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  1. 219 votes
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      9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Automatic mirroring of music libraries to different music file formats

      While ripping lossless (to FLAC or some other codec) is always advised there are times when we need lossy music files.

      One example is for portable players. Lossless files take up a LOT of space, so it's more efficient to play OGGs or MP3s or whatever.

      In other cases, some music players simply don't work with certain codecs. iTunes doesn't play FLAC out-of-the-box, for instance.

      This idea would add a rule to maintain multiple mirrors of your music library. Your current music library becomes the source. You then declare multiple extra libraries, with the desired music file format in each…

      180 votes
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        9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Auto Tag Cleaning: trim spaces, remove HTML encoding

        Adding an option to clean the tags :
        - Auto clean the spaces at the beginning and the end of a tag
        - Identify tags with uf-8/Iso errors like   instead of spaces or & instead of &, etc... and fix these.

        171 votes
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          9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Trim rules (removing whitespace from the start and end of the tag) are in the current beta, due to be released next week. Removing HTML encoding will probably have to follow in the release after that…

          See the comments for a screenie of the trim rule.

        • Auto update iTunes when bliss has changed an album

          bliss integrates with iTunes by editing the music files that iTunes reads into its database. For artwork, it embeds the artwork into the file.

          However, iTunes does not know that tags have been changed or artwork has been added. You have to use the "Get Info" option in the iTunes interface, for instance, to force iTunes to rescan for artwork.

          Instead, bliss should tell iTunes that it should rescan automatically, once tags or artwork have been changed.

          Note that a separate idea for rescanning iTunes when file locations have been changed already exists: http://bliss.uservoice.com/forums/21939-bliss/suggestions/1450921-update-itunes-database-when-bliss-moves-files

          169 votes
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            27 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Replay Gain / volume levelling rule

            bliss should add a Replay Gain or volume levelling rule so that all music in my music collection can be levelled for volume.

            As discussed: http://www.blisshq.com/music-library-management-blog/2010/11/03/mp3-volume-replay-gain/

            163 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Automatically Complete Album Artist

              Allow automatic population of the "Album Artist" field when the "Artist" field for an album is consistent throughout all tracks. Suggest options for "Album Artist" when the "Album" field is 90% consistent i.e. when some tracks include "Ft Joe Bloggs"

              125 votes
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                6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Automatically rename genres

                Is it possible to automatically rename genre? Otherwise it always asks to confirm.

                102 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Automatic Google image link in the "Provide a URL yourself" section

                  Auto generate a link in the "Provide a URL yourself" section when Bliss can't find a artwork by itself

                  https://www.google.fr/search?q=sky+dive+freddie+hubbard&es_sm=93&biw=1600&bih=775&tbm=isch&source=lnt&tbs=isz:ex,iszw:300,iszh:300#tbs=isz:ex%2Ciszw:300%2Ciszh:300&tbm=isch&q=sky+dive+freddie+hubbard

                  Here iszw: is the width and
                  iszh: the height of the artwork so Bliss could generate a link with the artwork size chosen in the settings.

                  87 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • A search function.

                    A search function to make it easier for finding objects in large music libraries.

                    74 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enforce zero, one or many separate cover art files

                      Different music systems/apps use different naming conventions, and it would be helpful to be able to rename and/or duplicate existing art to work with those. Rules could be added to allow multiple art files in a folder with certain names, or enforce that only one would remain with a certain name. Also, the rule should be able to enforce no separate art, or just ignore separate files altogether.

                      72 votes
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                        12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make it easier to see what has been fixed

                        The activity page tells me about the compliancy of my collection but I can't see what has been fixed. I can tell some fixes have been used but not sure what on (I wanted to check that I liked what it had fixed). Also, it would give me an idea of how far 1000 fixes would go if I bought them.

                        71 votes
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                          7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 67 votes
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                            38 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Ignore compliance for certain albums

                            Some albums just cannot be fixed because, for instance, their album art cannot be found anywhere. For the sake of achieving 100% compliance I'd like to mark these albums as 'ignored'. I want to be able to do it for any aspect of bliss, for instance file organisation (saying 'actually, the existing location is ok') or genre etc.

                            Similar to http://bliss.uservoice.com/forums/21939-bliss/suggestions/404839-add-the-ability-to-ignore-albums-where-correct-art .

                            65 votes
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                              8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide a "Preferred Size" Option for Selecting Album Art

                              I am generally choosing Album Art at 500x500. I can obviously use min/max to reduce the number of options, but it would be an ideal alternative if I could also select "Preferred Size" and have Bliss choose album art which matches or is close - Max/Min size would still be useful to give to give Bliss a certain amount of leeway (or even better, you could choose to accept any art within say, 10% of this size).

                              60 votes
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                                11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • automatic search and replace of genres

                                With a look-up table, one could convert, for example, genres such as OBC, Broadway, Musicals, Original Cast, Cast Album and so forth all to the same, uniform genre (in this case, I might prefer to have them all tagged as Original Cast). This could also be used to reduce the number of genres. Yes, it reduces specificity but it might be nice to have all jazz listed as jazz, instead of "stride piano," "ragtime" "dixieland" "trad jazz" "modern jazz" "contemporary jazz" and so forth.

                                57 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • dry run

                                  do a dry run especially for the freeware;
                                  seeing the amount of "fixes" suddenly go down on my live library was terribly frightening.
                                  I really need to know what will be changed where, my library is too large to let random software do something on it.

                                  48 votes
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                                  • Normalize filenames, i.e. replace umlauts and special characters

                                    In order to be best compatible with different systems (Windows, Mac, Linux) or different file systems, it would be nice if bliss would be able to use a limited character set for naming directories and files.

                                    Syncing different systems if e.g. file names contain umlauts like "Die Ärzte" sometimes causes problems, because the files are not considered to be the same by the synchronization software.

                                    Different systems also have different file name restrictions, e.g. Windows does not allow colons, while Linux does. On the Mac, colons in file names are somehow treated as forward slashes.

                                    I would really like bliss…

                                    46 votes
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                                      8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Username and password to access bliss

                                      An admin user and password account is a must. Authorisation should be delivered via HTTP basic authentication at least.

                                      Later (but this is not the subject of this idea), further accounts with read only and/or write access would be great. Access control could allow read/write access to certain things such as certain albums, artists etc. Some accounts would be able to reorganise certain things. This would be especially useful if future API functions are made available.

                                      43 votes
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                                      • Handle Deleted Albums More Elegantly

                                        Bliss seems to remember that an album existed after it has been deleted - and therefore keep looking to determine whether it is compliant or not, even though there is no album to check.

                                        It would be better if Bliss flagged that an album appeared to have vanished (you might want to know if this was by mistake!) but then gave you the option to acknowledge the change so that Bliss "forgets" the album and no longer looks for it.

                                        Probably not spotted before because you don't often delete albums/music - but this happened during some testing of VortexBox/Bliss when…

                                        40 votes
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                                          8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Use the folder and file name to help identify songs, albums and other tags when no tags exist

                                          When a file is taged with just the words 'Album' / 'Artist' or just rubbish, try and identify the tag details from the folder or path name. Also give an option to see the path on the Album (or Artist) page so you can copy and paste the details into the right place from the path manually

                                          37 votes
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