Resolving "Metadata Improver: Halted" error messages
If you come across an error message saying Metadata Improver: Halted, please try the following steps to resolve.
This error can occur if you're running an outdated version of Roon. Please ensure that you're running the latest version. You can read more about updating here
Often times a reboot will resolve this type of issue. It might happen because your Core machine got into a bad state and is unable to properly communicate with our servers. Rebooting will typically get the Core machine out of this bad state and allow the connection to be made.
Resolve Networking Troubles
If you're seeing this type of issue frequently, it likely means that your Core machine or network is having trouble communicating with our servers. Below is a list of common troubleshooting steps that will help resolve this type of problem, but for more details on networking best practices with Roon, please read this article
- Change the DNS that your network is using
- Disable IPv6 on your router and Core
- Remove any managed switches, WIFI repeaters, or powerline adapters from your setup
- Disable any VPN, firewall, and antivirus running on your Core
Roon updates the metadata in your collection periodically, and analyzes your audio files on import, but you can always force Roon to do it again. This can be done using either the Album Editor or the Track Editor. For example, in the Album Editor, in ...
FAQ: Roon is displaying incorrect track titles
Roon is displaying incorrect track titles - how do I fix this? If Roon is displaying incorrect song titles, it usually means there's an error in our cloud metadata database. Assuming the album is identified and you're confident that the "file tags" ...
Introduction This document is meant to serve as a technical reference to Roon's metadata model. Roon models your metadata in an object graph. This means that there are a set of objects--such as albums, tracks, performers, performances, compositions, ...
FAQ: How do I make bulk edits to Track metadata?
You may find that some of your ripped CDs (or even newly downloaded files!) have bad metadata. This bad metadata is causing Roon to display erroneous or redundant information. It is possible to correct the metadata in the track files themselves, ...
FAQ: Getting a "Playback failed" error
My DAC is showing “Playback has failed due to playback parameter negotiation with the audio device”. What’s wrong? The Roon Test Lab is located deep inside a mountain, hidden behind a giant skull, and filled with some of the finest audio equipment in ...
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