Help! How do I play downloaded Qobuz tracks in Roon?


(brad thompson) #1

Help! How do I play downloaded Qobuz tracks in Roon?


(brad thompson) #2

To clarify…II’m referring to songs from my Qobuz offline library.


(Andrew Cox) #3

Are your Qobuz tracks in a Storage folder watched by Roon ?


(R. Neal) #4

Pretty sure you can’t in roon,. You’d have to use the qobuz app. Licensing and all that.

If you purchase a qobuz or any other download you can put it in your roon watched folder and bob’s your uncle.


(brad thompson) #5

Hi, andybob. My file path for the Qobuz offline files is

/Users/medbrad/Library/Application Support/Qobuz/tmp/Import/

Roon generates a warning when I select the library folder. The warning states that selecting paths in this directory will likely cause usability and potentially data loss problems.


(Andrew Cox) #6

Are these tracks purchased downloaded files or are they imported streaming tracks for offline playback ?

Can you post a screenshot of your Settings/Storage screen ? The picture icon in the post editor will upload a pic.


(R. Neal) #7

Did you purchase these tracks?


(brad thompson) #8


(brad thompson) #9

these are imported streaming tracks for offline playback.


(simon arnold) #10

You can’t do offline playback in Roon for Qobuz or Tidal this is only supported in their own applications, for obvious licensing reasons.


(brad thompson) #11

No. Not purchased. I’m reading up on all this now and I think these are called imports.


(brad thompson) #12

Ah…bummer. I’ve relied on Tidal MQA for mobile listening. I was hoping Qobuz Hi-Res would be an additional source of material, but the Hi-Res tracks use about 4x as much data as Tidal MQA. I thought the ability to download and listen to Qobuz tracks in Roon was a dream come true! Alas…


(brad thompson) #13

Thank you everyone for the guidance!


(R. Neal) #14

You can add them to your library, though, and play them the same as local.


(Andrew Cox) #15

SFAIK offline streaming is not supported in Roon, hence the warning. That is the case with TIDAL and so I expect Qobuz would be the same.

Anyone intending to “Proceed Regardless of Warning” should:

  • Not do so; and

  • Make a backup copy of their database if they can’t resist.

The offline streaming folder isn’t nested in any other Storage folder, which was my other suspicion about the warning, so the warning appears to specifically relate to offline streaming.

Let’s flag @support for confirmation or correction.


(Rob Rodier) #17

Offline tracks are encrypted so there is ZERO reason to try and do this.


(Mike) #18

Roon does not support offline playback of Qobuz content, as it’s generally licensed only for offline playback via Qobuz apps.

Downloads should work, as you’re in possession of the media and licensed to play it, but “offline” content is not supported.