Roon 1.8 (build 778) Feedback

Yep, all that Valance cr@p still clutters the screen… We need a kill switch for that. I also get the same meaningless and entirely static radio stations listed on Home page and Genres I never listen to.


Yep, I had just updated my list, and it reflects that this issue is still open:

Personally, I had expected a longer timeframe for the issue to be resolved.

And to explain for anyone else, I took the issue in the release notes to refer to Roon’s (Album page) viewer for the additional images you may have in your local Album folders - scans of CD artwork/inlays etc…:

All in all, a bit disappointed about 778. Lots of “half fixes” they touched on but didnt really bring to a conclusion. Pity.

Could you (or anyone else posting about this issue) make a new topic in support?

This issue won’t get the visibility it deserves (from Roon and other users) buried in a feedback topic.

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I will, thanks!


18 posts were merged into an existing topic: New Bug in 1.8 - 778: Artist Appearances no longer show on artist page and discography

Has the iPad update even been released? If not, how do you know whether this problem has or had not been resolved? It’s not in my Apple Store.

Updated versions of Roon for Android and iOS have been submitted to their respective App Stores and will be available soon. There is no update for Roon Bridge at this time.

Edit: iOS update just landed and it looks like the white screen issue has been fixed for me, at least after a few minutes of testing. Time tell, but the behaviour has definitely changed on my iPad.

I’m going out on a limb and saying whatever platform or framework they are using to create the layout is the problem to everything everyone is bitching about. I believe they hear and agree to alot of the layout things, but they don’t know how to fix it cause the framework won’t let them. What we see as an easy… just move that to there is, is not so easy on the other side.

I’m not saying it can’t be done. I’m saying that with the path they’ve choosen for framework, it can’t be done, and if it can, it’s not as easy as one would want it to be. And there’s no way they are going to change that… I could be wrong but I believe I headed in the right direction.

Well, they seemed able to do plenty of that within the same framework going from 1.7 to 1.8, often moving elements for no reason or with no consistency across views, so I would say no - but also yes. I think if they had started from the ground up with a different framework approach (say tab based) then it might have worked out better (or at least more excuse for the bugs).

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I’ve got the same “Discography unavailable” problem for John Coltrane, Miles Davis, King Crimson, Pink Floyd and so on. What’s happening?! There was no such problem before 778!


Disappointed that Roon seems wedded to circular artist images. Back to square, or squircle if differentation from albums is desired, would solve the artist head cropping problem and would make scanning the information easier. Circles just waste space and lose information. I just can’t understand the desire to do this.

Also disappointed that credits remain as images instead of a list as we had in 1.7. Much more difficult to find what I’m looking for, eg, who is that playing sax? Was much easier before.

This release focused on fixing a few things, I sincerely hope that the above will have consideration.


They lost the plot and need to get back to being the best music DAM out there and leave the Spotify crap to Spotify. The Home page should be the overall robust music discovery page (minus graphs and other clutter), and simply a sidebar of album recs in album view, and peers, influences, and influenced under artists.


They`re moving more and more away from library management, I’m afraid. Just read those handful of posts just above… All lost in dysfunctional AI / Valance nonsense.


only way would be curated by knowledged humans!
anything based on “most people”… :grimacing:

Well, if I change sorting order (ascending/descending or by another criteria), then Discography appears. But if I open this page later it is unavailable again, until I change sorting order one more time.

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Android update now available (US). Just got it. New focus options work great.

That layout suggestion would’nt work too well in Portrait mode, though…

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Nobody understands this one… Perfect example on how to make simple things complicated.

Once you add a second filter criteria, a “and/or” selector should pop up between them for you to choose what you want. Would be soo much simpler.

Filter1 >> and/or. >> Filter2 >> and/or >> Filter3

Then everybody would see/understand whats going on.

I thought that it would be possible to search and use Focus for a record label, for example ECM, and that it would include my own library and also Tidal. Is this not possible?
When I do the search it only includes records in my library…

No, that still does not work :roll_eyes: