I am relatively new to Roon and signed up along with a few friends.
We all love it except for something that would transform it for all of us.
Some call it a deal breaker because in a large collection ,developed over years, it can sometimes be hard to find what we want.
I know there is search,and that’s fine provided you know what you are looking for,but if I had an option to look at the simple folder structure that I created it would make roon like iPeng on steroids!
I miss that directory option real bad,and so do my friends.
I can’t understand why there is not a simple option to view as files in a list without album covers,since both have their uses.
Give us a folder tree like explorer and you have several lifetime members waiting.
Roon have said a number of times this won’t happen, ever.
Search the forum for the threads.
Oh well, thank god the search is so p effect lol
Roon Labs will never include something like browsing after a folder structure. That was the answer I got about a year ago. But that is not really bad. Because with time you get along well with the possibilities offered.
Nevertheless, I have developed a simple workaround for me that roughly matches my folder structure.
Here’s a screenshot how my folder structure look s like:
Basically, I’ve structured by genre, followed by artists and albums. My workaround is that I assign all albums of a genre to a TAG. Example: All albums within my folder structure “Folk-Rock” will be tagged with the “Folk-Rock” TAG. Granted, that was not a little work. But it makes things much easier (for me). Because all I have to do is click on “Folk-Rock” to have all folk-rock albums, as stored in my folder structure, in front of me to choose from.
As a result, I get all the folk-rock albums to choose from. Or Electronic, Classical, Pop …
Not having folder navigation was one of the reasons I chose Roon it’s a refreshing change.
I had considered your technique and after initial setup it will work I am sure.Thats what I will do, something similar to yours.
I understand that some may not care a jot for a file structure, but I they need not use the option if it was available, which is why I thought, why not?
But @StereJo and probably loads of others have a kind of “fix” so it’s not so bad.
I must say, I still love Roon