Overall I really look forward to new Roon releases and this is no exception. I had discovered new music within ten minutes of starting the new Roon Radio. I have one problem, and I assume that it is a problem in my setup or my lack of intelligence. When the radio is playing I want to be able to ‘favourite’ the current track. To do that historically I would have to add the album then the open heart would appear and I would select it and it would go blue. I understand that that option has changed, but I click on the three dots and add the album but it does not seem to add it. If I go to the album page it has not been added, I try and add the album three different times in different places. Often, if I go to the list of albums later it has in fact been added and if I can remember the track I can add it to my favourites.
I also got nostalgic to see the very old and enduring favourite bug is still with us. So after this whole adding to library dance, the heart would not stay selected. I love the new radio so if someone could point out my muppetry here it would be so useful and I would be so grateful.
I know that Roon has tried hard to replicate this bug. It actually does make it a favourite, just not fill in the heart. So typically I select the heart, I see that nothing happened so I assume I missed it and try again. Then I realise it is the old bug so click it one more time and even though it is still not blue, it has been favourited.
+1 on the “heart bug”
I’ve outlined some ideas to get around the “Favorite from Radio” issue in my post from earlier today. Maybe you have some more thoughts on this. Right now it’s tedious to add an album from radio and love the track radio played.
apart from some changes in artists pictures, it seems to me that the only change is small pictures maximized on the screen… with horrible pixelation
i don’t know exactly what you mean (roon’s @staff) when you say that the artists picture problem is going to be solved.
i appreciate your proposal (no users’ customization, everything is served by roon, your words)
-70% of artists have no picture in my library
-10% are ok
-20% are like in these examples… simply awful
that’s why i have populated my library with pictures (only primary artists, not performers). it took a while.
my point is that there’s only 1 sensible thing you can do: allow users to select a focus point for their own pictures.
the final result with roon’s artwork in 80% of situations is simply… impossible.
this is a systematic behavior, the picture and the bio are always for the first primary artist, not the album artist.
i definitively consider this a bug.
i think it would be… ok if it would be shown a picture of all the primary artists of the track. i d’ont know about the bio, though.
the screen (this is a PC monitor) is almost empty. nonsense. and with a long list of performers… you have to scroll.
besides: you cannot show credits by artist name (like in the album credits section).
I LOVE the artist photo on Now Playing! But I also “curate” my library and will soon have added maybe 1000 artist photos where Roon doesn’t provide or Roon pix are poor. Most people don’t want to go thru the hassle of creating their own artist photos. So, why not let users who do share the Artist photos they have added with Roon for the benefit of all users?
I will soon have added 1000+ artist photos to fill Roon holes, or replace what I consider poor quality Roon artist art. I’m sure others have also added artist art. I would be happy to opt-in to Artist Artwork Sharing for the benefit of the Roon Community.