A few questions from a newbie.
Back in the Christmas 2001/2002, I began to convert my CDs into 128k-256k bit rate VBR MP3 files. I just stored everything in a directory called MP3 with the format ‘artist-album name’ for the directory for each CD. For example:
Ayers Rock-Big Red Rock
Creedence Clearwater Revival-Pendulum (40th Anniversary Edition)
Eagles-Long Road Out of Eden - Disk 1
Eagles-Long Road Out of Eden - Disk 2
The Beatles-Past Masters - Volume One
I’m now about to rip all of my CDs into FLAC 16/44 and have them managed by Roon. But I can’t find any information in the Roon Knowledge Base that seems to cover recommendations for how to go about this process.
DIRECTORY AND FILE STRUCTURE
Is there a recommended way to organise the music file collection for Roon to handle it well?
For example, would it be better to have a master directory, say FLAC, the have a directory for each artist, and the directories for each CD.
Is it best to put all of the tracks of a set of CDs into one directory, or use a separate directory for each CD?
Is there a naming convention for the files and directories?
Also, how do I handle CD cover art and notes?
If Roon can’t find it, or is incomplete, I’ll be wanting to scan the cover art and sleeve notes add it to my collection. Is there a defined way to handle this?
That is, what resolution should the cover art be scanned at, 150 dpi, 300 dpi or what?
What is the preferred image file format, JPG, TIF, PNG or what?
Is there a naming convention for the cover art and sleeve artwork files?
Any guidance would be most appreciated.
Best Regards, Lloyd Borrett.