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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 .

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      • Joshua Braveman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would like to also be able to ignore suggestions when I've renamed the album title to include qualifying information like "remaster". Since I may have multiple versions of the ablum in my server. Also live unofficial recordings can't be validated by an external database.

      • Dirk commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've shown 1502 albums to bliss and quite a number is "unknown". I'm using Sony's MEDIAGO software getting information from Gracenote. And, believe me, Gracenote is knowing every single album.

      • Frank Köhntopp commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Very helpful - I have several versions of some albums ("SACD", "2011 Remaster") that MusicBrainz wants to correct to the original one, which is not helpful.

      • AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Great ideas. The main progress has been identifying a way of fixing these problems, although work has not begun on them yet.

        Ignoring certain compliance for certain albums can be seen as a special case of https://www.blisshq.com/music-library-management-blog/2017/08/01/ruleset-selecta/ - i.e. the "selector" selects this album in particular, and the ruleset assigned to that selector is the same as otherwise, except with the "ignored" rule removed.

      • Joe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Has there been any motion on this request? I want to achieve full compliance on my library, but I want to be able to hit "Ignore" or add exceptions for certain things bliss can't recognize just yet.

        ex. 1 - I have many live recordings of shows, and the format is always Date - Location (ie 2018/05/10 Boston, MA). bliss wants to change this to 2018/05/10 Boston, Ma. Being able to ignore, or add some sort of exception for state abbreviations would be marvelous.

        ex. 2 - (feat.) tags. My preferred method is lowercase feat., but bliss wants to change this to (Feat.). Being able to add an exception/ignore these cases would make my library much cleaner / compliant.

        Thank you!

      • robin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In some cases it may be linking to the wrong release (and yes, linking to a subset would definitely be useful - I have at least one case where I have 2 releases of the same album with different content which are bundled into one by Bliss and I'd like to separate them).

        But in other cases I think Bliss is linking to a correct release, but that the databases it gets the information from are inconsistent in their approach to what goes in subtitles and what should be part of the main title. A common example is where an album has a 'Deluxe Edition' with extra tracks and the databases are inconsistent in whether they include 'Deluxe Edition' in the title or not. So in those cases where I disagree with the division between title and subtitle, I'd like to have the option to ignore the rule.

      • robin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Another use case - where one wishes to check compliance for the titles, artists and year of albums, but there are some cases where the online sources just seem to be wrong, or are applying inconsistent rules. For example, sometimes album subtitles get included in the title, sometimes not. Where an album had multiple editions (e.g. a Deluxe edition with more tracks, and published in a different year) the online sources do not distinguish them.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        agreed. My use case would be for Albums I've crated that are not real albums. Such as all the songs I've recorded for my kids from different bands they have made while taking music Lessons. I collect those songs, make an Album for that year and band name, and add my own art. But there is no real data for this kind of thing of course. So, we need to ignore it.

      • AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just wanted to make a note to myself...

        Rather than specific "ignore" functionality this should work by implementing "selectors". Create a new selector for this specific album, with a slightly-changed ruleset.

        This would be preferable, because selectors are a more powerful, less specific implementation and it should mean less code overall.

      • Magnus Sjoberg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The rules could perhaps even be conditional, and bliss stop after first matched rule.

        Example:

        IF <pattern match 1> THEN <custom rule 1>
        IF <pattern match 2> THEN <custom rule 2>
        <standard rules>

      • Magnus Sjoberg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Rather than "ignoring" I would like to have the option to set a custom rule for a specific album. That way it will still be compliant and you can rescan your whole collection again.

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