There are a few threads on this topic, but none seems to answer my question.
I have a a few folder, in which I include home-made compilations (e.g., my favorite songs of 2020). Each folder has its own home-made “compilations”.
When importing these folders, I have a few problems: (1) Roon does not show this folder as one album, but disaggregates it into many albums, (2) The albums are obviously all incomplete (one song per album), so there are a bunch of artists and albums added that clutter my artist and album view.
Is there any way what I can do within Roon in settings or tagging these files to get to a different result?
I don’t know of anything in Roon that would do this, but it should be relatively easy to do it with something like mp3tag. I have a similar problem in that I have a number of tracks of 1920s jazz that were “ripped” from 78s.They are all in one folder. I used mp3tag to select all the files in the folder, gave them all the same Album title and Album Artist (Various Artists worked for me) and used mp3tag’s auto-number function to give each track a distinct track number. Roon will mark the album as unidentified but I haven’t found that a problem. I assume the Artist field of each track has the name of the actual artist and Roon will show that with each track.
Thanks. Yes, that’s something I could consider. I could change albumartist/album with Picard quite easily. How do you change the track numbers? Don’t think I have seen such feature in Picard, but MP3Tag allow you to renumber the tracks? I have 400 tracks in one of the folders, so wouldn’t be able to do so manually. They are labeled “001 - Track…”, so they show up in the folder in the wanted sequence.
I use the function e.g. with Foobar2000. There you can also use multi-tagging (e.g. for genre) or auto-tagging (e.g. for track number) and flexible tagging (no limitation to certain fields). I could also store the Tidal ID, the Spotify ID or a Qobuz ID or other fields that are publicly accessible.
and well connected in the Linux world. Can be downloaded directly as software. So far I have understood it more as a product that takes an acoustic fingerprint is considered official MusicBrainz tagger.
I found a work-around based on what was suggested above. I have now retagged my playlist and included “Playlist” as albumartist and "Playlist name as album.
I still believe that the current way how Roon handles playlist / various artists is not ideal. If I have an album with “various artists”, it basically ends up in nirvana and I cannot access the album unless I use the search function.