Albums Don't Delete (Plus Double Album for a Single Set of Files

Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)
Fedora - Linux mercury 5.0.17-200.fc29.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon May 20 15:39:10 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Roon Core: Roon version 1.6 (Build 416)

Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)

1000Base-T wired
Master library is on my Mac and I synchronize it with the Fedora server using netatalk and Chronosync - no issues for years now.

Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)

Doesn’t matter

Description Of Issue

So it starts with my version of Michael Franti’s Yell Fire! (which I ripped in iTunes and is in my iTunes Library) being mis-identified as Yell Fire! Live. It used to be properly identified. Roon does’t have the studio album in the identification list anymore so I run Picard to fully populate the metadata. This was successful. I force a scan of the iTunes folder on Roon and stilll have the live album. I edit the album and click the file metadata box. Now I have both albums with the two instances pointing to the same files. I cannot get Roon to remove the live version in my library. I delete the Live album in Roon and it deletes the files on Fedora and the album on Roon. The studio album still appears in the library… I resync Fedora with my Mac and presto the Live album is back along with the studio album.

Ok, now I delete the files on the server and make sure that both instances are deleted in Roon, clean the library to remove the entries. Now I copy the files, as identified by Picard with full metadata, back into position using Chronosync. Roon mis-identifies the album as the live album. I cannot find the studio album when I go to Edit/Identify Album.


Hi @pwright92,

Can you please send the media over to me via private message as a shared Dropbox / Google Drive / link? Also, have you tried “Re-identify Album” in the album editor yet by right clicking on the album -> 3-dot drop down menu -> Edit -> Re-Identify Album? Does that change anything?

– Noris

Hi @pwright92,

Thanks for sending those files over. I have forwarded them to QA for review and once I hear back I will be sure to let you know.

– Noris

Hi @pwright92,

There was a problem here stemming from one of our metadata providers causing you to see this issue. We’ve reached out to the metadata provider and requested that they make a change here. I’ll be sure to keep you updated once we hear back from them.


Brilliant, thanks. One thing I did notice was that the albums were not deleted from my catalogue when they were deleted from the filesystem. I had to delete them within Roon. I don’t delete very often and hadn’t noticed that problem. Adds work fine and music shows up in Roon right after I sync the file server with the master.

Hi @pwright92,

Our metadata provider has let us know that they have corrected this today. Please give this about a week or two to be reflected within Roon. Once you see the change on your end please mark this post as the solution.

Thanks again for your report!

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It seems good now but there is still the issue of deleted albums not being removed as described above

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