Hello, as the titles states i have two main issues. When trying to listen to radiohead i click “play now” on the artist and it plays steaming tracks and not local tracks. To listen to local i have to go into specific albums and pick the library album. local are higher res.
While listening to Radiohead
Tidal seems Very faulty with roon. Seems “tracks are missing or cannot be played” happens often. Regardless of having qobuz (which is higher bit than tidal) or just using local library tracks.
It seems like Roon picks tidal over qobuz or local regardless if the bit rate is lower? I could be doing something very wrong or have settings not set up correctly. If that is true please let me know, i am quite new to roon. thanks!
This is correct behaviour; Play Now plays music from this artist.
Roon doesn’t consider streaming services, bit depth, or sample rate when selecting a track. From time-to-time, both streaming services adjust their catalogue, which results in tracks and releases becoming unavailable.
Click Bookmarks and click a previously saved bookmark called My CD Collection, which eliminates streaming services from My Albums view. Then I’d type “Radiohead” in the filter and click on Play now drop-down and select Shuffle.
Your library includes releases added locally and on streaming services; Roon integrates these, which is a unique feature. Bookmarks help you to cut your library however you like, e.g., local, Qobuz, format, release decade, label etc., and a really straightforward: they simply store the current view using a term you understand.
Experiment in My Albums and use Focus to change the view. Then create some bookmarks. Once you’ve got the idea, they’re just as easy to delete.
gotcha i will play with it more. I guess the dream would be to hit play now and it plays every album they have steaming + my library albums. I will play with bookmarks and my albums. im sure there are things im just not understanding. thx
hum now when playing radiohead it plays my local stuff and streams the stuff i dont have… i must just be an idiot? i swear it never has the past week…
When you say “my library” do you mean your local CD-Rips or digital downloads? Or do you mean very album you’ve added to Roon, i.e., local media and streaming media? The Play now button on the artist page will do the latter.
If you want to play all of their main releases, use shift-right-click on the last album to select them all, and then click Play now or add them to a playlist from the ellipsis.
i was running into the issue where i would click play now on the artist thinking it would play my local 8 albums in the shuffle as well as the others i dont have (to be streamed). The past week it has been just playing only streaming and not local. I might not have explained that correctly. Im not the most techy person in the world. NOW it seems to be doing exactly what i want. I think going to play actions, and changing it to one play shuffle might have fixed that.
When i do this, it only plays streaming tracks, even if i have those tracks locally. if i hit shuffle it only plays the albums i have. Is there a setting i need to flick or change? So i can listen to local albums in place of streaming and then stream albums i dont have?
It does play local tracks, but if you look at your artist’s discography, then that is the multitude of tracks that Roon selects from in “Play now”. There could easily be duplicate tracks in that list for popular artists. Also some albums may appear twice if they are different in some way, e.g. different lengths because of a bonus release.
I don’t believe it checks to see if tracks on such albums are duplicates of tracks in your local library.