I imagined that if you have delegated one version of an album as the primary one it should always be played (when on random) in preference to others.
This is not happening for me
Am I misunderstanding what a primary version means or do I need to do something with my settings?
(Resisting the flow!)
March 15, 2023, 11:17pm
Yes and no as it depends on the context of how you get there. If for instance you’re in the whole album view and filter by album title select it and press play or click in it and press play it will default to the primary version. If you use the general search it may find a different version to your primary and this will be the version that plays. This happens if it’s from the quick search bit more often than not but also main search to. You have to observe what version it finds. I ended up removing duplicates in Qobuz as it tends to find those rather than my own version. Roon radio it’s whatever version the algorithm matched to and that maybe or maybe not your primary one.
Here is an example
Born in the USA my cd rip is primary version
If I use search it finds the highest res version
and if I play it will be this one as it’s the one it’s viewing.
Click into its the same as it’s the version it’s viewing
Only way to guarantee it’s your version each and every time is to not use search and only filter or focus in the albums section.
It does the same for non hires stuff as well it just random as as to what Roon decides to land on dependant on what you have in your library.
Discussed lots in various variants, for example:
I just had the following happening:
I searched for an artist and the top result was indeed the album that I wanted to play. But it’s the Qobuz version (that is in my library) and not the local version which is the primary version.
I would expect the primary version to be shown as the top search result.
Bumping this thread. I’d really like this feature too. I see no reason to play Qobuz versions of tracks when the local version is obviously linked. I mostly just prefer to play the local ones because they’re “in my library” and that allows me to like/ban them.
We need the option for roon to prefer the song version in the library, instead of prefering the one on Tidal. I don’t mean the library only option that already exist. I mean a option so my prefered version is played. For many albums I have my prefered mastering and mostly the Tidal version is inferior. Roon Radio would still play songs from Tidal, but if the song is already in my library, it would play the prefered version.
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Description of Issue
I have Roon connected to Tidal however, when browsing artists or albums under the Tidal menu of Roon if I have the album or artist in my iTunes library Roon only gives me the option to play from my iTunes library in the Tidal browser and I can’t figure how to play from Tidal.
Obviously we want to play higher quality tracks fr…