I hope someone may be able to help with a recent issue I'm having.
I have been using Chromecast Audio to cast streamed music from Qobuz using IPad to nDac. Router is connected via ethernet to Dac. Been doing this for over a year with no major issues, and pleased with the results. However, recently changed routers from TP Link TD W8980 to a TalkTalk supplied D Link DSL 3782.
When I now try to stream from Qobuz, I get on many tracks (but not always) a short 1-2 second bit of music, then a pause for 1-2 seconds and then the track plays through to the end with no issues. Problem then repeats itself when the next track starts. This never happened with previous router. However, when I stream locally from my stored music on PC (using Plex Media Server) via CCA/IPad music plays as expected, no pauses.
What is of further interest is that I also have a Samsung Galaxy mobile and when I stream Qobuz via the Qobuz app. or through BubbleUpnp it plays correctly. One difference I noticed is that the track timer moves in 3 second jumps using Ipad with CCA/Qobuz, but not with locally streamed music. The timer also moves correctly with Samsung phone with CCA/Qobuz and local streaming. However, the 3 second jump has always been present since I started using CCA to stream Qobuz. I have also tried connecting IPad to NDac with USB and no breaks when streaming. Also tried casting wirelessly with CCA/Qobuz but breaks are present.
We did have initial problems with the new router, dropping out etc. but this was resolved with TalkTalk by changing one of the channels. No dropout since, and a little faster I think, but has not solved the breaks discussed above.
Obviously I can't be sure the router is to blame, but it sounds the likely culprit. Before I recontact TalkTalk I thought it worthwhile checking with the Forum for any thoughts/ideas. I still have the first router so it would be possible to reconnect and see, but hoping for a solution with the new router, as it's also now being used with the TalkTalk TV package.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.