Been asking that here for many …years.
BTW, sorting is tooooo long.
So, I use RPi firmware/software (be it Volumio or else) only as a UPNP/DLNA peripheral, USB connected to my DAC (RME ADI-2 pro, that does other interesting things…).
Foobar 2000 rules and is lightning fast… but AFAIK there is no valid smartphone app
I think that what I’m asking for needs more computer power.
If album pages are involved in this redesign, I’d love to be able to see album tags more easily. My eyes are still pretty good but grey font is always a bit tough and, inparticular, the file type icon is microscopic.
Thank you all for the loads of feedback and suggestions. We will take everything into concideration and we will continue the development of the new browsing pages. We expect to release the first build in the beginning of Q2.
Please concider that because of the scope of this project we are not able to implement all improvements suggested. Everything that we can not implement in the next release will be implemented in the next major volumio release, based on a new codebase.
Progress on the development will be posted here, please keep your feedback coming.
Yes for the love of God…
My tags and metadata are all perfect but it still don’t seem to recognise and group VA alums as the one album (eg when searching it says 20 albums instead of 1, and also stops playing after the first track).
Ps also have been using foobar since they 2000 for my own FLAC playback at PC, and like how it operates (and very fast). Obviously streaming will be slower when searching various sources but could be worth seeing how they treat various artists etc.
What I was hoping for would not work at this level, but the one above. Here you are forcing us to choose a source before selecting music. Why? My ‘favourite’ folders, playlists, sections etc might be from several sources. Fundamentally we need direct access to those favourites from the home screen. In the provided image for instance, I might want to ‘favourite’ or ‘bookmark’ Qobuz Top Albums for direct access, not have to go through Source every time. In my scenario I prefer my USB FLAC library and some favourite folders are 3 or 4 clicks ‘down’… THe vast majority of my listening is done via Albums NOT playlists. So I guess I am asking for a ‘bookmark’, ‘favourite’ or ‘alias’ engine depending on your context.
As an addition, I’m sure many of us generally use a SINGLE source the majority of the time, so another suggestion would be to be able to set a custom ‘home’ screen to … well, any source, folder or category we like, really. e.g., for me, that would be Music Library > USB > [USBname] > [category folder]. Thus saving 3 clicks at the start of almost every listening session.
Can I make a shout out for users who already know what music they have (ie no need for discovery), have already organised it via the structure of folders on their NAS (ie one per ‘artist’ (interpret that in any way you choose) with a sub-folder for each album) and have absolutely no interest in any metadata-based look-up (ie the utterly meaningless Genre tag in mp3 files).
I love the fact that I can use Volumio to browse through my music on the basis of the folders that I have created in the past 25ish years (2,400+ top-level folders), so please please please do not damage that access method.
I love this also, but the awkwardness and primitive nature of volumio for music browsing led me to Roon, which nails it. Until they can solve the above problems, I would not spend on Premium. I only return to Volumio now when I want to hear some new music via spotify connect.