Problem: the realtime scanning is very much hit-or-miss. I don’t expect that this is a Roon issue so much as an smb/linux/mac/synology issue. I finally subscribed to Roon a few days ago, and I was impressed that it scanned all 165k~ tracks that I have with almost nothing being skipped. I have since tried adding 40 or 50 albums, 2 or 3 at a time, and so far I only saw one album get added in real time. I let it sit for a few hours to see if it will eventually add them to Roon, but it doesn’t.
Proposed solution: It would be great if we could tell Roon to manually scan particular folders. I imagine most people have their library set up as Artist > Album > Tracks. When I add a new album, I would like to be able to just scan that artist’s folder. Force rescanning my entire library all the time feels like a very tedious and intensive process, and it takes forever. This seems like it could be a relatively easy way to avoid it.
Current setup for reference:
Roon Core = 2014 Mac Mini i5, 4GB
Library = Synology DS918+ (SMB)