As a feature request, I would like to request a graphical drag/drop style Genre editor. The current method of setting up the parent/child relationships for Genre could be greatly improved.
Agreed. It’s very unfriendly at present.
+1 ! Excellent idea !
By the way, it wouldn’t hurt to add the possibility to allow multiple parents for a genre.
…Also, this would be fine to restrict to larger format control units - desktop and perhaps tablet? Would not be needed or practical on phones.
Quick question, can someone point me to the existing way of doing this? Can’t seem to find it
Settings > Library > Genre Mapping
How do you organise the hierarchies there? I’ve seen that, but see no option to alter the hierarchies or add/edit genres(?)
Have a look at this:
Basically, you can map your own genre scheme, as expressed in embedded metadata in your track files, onto Roon’s scheme, and you can promote/demote items in the hierarchy. Separately, you can also add/delete genres when you edit an album within Roon.
You can also supplement your genre scheme with tags, but that’s ancillary to the core genre stuff.
Hi, thanks for that. I’ve seen that help page, but am I missing something in the Settings>Library>Genre Mapping dialog box? I can’t see the ability to edit genres, only edit the mappings.
My pre-Roon database had genres distilled into main genres (i.e. Jazz or Electronic), and now I’d like to take advantage of the ability to have multi-genre but can’t see the way to organise hierarchies. I know I can add genres in the edit album dialog, but any new option appears in the hierarchy as a top-level item, instead of under something else. For instance, I added ‘Folktronica’ and it’s listed as top level, instead of under something else like electronic or whatever. Can I do this? (rearrange the hierarchy?)
You can edit a specific genre’s parent by Genre —> three dots —> change the parent. In your example, you would add a parent to Folktronica to place it somewhere in the genre hierarchy.
It is confusing, and somewhat hidden. The KB article isn’t particularly helpful.
Oh that’s super helpful! Do you know how/if you can edit the genre names? For some reason all the ones I added saved without any capitalisation
I do not know how to edit Genre names. You may be able to add another entry with capital letters and remove the old associations using the Genre mapping tool, but I have not tried this.
Yeah I tried that, but no luck. It accepts it as simply the same.
Hi Developers, a graphical interface would be nice for genre editing. But, what would be nicer would be to edit the names of genres. To wit, I have no idea why the top-level genre “pop/rock” exists, and not as a sub-genre of “rock”, which the label is mostly applied to. It’s kind of sacrilegious to see groups like Nine Inch Nails etc labelled “pop/rock”. Thanks