etc”

Hello @BobBDazzla, and thanks for your report! To confirm, your core is connected via Wi-Fi? This is something we recommend against in our networking guide, do you have better performance if you connect the core via Ethernet to the router?

Hi Nuwriy, thanks for your reply. My core is connected via Wi-Fi as the router is not (and unfortunately cannot) be in the same room. There are no problems with the Wi-Fi connection otherwise. Not sure why it should not work properly over Wi-Fi as the amount of data being streamed is well within the stated capabilities of Wi-Fi.