Roon runs on an M1 Mac, but under emulation, it is not M1-native code yet. There are many posts here and it seems stable and works well on the M1 Macs.
Just not true. Run it every day on my work MacBook Pro M1.
Welcome @michael ! Best of luck in the new job!
If you’re lucky enough to get it started. It is an absolute chore trying to launch the client on my factory fresh Studio Ultra with macOS 12.3.1. Usually 5-10 launches of beachball or sig abort before it actually starts correctly. I’d call that the antithesis of stable and working well, and that is only the client.
Never buy the first model year, my grandfather told me.
Except it isn’t just the Mac Studio. This is happening on a wide variety of M1.
Ok. Good to know. I was seeing several folks complaining about this in the Facebook Roon group.
@Michael , congrats on your new position and thank you for reaching out to the customer.
Here are a few of functionalities / ideas I would love for Roon to explore and possibly develop and implement.
Windows or Tabs user interface. The Roon application is like a browser into a file system-like, flat hierarchical menu tree. Would love it if we could open multiple windows or tabs into various menus, while keeping a main “Now Playing” windows / tab untouched. It would allow one to have for example a search tab, and open various search results into multiple other tabs to better browse through the vast amount of curated metadata available, without having to go back through the hierarchy up and down, in a tree fashion.
Improved / Customizable playlist curation engine. Compared to that of Spotify, I find the Roon playlist curation engine not appealing to my personal taste / music affinity. I assume that this is by choice as may be Roon’s algorithms are designed / optimized towards suggesting new music outside of ones zone of comfort, which I am sure some users like a lot. But I may be not as adventurous, and I prefer Spotify’s philosophy of playlist curation much closer to ones affinities. So may be Roon could provide a slider to allow user to weight the playlist curation algorithm between “close to” or “far from” ones comfort zone / music affinity.
Billboard charts. Would love it if Roon would provide Billboard like statistics of most favored or trending albums, songs, artists, … by genre or other filters, across various timespan, as well as most ripped / streamed (from Qbuz or Tidal) albums, songs, artists… and other interesting community stats. I feel it would be a useful tool to help us understand what the Roon community is listening to and how, and help us explore new music.
Thank you again for reaching out and best of luck in your new job.
I run on MacMini M1 no issues, headless Server version but client runs just fine too
Hi @michael ,
Good to have you on board!
If I can give a suggestion: I don’t have a list of product requirements, but as a creator of one of the many ‘community projects’ in the Roon ecosystem I would love to see Roon to put more effort in this ecosystem itself.
RoPieee is used by quite a few Roon users that want to experiment with Roon in combination with Raspberry Pi hardware. And RoPieee is not the only project, there are more.
This results for example in quite some support issues being handled in context of these projects. And if I want to summarize it: the ‘love’ is basically a one-way street. Or at least it feels like that
A thriving community with free and open source projects surrounding Roon can be beneficial for the product imho.
If you want to talk about his more: I’m always available for a chat.
I’m fairly new to Roon, but jumped onboard pretty quickly after getting a Cambridge Audio CXN V2. I’ve collected CD’s for years, and I love that I can access my ripped cd collection (stored on a NAS) alongside streaming content in the same interface. The meta data aspect was the next main attraction, and especially that this works with my offline content-and I also love that I can view lyrics of songs that are playing so I can sing along accurately! The ability to stream to multiple endpoints is fantastic too-and my main reason for justifying the purchase of an Intel NUC to use with ROCK (although I did manage to find a mega bargain-£90 for a 5i5RYK with 16Gb and an SSD).
Roon Radio is a great feature too-when it works. I am still regularly having issues with repeated playback of tracks though, almost like a playlist-and that is both hugely annoying at the time, and even more annoyingly it’s influencing my recommendations playing songs I don’t like. There doesn’t seem to be a way to reject a selection when it has started playing, which obviously is when you notice if you aren’t glued to the app-so for example now Tidal thinks I like Angel Olsen as Roon radio keeps playing her, even though the truth is I really don’t care much for her work. @jamie has said Roon are aware though, and a fix is imminent so I wait with baited breath
Very happy to have a chat too
Unfortunately the original link to chat doesn’t work anymore @michael
Thanks for flagging. Should work now
Unfortunately I get the same screen as my screenshot above
Hi michael welcome aboard,
I love every type of commercial music,
Depends on.my mood which is what i love about roon.
Partnered with tidal its the best for me.
So very much looking forward to the future.
Hi Michael, please read the bug/feature request threads. There are people screaming for certain features there for years. Especially using roon outside the house.
Roon runs rock solid here on both my Macs
2017 MacBook Air (Roon Core and music player in the living room)
2020 M1 MacBook Pro (my daily laptop)
Couldn’t agree more and to add it would be great if the API was opened up allow more functionality into extensions.
I use random play and Quebot extensions every play session whilst alarm and sharoon get a lot of use too.
Whilst not free rooWatch is a new regular and it would be great if the API provided more ways to access my library, particularly allowing sort by newly added rather than default to alphabetical.
The whole extensions, dietpi, ropiee have added an awful lot to Roon and helped many users get started (including me) so it’s important to recognise this and that the people behind such great work feel “loved”.
Nice to meet you Michael and great initiative setting up conversations
Welcome on board,
anyone who works here will quickly learn that with maybe 250,000 customers, this is a nerdy niche. If only one per thousand of the customers had daily problems or requests, we would have to deal with 250 posts in the community regarding this. In fact, the majority of the post lies in the repeated pleasure of what we just heard.
Unfortunately, in 0.1% of cases there are also violent problems, so that there is a so-called love-hate relationship with the product. You want it (because there is nothing better for your personal needs), but you can not use it in the existing hardware and software solution as 99.9% of satisfied customers. The community helps a lot, but a few stubborn corners are not yet properly polished even in this diamond.
Here, in addition to product management, management in support must be further expanded independently of the community in terms of personnel in the 24-hour range and a 7-day week. If you are quick in response, you can create another 25 happy customers every day.
Personally, the flexibility that a Foobar2000 offers in many respects (tagging, skin, components…) is an obstacle for me to use only Roon for my love of music. The things I can do there very easily, I would like to do so in Roon.
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