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RE: That's what concerns me about Roon

Thanks a lot for the screenshots Abe. It is good to see that you can configure Roon to either use the metadata I've already got or the internet, or a mix of the two.

I use YouTube a lot for discovering new music, because I find that it does a good job of offering up suggestions that are related in different ways to what I'm playing. But I don't like the inconvenience of switching back and forth between using YouTube over AirPlay and using another app for local library or Tidal playback. So my main interest in Roon is having a single interface that I can use for both, relying on its metadata-based browsing capabilities to make those connections.

To answer your question, my library is on a NAS running Twonky server. I've configured Twonky with over a dozen different navigation trees to browse the library in different ways. Album artist followed by album is the one I use most often. Genre first, followed by album artist and album is another one I use a lot. Genre followed by year followed by album is an example of one I use less often. Classical can be browsed by composer first, or conductor first, or period, or soloist. And so on. I can also browse by folder structure on disk. For browsing the library and controlling playback, I usually use Lumin's app when I have a tablet handy, otherwise I use Linn Kazoo or BubbleDS.

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