Not enjoying Roon 1.8, had to completely remove/reinstall it (after a build update) to get it to work properly, would just hang on startup, even though all my firewall software was disabled. It would still playback as a zone when controlled remotely, but just wouldn’t ever show any info and wouldn’t respond to clicks.
Don’t like the new UI look. Would much rather have an option to revert to old UI look.
Qobuz integration stinks. Roon appears to query qobuz data for an artist before it even bothers to display albums you have locally. For a long time, no albums would appear under an artist when an artist clicked from the main page. The “Album” main display was populated and worked properly, but if you navigated from “Artist”, there was no way to play a song. When I disabled my qobuz account, everything worked properly.
I had no real major issues with 1.7, 1.8 hasn’t bought me anything at all except headaches.
I wish they’d drop purple and replace it with blue. I use dark mode to protect my eyes and a black screen with white text and blue highlights would look great. Try the Wikipedia app in dark mode for an example.
Also, absolute black is a terrible background color. It is better to have a very dark color that isn’t black. The contrast of white text (especially small white text) on a fully black background is very hard on the eyes. That’s why the term is “dark mode” and not “black mode”.
This is another thing that was done properly in 1.7 but not in 1.8.
I added some bookmarks using an iPad as the control, usual stuff; ‘Discover’, playlists, genre and format tags, got to ~20 bookmarks into total. Noticed when I viewed them on a Windows PC and my iPhone the order was seemingly completely random so I had to spend a few mins on each device arranging them back into the same order they were stored on my iPad. Not a bigey but annoying and something presumably you could rectify Roon?
Would love to be able to customize the data shown on the album page.
I don’t need to know the dynamic range of an album, but I would love to know the record label without having to go to a different page. Quite silly that things like dynamic range, number of images, file type etc. get priority over essential information like record labels.
In Their Prime date confusion: Mudhoney 1988-1995 headline, feature itself only has 1991-1995 albums despite their truly seminal 1988/89 albums available on Tidal. Underwhelmed by this feature - I just want to see an artist’s albums from old to new, in a row, what’s in my library already totally differentiated from what’s on streaming, singles/eps differentiated from albums. I am getting more used to the discography view, though I think 1.7 was least broken in that regards.
Maybe have an option to drop down (open/close) the review without leaving the thumbnail view. Star ratings underneath, as imperfect as they can sometimes be, at least often give clue to the most popular at a glance. Perhaps an option to sort by recording date vs release date (or an amalgamation of both depending on availability).
I just tried a work around using Focus someone suggested to get around the lost “New” banner on albums added but not yet played. In doing so I discovered Roon has reset the play count to 0 on about 170 albums! There doesn’t seem to be any pattern to explain the albums that were reset to 0.
Initially, it seemed the main issue I had with 1,8 was cosmetic, but the more I use it, the more functional problems I find. Exploring music in Roon is supposed to fun, not an exercise in finding functional problems and complicated work arounds.