Cambridge Audio EVO150 connected by Wifi to my media server
Number of Tracks in Library
Description of Issue
I’m new to Roon but a long time user of MediaMonkey. I’ve noticed there is a significant discrepancy in the statistics reported by the products. Example: Roon lists 3368 Artists, 8809 Albums, 144,539 Tracks - MediaMonkey Lists 7300 Artists, 10,599 Albums, 145,535 Tracks They use the same source info. Any ideas as to why these differences exist between the products?
Are you looking at the main home screen to make this distinction? Check to see if Roon skipped importing in some albums due to some issues. You can do this in the library section of settings. Also check for unidentified albums. You can do this in the albums section and use focus to look for unidentified tracks. You will need to match these to known versions in Roons metadata database.
Thanks for the tip. I have 26 audio files that didn’t import. They were flagged as corrupt files. I checked inn MediaMonkey and they are not there either. Looking at the properties of the files both Sample & Bit Rate are zero. Makes sense. Not enough there to explain the descrepany.
Roon will also hide duplicate albums by default. You may have different versions (e.g. Hi-res and CD, or Stereo and Surround) of the same release, and Roon will group these under the Versions tab on the album page.
You can turn off this setting on the Settings > General page, then Roon will count all versions separately.
What kind of albums do you have? (Classical, jazz, pop?) How many box sets do you have? If many, how do you have them organised in MM and in roon? How are multiple artist albums represented in MM and in roon (MM may count each of them as a separate artist while roon might treat them as a single artist like a group; Simon and Garfunkle may be two artists in MM and one in roon, for example). You say you are a recent user of roon so that probably means all your albums have been organised by roon’s own metadata while I would imagine you did a lot of the metadata work in Media Monkey and that surely lead to discrepancies. Are there albums in MM that are not in roon?
I have over 50 genre’s of music. I don’t have a count of the box sets but it’s well north of 100. Some box sets have multiple artist represented. I don’t have any group albums that meet your Simon & Garfunkle example. I have edited a lot of the metadata in MM for consistency. Even music that comes tagged I check for consistency. Been doing it for more than 20 years so it’s pretty accurate though I’m sure there are errors. I’m trying to work with the data exports from Roon & MM to find some of the things that have been suggested here. I’ll update when I make some progress. Thanks for the suggestions!
I edit the boxsets based on how they’re organized. I also eliminate subdirectories by renumbering the tracks on each CD. Disc1 Track 01 becomes 101, 02 becomes 102… In your example “Alfred Brendel : Complete Philips Recordings” the album names are all the same. However with Woody Guthrie My Dusty Road set each CD has a unique name; Woody’s Greatest Hits; Woody’s Roots; Woody The Agitator; Woody, Cisco and Sonny. Another example of that is the John Coltrane Prestige Sessions where I’ve tagged the tracks with the actual album names. These appear as seperate albums in both MM & Roon.
You can easily find unidentified albums via the album browers, choose focus and in the drop down you can find one that says identified, click on it to add it then invert the focus by clicking on the +and it will show one’s Roons failes to identified.