I just started using Roon as an alternative to iTunes to catalog the collection of music files and build on this basis a network playback system.
But I’ve met with 2 problems:
I’ve read recommendation about multi-disc sets & box-sets:
"One thing that likely won’t work is having all the discs of a box set separated into album-level directories, like this: Music / Miles Davis - The Complete Columbia Album Collection CD1 / 01-01 Track.flac 01-02 Track .flac Don’t do that! "
From my point of view, it’s very funny recommendation, because some users have big collections, which was created by years & by this way. I don’t understand why is not possible to give such possibility in Roon? Moreover some box-sets have a lot of discs (10-30) & it is not so comfortable to manage so many songs as a “one album” (neither in storage nor in Roon).
I’ve disabled the option “use genres from the Roon database” in the import settings, because I used my own cataloging system in iTunes and I do not want to refuse it.
However, Roon additionally uploads tags of genres and subgenres to my files, which leads to a mess in the visualization of the library.
In my opinion, if the user disables the use of any information from the database of Roon (genres, artist names, album names - for example, the indication in the «tag-name of albums» “CD1”, “CD2” and so on) - the Roon should not change anything in the systematization and visualization of the library.
Otherwise, the transition of users, who are used to their cathologization system will be difficult.
They are not sayiing here that you cannot have each CD of a boxset in a separate folder, only that each of these folders should be within the same parent folder representing the boxset. Otherwise it is more difficult for Roon to know that Miles Davis - The Complete Columbia Album Collection CD1 and Miles Davis - The Complete Columbia Album Collection CD2 are part of the same boxset rather than from two completely different albums
Unfortunately, this approach still leads to the fact that in the tags of the album name is removed “CD” and all that comes after.
This leads to the fact that the box-set looks like an one album with a single name, and below you can choose discs 1,2, 3 and so on.
Numerous modern box-sets and deluxe editions have additional names in the separates discs.
CD1 - Original Remastered Album
CD2 - Demos
CD3 - Live Concert 1977
and now (in Roon) I don’t see this information on each disc of the box set, although I previously carefully wrote it in tags when I converted CD-box-sets to digital format.