Why is roon actually so terribly slow? If I skip a track, roon 10-30s loads the next song. When I click PLAY on a song/album/playlist, it takes up to 10s (sometimes much longer, even forever) for playback to start. This happens via (W)LAN AND via Toslink! And when surfing in the media library, it sometimes takes a long time before the corresponding album or artist is loaded. Is there any way I can find out what roon is doing when it’s not doing what it’s supposed to be doing?
I dont use DSP or volume adjustment!
You URGENTLY need a developer who can program databases! For example, I know someone who programs real-time databases for web applications! That would be ideal for roon!
And is there actually a way to store the pure database (with/without images) on remotes? For example, I use an iPad Mini 5 purely as a roon remote. Of the 64GB memory, over 50GB are free - I could easily save the entire database to be able to work faster!
I have slowness sometimes, maybe 5 to 9 secs, if my M1 Mac Mini running Roon core server app was without a restart for 2 or 3 weeks and the late 2013 iMac remote (full Roon app) also for 1 week or so. Or sometimes my extra cheap router is slow. Usually while I do a coffee all 3 are restarting (mini, iMac and router) and all is back to normal. Do you still have issues after restart?
Perfectly speedy here. I would look at your setup as the root cause. What’s your network setup, core running on, files located? This sounds like you have a network problem talking to a Roons servers and your Roon core. Is this local files, from Tidal or Qobuz? How long has Roon been setup new install or old?
That’s not memory, it’s storage, your iPad only has approx 4GB of real RAM and that’s shared with other live applications. That pedantic point aside, Roon’s design decisions means that work’s done on the core, not the remotes. That’s unlikely to change.
What size is your library track count wise? That core is old and pretty slow. Last time someone has this issue on an old Mac it was combination of the size of library and theage of the Mac. Changing core fixed his problem.
Yes i know. My hole database is around 25GB (data and pics) which must be loaded from the core by surfing db. I think that must not be. My ipad mini is „roon used only“ with (nearly) no toher applications. It should speed up surfing if the remote could load this data direct from ipad storage and not via WLAN from the core
Can you control the mini as screen sharing using iPad or Air? maybe it is faster then Roon. Before Roon server app on mini I had the full app and sometimes screensharing was faster than opening a Roon remote on an old comp
But other people may have larger instances than this, and remotes with fewer resources.
Whereas my iPad has other responsibilities and flooding it with Roon data wouldn’t be welcome. What you’re talking about is caching of resources on the remote, which could be optimised. Having the entire database on the remote would mean having the code to query and process it there as well. I suspect that the Roon team have good reasons for not going down this route.