How Does Roon Handle Duplicates?
Roon automatically detects when you have multiple copies of an album in your library.
Once every version of the album is grouped together, it's easy to browse through them from the Versions tab.
When browsing your library Roon hides duplicates by default, but you can turn this off at any time from the General tab of Settings by toggling the Show Hidden Tracks And Albums option.
How Does It Work
When Roon finds albums in your library with similar artist and album info and similar lengths, they are considered to be duplicates.
When duplicates are detected in your library, or when an edition of the album is available on TIDAL, you’ll see the Versions tab on the Album page:
The icons displayed here let you know which versions are available:
- The disc icon means there are other versions of this album in your Library
- The TIDAL icon means there are versions of this album on TIDAL not yet added to your library
Clicking this tab will display the versions of this album that are available from your library, and below it will display versions on TIDAL.
You can click Add to Library to add versions from TIDAL to your Library. For versions in your Library, you can view the number of tracks, format, bitrate, dynamic range and storage location.
When you open an album with multiple versions, Roon will display the primary copy, which defaults to the highest quality copy available.
From the Versions tab, you can pick a different primary copy by pressing Make Primary Version.
Inside your library, you can remove an album from the set by selecting the options icon and selecting Remove from duplicates.
Adding Albums To A Set
Because Roon's duplicate detection is based on a match of the album's metadata (artist, album, track titles) and their length, sometimes not every duplicate in your library is detected automatically. For example, if you have 3 copies of Kind Of Blue, but one of them has a different number of tracks, it may not be added to the set automatically.
To add albums to a set, in the album browser or on the artist page, right-click (or long-press) each album to select.
Next, click Edit in the top-right:
The edit screen will show up. Just click
The selected versions of the album will be grouped together. That's it!