I suggest ...

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

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I support this idea wholeheartedly. My file and folder naming is rigorous and consistent - it it therefore a good source of data, albeit with underscores used throughout. Bliss uses tags that I can't see in other tag editors - this makes it hard to fix errors.

  • jugi63 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Well... I've ripped hundreds of CDs to wav -files with EAC. And more than a third of these files Bliss isn't able to tag. The track names are there in the files but Bliss doesn't use them... kind of disappointing...

  • Carmen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would work really well for me. Maybe it could be possible to provide "hints" to bliss, so it could know what kind of environment it's in. If it knew it could rely on a structured directory name is > 90% accuracy, then I think the user would be pleased with the changes offered.

  • Dom commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would work for music sourced from bands directly, where there is no fingerprint data (yet).
    As Dan says, it would be used when tagging via fingerprinting has been unsuccessful. The option (or default) to auto-fill the tag table from the directory/file structure would be a great help...

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

    I'm beginning to think this would be best implemented on the Untagged page, so that albums go through a staging process of only being allowed onto the "Albums" page once they are tagged.

    The disadvantage of this is that it forces you to have tags, but is that really a problem?

  • Ian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed this would be a great help to fingerprinting especially where some tracks are missing names in the database. It could also be an option on its own - as in my case where my library was previously in wav before I converted it to untagged flac.

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

    I just realised that in a more general sense this could be used in bliss to merely identify music to the various rules, e.g. the cover art rule could use it for album and artist name information, and the art could be saved to file or embedded.

    Many other rules though would make no sense to use this with, e.g. file organisation. Therefore the applicability is limited.

  • jake commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be useful where acoustic fingerprinting does not work. I can put the files into the right folder with the right file names but if the tags are not there that is more of a pain and bliss could help me there.

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