I come from germany, so please dont look at grammar (…)
I have a Synology 916+ 8Gb with 16TB (4x4) in a Raid 5. The flac files on this are to this point just a backup. I have an internal disc on my pc with every flac converted to alac and i am using Itunes to play my music. I know, it is unusual to use Itunes on Windows and having the whole collection in flac and alac, but the look of the software is very important for me and for my personal view, Itunes is the most beautiful one.
So, I was very disappointed of the Synology apps, DS Audio was a pain in the ass since I got this NAS. After a lot of research, my last hope was Roon. Yesterday I started my 14 day trial. The first look is really impressing and it seems to eleminate all my problems which I had with DS audio and so on. The only problem will be that I have fixed times when my NAS boots up and shuts off, because I didnt get it to work that the hard drives stay in the sleep mode and so they woke up every hour… after a half year 2 of my disks were destroyed of that many “restarts”. Even my best friend, who is a pc pro and has an own synology NAS didnt get to fix it… So for roon it would be nice if I could use the sleep mode again but it needs to work correctly to avoid another dead hard drive. If someone has tipps, please tell.
So now to my roon questions. The correct tags of my flac files are very, really very important for me. So every album I got, from my own cds and so on, I manually tag them with mp3tag. Only the best covers are added into the files and every info is placed into the metadata. For example, if I have a remastered release, I nevertheless use the original release year in the “year tag” and adding the release year with additional informations into the “comment tag”. In Itunes, when you click with the right moude button on the album and select info, this informations are displayed correctly.
How do I get this on roon? I cannot find a way to let roon show me my tags of the album. How do I tell roon, that I dont want do have any additional tags from their provider and only want to see my own?
An other question is, that I can sort the artists by name. Why cant I sort the albums by name and only by release date? Or maybe I did a mistake? And with “artist”, does roon using the “artist” tag or the “albumartist” tag? The second one would be better, is this possible?
Thanks for everyone reading all this text and a big thanks to everyone who is trying to help