The only devices I have with Roon control are my iPad mini 2 (latest iOS) which I use 99.9% of the time, and a desktop computer (PC Windows 10) which is rarely used. At the time the issue occurred I was using the iPad and the desktop was powered off.
To be sure I checked the Roon control settings on the desktop and verified they are the same as on the iPad.
Btw, I’m the only one in the household (only two of us) who uses Roon.
I’m just guessing, but it looks like since the Roon genre tags can be checked and unchecked that they may be a factor in the behavior I’m seeing (perhaps erroneously…a bug?).
Yes, I’ll try it again when I get a chance and let you know what happens. Unfortunately I don’t get to listen as much as I would like…sigh.
Last time I touched the 3 bars at the upper left corner of the screen, under Browse I selected Genres, then selected the Pop/Rock genre, then selected Play Genre, then selected Play Now. I noticed that it played at least one track, and I think more, from an album that only has an Opera genre tag in the file. But as you saw in my screenshots, Roon had other genre tags associated with it when you look in Album Editor.
Am I correct that since In settings I have it set only to display my file tag genres (not Roon’s) that it should only play tracks from albums that have the selected genre file tag? In other words, if I select to play the Pop/Rock genre, it should only play tracks from albums that have the Pop/Rock genre tag in the file (again, not from Roon’s tags)? Do I understand this correctly? Btw, I do understand that currently Roon does not use tags at track level, just album level.
The information you provided allowed me to reproduce the issue. From what I understand, if you select the Genre Browser, select your genre and click Play Genre then Play Now, it should only play albums that have that genre in your tags. Instead it plays albums that contain that genre under Roon Genres.
I will summarize the issue so @support can investigate.
In Settings, use Roon Genres set to No
In Settings, Show Genres from File Tags set to Yes. So Roon Genres are not being used at all
Navigate to Genre Browser. Select a genre. Click Play Genre and then Play Now.
Roon will play albums that have that genre in Roon Genres, even though you don’t use Roon genres.
Also, if you go into Album Browser and Focus on a Genre and click Play Now, it works as expected.
Yes, I use Focus all the time. It’s a lot more flexible, allowing you to focus in on a lot more than just one genre.
For example, you can select a genre or multiple genres, select a date range (ie 1970-1980) and file format (ie hires). You get the idea.
Also, by clicking on the + of a selected genre and making it a - you can exclude something too.
If you find that there’s a Focus you use often, then save it as a Bookmark. Once you have your focus results showing, click the Bookmark icon in the top right of the screen next to the search and click Add Bookmark and give it a name. Every time you select it, it will bring up the screen with refreshed results.