THANK ALL for the replies. Mike, I do understand the issues with WAV as I’ve ripped my entire collection at least 4-5 times over the years. I’ve also built many failed RAID based NAS servers and lost my collection due to hardware failures more than once over the years. Thus the reason I’d attempted to switch to Wavepack. The promise of bit perfect copies and metadata tags to boot.
I appreciate the help and your interest to support. Perhaps we can get some things in place to help the entire community.
I have one top level directory “jukebox”.Under that, I have 1 folder per Artist.
About 600 Artist folders. Under each Artist directory, there is one folder per “Album” (yes I still say Album, and have never adopted the word CD…
If you look at my Anita Baker directory there are
Each folder (in most cases) contains all songs on the entire album (good or bad songs I never skip an Artists work)
All songs ripped to bit perfect standard finished in the .wv format using CD-Max software, with the Track Number (2 digit zero filled) a Space character and full song name.
Artist, Album name and Release date saved within the metadata tags.
When I do have mp3s, Flac or AIFF files for an Artist I make a directory under that Artist folder called mixes and place all of them in that folder. This is because I try and rip the complete work for an Artist no matter how many songs I may like. I still recall the days where you gave the Album at least one full listen as soon as you got home from the record store prior to making any judgements.
I do have some successes with wv ripped albums that were found by Roon
Donna Summers _Love To Love You Baby was found properly.
But I also have strange results like David Sanborn, where I don’t even have this particular album Enjoy The View.
At the Artist level in Roon it say that Enjoy the View is the 1 Main Album, which again I don’t posess, nor that ever listened to.
But instead I have the album Double Vision stored on disk in wv file format. This is REALLY weird???
I have more than 26 Miles Davis Albums, But if you see the Roon List it sees only 7.
In fact there are 8 Chronology Albums (only1 was found) and 5 Miles Davis Quintet albums (none were found. All Flac format recordings because they are 128 bit HiDef ripped professionally from HDTracks.com
Hopefully I’ve described enough variants of my issues… THANKS again for your help and support.