I posted this on a Roon users group on Facebook, contributors have to some extent confirmed I am correct, please read below, my question (here) is that one contributor on Facebook said this would be addressed by Roon in an update, can you tell me when? without this feature I may not renew my annual subscription in April, it is an essential feature for me. (I was considering buying a lifetime subscription too). Read on to understand the feature I miss since 1.8
I use Roon to stream my library of around 1500 Cds (or hi res downloads) stored on a NAS and indexed and streamed by Roon Core on Windows. I have multiple copies of many songs, e.g. have a CD rip, an MP3, and maybe a Hi Res copy of the same album, or tracks may have been remixed / re issued, or a song appears on a compilation album in addition to its original release. I do not use Roon for streaming from cloud services, such as Tidal, and I have no desire to. I pay for Roon as a solution for making sense of my own music collection, and it has been excellent at that,
Earlier versions of Roon had an icon I could click which would show me the different versions I had, it also told me the file format/resolution and I could select one (usually the highest resolution one) as my primary copy. That feature has gone! please see pics
First pic shows the icon that tells you that you have multiple copies, since 1.8 it seems a blend of local copies and copies on internet.
Second pic shows me what I see (on Windows) when I click that icon. This is where I recall being able to see all my versions and their file formats/resolutions and being able to set the primary copy
Just now I used the focus feature to find all my hi res audio and saved a bookmark to those, then manually went there to play the hi res copy, and Pic 3 shows the result. Although I can see that this is indeed my hi res copy, I can no longer see that there are others, nor can I set this as primary
On the Facebook users group, I was adviced to use the “versions” feature but the “versions” click through is not displaying on the screen location I was advised to find it, This is the 4th pic uploaded
This was such a cool feature and without it I am lost, unable to know one version from another other than setting up different Focus bookmarks to find just hi res files, or just MP3s or whatever.
Can this feature please be re-enstated, if not is there a work around I could be introduced to (perhaps the mentioned versions feature which I can’t find)