I just subscribed yesterday and got my ~400 albums scanned and analysed by Roon (v1.3 build 274 - 64 bit).
I’ve been experimenting with the app all day, and every time I launch it, it takes Roon forever to load (re-load) the albums with their covers.
I’m using a Lenovo Thinkpad T530
Intel Core i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60 GHz
8 Gb of RAM
Windows 10 Home v1709 - 64 bit
All FLAC files are stored locally on a SSD, and the covers are stored in the same directories as the albums.
I allocate 2048 Mb to artwork memory
The Cache is clean
I don’t know what else to do, but I can’t see myself launching Roon and re-loading my library for an hour or so evey time I want to listen to some music…
Am I missing something, or is something wrong with Roon? Before I agree to pay for a hefty subscription, I want to make sure things will run smoothly.
There’s a lot happening when you first start using Roon – files are being analyzed, metadata is being retrieved, and so on.
The other big question is whether you’re using an SSD for the Roon database. This is the single biggest factor for Roon’s performance, which is one reason many people choose to run their Roon Core on an “always on” device like ROCK – starting up the remote on the machine you described here would take less than a second in that configuration, but I still think things should be pretty quick on your machine with that library.
I’d recommend going into Settings > Library, turning Background Analysis up all the way, and leaving it overnight. If things still aren’t feeling snappy, let us know.
Roon launches in no time, but the Album page only has the names of the albums. After a few minutes, the covers appear a few at a time until the page is full. When I go to next page, the same thing happens : text without covers. So if I want to browse my albums, I first have to wait for every page to load, one by one (if I don’t go to next page, it never gets updated). And while each page refreshes, I can’t do anything else in Roon.
Between pages, Task Manager says Roon is using 0% CPU.