I have music in my collection that i have ripped from my own media.
This music is stored on my NAS.
I can access this music on the network from my PC and from my Cambridge Audio gear.
When searching or browsing in your app however, i cannot see it.
When i have an album that is the same as either a Tidal or Qobuz album then when i open that album and go to “Versions” i see my versions from my NAS showing up
When the music does not exist on either of these services, the music does not show up in Roon no matter if i browse, or if i search.
In this case, i have The Butterfly Effect.
Qobuz has only 1 single from this band, and it shows up in Roon.
I have 4 albums from them on my NAS and they do not show up when browsing The Butterfly Effect artist in Roon.
How do i set this up properly as it is very frustrating that I cannot play my own music in Roon without it first showing up in a streaming service.
Here is the main page for that artist
The one album that does show up is not their album, bit that’s a Qobuz problem as it shows in their native app too. Ive raiseed a separate issie with them for this.
You are in search for the missing albums, so no interest in that specific artist who, as it currently looks like, isn’t even in your library atm. Please go and search for the album/tracks instead to confirm if or if not they are imported. You can use the information from the FAQ below as a guideline:
No, I am trying to search for an artist and find an album. That artist and album exist on my storage device. They just do not show up in Roon if i search by artist, by album or by individual track, they do not show up.
There is a FAQ I linked. It contains so many points you should have checked and could have confirmed that you checked and you found that all is as it should be. So without knowing what the status is, if you’ve done the checks and what the results were, potential helpers can just stab in the dark in the hope to hit something.
Reboot your NAS to see if the album(s) show up afterwards. It is known that inotify limits on Synology NAS are set low (8192 files and folders only). You can find ways to set higher limits by using the forum search.
The only supported way to run Roon Server on a NAS is via the package from the package center or the project homepage. Installations in containers and VMs are not supported. You may have to ask elsewhere (other part of this forum) to get help with your installation (you may have setup something the wrong way and that’s why new files don’t show).
Good luck with troubleshooting your installation, I hope you can figure out what bugs you.
i have seen the FAQ, and followed the points in the FAQ. Perhaps some people post on forums asking for help without first doing due diligence, that’s not me. I wouldn’t be asking for support, on the official support forum had i resolved these issues already myself.
if you’re not sure what’s wrong i would appreciate you leaving this for someone from Roon to comment on. Much appreciated.
@BlackJack is only trying to help, and he, like Roon Support, had no way of knowing that you had done your due diligence. You would perhaps be surprised how often people ask for help while providing next to no information to help in diagnosis.
Let’s try and define the issue a little further.
You say in your opening post to the question of how many tracks are in your library: “10000s too many to count”. Your Roon homepage will tell you the answer.
Using the example of the group The Butterfly Effect not displaying your albums on the Artist page, are you able to use the Album browser to find the four albums in your Roon library? If so, then it is likely that the metadata in your ripped albums is not enabling Roon to make the connection to the Artist correctly.
I think the first step is to establish that the Album browser is displaying all your albums correctly. Then we can try and find out why they are not being listed in the discographies in your Artist browser.