Roon 1.4 Feedback

Having problems with the ”Play This now” function in the que view. When I try to use this on the IOS app (IOS 11 on iPad Pro) the app dies.

Because I have 2 external hard drives connected to the core. I disable/enable one of them from time to time. My original files that I have ripped or purchased is in one of them in their original form and I use that drive as a backup.
So when I buy a new album I download it to my backup drive, roon recognizes it, then I export (via roon) it to my other hard drive which is always enabled
Finally I disable the backup drive so that roon does not see my albums as duplicates.

Are you enabling your backup drive as a watched folder in Roon ? If so, why ? That will result in Roon importing duplicates of all your music and could cause problems.

Just leave one drive enabled in Roon and backup your music files (using Export is fine) to the other drive, which is not enabled.

The changes to the Zone Picker have made it so much better, and the turn around time…very impressive.

Thank you @mike and the Roon team.


Whilst I really like the new zone picker I’m finding the line art for the iPad and iPhone to be quite distracting.
It doesn’t seem to be in line (no pun intended) with all the other line art.

It’s a very minor GUI gripe but I find it jumps out at you and my eyes are drawn to the iPad and iPhone.

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I may have missed this yesterday (apologies if I did) or maybe it was fixed in today’s iOS update.

But there’s plenty of space to tap to exit the zone switcher. Anywhere in the white empty space, the “Zones” text or the left space.

Happy days for 4-inch screen iOS users :slight_smile:

Thanks Jan, probably overkill but a reinstall of the windows executable got things back on track.


Great job guys! Love the changes!

My wish list: First MQA unfold on Roon, and most importantly room correction


Just noticed that every remote has its own unique customised Play controls ( including the critical “One Click Play Action”). Using a phone, I got an unexpected result and my Queue disappeared. No problems, I dragged the collapsed skipped group down below the current track in the Queue View.
All my remotes have the same play actions now.
The new play controls and Queue are really well designed and a pleasure to use.

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Macs and IOS devices as endpoints is wonderful and works seamlessly.
I appreciate the refinements to the queue and device grouping interface.
Just exploring the rest.

My iPad doesn’t show the time and battery did you have to set anything?

Did you update the remote as well as the core? I had to begrudgingly update to ios11 to get the new remote, but it was worth it–I didn’t realize how much I’d like being able to see the time and battery!

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Just after I sent my question, i twigged that! My ipad is too old for IOS11 I think so I am stuck on 1.3.

If you used Roon already on your iPad, it should be updatable to iOS 11.
iOS 11 dropped support for devices with 32-bit cpu. As Roon required a 64-bit cpu already before, you should be able to install the update to iOS 11 and update to Roon 1.4 on iOS afterwards.

Not true, never worked most of the time. There are many complaints about this on the forum.

Short of commenting about it being the fault of the NAS, Roon doesn’t seem to have any solutions other than a rescan.

Unless you’ve got 100’s of watched folders it only takes a few seconds to rescan. Not saying it’s ideal, but not a major operation to do.

I found the problem. I had signed up for the general beta for 10 and had to delete that profile before it would update. So entirely my own fault.
Thanks for rallying around to help :slight_smile:

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Yes, I understand.

My complaint is that Roon should make it clearer that there is trouble with NAS boxes and any Linux (including macOS) OS. These ‘bug’ reports about a NAS not updating Roon are becoming more and more frequent. Evidently, no one believes in searching the forum before they post a complaint. So much easier to just toss off an question rather than do any leg work oneself.

Dirac has the best solutions for Room Correction…that can be done with Mini DSP hardware or Dirac software alone depending on your set up.