In the good old days there were a CD player, a amplifier and a pair of loudspeakers, there were plenty of new CDs on the shops to browse and buy some, live concerts, football too, and we were so happy, even if we don´t know how much.
In the the days we are confined at home, no live concerts, no live football, CD went for repair and is confined in a Brexit country, ethernet 500Mb link sometimes confines for a couple hours too, and when is alive there are Tidal and iRadio dropouts in my Hiqute2.
Albuns that I can listen without problems in the Windows Tidal App, starts playing and stop somehere. One day I meter time to dropout, 2 times a album stopped after 26 mn, 2 times other stopped after 16mn. A 3º album played till the end. Next days different stories, sometimes the stopping is completely random, I try till I say enough of this and resorted to playing my ripped CD from the NAS.
Now that I´m writing this the “Piano tribute to Billy Joel” by Attila Fias is playing wo problems a while ago, maybe the Hiqute2 knows I´m complaining and plays a trick on me.
Other story are albums that I mark as favourites on the TIDAL app and one day play on the Hiqute2, next day give a “Error Failed to get Tidal Album: 122618840”.
The Hiqute2 with the last software version 4.7.0 as a cable connection to the router, with a switch in the middle, but trying a direct cable connection, Hifi gives the same results.
The Windows App have a log functionality, you can record and send to Tidal to analyse. In the Hiqute2 I find no logs to help understand the situation.
Funny there were no dropouts before the last router change/upgrade to 500Mb, so I tried to have more and ended with less. But I cannot complain now with the IP provider as metered speed checks well. And these are not good times to complaint, anyway, the weather switched from cold to rain, everyone is in house confined and interneting like crazy.
So, I don´t know what to do, play internet chess maybe, no dropouts in that.
I miss the good old days.