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

      I just added correctness checking for compilation. This works in a different way to other correctness checking, in that if the setting is absent, we always look at linked releases anyway. If the linked releases say that this is definitely a compilation, a fix is suggested to change it so.

      This is a different solution to that laid out above, which is more of a "derived tag" solution, so I'll keep this open as it might have been that which people have voted for.

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

        Thought about this for a long time, thanks for suggesting it!

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

          Good point about not having enough time - hadn't thought of that...

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

          You can certainly change the folder that bliss monitors. That's a workaround I've heard from a few people: a 'staging' folder that people copy files into and out of that bliss monitors.

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

          Fair enough Jeff. Actually, this is where I see the new activity stream work going (see http://www.flickr.com/photos/dan-gravell/5915273252/in/photostream ). I'm thinking the first time someone uses bliss, all the upcoming work is shown here for confirmation. Then, there's a 'latch' to automate all the actions, if that's what you want.

          Obviously bliss's history is as a fully automatic tool - that's not something I would want to lose.

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

            Thanks Jon, I've had a few questions about this. The other thing to make consistent is the number of lines of album names - I'd have to shrink the title font, and truncate overly long names.

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

              Definitely agree, just something I haven't implemented yet. I'll change the title of the idea, if that's ok.

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

                There is an opt-in/opt-out option - it should show as a blue bar at the bottom of the page. Do/did you not see that?

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

                  Jason Schafer has written up some instructions on setting up an NGINX proxy in Windows, and I've adapted his instructions for Linux/OS X: https://www.blisshq.com/music-library-management-blog/2017/03/07/setting-up-bliss-authentication/

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

                  Ok, well I changed the idea to be a first, simple small step to introduce username/password authentication.

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

                  Ok, well I prefer small steps, so can we change this idea to "Authenticated access to bliss", specifying minimum of HTTP basic authentication and the fact that there is only one level of authorisation: access? There would be no finer grained access control rules for this idea, that can come later.

                  I'm interested in the car PC project, let me know if I can be of any further help. I've had some previous contact from people who have installed bliss on ARM architectures.

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

                  Thanks for this. What would you say is the absolute minimum first step? Adding a username/password challenge to bliss? Would you actually use this, and what are the reasons for using a username/password challenge?

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

                    It depends what you mean by "bring the user to the location in the file system where the represented album exists".

                    It's hard to just pop up an instance of Windows Explorer pointing at that folder.

                    Chrome won't even let you open file:// links *at all* when the original content is served over http.

                    However, if you just want to see the locations listed so you could copy and paste into Explorer, that's easy.

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

                    I like the intent of this idea. There's a fundamental problem though, in that bliss is designed as much to work on servers as it is a local desktop or laptop. If bliss is installed on a different computer you cannot open up the OS's file navigator to that location.

                    This is why the 'Browse' button, when choosing your music library, doesn't show the standard OS navigator, it shows the file system for the server that bliss is installed on.

                    If bliss listed the actual files within the Web UI, would that be ok? Were there things you know could not be achieved by doing this? I guess I'm asking what sort of things you would do with the OS navigator.

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

                      I guess an ability to "skin" the interface could be something... if you know CSS you can probably do something yourself with a browser plugin to override the CSS.

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

                        Can you explain some more? If you glance and there's no spinner there, doesn't that just mean it has finished?

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

                          Yep, was thinking about the common case but you're right, that needs consideration.

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

                            I just wanted to add... The trouble with using disc number in this way is - how do you know if another set of files has disc number >= 2? Because if there is, the decision should include the disc folder, and not otherwise.

                            The more deterministic way of doing this is to look at disc max number which should indicate how many discs are in a given release. Then use your logic on that tag rather than discnumber.

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

                            Ah, ok, so when you have single disc albums with discnumber=1 then you want to be able to choose a different pattern.

                            If the discnumber is absent then it is already possible to do this:

                            http://www.blisshq.com/music-library-management-blog/2012/01/13/organising-multi-disc-album-files/

                            ... but that doesn't work where discnumber=1 and it's single disc.

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

                              Yep, I can definitely see the use case, being a LMS user myself and relying on "New Music" too... it does annoy me as well.

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

                                "Rescan for new and changed files" will make this easier - https://twitter.com/bliss_music/status/826827957666721792

                                However, note it won't be as fast as identifying an individual album to add - it still scans for updated files, as well as added ones. The chief advantage is that existing albums which haven't been updated won't be rescanned.

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

                                Any new files added should be picked up a few minutes after they were added, automatically. This can depend on the filesystem and the operating systems involved. In this case, what OS is bliss running on?

                                Thinking about it, this may not work on OS X so well because it uses "fsevents" which, I believe, only notifies file updates that originate from the OS X machine itself. E.g. if you ripped a CD from the OS X machine to the NAS then bliss should pick this up. If you used another machine to rip the CD to the NAS it would not show up until rescan.

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

                                  "Scum"???

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

                                    I like this - so long as, as you say, the albums "done-ness" is cleared when changing settings. And of course, some way of seeing all albums, regardless of "done".

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

                                      Yep, two ways of doing this:

                                      1) Sync with an online record of the release, use the canonical title and make sure the media are matched with the correct disc number applied

                                      2) When there's no match online, do some text processing. We already do this when querying for cover art.

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

                                        Certainly no reason other than it hasn't been implemented yet ;-)

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

                                        I merged Matt Jenkins idea into this one:

                                        "Being able to search your database for artists, albums, albums of a specific genre, etc would be a huge bonus.

                                        When you have thousands of albums spread amongst many hundreds of artists finding the album or artist within the artist and album displays is an onerous task. A simple search box that returns simple text matches for artist, album, genre, etc., would be a good start. Advanced searches where you can search for strings within the specific topics of artist, album, genre etc., would be even better."

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

                                        I agree. As more stuff is added to the interface, a search function becomes one of the easiest way of finding things.

                                        I think it should be top level (accessible from any page) and it shouldn't just search for albums, artists etc.... it should also search for bliss concepts. E.g. search for 'settings' - suggests a settings page. Search for 'albums' - suggests the album overview page. Anyway, that's a vision, maybe first step would just be album/artist search as you say.

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

                                          So the way I expect to implement this is similar to http://ideas.blisshq.com/forums/21939-bliss/suggestions/5746094-tag-correction , only instead of changing an existing tag, the tag is populated. Each album gains the ability to be linked to an online record of the release.

                                          That way, we could also implement http://ideas.blisshq.com/forums/21939-bliss/suggestions/1043507-realtime-album-info (three features for the price of one... almost).

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

                                          Thanks. You're right, only certain things can be automated, and these can be seen from the settings page.

                                          Automation of the filling in of tags is very much in my sights. Just like http://ideas.blisshq.com/forums/21939-bliss/suggestions/5746094-tag-correction but for tag completion.

                                          Shall we change this to "Automatic tag completion" and then if you have a requirement for other items to be automated we can add them as separate ideas?

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

                                            Really nice idea.

                                            This might not help, but if your images aren't JPEGs, you could also use the image format rule to convert them, that would imply compression and would save a lot of space.

                                            A lot of iTunes users end up with PNGs these days, it has become the default for some iTunes purchases.

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