Track Ends Prematurely

Hi. Occasionally playback stops just a few seconds before the end of a track and not continuing to the next track.

Looks like it has something to do with the audio buffer/cache? I dunno. See screenshot below. Notice the gap in the buffered content at the end, resulting in the sudden playback stop.

I don’t use any plug-ins. All tracks are local music on my external Drobo Thunderbolt storage.

macOS Catalina 10.15.7 (19H2026)
Audirvana Origin v2.2.2.

EDIT - 28th December:
I’m also using Boom3D (a system-wide audio enhancement app).

Screenshot 2022-12-23 at 07.54.00

Debug Info:

Summary

Audirvana Origin 2.2.2 (20202)

macOS 10.15.7 with 24GB physical RAM

Connected account of :

SIGNAL PROCESSING:

Polarity Inversion:
	Globally: OFF
	Per track: ON
Effects plugins NOT ACTIVE

UPSAMPLING:
r8brain not in use
r8brain filter parameters
Bandwidth = 99.5%
Stop band attenuation 218dB
Phase linear

AUDIO VOLUME:
Max allowed volume: 100
Replay Gain: by track
SW volume control: ON

LIBRARY SETTINGS:
Sync list: 3 folders
AUTO: /Volumes/jee’s Drobo/01 User/USER - 01 Web/WEB - Music/MUSIC - Hip Hop/HIP HOP - (from) 01 Bandcamp (Purch) - AIFF
AUTO: /Volumes/jee’s Drobo/01 User/USER - 01 Web/WEB - Music/MUSIC - Hip Hop/HIP HOP - (from) 02 Bandcamp (Free) - AIFF
AUTO: /Volumes/jee’s Drobo/01 User/USER - 01 Web/WEB - Music/MUSIC - Hip Hop/UGHH90S - 01 Main
iTunes/Music library synchronization: not synchronized
Library database path: /Users/jeeadmin/Library/Application Support/Audirvana/AudirvanaDatabase.sqlite

Remote Control server:
Listening on 127.0.0.1 on port 53301

=================== AUDIO DEVICE ========================

Active method: Local

Max. memory for audio buffers: 21504MB

Local Audio Engine: CoreAudio
Exclusive access: OFF
Integer mode: ON
Use max I/O buffer size: ON
Actual I/O buffer frame size: 4096

Preferred device:
4c jee’s AirPods Pro
Model UID:4c 200e
UID:4c-b9-10-5b-0a-61:output

Currently playing in standard 32bit float mode
Device: 6ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32bits little endian Signed Float, 24 bytes per frame 44.1kHz

Active Sample Rate: 44.1kHz
Hog Mode is off

Bridge settings:
Sample rate limitation: 44.1kHz
Sample rate switching latency: none
Limit bitdepth to 24bit: OFF
Mute during sample rate change: OFF

Selected device:BoomAudio
Manufacturer: Global Delight Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Model name: Global Delight Technologies Pvt. Ltd. BoomAudio
Model UID: GDAudioDevice_ModelUID
UID: GDAudioDevice_UID
ID 0x2b

13 available sample rates up to 192000Hz
8000
11025
12000
16000
22050
24000
32000
44100
48000
88200
96000
176400
192000
Audio buffer frame size : 14 to 4096 frames
Current I/O buffer frame size : 4096

Volume Control
Physical: No
Virtual: Yes

MQA capability
Auto-detect MQA devices: Yes
Not a MQA device, user set to not MQA
DSD capability: Unhandled

Device audio channels
Multichannel: 6 channels
Preferred stereo channels L:1 R:2
Channel bitmap: Ox3, layout:
Channel 0 mapped to 0
Channel 1 mapped to 1
Channel 2 unused
Channel 3 unused
Channel 4 unused
Channel 5 unused

Audio channels in use
Number of channels: 6
Use as stereo device only: Yes
Simple stereo device: No

1 output streams:
Number of active channels: 2, in 1 stream(s)
Channel #0 :Stream 0 channel 0
Channel #1 :Stream 0 channel 1

Stream ID 0x2c 6 channels starting at 1
13 virtual formats:
6 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 192kHz
6 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 176.4kHz
6 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 96kHz
6 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 88.2kHz
6 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 48kHz
6 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 44.1kHz
6 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 32kHz
6 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 24kHz
6 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 22.05kHz
6 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 16kHz
6 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 12kHz
6 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 11.025kHz
6 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 8kHz

13 physical formats
6 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 192kHz
6 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 176.4kHz
6 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 96kHz
6 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 88.2kHz
6 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 48kHz
6 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 44.1kHz
6 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 32kHz
6 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 24kHz
6 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 22.05kHz
6 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 16kHz
6 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 12kHz
6 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 11.025kHz
6 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 8kHz

Local devices found : 2
Device #0: ID 0x3b Built-in Output
Manufacturer: Apple Inc.
Model UID: AppleHDA:7
UID: AppleHDAEngineOutput:1B,0,1,2:0
Model name: Apple Inc. Built-in Output
Device #1: ID 0x2b BoomAudio
Manufacturer: Global Delight Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Model UID: GDAudioDevice_ModelUID
UID: GDAudioDevice_UID
Model name: Global Delight Technologies Pvt. Ltd. BoomAudio

UPnP

UPnP devices found : 0

Chromecast

Chromecast devices found : 0

Are you by any chance playing through DLNA ? If that’s the case, we’re many to experience track cutting a few seconds before the end (or not playing the next track in queue). There are many topics open about this issue.
It seems that using FLAC instead of ALAC might improve this behaviour, but we’re still wondering what’s going on and how (whether) it can be solved.

Hello. Thank you for the reply.

I don’t believe I’m playing through DLNA. I’m just playing off my external Drobo 5D through a wired Thunderbolt connection. And most of the tracks I have experienced the issue with are MP3s, so I doubt FLAC/ALAC has anything to do with it in my case.

One thing I forgot to mention is that I have Boom 3D (from Global Light Technologies) installed. It’s a system wide audio enhancement app for macOS. Audirvana uses it as the output device (as it’s supposed to), but I don’t see how that app causes this issue.

For clarity, here is how the Audio tab in Settings looks like:

For troubleshooting purpose, I’d suggest you try to output from your macOS standard audio, so we can try to see whether that Boom3D has any impact (it totally could).

I have no technology background so I can’t help you any further. I’d recommend you to provide the content of your debug info (Audirvana’s first menubar item) into a hidden text tag so the programmers (usually @Antoine ) can check.

Good luck !

Thank you. I’ll do what you suggested.

It’s possible that this app create issue with Audirvāna Studio as it is accessing to the CoreAudio of your Mac and do some modification to it. If you can try to a different output, do you still have the same behavior?

I have got the same problem. Using Ventura 13.0.1 Origin 2.2.2 and playback via my cambridge edge NQ connected via USB. If I play the same song direct from Apple Music it is ok.