Enhanced Social Media Sharing (stable album and track links)

Beating a dead horse but… this would be a nice feature.

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I’d love to be able to get a stable URI from Roon for each identified album, composition, and track that can be shared with other Roon users so that they can find that item in their collections, streaming services, or print the corresponding metadata to help find the item in other forms.

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Yes please! It’s time for a

roon://

URI scheme. The music recommendation threads on this forum would be infinitely more helpful with links.

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The current Share feature does many things to share outside of Roon: you get an image, you can Share Rating, Genre, Artist, Album Title even Album Review and Credits but you cannot share a simple link so that another Roon user can just click on it and listen to the track or album.

It seems to me that the most obvious feature was just forgotten: a Roon user sharing music with a Roon user.

All music services like Qobuz, Tidal, Spotify can do this. I know that Roon is not a streaming service, but sharing just a track or an album should be possible without the recipient typing it in the search box again.

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One of the joys of Roon is discovering new music. As a music lover I also like to share findings with others on social media. The social sharing features are very rudimentary and really only allow you to share an image.

It would be great if Roon could not only generate the image but have it link to the album or track from the source streaming provider (Tidal or Qobuz) If it’s content from your local library then don’t generate a link and just have the image.

This helps save another manual lookup from the image at least for online content.

Thanks for the consideration.

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It could be a bit better than that: include a link to a metadata source, if available, for instance https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0003409718 for Lionel Loueke’s latest album (very good!)

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Is there any plan to implement actual sharing? Is there an expected release date for this feature?
Frankly every time I think I pay what I pay for this software and it doesn’t have this basic feature it seems a bit of joke.

By the way I’m a software - web - developer, and no it would not be difficult to implement. Just make a link with enough metadata to fallback to the best match in a user library or show up a pre filled search if nothing is found on any service. It’s a two months job.

Incredible, Roon updates today to version 1.8 and there is not a single improvement for sharing. Not even a “copy to clipboard” in plain text to share with friends on chats.

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This has driven me crazy for years, Paolo. My goodness!

While I totally share this frustration someone pointed out that on the album screens this might well be a contractual obligation to the metadata suppliers. That seems quite possible.

Yes, it is. However, here’s a sharing scheme that I believe would be acceptable to metadata providers.

  1. Each identified album has some (Rovi, Musicbrainz, Tidal, …) ID (with corresponding URL), sometimes multiple ones.
  2. Sharing offers the ability to copy that (those) IDs for sharing.
  3. Roon knows how to map IDs back to the receiving user’s library or to an external source (the one for the corresponding URL).

No album cover text or imagery are copied in this scheme.

I could see how that might work. Resolution services like this appear in the library world a bit funnily enough.

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I know, I’ve worked on resolution algorithms myself, not for libraries but for data & knowledge bases. Roon has such an algorithm internally for album identification. They have all the info needed, that’s why I suggested this.

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This drives me crazy too. In the qobuz app, you can just right click share and it links the exact URL and store album URL to clipboard which you can paste to your friends.

Why not integrate with Roon or Tidal natural sharing? It seems so silly to copy a picture to a free URL service and share that… Is this on the roadmap to share integrated/native to their services that we use like Roon or Tidal?

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