I’ve been using a combination of Musicbee, Bubble Upnp and Serviio, to sort of give me the Roon experience on the cheap.
In the end after slumming it for 7 months, I’ve come back to Roon.
The main reason is because, for all its foibles and relatively high outlay, Roon still does local networking the best. Frankly I’m just fed up with intermittent upnp connection to local devices like chromecast and DAPs.
Musicbee’s been fine and that’s where the compromise comes in. Since Roon does not have a mobile solution I’m stuck with tagging and bagging my Flacs to make them portable friendly, so I’ve decided to still use Musicbee as my interface to the outside world so to speak.
Anyhow… it’s nice to be back. And really nice to benefit once more from the effortless networking Roon offers