PS - I noticed on the local copy the composer information under the track was missing, so I added it using a tag editor, but that made no difference. I I also tried matching the way artist is showing, but again, no luck.
Roon only shows the “identified” or “unidentified” tag on local files, I think. Second, what “unidentified” means is that whatever source Roon uses for metadata doesn’t have this album’s information its database yet.
What it’s showing you is the Qobuz reported information on that album, not whether or not it’s identified or isn’t in Roon metadata database.
Second, when you say you used a Tag Editor, what program did you use and did you use the correct tags?
Lastly, if the album is truly “identified” even when streaming from Qobuz, there will be the album review or whatever blurb they get about it, shown. It is not there in your photos. When that album gets into the database, Roon will go get that metadata and add it for you. This album was “unidentified” for a while as well. Now it is “identified.”
Roon cannot use Qobuz metadata, which is just for Qobuz streaming, for local albums, even if bought from Qobuz. Local albums are identified from several metadata sources that Roon licenses, such as AllMusic. Those often lag a lot behind album release. Recording labels do a terrible job providing metadata to AllMusic and other metadata sources.
Yes, this seemed odd to me as well. However, I’ve only purchase 8 albums so far from Qobuz, so I have no idea how common this is. This is the first one I purchased that shows as “Unidentified” in Roon.
Identification requires us to have data from our metadata sources. In this case, we have information from Qobuz for the streaming version, but we don’t have information from our other sources that we can use for local albums. If one of our sources gets data for this (such as MusicBrainz which allows for user entry) it can then be identified.