I spend a lot of time tagging & it’s an ongoing bugbear that Roon tells me it’s using the file data when it isn’t.
Firstly, I’m still having the issue with Roon analysing files. Like F O R E V E R…!!!
It’s been like this for two hours, now:
Now then, I don’t mind if Roon is analysing in the background. When I have it set to 1 Core, it doesn’t tie up other resources, so I don’t really notice.
My only concern is that while it’s doing that, it’s not really free to register some of the other changes I’m making to files.
Perhaps someone could tell me if that’s the case?
As a result, I tend to want to wait until it’s finished analysing before I tell it something else.
Right now, the specific issue is this:
I have my settings set to “original release date”. That way, all versions of an album will file by the date the album first came out & I can then order the versions by a second “release date”.
As you can see here, Roon is seeing the same date for the “original release date” & the “release date”:
In my file tags, however, the “original release date” is the one that Roon is seeing:
Whilst the “release date” is ignored:
I have a sneaky suspicion that Roon is just not very good at recognising dates unless they are full dates.
Firstly: Of course, I could just add a 01 in to make it into a full date format, but I don’t know the day & am loath to make one up.
Secondly: I could (& will probably have to) go into Roon’s settings & type the desired date into the available box. But I shouldn’t have to.
First world problems, of course, but why is it that Roon just refuses to see meta-tags on the odd occasion (maybe one in 50 albums) where I then have to dick about, adding, removing, clearing caches, restarting, etc. etc. when the information is right there is the same place it is for all the other albums where Roon saw it straight away?
Is it just that Roon is too busy analysing to look up?
Is it that it’s an incomplete date?
Is it something else?
Find out in this week’s episode of Soap.