Personally what is Roon ready is only a small part of the story, what will actually matter is the online services that Roon can integrate with and the stats indicate it’s playing with the minority small fry.
I use Apple Music both on mobile and at home. I also have Tidal subscription just for Roon. Apple Music works the best for me and I tried (I think) every streaming platform available to me (and some that was not available ;)).
If my music was on “the cloud” it would degrade the sound quality? I guess if you wanted your library on your mobile phone, then it would be useful? Why do you need multiple instances of Roon Server running? I could agree about the addition of other Music services to Roon, I am sure someone will be working on it?
I had my music on a mechanical NAS drive, I have now but it on an SSD, and downloaded ROCK. The difference is night and day! I think Roon is excellent at what it does, i took a couple of free trials, when you could have a 30 day trial, and opted for a lifetime membership. I have one issue, and that is the lack of an alarm clock/sleep facility. I am more than happy! Mind youm my HiFi system consists (on the digital side), a Roon Rock i5 core 2Gb of RAM, Rock installed on a M.2 drive, and my music is on a SSHD. This feeds into a March DAC, going through a Naim 200/202 with a teddycap power supply, this combination feeds a pair of Neat Motive 2 speakers.
I did use Logitech Media Server, which had a clunky interface, it is old and free though. The Roon gave an uplift to both the user interface, and music reproduction.
While that volume thing sounds like a bug, UPnP is fundamentally flawed:
I’m not getting defensive, on getting annoyed with you dodging the question. I’ll answer you but I’m done with you until you either retract or defend your words.
We’ve certified almost 1000 devices and I don’t know all their details. However, just looking at my desk, I see two devices that have RAAT and no UPnP:
B&W’s Formation line (I have the Duo’s here in a box) and the Merging Technologies’ NADAC+PLAYER.
Both are “high-end” to “super high-end”.
UPnP sucks. We won’t support it. We would rather improve the industry as a whole than support UPnP. We started that in 2016. I believe we are mostly complete. If you think UPnP is required for Roon’s mass adoption, you are welcome to your opinion, but we think you couldn’t be further from the truth.
I don’t know why this thread has exploded into a upnp - dlna discussion. That’s was not of any concern of the OP and shouldn’t be your concern as well. Raat is perfectly fine, Roons multiroom system works like a charm, it’s all the little frustrating things in the UI that is the problem. There has been next to none development in the basic features of Roon which are still full of annoying things. The fact that there is no progress in the very basics is what’s concerning the OP. That’s what this thread was about.
To be fair, I think the Roon UI is probably overall, generally, broadly (you get the idea) at least as good as anything else. Personally I’d rather trade a bit of polish on the UI for a properly thought through, well designed and implemented fundamental architecture. A bit like I’d rather have a well designed chassis and suspension on a car so that it actually behaves properly without the intervention of all the current nanny electronics…
Which is not to say I wouldn’t welcome some improvements!