@support, the problem is happening again, quite badly. I need to investigate this issue with you. Please set up a support ID and look into it.
As much as I enjoy the new 1.5 with MQA playback with Tidal tracks, a new problem developed. As you may recall, my core MacPro is connected to the music library in thunderbolt HD, and the main audio system is fed by another MacPro remote machine that accesses the core through the internal campus network (LAN connection within a subnet).
Now occasionally the MQA track play stops, giving the network connection error (in orange letters). Once this happens, after a pause it moves to the next track, plays for a while and stops again. While this thing is happening, the signal path analysis shows that the processing speed is less than 2-3x, so it’s clearly a slow processing problem. Once this happens, I turn off Roon and restart on both core and remote, then the problem seems fixed for a while. This problem happens sporadically, but I doubt that there is a network issue as the usual internet and file access are perfectly normal. And I never had this issue with Tidal whatsoever until this 1.5 upgrade. Once the problem starts, it happens with both MQA files as well as regular 16/44 files in Tidal.
Is the new MQA processing in Roon much more demanding for a usual network bandwidth? My speed test yields about ping 150ms, download at 60 Mbps, upload at 19-30 Mbps. I believe this should be more than sufficient for music streaming. Can it be some internal program error that accumulates over time? I need someone to shed light into this.