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  1. Why have you got the microRendu's output mode set to MPD/DLNA? Roon does not support UPnP/DLNA renderers (Roon Labs have made a specific point for it not to). If MPD/DLNA is the microRendu's output mode you have been using all this time, it may explain your connectivity issues. The Roon Server cannot directly connect to UPnP/DLNA renderers and the only way to get the Roon Server to (indirectly) use them is to use a bridging interface. The one that springs to mind (given that you are using Sonore kit) is the SonoreUPnP Bridge, which 'fools' the Roon Server into thinking that the required UPnP/DLNA renderer is a Squeezebox type device (which the Roon Server does support). Last I heard, the SonoreUPnP Bridge was still in beta, so don't expect it to work reliably all of the time.
  2. If it's an Android phone, you may be able to use Share on those apps with the BubbleUPnP app & thus get similar direct streaming from the server to a UPnP renderer: https://bubblesoftapps.com/bubbleupnp/tips2.html#other_apps I believe there hasn't been a working unofficial Chromecast player since Google made a major security change to the Google Cast API a few years back, eg: https://github.com/dz0ny/leapcast
  3. Is there a reason why you have to use Bluetooth for receiving audio in the first place, given that it does not transmit lossless audio and so you may not be able to avoid sound quality degradation just by that choice alone?
  4. You're in danger of spreading fake news here. Why would there be this sudden (and apparently no longer announced) adoption of ALAC in favour of FLAC that was carefully & successfully trialled, especially with the BBC clearly stating that they don’t currently have any plans to provide any permanent lossless services following that FLAC Proms streaming trial of 2017? Please read carefully the page I linked to in my last post. Similar info can be found on the BBC Radio 3 forum (and similar to the BBC's own website, absolutely no mention of the BBC streaming in ALAC for the current Proms season), eg: http://www.for3.org/forums/showthread.php?20518-High-Resolution-Stream BTW, there's no shame in admitting that lossy 320kbps AAC internet radio streams can sound good too!
  5. Are you certain of this? Last I heard, the BBC have yet to adopt lossless compressed audio streaming following their experimental FLAC carrying MPEG-DASH trial streams of the 2017 season BBC Proms: http://www.audiomisc.co.uk/BBC/Flac/LackAlas.html I haven't seen any mention of the Apple lossless audio codec being used by the BBC for their internet radio broadcasts. I hope you are not confusing lossless compressed ALAC with lossy compressed AAC (both can be contained in an .m4a file which could lead to confusion). The BBC are certainly using AAC in both their HLS and MPEG-DASH streams!.
  6. Yes, you appear to get a duplicate of the same album on Kazoo, as well as on the other apps that don't (knowingly) support MQA I mentioned earlier (eg BubbleUPnP). However, they are clearly from different sources, just compare the track running times. For example, track 9 of Tom Petty's 'The Last DJ' album - 'You and Me': the CD sourced version is shown as 2:58 on Kazoo; whereas the MQA sourced version is shown as 3:11. TIDAL's online server provides the streamer, connecting via Kazoo (& similar TIDAL client apps not supporting MQA), a bit depth reduced & downsampled version of 'The Last DJ' MQA album's tracks at 16bit/44.kHz (MQA-CD, perhaps?), instead of that MQA album's original tracks, which are at the 24bit/48kHz standard MQA distribution/undecoded resolution. The CD sourced allbum & the MQA sourced album both playing at 16/44.1kHz certainly adds to the appearance of both albums being the same.
  7. Indeed, there's no obvious indication on the Linn Kazoo app to differentiate between a TIDAL Masters album & a CD sourced album when connecting with a TIDAL HiFi account. This is why you are often presented with what appears to be two versions of the same album in Linn Kazoo's TIDAL pages - one is the Masters MQA sourced version and the other the CD sourced version and no no way of telling which is which. The same is also true when using the BubbleUPnP & BubbleDS Android apps. BTW, isn't there a similar situation with the Lumin app when also used with BubbleUPnP Server created OpenHome renderer? Unfortunately, I don't have an iOS device to test the latest version of the Lumin app with.
  8. What makes you think that the Linn Kazoo app displaying "FLAC 0 kHz/0 bit 1.4 Mbps" means you are streaming a 96/24 FLAC file from TIDAL? Also, how exactly do you know you were streaming a "Master" file from TIDAL? BTW, your reply to @vortecjr 's question is very odd, if by 'Master' you actually mean TIDAL's Masters tracks - TIDAL's Masters tracks are MQA tracks! https://support.tidal.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000397069-TIDAL-MASTERS TIDAL's Masters MQA tracks are normally delivered in a FLAC file container, which may be possibly be what is confusing you.
  9. ??? Not, sure what the relevance is bringing up JRemote which also happens to be mentioned (for something else) in that thread. Yes, that is how you control JRiver from an iPad, but JRemote cannot be used to select & play TIDAL tracks on the TIDAL Desktop app running on the same Windows 10 machine as JRiver - which is what the OP here requires! Or are you saying that thread says otherwise?
  10. That thread only talks about: - either routing the Windows TIDAL Desktop app's audio output through JRiver running on the same Windows machine (via the JRiver supplied WDM Driver). So, nothing to do with OP's requirement of controlling the Windows TIDAL Desktop app track selections & playback remotely from an iPad; - or using a TIDAL supporting UPnP/DLNA controller app's own user interface on a tablet/smartphone (eg the BubbleUPnP Android app) to make TIDAL track selections & get JRiver's built-in DLNA renderer on the Windows computer to play them via UPnP/DLNA streaming (MQA track decoding not supported). Again, nothing to do with controlling the Windows TIDAL Desktop app track selections remotely from an iPad. Having said that, using remote desktop software (such as Google Chrome's, or UltraVNC , or Remote Utilities, etc) should get the iPad to remote control the TIDAL Desktop app on the Windows 10 computer and also be able to be combined with the WDM Driver to route the audio through JRiver, as mentioned in that thread.
  11. That's because, unlike @Rexp, your TIDAL client is licensed to be able to request MQA file tracks from TIDAL's online server.
  12. Roon and my DAC think Tidal’s MQA files are 24/whatever. Are you saying they’re not? Oh dear - yes to @Rexp, no to you! I was responding specifically to @Rexp's streaming device's method of connecting to TIDAL on a TIDAL HiFi account, which isn't licensed to access TIDAL's MQA file tracks and can only request non-MQA (ie, CD resolution at 16/44.1kHz) access. TIDAL's online server supplies a (downsampled) CD res version of the original undecoded/distribution MQA file tracks in that case. Roon is officially licensed by TIDAL to access MQA file tracks, so is able to request MQA access (as opposed to restricted to non-MQA/CD res access in @Rexp's case), if you are using a TIDAL HiFi account. Hence Roon will be able to stream the original undecoded/distribution MQA tracks from TIDAL's online server (at either 24/44.1kHz or 24/48kHz) and decode them to the MQA Core signal (aka 'first unfold') as required.
  13. Unless you are on the odd occasion streaming an actual MQA-CD track, your streaming device is actually receiving a doctored version of the MQA tracks from TIDAL's online server, at 16/44.1kHz, rather than the original undecoded/distribution MQA tracks themselves, which should be at either 24/44.1kHz or 24/48kHz. This is due to your streaming device deliberately requesting non-MQA access to TIDAL's online server via your TIDAL HiFi account and has nothing to do with having an MQA DAC or not. May be even the TIDAL server's 'doctoring' has contributed to your positive experience - who knows?
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