My prime issue was not getting audible playback on AES/EBU from Squeeze, even though Material was showing music playing progress. I was selecting music not exceeding resolution specs nor format. This morning I updated my K50 to AMSv4, doing both server and player updates with reboots after each. I invested some time into this today. Lately, I had been running Roon with Squeeze player option, and had similar issues after the update, but found I needed to do more work with setting up individual configuration Presets. The default Presets selected USB. I have a Mola Mola Makua with DAC module. I have the Makua preamp configured with individual line presets with the default RJ45 network and configured another for USB and another for AES/EBU. I also experienced some issues with Roon as well not finding my K50 player with new Preset for AES/EBU with Squeeze Player even though that toggle was enabled in Roon. I was able to play via USB for both Squeeze Preset with Makua USB line input selected. I saw recommendation from Antipodes to disconnect unused cabling to DAC. I ended up unplugging the USB from the DAC and was able to play via AES/EBU for Squeeze with new Presets added with this option for both Squeeze server and player and Roon server and Squeeze player. Roon was also able to detect Audio Zone with K50 player with these Antipodes added Presets. I have since reconnected my USB cable and AES/EBU still plays via Roon and now on Squeeze with the added new Presets. I “think” disconnecting the USB cable allowed me to get the playbacks I was seeking. Admittedly, I have not yet tried playing the default Presets for USB and then going back to AES/EBU added Presets to check if they will still play. It has been enough for one day, though intend to do so later this week.
I have just cycled through default Presets for Squeeze server and player, Roon server with Squeeze player, and those I configured for same with AES/EBU. The default presets utilize USB and my newly configured ones utilize Digital Audio, AES/EBU. My tests worked as advertised, only requiring me to select the correct Preset via Solution menu on the dashboard and the appropriate line option configuration for my preamp/DAC. As noted above, I struggled yesterday to employ AES/EBU for Squeeze as well as Roon. Making sure I had my newly added Presets correctly configured is a must. In my case, I believe disconnecting my USB cable from the preamp DAC finally allowed me to connect and play music via AES/EBU. Reconnecting USB after gaining connectivity for AES/EBU did not negatively impact this connection availability for either connection.
Mark, this is clear. My real question is what (if any) configuration options exist in Squeeze to downsample / convert higher bit rare DSD / PCM 352+ to AES/EBU compatible bit rates. Was that only possible with the C3P0 plugin which is now non-functioning?