Volumio device wiht 3.5 Stuck Showing "Loading first Track...."

I have installed Audirvana 3.5.50 (3580) on my M2 Max Mac Studio with Sonoma, the Library is in two local external HD not on a NAS or network and i try to use an exetrnal DAC.
Audirvana have a strange behaviour. First Scan the Library ( that is very big) every time is launched and after that (that is a problem itself) stucks when play starts showing “Loading first track…”.
Yesterday i mas able to start a play but Audirvana crashes after some minutes.
Please help me to solve the problem. Debug Info Appended.
Thanks a lot.

Best Regard
Vincenzo Corrado

Debug Info:

Audirvana Mac Version 3.5.50 (3580)
macOS 14.1.2 with 65536MB RAM

Registered to Vincenzo Corrado


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

SoX not in use
SoX filter parameters
Bandwidth at 0dB = 99.5
Filter max length = 30000
Anti-aliasing = 100
Phase = 66

Max allowed volume: 100
Replay Gain: None
SW volume control: OFF

Sync list: 2 folders
AUTO: /Volumes/MyMusic2/MusicLibrary2
AUTO: /Volumes/MyMusic/MusicLibrary1
iTunes/Music library synchronization: not synchronized
Library database path: /Users/vincenzo/Library/Application Support/Audirvana/AudirvanaPlusDatabaseV2.sqlite

TIDAL: Connected as PREMIUM

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

Preferred device: Volumio-UPnP/AV Model UID:JF Light Industries Volumio-UPnP/AV UID:uuid:548a2cb5-2925-37ea-1818-dca6322e5686

Selected device:
UPnP device at
ID 0x0 Volumio-UPnP/AV Manufacturer:JF Light Industries
Model UID:JF Light Industries Volumio-UPnP/AV UID:uuid:548a2cb5-2925-37ea-1818-dca6322e5686

6 available sample rates up to 192000Hz
Volume control: No
MQA capability
Auto-detect MQA devices: No
Not a MQA device, user set to not MQA
DSD capability: Raw DSD (MSB)
Device audio channels
Preferred stereo channels L:0 R:1
Channel bitmap: Ox3, layout:
Channel 0 mapped to 0
Channel 1 mapped to 1
UPnP/DLNA supported protocols:
DLNA 1.5: No
Gapless playback: Yes
Missing events workaround: No
Can play native DSD: Yes
Number of channels: 2
Use as stereo device only: 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 0x0 0 channels starting at 0
14 virtual formats:
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 44.1kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer 44.1kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 88.2kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer 88.2kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 176.4kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer 176.4kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 48kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer 48kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 96kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer 96kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 192kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer 192kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 8 little endian Signed Integer 2822.4kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 8 little endian Signed Integer 5644.8kHz

0 physical formats

Current device transportInfo:
CurrentTransportState: PLAYING
CurrentTransportStatus: OK
CurrentSpeed: 1
Current device MediaInfo:
NrTracks: 1
MediaDuration: 0:00:00

dc:titleLet It Snow! (10th Anniversary)</dc:title>
dc:creatorMichael Bublé</dc:creator>
upnp:artistMichael Bublé</upnp:artist>
upnp:albumLet It Snow! (10th Anniversary)</upnp:album>

PlayMedium: HDD

Current device AVT service description:

<?xml version="1.0"?> 1 0 TransportState no string STOPPED PLAYING TransportStatus no string OK ERROR_OCCURRED PlaybackStorageMedium no string PossiblePlaybackStorageMedia no string RecordStorageMedium no string PossibleRecordStorageMedia no string CurrentPlayMode no string NORMAL SHUFFLE REPEAT_ONE REPEAT_ALL RANDOM DIRECT_1 NORMAL TransportPlaySpeed no string 1 no RecordMediumWriteStatus string CurrentRecordQualityMode no string PossibleRecordQualityModes no string NumberOfTracks no ui4 0 2000 1 CurrentTrack no ui4 0 2000 1 CurrentTrackDuration no string CurrentMediaDuration no string CurrentTrackMetaData no string CurrentTrackURI no string AVTransportURI no string AVTransportURIMetaData no string NextAVTransportURI no string NextAVTransportURIMetaData no string RelativeTimePosition no string AbsoluteTimePosition no string RelativeCounterPosition no i4 AbsoluteCounterPosition no i4 CurrentTransportActions no string LastChange yes string A_ARG_TYPE_SeekMode no string ABS_TIME REL_TIME A_ARG_TYPE_SeekTarget no string A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID no ui4 SetAVTransportURI InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID CurrentURI in AVTransportURI CurrentURIMetaData in AVTransportURIMetaData SetNextAVTransportURI InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID NextURI in NextAVTransportURI NextURIMetaData in NextAVTransportURIMetaData GetMediaInfo InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID NrTracks out NumberOfTracks MediaDuration out CurrentMediaDuration CurrentURI out AVTransportURI CurrentURIMetaData out AVTransportURIMetaData NextURI out NextAVTransportURI NextURIMetaData out NextAVTransportURIMetaData PlayMedium out PlaybackStorageMedium RecordMedium out RecordStorageMedium WriteStatus out RecordMediumWriteStatus GetTransportInfo InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID CurrentTransportState out TransportState CurrentTransportStatus out TransportStatus CurrentSpeed out TransportPlaySpeed GetPositionInfo InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID Track out CurrentTrack TrackDuration out CurrentTrackDuration TrackMetaData out CurrentTrackMetaData TrackURI out CurrentTrackURI RelTime out RelativeTimePosition AbsTime out AbsoluteTimePosition RelCount out RelativeCounterPosition AbsCount out AbsoluteCounterPosition GetDeviceCapabilities InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID PlayMedia out PossiblePlaybackStorageMedia RecMedia out PossibleRecordStorageMedia RecQualityModes out PossibleRecordQualityModes GetTransportSettings InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID PlayMode out CurrentPlayMode RecQualityMode out CurrentRecordQualityMode Stop InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID Play InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID Speed in TransportPlaySpeed Pause InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID Seek InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID Unit in A_ARG_TYPE_SeekMode Target in A_ARG_TYPE_SeekTarget Next InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID Previous InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID SetPlayMode InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID NewPlayMode in CurrentPlayMode GetCurrentTransportActions InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID Actions out CurrentTransportActions

Current device RootDevice description:

<?xml version="1.0"?> 1 1 urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:MediaRenderer:1 Volumio-UPnP/AV JF Light Industries https://framagit.org/medoc92 UPnP front-end to MPD UpMPD 42 https://framagit.org/medoc92/upmpdcli/code/ upmpdcli version 1.5.8 libupnpp 0.20.2 image/png 64 64 32 /uuid-548a2cb5-2925-37ea-1818-dca6322e5686/icon.png /uuid-548a2cb5-2925-37ea-1818-dca6322e5686/presentation.html uuid:548a2cb5-2925-37ea-1818-dca6322e5686 urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:AVTransport:1 urn:upnp-org:serviceId:AVTransport /uuid-548a2cb5-2925-37ea-1818-dca6322e5686/urn-schemas-upnp-org-service-AVTransport-1.xml /uuid-548a2cb5-2925-37ea-1818-dca6322e5686/ctl-urn-schemas-upnp-org-service-AVTransport-1 /uuid-548a2cb5-2925-37ea-1818-dca6322e5686/evt-urn-schemas-upnp-org-service-AVTransport-1 urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:RenderingControl:1 urn:upnp-org:serviceId:RenderingControl /uuid-548a2cb5-2925-37ea-1818-dca6322e5686/urn-schemas-upnp-org-service-RenderingControl-1.xml /uuid-548a2cb5-2925-37ea-1818-dca6322e5686/ctl-urn-schemas-upnp-org-service-RenderingControl-1 /uuid-548a2cb5-2925-37ea-1818-dca6322e5686/evt-urn-schemas-upnp-org-service-RenderingControl-1 urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:ConnectionManager:1 urn:upnp-org:serviceId:ConnectionManager /uuid-548a2cb5-2925-37ea-1818-dca6322e5686/urn-schemas-upnp-org-service-ConnectionManager-1.xml /uuid-548a2cb5-2925-37ea-1818-dca6322e5686/ctl-urn-schemas-upnp-org-service-ConnectionManager-1 /uuid-548a2cb5-2925-37ea-1818-dca6322e5686/evt-urn-schemas-upnp-org-service-ConnectionManager-1

UPnP devices found : 1
Device #0: ID 0x0 Volumio-UPnP/AV UID: uuid:548a2cb5-2925-37ea-1818-dca6322e5686 Location:

CoreAudio audio path, buffer I/O frame size: 0

Max. memory for audio buffers: 62464MB

Local Audio Engine:
Exclusive access: Enabled
Integer mode: Enabled

Local devices found : 5
Device #0: ID 0x90 Volumio Manufacturer: Apple, Inc. Model UID: 04:25:5C:B4:11:F0-2490763507166-airplay UID: 04:25:5C:B4:11:F0-2490763507166-airplay
Device #1: ID 0x63 Marathon Manufacturer: Apple Inc. Model UID: 0 0 UID: 38-B1-9E-FF-73-C2:output
Device #2: ID 0x41 Studio Display Speakers Manufacturer: Apple Inc. Model UID: Studio Display Audio Control:05AC:1114 UID: AppleUSBAudioEngine:Apple Inc.:Studio Display:00008030-001324843601802E:8,9
Device #3: ID 0x5d Altoparlanti Mac Studio Manufacturer: Apple Inc. Model UID: Speaker UID: BuiltInSpeakerDevice
Device #4: ID 0x37 Microsoft Teams Audio Manufacturer: Microsoft Corp. Model UID: MSLoopbackDriverDevice_ModelUID UID: MSLoopbackDriverDevice_UID

Hi @Maqrol,

Can you try to use this output in Audirvāna and check if you have an issue with this one? :point_down:

Excuse me for the late response but i have been out for a many days. Using
Mac Studio Speakers or Studio Display speaker works fine.
It seems that the only Device not working is Volumio (A Raspberry with a DAC and Volumio software that is the reason i use Audirvana …).


You are allocating nearly 100% of your 65536MB system RAM for playback pre-load memory…

Max. memory for audio buffers: 62464MB

Reduce the pre-load memory to 8 GB…

:notes: :eye: :headphones: :eye: :notes:

You unplug your hard drive, and back on? don’t know how to read debug, but many not implemented and ERROR_OCCURRED PlaybackStorageMedium

With 65gb of memory, yes lower it down but to 55000, plenty for macOS after, and songs will load much faster.

Why do you think 55GB will load faster than 8GB? … 8GB should easily load a several minute-long DSD128 track and easily an album of 16/44.1kHz songs… Who needs 55 GB of pre-load memory? or even 16 GB? You have to remember this cache must be dumped/cleared…

I was thinking the same thing… maybe reset the whole network starting with the router.
When I forget to power on my library drive, the playback display will show “Loading first Track…” until it is powered-on. :wink:

:notes: :eye: :headphones: :eye: :notes:

I don’t want to go in this memory thing… when you have plenty, you give plenty…
Why do you think 55GB will load faster than 8GB? just try it… you have 16gb if i remembered… put it at 4gb… see your track loading… then put it at 12gb… going faster?

This person didn’t change his or her memory buffer i’m pretty sure… he used the default setting from Audirvana… it is easy to see that, till when Audirvana exist, Damien set this memory buffer thing… it is on the old manual since before 3.5… keep 2.5gb for the macOS system to run properly (ok maybe give 3gb now since on more hungry Sonoma)… then, Damien decided that the rest will be used for Audirvana buffering or just use to play your songs… DSD128 or upsampling to pcm 384 not important…

It is not used memory always… it is a buffer memory, the faster it is buffed in memory, the faster the system is in sleeping mode after or can manage upsampling or plugin… if you have 16gb memory Damien set it to be by DEFAULT 13.xxx gb not me… i have 20gb and set it to 17gb (less then Damien set it, but 17 is my number :slight_smile: ), i will not go to 8gb, never had a problem with anything related to that or not finishing song, repeated at end or tic noise or weird sound happening… yes when you only have 8gb, don’t go over 5gb… but when you have 64gb… WTF, you can run hundred of Audirvana with that amount :slight_smile:

it is easy to see that 8gb will be slower then 55gb… just load a track like Close to the edge by Yes or any super long song at 24/192 or any Hd track and watch the blue line buffering that song… 55gb will load that song way faster then with 8gb, then the macOS system is free to sleep…

With 8gb buffer when you have 64gb… the line will take longer to finish then not resting the masOS… the faster it buffed the faster it rest or can do other things…

My 2 cents (forgot that expression) might be it :slight_smile:

Yes you can lower the default settings if you use plugin or upsampling to max your DAC can, but unless you play bit perfect…,

I sent you a message, rather than derail this post… :sunglasses:

I have reduced the memory to 8GB and after to 4GB. Unfortunately nothing has changed.
The app stucks.

Try resetting you network by shutting down your DAC then the router and NAS and then the computer and then start the router first and then the NAS, then start the computer, wait for the system to boot, power the DAC and then launch Audirvana…

:notes: :eye: :headphones: :eye: :notes:

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Setted to 55GB but does not work!

the bug is not memory it is your hard drive where the music is…

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I Will try to reset network but i do not use a NAS. Audio file are in an external drive connette with USB.

Is the drive getting power?

@Maqrol Is the USB drive connected to your computer or the router?

It sees your folder but can’t play the files… are they all grey or black when you look at the tracks

you have a big library of music ?? you can set it like new if you can’t find the solution.

Just remove your folders in preferences of Audirvana with the minus sign… all sonsg will be erase form the main window (not for real), then close Audirvana restart computer open Audirvana and add your 2 library again and let it sync…

Audirvana can read correctly the tracks and play them fine if i select as output another device diffrent from VOLUMIO with DAC. With Mac Speaker and the Studio display Speaker Works fine.
So i don’t think is a problem related to HD.

Read your answer again, so don’t trash folders if it can read them fine with other dac, thing… through Audirvana… volumio is the problem then

Try to update your Sonoma to last version first…

Connect the DAC to the computer directly… if you get playback, then work from there…

Sonoma is Updated. I Think (but not sure) the problem has starting with installazione of Sonoma.
Before it works.