Continuing the discussion from Browse by folder structure:
It’s clear Roon is never going to implement browse by folder functionality. Accepting that as a given, and considering the arguments proponents have mounted in favour of having browse by folder functionality it would be useful for users to be able to write metadata to a tagname (that Roon publishes) in their underlying files, which when read by Roon is interpereted as defining Roon Tags (i.e. the custom tags we can add and browse via Roon itself). The rationale being users could then navigate their folder structure outside Roon, load subsections of their folder tree into a tagger and write metadata along the lines of the following:
ROONTAGS=“Best Summer Ever;John, Andy & I in Hawaii 2009”
On encountering these tags during import or refresh Roon automagically creates two Roon Tags viz. “Best Summer Ever” and “John, Andy & I in Hawaii 2009”
When the user then selects the Tags option within Roon both those tags appear just as they would if the user had done the same within Roon on an album by album basis.
End result, users can find stuff easily using Tags and getting the tags into Roon is a pretty simple process that can manage entire folder trees in a fell swoop.