@noris Thanks for starting to analyze the problem. I began testing as asked. I updated BluOS firmware to the latest version yesterday.
Here are the first results.
Playing Tidal content to systems output of my MacMini core.
I did a ten-hour test. I noticed eleven skips in those ten hours.
Started playing on April 23 at 22:10 local time. The first track I played was “No More I Love You’s” by Annie Lennox.
First skip in the third track (“Who Needs Who” by Dark Dark Dark): played 65%
Second skip in the fifth track (“Was it You” by Joy Kills Sorrow): played 50%
Third skip in the (ca.) 12th track (“You Don’t Know What Love Is” by Cassandra Wilson): played 55%
Fourth skip about 20 tracks later (“You Wash My Soul” by Mark Pritchard & Linda Perhacs): skipped completely
Fifth skip about 10 tracks later (“Woman’s Work” by U.S. Girls): played 30%
Sixth skip again about 10 tracks later (“We Belong Together” by Rickie Lee Jones): played 80%
Seventh skip on the next track (“Unstable (Stay Calm Remix)” (how appropriate!) by Elsiane): skipped completely
Eight skip about 10 tracks later (“Wasteland” by Woodkid): played 90%
Ninth skip two tracks later (“Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard” by Tom Waits): skipped completely
Tenth skip more or less 30 or 40 tracks later (“Women of Ireland” by Prague Philharmonic Orchestra): played 55%
Eleventh skip: six tracks later (“Wish I Still Had You” by Alison Krauss): played 35%
One thing at least seems clear: it is not my wifi connection nor my Node 2 that causes the problem.
Playing Tidal content via wifi to the Node 2 with the latest firmware installed (I don’t have the possibility of connecting the Node 2 by ethernet)
I did an almost ten-hour test. The first track I played was “Finish This Album” by Speech Debelle on April 23 at ca. 22:45 local time. I noticed eight skips.
First skip: (ca.) twentieth track (“My Foolish Heart” by Bill Evans): played 40%
Second skip: seven tracks later (“Sizzler” by The Diplomats of Solid Sound): played 55%
Third skip: eight tracks later (“I Learned the Hard Way” by Sharon Stone & the Dap-Kings): played 70%
Fourth skip: two tracks later (“I’m Glad There Is You” by Jane Monheit): skipped completely
Fifth skip: about ten tracks later (“People People” by Soul Snatchers): played 70%
Sixth skip: about ten tracks later (“Gratitude” by Big Red Machine): played 45%
Seventh skip: about twenty tracks later (“Afreaka” by Jazzanova, Lee Morgan): played 45%
Eigth skip: two tracks later (“Neopolitan Dreams” by Lisa Mitchell): played 90%
I will now start a test playing local content to my Node 2 from my Mac Mini Core.
Thanks for following up and keeping me informed.
The second part of my test (with local content) is here: Playback Skipped - #19 by Francois_De_Heel
Results of a third part of my test (with Qobuz content) is here: Playback Skipped - #24 by Francois_De_Heel