Roon Core Machine
iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2019)
CPU: 3,2 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7
Memory: 32 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
HDD: Macintosh HD
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Number of Tracks in Library
Description of Issue
When I play the Avatarium Live album, see below, I get noticeable gaps between the songs.
I tested the same album with the Tidal and Qobuz apps, no gaps.
Then I fired up Audirvana 3.5 and again, played the local files, ALAC, no gaps.
Then as a final test I listened to the local files with Audirvana Studio, no gaps.
Only when I play the album on Roon do I get the gaps.
It only happend with that album.
I have done that to no effect. I should have written that.
With Flac, I still get gaps when I play the album with Roon, and no gaps on all other players, including both version of Audirvana.
I was able to find this album on Qobuz.
I could not get it to play back gapless in Roon.
I play A LOT of live recordings with gapless playback. I’d be here bellowing otherwise.
I have no clue why this album is having issues, but I’ll add a +1 to, it doesn’t playback gapless.
Thanks for confirming and trying it out.
I used Lumin app (not Roon) to check the first several tracks of this album on Qobuz. I got gapless transitions in the tracks I’ve tested.
Thanks for trying that out Peter.
Thanks so much for posting about this - we’re sorry about the weirdness
Thanks for explaining what the issue is and what you’ve already done to remedy it (we’re grateful for that ).
I wonder if you play to System Output (if not enabled, it can be in Settings → Audio and then selected as a Zone) is there still a gap in playback?
@Henri I have also tried for you:
Roon/Tidal not gapless.
Roon/Qobuz not gapless.
Tidal Connect to my streamer gapless.
Qobuz Airplay to my streamer gapless.
Remote on Macbook to System Output not gapless.
“I wonder if you play to System Output (if not enabled, it can be in Settings → Audio and then selected as a Zone) is there still a gap in playback?”
Yep. Still an almost one-second gap while playing.
The situations seem to be; when played with Roon server, Audible gap
Played with any other player, no gap