A few weeks ago I tried Roon with little expectation. I soon began to really enjoy the ways that it allowed me to listen to music. It is running from Windows, reading a library on a NAS, computer feeding a decent amp and speakers.
I took up one admin matter with support and gained a prompt and delightful response.
BUT! (Did you see that coming?) I think that Roon might have got it wrong in what is, at least for me, one major respect.
If I’ve got this right (and I would love to know that I am wrong) the maximum size of the library is about 200,000 files. The standard response of Roon seems to be that libraries that as large as that are extreme or exceptional or outliers. Something like that?
I think they might just have it completely the wrong way round. I think there are a lot of people with large libraries. I think they just do not use Roon. I think that because Roon does not accommodate them, they don’t use it. Simple.
It is certainly a factor which would cause me to defect, even for something which is not necessarily as good. I do not like sitting here listening to my music, with Roon reporting that it sees 177,000 of 285,000 files (and that after I have removed a folder of classical music containing 34,000 files). I am left wondering what is missing from my library, what perfect next tune is unavailable? I think there might be many others who feel the same.