Is this by design?
I installed Sony Music Center to manage my walkman playlists, which (stupidly) changes the modification dates of my music files, Roon uses the same music folder. This automatically triggered audio analysis of all the music files! Thankfully, Track import dates in Roon are not changed as my import settings uses “Roon Import Timestamp”. The Sony Music Center settings is configured NOT to change tags nor the files themselves. While it’s really annoying that Sony software is modifying the dates on my files, should Roon be re-doing Audio Analysis all over again? Now it’s re-doing analysis for 4,600 tracks which is the number of tracks imported into the Sony app. I had to shutdown the Sony app for now. I really can’t go through the pain of Roon reanalyzing 50,000 tracks.
Curious to know if this is by design and if possible to fix this. I don’t think the modified date of a file should trigger a fresh audio analysis. Please note, the Sony app is not changing nor updating the music tags.