ARC: Support External Storage (eg SD and Micro SD Cards)

I have Samsung S20 and I have 1 TB SD Card attached to it. I would love to be able to download my Roon music to the SD card instead of the internal storage.

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Hi Rubi,

I have a ton of music already on my phone like you. I have been requesting for awhile that ARC both

  1. allow for storage on an existing card instead of internal storage (and)
  2. Scan and add music already on the existing card instead of having to redownload it all.

In addition, if ARC is ever reset or uninstalled, all the downloaded music goes with it, necessitating a re-download.

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Same here.

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You need to click the vote button to make it count

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I have my library on both a usb drive and an sd card. I would like to be able to plug one of these devices into my Idevice or android device and have roon arc see the music that is on them. Is this possible?

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Not yet but you can add your feedback and click the blue vote button here on the feature suggestion:

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I use USB Audio Pro , it’s very good for navigating

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arc allows offline access by downloading your own music files to your mobile devices. so far, arc only allows the storage to the internal storage of mobile devices. as some devices allow use of additional sd card, can arc allow user to choose to store download into sd card as an option like youtube and netflix do. thanks.

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I’ve moved this to the feature suggestion area. If you look the same suggestion already exists

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And I’ve merged it into that existing topic.

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No news are bad news.
I am preparing for a trip and thought I dump a lot of my music into the external card of my M11S, but alas… no way.
Very disappointing

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How is this not a feature yet?

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I want to say that it is not just on a Card. I want ARC to support using music stored on the phones internal storage that is shared. It does not do this.

Months pass and no comment from Roon, very disappointing. How should one deal with hires music when one is limited to the internal storage.
That is a joke!
Are you serious?

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How can this not be a feature? Is it a joke??
I bought a DAP and a 1.5tb Micro SD just to realize my old 256gb iPhone X is better at downloading my music offline. What’s the difference of storing/reading music from a SD card from the internal storage?

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Any comments?

Roon very rarely comments on future feature plans, it only leads to grief

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Well, they should, @jamie. This is not a small feature improvement we’re talking about here. This is core functionality that was demanded two years ago and is highly ranked in our community. Furthermore, the whole local downloads group of features is flawed. For instance, I download a playlist of all the tracks I liked, but they do not individually appear when I browse an album offline that contains a track I liked.

I understand that a private company is not a democracy, but this is a significant roadblock without any technical explanation. At least give us a roadmap.

Coincidentally, I’m a user of a great piece of software named Infuse (developed by Firecore) to play movies from my Jellyfin instance, and their manager has a clear roadmap published: Upcoming Features (updated 6/14/24) - Suggestions - Firecore.
Neither Roon nor Firecore are Apple, protecting super secret industrial plans. Roon chose to build a community, so take care of it!