Is there a way, by tagging the audio files, to associate two files as the same composition?
It seems that once Roon identify an album, there’s no way to correct the composition ID using tags, so if Roon’s data sources have incorrect work ids, this cannot be corrected using tags.
I have the same song in a studio album and in a live album by the same artist. The tags are the same for both songs (Artist, Composer, Lyricist).
Roon identify the albums correctly but incorrectly identify the tracks as different compositions because the data source (musicbrainz) has different “work ids” for the tracks.
I’ve tried setting WORK and WORKID to the same value for both tracks, but Roon seems to ignore these tags for single-part composition (i.e not classical music).
Even if I set everything in “Setting” → “Library” → “Import Settings” to “Prefer file”, I still cannot get Roon to associate the two tracks as being the same composition.
If I tell Roon to not identify the albums (“None of these look right”), the track will get associated correctly as the same composition (Because Roon falls back to “Title” and “Composer” tags association). Obviously I then lose all other Valance metadata and goodies.
Is there really no way to have “prefer file” for composition id? This seems like a big oversight.