Issue with FLAC file import causing albums to be grouped together in Roon (ref#4WGSCN)

What’s happening?

· Something else

How can we help?

· None of the above

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Describe the issue


I just did an import of about 245,000 FLAC files that I have meticulously tagged over the past 15 years using MediaMonkey. Each CD that I've ripped has a unique title and is stored in a unique directory. For instance, I have three Pet Shop Boys singles for 'You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk.' In the FLAC metadata, they are named:

You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk [CD5.01]

You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk [CD5.02]

You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk [CD5.03]

Each one of the singles is stored in a unique directory:

\\FLAC\Pet Shop Boys\
You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk [CD5.01]\

When Roon imported them, it grouped them together as a single single (if that makes sense!). When I look at the main album view, I only see the cover art for one of the singles and then when I click on it, I see all the tracks jumbled together.

In MediaMonkey, these releases are all displayed separately. I am assuming that I can un-group them manually buy I have thousands of CD singles and it would take forever to ferret each of the times this grouping occurs.

I tried setting 'Show hidden albums and tracks' to 'Yes,' but it makes no difference. Is there a way to force Roon to display each album as a separate entity?

Thank you!

Describe your network setup

ROCK running on a NUC

Hi @Blakeh,

Thank you for your patience while we worked through the queue to reach your post.

Roon’s treatment of these albums will depend on your Library Import Settings, specifically the metadata album and album version settings. If you share a screenshot of that page, reachable under Settings → Library → Import Settings, we’ll be able to clarify what’s happening to your library.

I am happy to share a screenshot of my settings.

(I have most things set to “Prefer File” because my tags are meticulously groomed and I my own scanned cover art in each tag. I like Roon for its metadata around the artist, but the fields themselves I prefer to come from my tags.)

Thank you!

Hi @Blakeh ,

Do you by any chance have the ability to remove the album from the group under the Versions tab?