I have been contending with issues re adding to my roon libary from my music library. I started a thread at the roon software category for the big picture as it concerns my experiences.
It made more sense to post to a new thread about the inconsistencies that attend adding multiple discs for one album.
For example, typically, I prefer to add multiple disc albums as individual albums with the same title and with the suffix Disc X of Y to one main folder with X folders inside re album title, and inside folder devoted to the composer.
The latest addition involves Amadeus, The Complete Original Soundtrack Recording, Sir Neville Marriner Academy of St. Martin-in-The-Fields. I added the album in three separate folders with same title ending in Disc 1 of 2, Disc 2 of 3, Disc 3 of 3. ITunes kept the additions as I created them. But, roon added the album as 2 albums: One album with Disc 1 Disc 2 and the second with no Disc designation ignoring my album title designation ending in Disc 3. Same cover art for both albums, different album title. And, once again, multiple additions of the albums which I needed to manage by hiding some of the multiples.
Typically, my additions to my music library which always remain as I create them, may be added to the roon library with all three discs showing up in one album. That’s fine with me. roon does that on it own, and I accept that without objection.
Other times as with a 3 disc Stravinsky album, Michale Tilson Thomas and San Francisco Symphony, which I added to my music library as 3 separate albums with appropriate titles but ending in the same Disc 1 of 3, Disc 2 of 3 etc. that roon “watches”, and roon added them as three (3) different albums AND again with two duplicates that I had to hide. To be clear, roon added five albums for the three I added. So I had to hide 2 of the 3.
I don’t mind that roon adds three separate albums as I did of a 3 Disc album for one album with three discs or one album with three discs. Fine. Fine. Fine.
There doesn’t seem to be a consistent routine. With the Stranvinsky album, I chose to name each disc separately, I.e., Le Sacred du Printemps, Persephone, Firebird as it made sense to do that rather than one title with all three titles. I have done that with other albums and the singular title with multiple compositions can cause roon to add the albums in a very confusing undesirable configuration. I am trying to learn how roon does its additions to its library. But I can’t seem to persuade roon to follow my lead. And roon is NOT consistent with how it does what it does. It’s hit or miss at best.
AND, as I posted at the roon software thread, I continuously find duplicates of albums I have already dealt with return as multiple, incomplete or complete albums (as to tracks) and with different titles compared to what I started with, which roon changed, which I then edited back and then roon changed the edits.
When in Rome does as roon does? No! I don’t think so especially if I take the time to edit what roon changes back to what I prefer and roon changes my edits. I was under the impression that a subscriber can edit the metadata, and I expect my edits to stick.
If hiding albums that roon duplicates often incompletely with different titles, and I deal with that but next time I launch roon, I might see those duplicates again with even different duplication as to the number of tracks requiring me to deal with the duplications by re-hiding them as deleting them would be drastic, n’est-ce pas, what is triggering these duplications and inconsistent handling of my additions?
Please understand, I love roon. I am patiently dealing with these peccadillos. Wish that only have to deal with these problems once. But over and over again. Nisht Git!!!
What to do?