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RE: That's what concerns me about Roon


> BUT. I've neither seen anybody managing to come up with
> a consistent logic (without crippling the tag content),
> nor I've seen anybody who owns a 100% consistent collection.

On the first, it works for me. I effectively ported the system I had for filing my Vinyl and my CD's back in the last Millennium, which in turn goes back to - oh well forever, probably my public library when I was 6 and could borrow LP's.

> First of all - get rid (store them somewhere else) of albums
> you'll never ever listen to.

If I do that I might as well -rm-rf them, because if I do that I WILL never listen to them.

> My guess is that nobody would end up with a collection >500 CDs.

Used to have > 3,000 LP's, most are still in storage.

I know, I'm an anachrophile and latter day luddite. Now where is my hammer to smash up that newly fangled komputer maschine of yours?

> Getting the coverarts in shape is a different project. It
> already starts with having the same filename for a coverart.

Well, each Album is a separate Folder with a folder.jpg containing the cover art I want (in case I care about it) Double Albums naturally with suitable prefixes on the track number.

It works great for me. For example, using the Music Section in Media Portal I can choose to prefer folder.jpg for music and to browse the collection by "shares", read folder libraries... And it works browsing a network share from USB Audio Player Pro. And using any other player I have ever used.

> When it comes to file formats - I allow just a few file formats.
> Flac and MP3 and DSF. Everything else will be converted.

I leave the original where I can.

> All in all it takes me about 5 minutes per album. I think it's
> more then worth to spent that time. Spent just an hour a week
> and you'll be set "Once and Forever" next Christmas latest.

Or the week before armageddon.

My point is, I do not want to change my system, because it is nearly 20 Years old (on the computer side - overall more) and has grown organically over this time. And if a software that claims user friendliness as key goal and one of the reasons why we should pay subscription, then I expect it to be friendly to the three users called me, myself & I.

I know, selfish, luddite me.

Now where did I put that hammer again?

Ciao T

At 20 bits, you are on the verge of dynamic range covering fly-farts-at-20-feet to untolerable pain. Really, what more could we need?

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