which is entirely unidentifiable in Roon (yes i have tried to manually identify and modified many text string options to try and get it to recognise the album or even the artist at all), but is available IDENTICALLY, AND identified by Roon in Tidal and directly linkable to the tidal version in “other versions” in Roon
But it was more of a comment on the fact that if an identical Tidal album is identified and related as “other version” by Roon to HD version, then why the need to painstakingly try and identify it manually at all?
It’s a good question. In short, duplicate detection is independent of the identification process; keeping these processes separate is an important part of the Roon Core design (mainly for performance reasons). An independent identification process is important because we attempt to find the very best match to your specific version, but perhaps there is room for improvement here. The bottom line is that we don’t have non-TIDAL track level metadata which is critical for identifying a non-TIDAL version.
We’re working on a system which should produce better equivalences between albums (and artists/performers). This may allow us do something a bit smarter in the future with regard to identification, but that’s not imminent.