Roon ARC Feature Request - Play Local Library Files

I’m very impressed with the look, feel and functionality offered by the Roon ARC client. I have an Android phone with no SIM that I use as a cheap, dedicated DAP with an external DAC/headphone amp.

Although I’ve installed ARC on this, it’s slightly superflous as the phone has a large SD card with most of my library from home on it. It would be a great feature to be able to have the ARC app able to scan and use the local copies of my library.

You’d need to fix the Android forced re-sampling issue discussed at Roon ARC bitperfect playback for DAPs though.

Hi Steven,
Don’t forget to vote for your own suggestion.

Thanks for the reminder!

Yeah, that would be a good feature. I also use USB Audio Player Pro occasionally, where in the settings I can select the path to each folder. I have a local library uploaded from the NAS, but also albums that I bought on Qobuz and downloaded with its app. USB Audio Player Pro has all these files in its library. Why shouldn’t ARC do the same?

Additionally, a good option in ARC would be to set a microSD card for downloads via the app itself. I recently bought a 512GB card for my smartphone and it makes me sad to think that ARC doesn’t use it. The free space in the internal memory is already limited, only 25GB. HiRes 24/96 albums would quickly fill that space.

Good call about being able to specify the SD card as the repository for the ARC downloads.

I’d still like to be able to specify my SD card based library as a source for the ARC app to be able to play from. It’s a nice, well thought out interface and would make a good local player if it could see the FLAC and other files I’ve already got stored there.

I also forgot to mention that the path of the downloaded albums should be available to the user to be able to add them to other players, as I did with downloaded from Qobuz purchased albums in USB Audio Player Pro. From what I’ve read somewhere on the forum, that’s not the case. One of the users searched for files using various explorers and did not find their location.