Hello. I am new to Roon and currently I’m using a trial version that came with my new SOTM sms-200. (Shout out to Crux Audio for fantastic service!)
A large portion of my music collection consists of LPs which I’ve digitized. I have added comments to many of them with the itunes comments tag — like “This LP was a gift from Uncle Louis.” Or " Decca SXL xxxx" or “Tracks 1 and 5 are fantastic.” Etc.
Is there any way to view these comments in Roon, or will they be lost if I permanently decide to use Roon?
One more reason display of comments would be useful. Sometimes I search for an album via a path like label (RCA, Decca, Blue Note, etc.) -> Artist -> Album, where the first criterion is stored in ‘Comments’.
Any news regarding this topic/feature request?
I tend to use the comments field to copy all track data in info files for live-recordings for example.
This is since Roon won’t show the txt-file in the audio folder either.
But now since pdf files can be opened, why not txt as well or to somehow be able to show comments?
Reviving this topic. I think a comments field is a must. It’s the first real drawback to Roon that I’ve seen. For example: I’ve got the deluxe version the Deep Purple “Made In Japan”. It’s 5 CD’s, 1- old mix, 2 - new mix and 3-5 are the three different nights they recorded. The CD’s import into iTunes with the mixes and dates as the CD title. I didn’t like that, so I pasted those titles into the comments section and replaced it with the main title, spanning all 5 CD’s. It works great in iTunes, but Roon just displays it as the main title with 5 discs and now I don’t know what I’m listening to. If you’re still reading this, sorry for the hyper detail.
I’m not really sure what you’re trying to achieve, but: I wonder if what you’ve in mind would work using ROONALBUMTAG / ROONTRACKTAG … maybe you could copy the metadata from the COMMENT tag to one of those with an external tagging application?
to be able to browse music based on COMMENT tag.
I have populated COMMENT tag for all my music (4985 albums) and I was using this on all previous systems for easy and fast browsing (self populating smart lists)