I’m bedridden after an op, so using a LOT of Roon while reading about Jazz and Roon. Fun times. This, my recent rant re: searching for new music, and another thread about search issues, made me pay closer attention to my Roon setup’s search behavior. I found something interesting and reasonably repeatable.
If you search for an artist name that’s “out there”, i.e. quite uncommon, the results are often nothing or just a radio station/compilation. However if you immediately search again, without changing the string at all, just hit search button and hit return, you could get very different results the second time. I had this happen both times when searching for “Snarky Puppy” and when searching for “Jan Garbarek”. Searching was repeated within <5s. It seems like a timeout / caching of search results, or even a thread race condition.
Note my iPad measured 680/37Mbps, so it’s not my link. My Roon Core should be even faster since it is hard wired cat6 to 1000/40 fiber router. So it’s clearly not my link to Roon, but it could well be a “timeout” before my app getting answer from Roon server, for less common search criteria. Or a timeout of search results between Roon and Tidal/Qobuz cloud APIs (I use both).
See attached images. The order is a bit warbled since I’m posting from my iPad, but should be self explanatory.
I would appreciate if others can try to repeat. Try some random less known names from List of jazz musicians - Wikipedia.
Hope this helps!