I have music on my computer that I would like to import to Rdio, but the "Match Collection" feature doesn't seem to be working for me, as it only imports a few songs rather than all of my music, which I have in folders under Libraries - Music - (Album Name) - (Song Name). I know in Spotify that users had the ability to choose where to import from, but it seems to me that this is not the case in Rdio. Is there a way to import my songs to Rdio so I do not have to open my Library on my computer to play my songs? Thanks.
Thanks for checking in with us on this. 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.
Kevin Ebaugh | http://rd.io/people/kev
Thanks for the quick response again, Kevin. I, personally, believe this is a feature that is worth looking into.
It's very frustrating to have to use one app for most of songs (rdio) and when I need something else I need to switch to another app. I can't even use it in a random way.
Spotify does that and I'm seriously thinking to switch to it because rdio doens't have all music in the world and for music that is not on its catalog the local files feature should solve this problem.
I'm currently looking into switching to using a subscription based music application, I'm finding the choice very difficult because no option is perfect. Spotify has a lot of what I want, but lacks a clean and usable UI. Rdio seems way better, however not being able to play music that isn't on Rdio is a HUGE deal. I listen to a lot of different music, and there are a millon remixes, songs, and whole albums that I love, that are simply not on Rdio or Spotify. I understand being social is a big part of Rdio, but I can't be forced to use multiple music applications, plus I'd love to be able to shuffle my collection and hear music I added from Rdio and music I added from my hard drive.
When a user adds a local song to his/her collection Rdio could sync it just as they sync other songs, just protected for that user. (I'm a little unsure of the legal issues there, but if it's DRM free it should be ok) It could even be looked up by Name/Artist on other peoples accounts to see if they have it and then treated as any other song. If a user doesn't have it, a prompt could inform the user to import the song. Still social, and allows users to use Rdio for all their music.
I'm writing this because I'd love to pay $10 a month for a service to replace iTunes, and 100% local music management. As things stand now I'll be very sad to lose my local music that isn't on Rdio. As a future Rdio user, I'm really hoping this gets looked at and reevaluated.
Otherwise I love your product, keep up the fantastic work.
Thank you for continuing to update this thread, while local music fileback is still not something we are considering at time, we appreciate the continued interest and feedback.
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