My Roon playlists (which consist of single Tidal tracks not in my library) are locked within Roon. Play counts are locked inside Roon. Tags on albums…. Same.
So many people here want the ability to migrate between services, but if you have taken advantage of Roon features you are tightly bound to a streaming service. If I move from Tidal to Qobuz, I would loose 50 or more playlists I made in Roon. Bad on me for not considering that i would want to leave Tidal. Bad on Roon for keeping my data only in proprietary database structure.
We have an export feature to send your playlists to standard file formats, but no such standard exists for streaming content. Soundiiz has had varying levels of success in becoming that streaming service Rosetta Stone.
You can get Excel files as well, but again, no standards for streaming IDs.
Apples walled garden is non-negotiable. Ours is just a missing feature.
Adding “playlist export to excel” is nothing we are against, it just hasn’t really been asked for in the 6 years we’ve been releasing and it didn’t feel like a super useful feature. Do you find you need it?
All files are by default in your library, so I’m guessing you are talking about TIDAL/Qobuz content.
Export in Roon copies content and creates am m3u file linking the files together. What would you want to do w/ the streaming content? No one would want corrupt entries in their m3u, so that’s out of the question. The Excel export is semi interesting, but I still don’t get it. We rarely add features because of feature requests so specific, it’s better to tell us about your use case.
To be honest, i don’t understand your distinction between exporting to a text file or an excel, an excel file would be fine by me. (maybe you mean m3u format vs excel). Soundiz takes in text, but would be trivial for me to convert from Excel to Text.
The key thing for me is that the export includes tracks that are NOT in Library.
Mods: feel free to move this exchange to a Feature request thread
I think it’s even simpler. I’m not looking to export to a Playlist I want to export the artist and song title of a playlist. In fact, let me decide which fields to export and I’d be ecstatic but minimally artist and track title. Then give me a CSV.
This is a real use case that I did a few years back. I converted 3353 tracks from a “best of” playlist I gathered off a retired radio station. The conversion was simply: Artist,Title
Example first few lines of file:
"10,000 Maniacs ",Candy Everybody Wants
"10,000 Maniacs ",Don’t Talk
"10,000 Maniacs ",Eat For Two
There are gobs of convertors that can read this file and try to match the artist and title to a track on a streaming provider. In the case of the online convertor I used it spit out a “Spotify file” which I was able to literally drop into the Spotify app to create a playlist. That looked something like this:
Today there are plenty of services which can covert between all the streaming providers (you know this). The problem is there is no way to get a “seed” file out of Roon to drop in to let these services start trying to match the list to the streaming provider.
So… my use case isn’t “export a playlist to a playlist”. My use case is to export a playlist to a CSV which I can then dump into another playlist creator. (or really manipulate further if needed for whatever reason I want the file for)
Another way to think about it is you already have a Playlist Export (IF the playlist has > 1 local files):
Navigate to a Roon playlist (or even a Tidal playlist or local playlist), hit three dots, hit Export (command already exists), have an option for Simple List Only. When selected, all track names, artists, and optional other fields are output to Excel or CSV format (for ALL tracks, even if the Track is a streaming track). No media files exported, no folders created. Just one file for the one playlist.
@danny Would it be possible to offer this as a one time request to Support? I.e., not a function of the tool, but I send to support the name of 5 playlists in my Roon library, you convert it to a Tidal playlist? I just have many, many hours of time invested in Roon playlists. Thanks.