It would be great if there was a way you could automatically select what version of albums would be the default.
Everythiung local for me is the highest quality, but it keeps sometimes selecting qobuz or tidal as the default/primary albums… I really don’t want this. Especially if my subscription lapses and then it just won’t play.
When playing albums, Roon does default to the local version. This was causing unhappiness in another thread where the local files are poor quality. So I guess you are maybe not talking about that, but when using Roon Radio or things like that?
There is a current thread about that here:
And an answer in this post:
And a link in that post to the feature request where you can vote for it
I guess to Clarify, i would love a check box to literally just tick ‘Make highest quality local copies default primary album’
For consistency, this would mean after adding a streaming service album and purchasing say qobuz copy once you decide its a favourite you want to own, when those tracks are imported its not set to default. It would be great to do 1 pass on the entire library that automatically does this.
And further to this, syncing the hearted tracks to the primary copy would be excellent.
It’s tedious as to
Add album to library from streaming service
Heart some tracks as u come to like that album
decide to purchase
album is added to library, but is not primary copy
hearts stay with streaming album, making them useless as you no longer use that version of the album.
It’s very very convoluted and annoying. I feel that when you group albums, they should be synced anyway and treated as 1 album.
The addition of streaming led to many conundrums about equivalence of albums and where the metadata is stored, in versions of an album or in a higher level that applies to all versions. Not all of it is easy to solve. Credits, for instance, might be common to all versions or not - think bonus tracks. I hope it’s going to be solved, the current situation with this can be annoying. I have stopped making big edits to streaming albums that may then disappear or be replaced. I think an easier stop gap would be giving us the option to manually apply edits from one album to another
There just needs to be a button “keep all grouped albums in sync” and “always make local album copy default”
Essentially any metadata edits or hearted songs on one album should be applied to all other versions when you have them grouped as albums
It should also then auto fail over and play songs from the whole grouped album if say a playlist has a tidal song and it gets pulled… roon should be smart enough to play that song from one of the other album versions in the group. Currently it just fails or skips