QNAP TS-x 53D
Therenet, BT home hub router
Raspberry Pi via ethernet
I’m 7 days into my 14 day trial. I’ve invested in a raspberry pi and QNAP NAS (with in-built computer) to enable Roon and I’m keen to subscribe on a long-term basis but I can’t justify the subscription fee unless Roon does what I need it to. Can you help with a few teething problems please? I’ve checked the community forum but haven’t found a solution. I tried contacting email@example.com but they couldn’t help.
Imported M3U Playlists
I’ve successfully imported a couple of playlists, created in Media Monkey and exported as M3U, and imported into Roon. However, the playlists I’ve tried to import since then simply don’t appear in Roon. The successful and unsuccessful playlists are all saved in the same folder, which is a sub-folder of the Roon share. Even a playlist with only one track has failed to import so this can’t be a playlist size problem.
I initially tried selecting ‘Prefer Roon’ but much of the artwork was inaccurate so I have now selected ‘Prefer file’. Many tracks now show the correct artwork but some show none at all. I have the artwork saved to the same folder as the music file, usually as an mpeg file. The artwork shows in Media Monkey but for a lot of files, not in Roon. In Media Monkey if I select the track / album’s properties and then artwork, then select ‘add to all selected files’, the artwork suddenly appears in Roon. To do this for every track that Roon isn’t showing artwork for would be a huge job. Shouldn’t Roon show the artwork for any track where the artwork is saved to the same folder as the track? Is there a quicker /easier way to fix this problem?
Large Imported Playlists
Is there a limit to the number of tracks that an imported M3U playlist can contain? My 18,000 tracks are each rated from 1 to 5 in Media Monkey. I have a playlist of all my tracks rated 5, a playlist for all rated 4 or 5 and a playlist for all tracks rated 3, 4 or 5. I also have playlists made up of a gne re plus a rating e.g. soul rated 4 or 5. They are huge playlists. This is my principle method of deciding what to listen to i.e. by rating rather than genre, artist etc. Can playlists containing thousands of songs be imported into Roon? Otherthan importing huge flaylosts, is there a simple way to categorise my music by rating e.g. using the tags or focus function?
I understand that Roon is intuitive and will recommend new music to me. How do I inform Roon of what music I like? Does it recognize that I like every track in my library that is saved on my hard drive? Does it recognize that I like every track contained in my Tidal playlists? Do I need to select the ‘heart’ icon to indicate that I like a track even if the track is part of my library? Currently, I think of my library as my own music files, saved to the hard drive. If I press the heart icon on a track from Tidal, will it add that track to my Roon library?
Currently, Roon is recommending music from artists I have no interest in (e.g. I’ve never owned or listened to a track by that artist). Is this because it doesn’t yet know what I like, even though I have imported 18,000 of my own tracks and a handful of playlists from Tidal?
If I’m playing music from Tidal, will Tidal know which tracks I’m liking (i.e. selecting the heart icon for) or is that ‘like’ only recognized by Roon? If not, will Tidal become less accurate at recommending music to me that I like?
I’d be grateful if you could help with the above. Thanks in advance.