Over time I have added my digitized vinyl albums to Roon and I simply added (Vinyl) to the album folder on my storage location. For example:
Pink Floyd/(1973) Meddle (Vinyl)
I SHOULD have also created a Vinyl Tag in Roon and tagged each album as I added them, but I didn’t have that foresight.
How can I now find and group these albums? The “Vinyl” shows up as the album Version when I look at details but I can’t figure out how to search based on that. I would have to search on *Version because I have things like (MFSL Vinyl) also.
I’m assuming you haven’t digitised them at a unique sampling rate that you can use Format Focus on, so are there any external cues you can use, for example have you ripped these into a unique root folder such as Vinyl>Album>Artist separate from your other music? If so, you can use Inspector to filter on your storage location, then tag the results.
Or did you batch add your digitised LPs around a certain date? You could filter on that.
If none of that is helpful, you might have to physically batch move your folders with “Vinyl” in the title using something like Windows/Mac search into their own root directory (as above), then re-add them to Roon as an additional storage location, which you can then filter in Inspector.
I don’t know how Mac Finder works either. But what I have done for exactly this scenario in Windows is
Search in Explorer on Vinyl
Right click to open with mps3tag
Set ROONALBUMTAG=Vinyl Rip
ROONALBUMTAG is a very useful roon specific tag which allows you to get the “green” roon tags into your library via an external tagger. I’m not sure if many are aware of this feature. You may prefer this method if you you have a directory structure you don’t want to change. I was able to do several hundred albums and thousands of tracks like this in a few clicks.
Maybe you can do something similar with Mac Finder and a Mac tagger like Yate.
Well… I’ve added the tag “ROONALBUMTAG=Vinyl” a couple of my vinyl rip albums, stopped and started Roon server and… nothing. I assume this is supposed to insert a Tag entry called Vinyl in the Tags view, but it didn’t seem to.