Anyone successfully using the bridge II with Audirvana on the Mac Platform?


#1

There are numerous reports on this board and others that Audirvana which meets upnp/dlna standards should work with the Bridge II, but unfortunately doesn’t. Reported problems include not being able to navigate easily between tracks, no movement on the progress bar indicating where in the duration of a track the music actually is and other problems. When this issue is raised on the Audirvana site, Damien offers the following (below). ANYONE?

Re: Issues with A+ UPnP functionality
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Unread post by damien » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:23 am

Unfortunately the answer can come only from the network player manufacturers, with a firmware update fixing their bugs/compatibility issues in their implementation of UPnP in “Media Renderer” mode.
Some have just not tested thoroughly the “Media Renderer” mode, just being happy when it works with their own proprietary app.

First you can check if there is not already a firmware update available for your network player.

If this does not fix this, you can then contact the manufacturer of the network player. Having numerous users requesting them to fix their bugs will help them get the right priorities…

FYI, I’ve already helped manufacturers to fix their bugs by pointing them the place in their firmware they need to fix.
I’ve even worked with the supplier of the UPnP network electronic board for high-end to ultra high-end audio manufacturers.

Damien


#2

A+ v3 does not work properly with the Bridge II in my system. I spent many frustrating hours trying to get them to work together … life is too short, so I gave up.


#3

I sometimes use it for Qobuz, but it’s always a major struggle to get it playing a playlist.
Not Recommended for use with the Bridge II, at least not yet.
Perhaps a new version of BII firmware might address this.


#4

I also tried listening to Bridge 2 via Audirvana (last version) today. The sound is better than through the Mconnect Control from my smartphone, but each track has to be manually turned on, does not play tracks in a row, stops after each track. It would be great if this bug was fixed in the next versions of Bridge 2.


#5

You should be able to play entire albums if you hit the play button just below the album art in the app. You can also add tracks to a queue if you hit the 3 dots to the right of the track title.


#6

Thanks Jamesh, but it still doesn’t work. All tracks on the album are added to the “Play Queue” but are not played in a row.


#7

Can you tell if it is in shuffle mode? The shuffle icon is displayed just to the right of the sample a bit rate on the app, and looks like two crossing arrows.


#8

It doesn’t matter what mode it is in - for some reason, starting a playlist to Bridge II in A3+ will usually play one track (without any movement of the track-progress bar) and then stop. About one time in ten it works as expected and continues playing the playlist.
Oh yeah, and despite several other programs that work fine with the Bridge II, this one doesn’t, and the owner insists it is not his problem, but is on the DAC vendor.
Could he fix A3+? Well, others have managed. Meanwhile, don’t waste your money on it.


#9

One way to successfully use Audirvana with either of the direct streams is to use a microRendu in front of it connected to your network via Ethernet. Then run the microRendu via USB or spdif (you’ll need yet another device to convert usb to spdif) then to the DAC.