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  1. They actually singled out UPnP/DLNA from the other popular protocols as 'flawed', from what I remember. The obvious contradiction is Roon's support for Squeezebox type devices, the irony being you can easily & successfully get UPnP devices to be controlled by Logitech Media Server and stream from it, via the UPnPBridge LMS plugin - they appear as Squeezelite devices to LMS and can therefore connect to it. So it may even be possible to use the same UPnPBridge helper application to unofficially get UPnP renderers as Squeezelite devices to be used as Roon Endpoints. The Roon core server is essentially emulating LMS to 'trick' Squeezebox type devices into connecting to it, being controlled by it and streaming from it, thus acting as Roon Endpoints.
  2. You are certainly receiving Icecast from RP, go up a level on your link to see its Icecast server page: http://stream-dc1.radioparadise.com/
  3. Hi bobbmd, The Icecast (server) software is what RP uses to broadcast its internet radio stream, so it just simply requires you to use an application that can receive such streams (eg VLC, TuneIn, etc). Icecast streaming is a very common method used for broadcasting internet radio, so it's very likely that if you are using software or a hardware device that can receive internet radio, it also supports Icecast. You most definitely don't need to go to the icecast.org site to get your own Icecast server, unless you want to start broadcasting your own internet radio! Incidentally (& coincidentally, given the posts mentioning FLAC), going to the icecast.org site should be as safe as going to the FLAC site. They are both part of the suite of projects run by the Xiph.Org Foundation. John
  4. I think you misunderstood my post. I meant for the Roon core server to support UPnP/DLNA, so that UPnP/DLNA renderers could be used as Roon Endpoints (in keeping with your thread), ie, without the UPnP/DLNA renderers having to know anything about RAAT. So just like the Roon core server's 'special' support for HQPlayer, Squeezebox, AirPlay and in the future, Chromecast (as mentioned by @R1200CL).
  5. Are you certain about that? It's more likely to be the other way around, ie, Roon Server supporting the Google Cast streaming technology, allowing you to use a Chromecast device as a Roon Endpoint without it having any RAAT knowledge. So an addition to the Roon Server's current 'special' support for some non-RAAT technologies: HQPlayer, Squeezebox/Slim and not forgetting Apple's own AirPlay. Which begs the question - isn't it about time the Roon Server had bog standard UPnP/DLNA support in its list of 'specials'?
  6. Time To Dump Tidal? Bluesound / BlueOS Now Has Deezer HiFi

    The Windows version of the Deezer HiFi/beta desktop app doesn't allow you to set the audio output device and in particular to one in exclusive mode, unlike the Windows TIDAL desktop app. So the Windows Deezer desktop app forces you to use the default Windows audio device with its preconfigured audio settings (meaning you have to make sure that too is set to 16/44.1kHz to avoid resampling by the Windows audio mixer) and can unfortunately be shared by any sound producing application (including Window's system sounds) - not really ideal for 'hifi'.
  7. Time To Dump Tidal? Bluesound / BlueOS Now Has Deezer HiFi

    Wow, so you prefer non-HiFi Deezer on iOS (via Chromecast) to HiFi Deezer on a desktop?
  8. Time To Dump Tidal? Bluesound / BlueOS Now Has Deezer HiFi

    No, no idea how to.
  9. Newbie needs help

    Does the Squeezelite output mode once defunct affect the use of any of the other output modes on the ultraRendu. For example, is the DLNA ouput mode selectable & still working when selected? If so, then it may be worth seeing what the OP's issue is with getting MinimServer going on the sonicTransporter. Or may be (bit more complicated, perhaps) still go with LMS, but also install the UPnPBridge LMS plugin on the sonicTransporter & configure the plugin to provide its Squeezelite emulator for the ultraRendu's UPnP/DLNA renderer.
  10. Newbie needs help

    Have you found similar problems running Squeezelite on a platform other the ultraRendu (eg on a normal desktop/laptop computer)? If not, then it is very much a Sonore problem with the ultraRendu's (lack of) control of resetting its own Squeezelite application and they really ought to sort it out. LMS is connected to by the Squeezebox player type devices, not the other way around. So the Squeezelite application should be by default be trying to automatically discover & connect to the LMS available on the same network on its startup.
  11. Newbie needs help

    Hi Walter, First thing I should point out that in your setup, the network audio file player is actually in the ultraRendu, so either Squeezelite or the UPnP/DLNA renderer (depending on which you have selected to output to the attached DAC). Any related app on the iPhone would be a 'controller' rather than a 'player'. The sonicTransporter's Squeezebox server, specifically the Logitech Media Server application, has a built-in web server to allow you to control any Squeezebox type player (eg the ultraRendu's Squeezelite) connected to it, from a web browser running on any machine on the network - so even using your iPhone's web browser. The same LMS web server also provides some pages for configuring LMS's advanced settings.The default web address for LMS's built-in controller web page is: aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd:9000 where aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd is the IP address of the networked machine it's running on, eg your sonicTransporter. Since you appear to be having an issue with the Squeezelite player in your ultraRendu, LMS's built-in controller would presumably have no player selected/available in the player drop down box (circled): LMS's controller might not look as good as some third party Squeezebox controller apps, such as iPeng, but it is still quite useable. If you can access LMS's controller page from your iPhone's web browser, then it's likely that it has been set correctly on the sonicTransporter. If you haven't worked it out already, iPeng 9 is just a more sophisticated Squeezebox controller app that you can use instead of the LMS provided one. So no need to consider iPeng just yet. You certainly don't require a Squeezebox (mysqueezebox.com) account to get this all working, if that's what you mean by "account". So, it looks like there could well be a problem with your ultraRendu's settings. Have you actually selected the Squeezelite player as the output mode on the ultraRendu, using the Audio App Switcher as indicated in the user manual and on Sonore's own help page on this forum linked to in @R1200CL post? John
  12. Newbie needs help

    I'd say Squeezelite not behaving itself on the ultraRendu, while not a SMG problem, is most definitely a Sonore problem!
  13. CA Announcement Coming Tuesday January 9, 2018

    I think you're probably getting your ancestors mixed up here. Shite's more likely to be Irish, Scottish even, than English. Goes hand in hand with Feck.
  14. Time To Dump Tidal? Bluesound / BlueOS Now Has Deezer HiFi

    I can varify that all of the tracks on Impact's Scriptura album are currently 24-bit FLAC, not just the track mentioned in one of the posts - tested using LMS via the ickStream platform.
  15. Looks like I'm going to have to disagree with @zackthedog, here. I'm eternally optimistic, but I can't really see any outcome here but disappointment. The fact that the Arcam rPlay doesn't work without installing the DTS Play-Fi software on the laptop is ringing a very clear alarm bell The "necessary software linking the laptop to rPlay" is an audio output device and JRiver "assuming supremacy", just means getting JRiver to play the files to the DTS Play-Fi provided audio output device (& it would be the same if you were using any other audio file playing software, such as iTunes). Since JRiver is playing the files, that means they have to pass through the laptop, regardless as to whether they are being provided by the Twonky UPnP/DLNA media server on the NAS or not!