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RE: That's what concerns me about Roon


One of the navigation trees I use is "By Folder", which is a nice fallback to have when I can't find something, usually because I missed a metadata error or made a mistake on rip.

It is nice to know that I can get Roon to stick to my metadata, at least for my own library (Tidal will still be a mess).

You could write a script to bulk update tags based on file name and path. Obviously, that will only set the few tags that can be inferred from your folder structure, but that will give you the same browsing ability you have now using players that ignore folder structure and pay attention to metadata only. Unfortunately, to really take advantage of metadata browsing, I think you have to either accept what the internet gives you or put the effort into a lot of manual tagging.

When I ripped my whole CD collection back in 2010, I used dBpoweramp with multiple internet metadata subscriptions. That saved me a ton of effort, although I still had to make a lot of corrections and enter a lot of data. Classical music was the biggest pain, because I tag album, composer, conductor, orchestra, label, soloist, year, genre, and period, and most of my classical CDs were either missing from online databases or the data was wrong.

What you need is a program that can use the combined wisdom of the various online metadata providers to retroactively tag already-ripped files. I don't know what that would be. The dBpoweramp ripper I used relies on recognizing the CD in order to do the metadata lookup.

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