Hello. I have an Intel i5 NUC running ROCK. My music is in an external drive. I transferred a new album to my storage from my laptop Typically, how long does it take for the new music to show up in Roon?
I know there is a discussion addressing this subject, but it was from 2019. I’m hoping that strides have been made since then. Thanks.
Instantly for me. If its not showing up it could be a) it’s not identified it as it’s not in Roons metadata services, b) Roon can’t read the files, c) it’s a duplicate of an album you have already in your library perhaps from a streaming platform, d) there is some issue with Roons database or the drive.
I would first reboot the core and see if it comes up, if not
a) do a focus search for unidentified albums to see if it can be found and try and get a match manually
b) check in library section of settings for skipped files. It if it has check them in another app, try converting them via some other software or raise a support ticket.
c) find the album manually in albums using the funnel filter Ann check the versions tab, make your own version primary.
d) raise a support request.
I have had that with brand new CDs before now they couldn’t get any metadata. More than likely it’s not in either of Roons metadata services. Is it dance music or classical? Roon can be weak for these. But it should show up regardless if it has some metadata embedded in them.
Whether or not can Roon identify the recording has nothing to do with whether or not Roon will add the recording to one’s library. Since the recording was downloaded from Bandcamp I would think that Roon not adding the album has something to do with one of the following:
Some kind of error in the file format. In which case try reconverting the files, as suggested by @CrystalGipsy above. In other words convert the files to wav and then back to flac or just reconvert them flac to flac
An error in the folder or file names, such as an unrecognized character. Try reading the folder and file names with a simple text editor to help identify the problem.
I figured out the issue. I’m a bonehead. The album/files in question was downloaded as a zip file. I extracted the files and placed them in my laptop’s music folder (so my DJ software can access them).
I must’ve hit the back button, which took to the zip folder’s location. This is what I copied and pasted in the drive that Roon has access to. I didn’t transfer the extracted files. D’oh! After doing that, the files showed up instantly.
This is a lesson for me. Thank you to everyone who responded.