So had an odd thing happen. I live in a Wifi congested area. Even 5 GHz is hard to find space on sometimes. Last night before gaming I checked and went from a mildly congested channel to one completely empty.
Since then my music sounded much better. I forgot I had done the channel switching, so I thought maybe it was a recent upgrade.
So, here is my question, without wanting to sound like a crazy audiophile. Is there anyway to monitor the signal at the bridge and have it tell me there is excess Wifi jitter, or errors or whatever? I’m not sure if Roon ever starts to throttle the bit rate, but if that happens, notice that it’s happening would be good.
One idea is to understand how many times the buffer is empty or near empty. Like, if it’s 100 mSeconds, but it often reaches 20, that’s a good sign a larger buffer would help, no?
I guess what I’m looking for is something more specific to Roon than merely wifi signal quality. Something that says “Hey, I’m not getting the data I need in time, and it’s causing the audio to suffer.”