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      14 comments  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

      For the next release, a more complete list of files/folders permitted for deletion is included.

      That includes desktop.ini files and @eaDir folders.

      Please report re-occurrences of this (subsequent to the next version) with a debug archive.

      Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

      That's interesting; bliss should move image files into the target folder. If you get the chance, send me a debug archive - "Help" then "Download debug archive" and mention which folder/album this occurred with.

      Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

      Oh yes, if the permissions are ok it should still move them... as before, please send a debug archive - http://www.blisshq.com/support/faq/general/how-create-debug-archive.html

      Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

      Ah yes, in this case that will be a problem.

      Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

      Thanks, please do!

      Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

      This should actually happen. Can you send me a debug archive? Click "Help" then "Download debug archive". And also say some example albums where the folder wasn't removed.

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        8 comments  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

        To an extent, 2a is in principle already covered by the accuracy rules - only trouble is it doesn't work for completing missing fields!

        Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

        Thanks for the very clear clarification!

        Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

        What sort of problems? Do you mean issues with the way bliss updates the album artist tag?

        Right now, bliss shows different tags depending on the album artist... If an album artist is set, that is what is shown in the artist field. If not, it's the track artists.

        Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

        Sounds good. I think the 'rule' for this might be a checkbox declaring "album artist" must be set for each album, and the response (when it isn't) is to set the album artist as you say.

        Could also check that the album artist is accurate... I had a case the other day where two tracks on an album had different album artists, and the rest of the tracks had no album artist. That's asking for trouble...

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          1 comment  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

          Agreed - same goes for the total count in the [left/right] page navigator...

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            1 comment  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

            Can you explain - there's already an "Artists" link which lists the artists... do you mean a list instead of a grid? What else should be in the list?

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              1 comment  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

              Slightly meta, but this would be an interesting one in the sense that always-automated missing artwork completion was bliss's very very first feature - I took the decision at the time that it shouldn't even be customisable to make the tool as easy to use as possible with as few settings as possible: https://www.blisshq.com/music-library-management-blog/2009/11/06/first-release/

              I think it's a valid idea though.

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                1 comment  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                Presumably you mean when the music is NOT synced locally? If it is synced locally, might it work?

                I've seen problems before where some services store an empty "shell" file representing the real cloud based file, bliss assumes it's a full music file, and baulks when trying to scan it.

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                  1 comment  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                  This would be useful, especially if the report button had a field where you could provide a URL for the correct release.

                  Can you send a debug archive separately - Help > Download debug archive? And confirm the name of the album.

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                    1 comment  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                    Good idea. Do you mean adding the URL for the release? Where would you want to find the data from?

                    Also, it would be good if the incorrect release wasn't chosen in the first place...

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                      1 comment  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                      Thanks. Things to consider:

                      - Total length of file path
                      - Length of individual parts of the file name (folder/file names)

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                        7 comments  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                        For reordering artist names in the tags (which will then propogate through to file names) see https://www.blisshq.com/music-library-management-blog/2017/07/04/reordering-the-artist-name/

                        Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                        <raw:artist_sort> is now implemented! https://www.blisshq.com/music-library-management-blog/2016/11/15/release-20161108/

                        I'm of a mind to now close this - artist_sort or album_artist_sort can now be used, and is a simpler solution to the problem - the only requirement being you still need to store _sort tags!

                        Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                        Another way of approaching this would be to add artist sort name tags and use those, with a <raw> token (not implemented yet, but would be a good general addition).

                        Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                        Thanks. Is this for the file organisation feature?

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                          4 comments  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                          Yeah, this is definitely something that could be done. I like the idea, goes well with other "integrity" ideas like checksumming etc.

                          How big a problem is CDs being sold that are lossy transcoded to PCM?

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                            1 comment  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                            Broadly speaking this is a common requirement in different environments, because many music players require a "rescan" even if its only tags that have changed.

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                              3 comments  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                              Jim, you're probably not missing something. The automation settings are in the settings page, where automation is possible.

                              I tend to take the approach of making a rule manual first, then after some testing and iteration, make it (potentially) automatic.

                              If there's a specific rule you think can be automated, add that as a separate idea.

                              Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                              I've had similar comments that it gets difficult to work with multiple track name fixes on the same album page, because compliance re-assessment occurs after each fix.

                              The Inbox might be closer to what you want, although it uses the same button-to-describe-fix approach. Thoughts on that?

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                                1 comment  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                                Nice idea - maybe on the album detail page too.

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                                  17 comments  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                                  That's an interesting subtlety any implementation would have to cater for...

                                  Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                                  > am I missing something?

                                  Only a time machine ;-)

                                  Seriously, this is on the roadmap, it clearly has a lot of support.

                                  Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                                  It appends a suffix number, e.g. _2, _3 etc...

                                  Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                                  Jake, if you have the time it would be interesting to know if the fpcalc tool (the same fingerprinter bliss uses) generates the same fingerprint for the tapes and the other recordings: https://acoustid.org/chromaprint . If you get the chance, run fpcalc from the command line giving the music file as an argument. Copy and paste the results and send to support@blisshq.com ... if you don't get the time, don't worry ;)

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                                    7 comments  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                                    When using the release-canonical artist name, it would be just on a release by release basis. Maybe an artist released different albums with slightly different names!

                                    Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                                    I was referring to your comments on other ideas such as http://ideas.blisshq.com/forums/21939-bliss/suggestions/4461522-albums-and-artists-fusion

                                    Agree about artist names being a difficult problem in isolation (we've seen that with the existing canonical artist name rule) but maybe what is easier is, when the release can be identified, the canonical artist *for the release* is used.

                                    Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                                    I can see how this would help; in some ways it might be a short term fix to help you find these artists until a rule can be developed?

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                                      6 comments  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                                      Ok, so update on this is that I think to an extent release canonicalisation fixes this - if albums are split or duplicated with slightly different names, the album name correction rule should find them and suggest changing the names to the same thing (this would occur separately).

                                      But I think this idea should remain open, basically because it could work around not being able to find the data for a release.

                                      I see this more as a UI feature right now, rather than a rule. For example, being able to multi select as Bruno said to combine albums.

                                      Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                                      Yeah, there's definitely an aspect of this where you'd want to just fix it in your library, not necessarily use external definitions of canon.

                                      Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                                      Would canonicalisation fix this? If the "correct" name for the release was found and both albums were changed to match this (maybe one doesn't need to be changed) wouldn't that work?

                                      I ask because we already have this for artists: http://www.blisshq.com/music-library-management-blog/2012/02/28/errant-artist-names/

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                                        3 comments  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                                        I posted a way of automatically setting file ownership using inotify: https://www.blisshq.com/music-library-management-blog/2017/06/06/changing-permissions/

                                        Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                                        Took me a while to notice this one but here I am...

                                        As bliss is written on Java 6, which has poor support for file permissions, this is difficult to do. If/when I move to Java 7, this will become much easier.

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                                          12 comments  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                                          The idea would be to convert all files from any format to one specific format, ignoring (but including) files already in that format.

                                          Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                                          Interesting comment. You don't think maintaining different versions of a file is a form of management?

                                          Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                                          The idea was also partly inspired by mp3fs ( http://mp3fs.sourceforge.net/ ) although obviously without the FUSE filesystem having the mirror leads to more duplication, so it's not quite as elegant.

                                          Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) shared this idea  · 
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                                            5 comments  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                                            Very true, but then it's a similar situation elsewhere - depending on your player different fields can be interpreted in different ways.

                                            Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                                            Yeah, that's a concern when changing existing fields, but if we combine that with online data, where the date is formatted in a consistent way, we can work around that.

                                            Dan GravellAdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

                                            Also, more generally, support for formatting date/time fields. So you could specify:

                                            YYYY

                                            As your format, so only years are stored. Or:

                                            MM/DD/YYYY

                                            For a full date in the common US format.

                                            Not sure how the date should be filled when there isn't enough information... maybe simply omitting the more specific parts would be fine.

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