So, it’s some days i’m experiencing with roon.
i have many questions, many obscure points, many doubts. no surprise, and no problem: when i first installed squeezebox / LMS… i went crazy with so many problems about tagging and logic… (cuesheets, band, artist and so on).
but i’ve learned, and i have now tons of albums, tagged the best that i can: not perfect, i just put some care in the ones i care the most. and i have developed some rules that i like.
for example, i like original languages: for a french, russian, deutch (classical) composer, i like the original name, original composition titles and so on, instead of flat english ones… (klavierkonzert… instead of keyboard concert… ). the same with orchestras (wiener philharmoniker) and so on…
it’s a choice, and i undestand not the best one. the point is that i can customize my library.
here, looking at roon, i am learning one thing: i have to forget my tags, and trust roon metadata database (which in any case is buggy).
so my question… a provocation: what’s the difference between roon and some other online music stream service? i mean, why should i spend money and time to store and tag my files, when what i get at the end is something similiar to tidal? something on which i have limited control?
note: i’ve never used a music stream service, so maybe i don’t know what i’m talking about. i’m sure that on those services i cannot find all the music i like, that they don’t offer hi-res stuff, or bootlegs, i don’t know.
but it turns out that roon has not recognized A LOT of my albums, that metadata at the moment are a mess, and that all the effort to make things match would be lost if i should leave roon.
i don’t know, just asking your opinion.