Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)
Roon Core Server 1.7 (537) running on a Windows 10 machine connected to my LAN via ethernet cable
Roon Core Server 1.7 (537) running on MacBook MacOS 10.15.4 (19E287) (setup as remote player not core)
Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
Vodafone issue router with Wi-Fi off and BT wholehome mesh Wi-Fi turned on all wifi mesh disks cabled with Ethernet back to router via Netgear 10/100 switches
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
Bluesound Node 2i Ethernet + analog out
Innuos Zen Mini Mark 3 Ethernet + analog out
FiiO Dac usb to MacBook and 3mm jack out to powered speakers
Sonos (various x 5)
Apple TV x3 (2 x HDMI to TV + 1 old model Toslink to an amp)
Chromecast hdmi into TV 1
Sony 4K Android TV 2 with Chromecast built in
Description Of Issue
How do I edit meta data when importing CDs and Audio files because my lovely library manager on my Innuos Zen Mini was disabled due to Roon (Bridge?) software being enabled?
I miss it dearly as I cannot work out how to edit my metadata from within Roon software particularly when importing audio files with no metadata and trying to make a compilation. I can see how to edit albums/tracks and priority for Roon metadata vs file metadata but not edit the file data for track artist, only track name. I’m struggling. My trial only has a few days left and while I was really enjoying Roon at first, now I am feeling parts of Roon’s functionality is too complicated for me. Sorry, I am really frustrated. The playback management of devices is market-leading, I have never seen anything as good without compromising quality of playback, but the library manager isn’t working for me as a new user. I thought 2 weeks was ample time but I’m nowhere near figuring out if it’s worth the 1 year subs, as I keep getting stuck on simple things. I need to be able to use it if my family are going to consider using it at all for playback.
I am also finding it almost impossible to upload album art using my iPad. I would try my MacBook but the Roon software burned through a full battery charge in about an hour when only using it as a remote in my lounge. Is this normal? I haven’t managed to find a spare power adapter!
Also I was hoping Roon would be able to help me with new music discovery which has perhaps the highest value proposition for me. I’d pay the annual fee for that alone which would make Roon a no brainer at the price. All the streaming services are pretty hopeless at it. I love using internet radio such as Radio Paradise which is a fantastic resource for discovery but no Roon integration there either. I do like Roon’s discovery and overview sections and I was excited about the “focus” functionality but have struggled to figure out how to navigate it. When I don’t get lost or lose sight of the filters it’s excellent.
However, when looking up one of my favourite bands on Roon and listening to some of my own music along with some from Tidal, I didn’t notice, nor was presented with anything new. Then I had a look on the Tidal App and a new EP popped up right away! In Roon it was buried way down last in the list of EPs and I would never have known it was released. Epic fail for me. I invested much time trying to figure out how to get the newest EPs on Tidal to show up first on the list. How do I alter that if possible on Roon?
I really want to get Roon to work for me and was about ready to happily pay the annual fee. Now I’m not so sure but perhaps it’s just the steep learning curve.