I own CDs of some of the titles that are not available to be streamed. Can I upload them to my collection, so I can access all my music from RDIO? I've already purchased it, so don't want to pay for the MP3.
Thanks for writing in. The ability to play local files isn’t currently on our roadmap for a couple of specific reasons: local files aren’t social in the way that our user experience calls for, and managing them adds overhead (they need to have good metadata, you need to keep them backed up, etc).
If this changes down the line, we'll send you an update.
If I purchase the MP3, am I able to then play it on rdio? I always see the "Purchase MP3" button on titles that are not available for free streaming. IF not, then I understand... If so, why is it any different?
Thanks for following up. You won't be able to play the .mp3 files you 've downloaded through any of the Rdio apps—you'll need to play them through some other media player of your choosing.
Feel free to let me know if you have any other questions.
Spotify now offers the ability to add music not in their library, not having this feature now puts Rdio at a huge disadvantage.
Okay, this does it for me. I'm quitting Rdio as soon as I can square it w/ my S.O. Too many of the songs I want to play are unavailable or disappear from my playlists. I had been planning to patch this by purchasing music.
Also, Spotify does not have this problem: http://www.spotify.com/us/help/faq/local-files/
I will be subscribing to Spotify as soon as it's released in Canada for this very feature. Having to manage two media libraries is annoying and completely defeats the purpose of a cloud-based player.
This should be an option. Deezer does this as well. I don't see the problem.
It could be handled in the way that these files are alway private by default. I would love to use rdio even more, but it is not a great solution to have 2 libraries.
Also it would be nice to have the "local files" also in the mix for the radio feature.
I would also love to have this feature as there are many local bands and various mixtapes or self released albums that I have in my local collection that are not, and will not be, available on rdio.
It would be great if you could reconsider the current policy.
Rdio. 1. Your app layout is great. 2. The fact that a users collection allows you to select a song by artist is huge. 3. Interaction with other users is much more fulfilling than other media players. Love that I can go listen to a playlist Curated by Questlove Jenkins.
Now please just add a feature that gives us the ability to add local files.
Do this and my friendship with other media players whose reputation is getting a bit spoty, is finished!
Just add a "Local Files" tab under "Your Music" and allow local files the ability to sync between per user devices over same wifi.
This is a significant missing feature. Mike K: the "social user experience" is an add-on (a good one) to the music, but it's not the mission. One music library that integrates your offerings with our already-purchased files is the "user experience" your users seek. Please don't try to be facebook at the cost of complicating our music management. The mission is the music!
Join me in the campaign to make Rdio add local file support.
I actually just recently filled out Rdio's user poll and forgot to request this feature. Infact it is the feature I would most like to have. I love Rdio's interface, but I must admit that if a service is made available in Canada with a great UI (similar to Rdio) and allows me to add/upload/stream my own music, I will switch from Rdio to this service.
It is a pain to have to manage two separate music collections. Users should be given this feature, and it's fine if outside users cannot access these files/songs. I want to be able to make playlists that integrate ALL my music. Rdio doesn't even have to host this music with their own storage, a desktop app that shares/streams my files with Rdio remotely or links to a Dropbox or Sugarsync folder would be fine with me. Personal files could simply be excluded to other users within our history or playlists. As long as I can access them is all that matters. Please Rdio, you're only doing yourself a disservice by excluding such a feature.
I love Rdio, the way the interface looks and feels but since spotify is in canada now and lets you upload tracks to fill in the gaps I have to cancel my subscription. I hope this gets added so I can come back some day.
Local files are super important.
I am sure there are ways to monetize them, people might also be willing to pay for it.