Though what ones understands by and does with the library management can be very subjective, the library management is one of the weakest aspects of roon (beside searching, roon radio, any kind of boolean logic, networking and other things).
They genially implemented the raat part, hence the flawless (for the most of it) multiroom functionality, but then again raat’s proprietary and nobody else has the chance to implement it. Given the chance, somebody somewhere may do a better job in that aspect too. Till then, one big point (maybe the most important) for roon.
So, for the seek of argument:
- if you consider being able to see, navigate, filter, update and so on in any possible way using any possible filters (including user created ones) in any given combination, as library management, then jRiver is one century ahead of roon (or anybody else for that mater).
- if you consider swiping thumbnails over the tablet’s screen as library management, then yes roon is a fancy toy to play with. And even in doing just that you can find a lot of issues, just search the forum.
In all fairness, another genial thing that roon has (and should be considered as a library management function), is the versioning. But it’s just a baby step on the way to become a real library management tool. And by the way, bad news, it will never be, as the roon team stated several times (again search the forum), because it’s simply not what they want from the product.