Roon Controller Plugin Beta feedback.

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Tue May 07, 2019 11:11 am
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Re: Roon Controller Plugin Beta feedback.

New version posted: Version 0.1.10 in normal location. :)

Contains various bug fixes and additional debugging code.

The major new feature is that Volume Control processing is now supported via three new Actions;
  • Set Volume - takes values from 0 through 100 (will be proportionally adjusted for Roon Output volume controls using dB values
  • Increase Volume - takes values 1 through10
  • Decrease Volume takes values 1 through 10
Having said the above, there is no validity checking (at the moment) when you enter values in the Action dialogue config. When the Action is executed you will get an error for a non-integer value. There is also a safety check to dis-allow a volume increment greater than 10.

A couple of things that I have experienced in my testing. The Roon Core seems to be disconnecting devices at around 2:00 a.m. I am assuming this is part of its functionality and will investigate further. However, I noticed this morning the the plugin hadn't reconnected so a reload of the plugin early morning might be advised which should force a reconnect. This can be done by scheduling an Action: Server Action > Enable/Disable/Reload Actions > Reload Plugin > com.autologplugin.indigoplugin.rooncontroller

I also received a message when I restarted my Roon Core asking for authorisation to accept incoming connections. I have only seen this once so far.

Suggest when trying volume controls for the first time that you are able to disable the real devices volume smartish if it goes too loud; It shouldn't but best to be safe. :)

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Tue May 07, 2019 11:21 am
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Re: Roon Controller Plugin Beta feedback.

autolog wrote:
The Roon Core seems to be disconnecting devices at around 2:00 a.m. I am assuming this is part of its functionality and will investigate further.


Is your Roon back up running at this time?

Sam.

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Tue May 07, 2019 11:24 am
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Re: Roon Controller Plugin Beta feedback.

Yes :)

Is there a reason for the question?

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Tue May 07, 2019 11:44 am
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Re: Roon Controller Plugin Beta feedback.

2 am rang a bell. Maybe the back up disconnects devices first?

I don't know, just speculating.

Sam.

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Tue May 07, 2019 12:05 pm
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Re: Roon Controller Plugin Beta feedback.

IndigoSam wrote:
2 am rang a bell. Maybe the back up disconnects devices first?

I don't know, just speculating.

Sam.

Good bell ringing. :D

Just checked my settings and the backup does run at 2:00 a.m.

I'll schedule a plugin restart for 02:30 a.m. and check all is OK when I get up later in the morning. :)

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Fri May 24, 2019 6:34 am
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Re: Roon Controller Plugin Beta feedback.

Thanks a lot Jon.. just got my Spirits paid off, and now you have me paying out for Roon. ,. And of course I need Tidal as well now!

Never heard of it before However, its amazing and already enjoying finding new music to listen to, and in greater quality.

So, can you add me in to the beta so I can get involved, and then ditch my Sonos plugin which doesnt seem to work well.

Cheers
Simon

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Fri May 24, 2019 6:42 am
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Re: Roon Controller Plugin Beta feedback.

siclark wrote:
... So, can you add me in to the beta so I can get involved, ...

PM sent. :)

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Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:23 pm
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Re: Roon Controller Plugin Beta feedback.

Wanted to give some feedback here - but I'm blown away by this contribution!

Its working like a champ for me in a basic configuration.

I'm curious to know more about how you are using Roon. Do you have your Mac mini wired into a Multizone Amp?

I currently have Sonos throughout the house but have used Roon daily at work, and I'm thinking about bringing it home. Just curious to hear how you are using it.

-Josh

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Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:24 pm
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Re: Roon Controller Plugin Beta feedback.

koensayr wrote:
Wanted to give some feedback here - but I'm blown away by this contribution!

Its working like a champ for me in a basic configuration.

I'm curious to know more about how you are using Roon. Do you have your Mac mini wired into a Multizone Amp?

I currently have Sonos throughout the house but have used Roon daily at work, and I'm thinking about bringing it home. Just curious to hear how you are using it.


Did I give you a link to the plugin? :?

I have the Roon Core running on my Indigo iMac. It is feeding a set of Yamaha NX-N500 speakers attached via USB (in my study where the Indigo iMac is). The rest of the house has Bluesound speakers of various sorts. I use Qobuz Sublime+ with Roon as well as my own extensive set of ripped CD albums stored on a Drobo NAS.

There are still a few oddities with the plugin that I am in the process of sorting out - mainly to do with the grouping and switching of zones.

I use the Roon plugin to display what is playing in a set of Control Pages. In addition I use the Roon plugin to set variables that are used by an Indigo script to announce the playing tracks on Homepods or Alexa Echos (see this thread: Alexa Announcements ). These are separate from the the Bluesound speakers that are actually playing the music from Roon.

I believe Roon does work with Sonos. :)

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