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  1. I still haven't made a move to back up with CCC. I did order the 2TB SSD to use with CCC. I am having a bit of difficulty in understanding how to set it up so that two sources, my MacBook SSD and my Music Library SSD, can be backed up to the same destination at the same time. With Time Machine this task was quite easy to include/exclude drives.
  2. Once you have Roon working with Sonos you no longer have to use the Sonos app but it would need to remain installed.
  3. I have primarily used Time Machine on two external HDD as primary and secondary (weekly/monthly) backups. I am experiencing some slowdown in the time it takes to backup. I'm unsure if it is the HDD or Time Machine causing this unusual (it seems to me) long back up time (several hours vs a few minutes). I have used Carbon Copy Cloner in the past but I would consider myself very novice in understanding the set up and advantage of using one or the other. I want both my MacBook and my Music Library which is on an external SSD to be backed up at the same time. Can you advise which software solution would be best and how to properly set it up? Additionally the HDD I use now are external portable 4TB units. I have a reason to use external portable versus desktop units for backup and storage. I've thought about getting two more 2TB SSD like my SSD now used for my Music Library to use as the backups. Do you feel a 2TB size is sufficient to back up a music library with a current size of 850GB. It will grow but not by any dramatic rate increase over the next few years.
  4. I use dBPowerapmp to rip my files to ALAC. I had the old version of MAAT DR Offline to measure dynamic range. It would no longer work with Mac OS Catalina. The newer MAAT DR Offline gives me the following error message: Do I have to convert all my files to 64bit and how is that done? Will dBpoweramp do this? What is the impact on the various softwares I use, Music (iTunes), JRiver, Roon, Sonos on playing 64 bit files?
  5. From October 5th on the Roon site. "Mac OS X 10.15 Catalina has dropped support for XMLs with the iTunes app, now called Music. The Sonos software looks for an XML file for importing playlists out of iTunes. Because of this, music libraries shared with Sonos will not be able to find playlists that are created in or updated with the new Music app. Please note that the rest of your music library should work with Sonos without any issues, this just affects the playlists in XML format from iTunes.We'd recommend holding off on updating to Mac OS X 10.15 Catalina, but if you've done so already, you can use AirPlay 2 in the Music app to play your playlists to Sonos (if you have compatible Sonos players). Also, if you have an Apple Music subscription, your playlists and music should be available in there."The team is investigating this now, and we'll update you when we have more to share.
  6. I wish I knew. I still can't access my library with the Sonos app though I can use the Sonos speakers through iTunes (Music) and Roon but not JRiver either.
  7. I did not have to do a thing but run the update.
  8. Roon issued an update to fix the permission issue with OS Catalina,. I've just updated it and I'm back in business there.
  9. Mac OS Catalina has been a total disaster for me so far as far as music goes. I have used iTunes (Music) for years as many have. The first issue is that I lost about 1/4 of my 2800 album covers. Thankfully I have kept an archive of my album art as I quite frequently like to compare cover versions to get the best quality I can. However is was a very tedious task of re-adding all those covers. The second issue with Music for me personally is the loss of the Column Browser function with Artwork in the Songs view. I used this extensively for searching my collection and making metadata edits. I really miss it. I also do not like the loss of the Genre category that use to be available along with Artists, Albums and Songs. I have Sonos equipment that I use. Now with Mac OS Catalina my Music Library is no longer available to me. No matter what I do to create a new path to my library, the same path as used by Music my library won't load. I can still play my library through Music (iTunes) using Airplay but I have reasons that I use Sonos at times. The same thing holds true for Roon. I can no longer access my library files for Roon. Each time I try to set the path I get an error message that access is not authorized. I've reach out to all three companies for support but as of now I don't have any answers to solve my problems especially with Roon and Sonos. The loss of features in Music I will just have to live with. If anyone is using Mac OS Catalina and Music and also Sonos and/or Roon successfully and could provide any insight your help would be greatly appreciated.
  10. I have been using the Apple Super Drive for years seemingly without problem. Occasionally I see reports for best drives fro ripping (I think from dBpoweramp) and most of those are internal drives. I'm wondering what other use for their Mac computers for ripping that you consider better than the Apple Super Drive?
  11. I get some blips in music playback when using Roon that I don''t seem to experience when using iTunes, Sonos and JRiver. I like Roon but that little annoyance is bothering.
  12. Thank you. I had put off a trial of Roon because I could not find information. Somehow I miss the Sonos on the Roon site.
  13. I was wondering if anyone is using Roon with Sonos equipment and how is your experience with it. I currently run Sonos equipment and either play from the Sonos software/controller, iTunes or JRIver. I was wondering if the Roon experience and sound quality may be better.
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