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

    When you say "move a genre or sub genre of music in and out" you mean "in and out" of a top-level music folder, right?

    Sounds like one for http://ideas.blisshq.com/forums/21939-bliss/suggestions/36753685-individual-rulesets-for-different-genres

    Also see https://www.blisshq.com/music-library-management-blog/2017/08/01/ruleset-selecta/

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

    The closest thing is using search on the Tags page, but this is an exact match and it shows files, not albums. This might at least give you an idea what album it is!

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

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    AdminDan 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."

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

    Nice idea in principle.

    Can this be done without the data from the rip? i.e. do the audio files have all the data required to query the database? For example, the CD drive table requires data about your CD drive - that won't be in the music files.

    I wonder if there's a different solution in just audio analysis.

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

    Ok - if the folder names change then that means bliss won't know the new location of the music. In that case you could use "Rescan for new and updated music files".

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    Please send us a debug archive (https://www.blisshq.com/support/faq/general/how-create-debug-archive.html) to support@blisshq.com so we can see the source of the "confusion".

    There is the remove album and rescan folders option on each album page - does that work?

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

    This can be done with the file organisation rule - does https://www.blisshq.com/music-library-management-blog/2012/01/13/organising-multi-disc-album-files/ explain it?

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

    Agree...

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    This would be fixed by ruleset selectors - https://www.blisshq.com/music-library-management-blog/2017/08/01/ruleset-selecta/ the selector being "artist starts-with A" or something...

    The only workaround for this right now is to use bliss-ignorefolders: https://www.blisshq.com/music-library-management-blog/2011/08/16/new-release-20110809/ (this is even easier in the case where files are organised by starting letter, but this is less likely to be the case).

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

    True - we can always streamline as much as possible.

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    Thanks for explaining, that makes it clearer. Definitely something that cannot be automated I think...

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    Interesting idea.

    To what extent should an album be considered duplicate?

    For example, let's say you had an original release, and an "anniversary edition" release with three extra tracks. What should be the behaviour?

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    30 comments  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    We already have that for ignoring files and folders altogether: https://www.blisshq.com/music-library-management-blog/2011/08/16/new-release-20110809/

    The trouble for adding _another_ file for this is that this is something we'll have to continue to support in the future. And the edge cases - does the file get moved when bliss's file org feature moves files? Lots of stuff like this will crop up.

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    Yes - although this idea would merely ignore that.

    For dates, three dates spring to mind:

    - Recording date
    - Original release date (the original album/single whatever release date)
    - Release date (e.g. for remasters)

    But that should be in another idea thread.

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    This would also be useful for having your own fields calculated from other data - https://www.blisshq.com/music-library-management-blog/2017/10/03/derived-tags/

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    "Unknown" doesn't mean the album is unknown, it means the album's _compliance_ is unknown, i.e. whether it obeys the rules or not.

    Normally this is indicative of another problem - send a debug archive to us as per https://www.blisshq.com/support/reporting-problems.html Thanks!

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    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.

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    Are you saying you want the subtitles in the album name, or just that bliss is matching to the incorrect release?

    One thing that might be useful is the ability to choose a subset of the Linked Releases to use.

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    Yes, good example.

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    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.

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    Yes, although the way I look at it is having a "selector" to which rules can be applied, e.g.

    select all albums where genre = "christmas" => [specific rules]

    I just have a natural aversion to conditional statements :D

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    Nice idea! Might need to add that as a separate idea, though... I'll close this once "ignore" is implemented.

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

    Interesting idea. You might find it easier, though, if you synced the album with the original release instead.

    Could you give an example of the album? Are you talking about boxsets where albums are re-released together?

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    1 comment  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    So this is where the canonical name for an artist is prefixed by "The", but you don't want it because it makes searching using your music player harder?

    Note the canonical name for Ramones _is_ actually "Ramones", without the "The". In this case you could use the tag accuracy rules to get the current artist name without the "The".

    Note that fields like ARTISTSORT can be used to make sure any artist starting with the definite article appears in lists as if "The" wasn't there, e.g. The Beatles would appear under "B".

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

    Just in case it's helpful, you can do something like https://www.blisshq.com/music-library-management-blog/2017/10/25/setting-various-artists-name/ to perform a find-and-replace type functionality.

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    Ok - but this only has an indirect effect on the folder name. The assigned artist name is what is used to complete a path by the file organisation rule. I'll change the title slightly (let me know if I'm missing something).

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

    Does it appear on the Untagged page?

    If bliss finds files without album or artist tags it adds them to the Untagged page.

    If all the files for one album are in one folder, it stands a chance of identifying the album using its fingerprint. If that's the case you'll see the suggested titles in the Untagged page.

    If it's a lot of "odd" tracks and incomplete albums there's less chance of matching the album.

    Let me know what you're seeing currently...

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    3 comments  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    I think Mike wanted to keep the album name, but change the track artist name. Some music players can handle different track artists per track, some can't.

    Could you add an idea for this?

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    You can already add tags to the "ARTIST" tag using the Tags page - also if these are official releases they should be flagged as incorrect information.

    Given that, I don't understand exactly what you need - are you saying you want the groups of tracks within an album to be separated by artist?

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    1 comment  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Obviously, there would need to be some way to access the playlist. Does GPM make it available? Can it be exported? It would be interesting to see what format it is in.

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    1 comment  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Thanks - this would require support to be added to the underlying tagging library (Jaudiotagger). I would've thought the container format (Ogg) wouldn't be that much different between Vorbis (which we support) and Opus, but it looks like not everything works out just yet.

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    1 comment  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    I can totally understand why you'd want to retain this.

    Currently bliss only reads/writes the fields inside the music files. Are you sure this data is stored inside the music files? It sounds like something that would be in an iTunes database.

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    1 comment  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Ah, yes, I think the problem here is that because you've fixed the album, the "return to album list" link forgets that you were originally on non-compliant albums.

    I think the back button *should* work for now...

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    5 comments  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    My albums are in a cardboard box in the spare room sorted by whatever order I threw them in... I don't listen to CDs!

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    I suppose we all have our own approaches!

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    Do you mean _all_ albums sorted by year, or have year links and then show _only_ albums in that year?

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    14 comments  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Dave - there is a way to have custom min/max settings to narrow it, e.g. to 450-550. See https://www.blisshq.com/music-library-management-blog/2018/01/09/custom-album-art-sizes/ . Also note the caveats.

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    I merged an idea from Bernard Danino:

    The settings available in the interface do not in the end strive for the biggest cover art size available, if you wish to be it so.
    Instead and although you set no maximum size it will usually settle for some averagely low cover art.

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    Ok, so are you saying the automatic fetcher should still install art that is better, but not necessarily compliant?

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    Thanks for this. It sounds like your main idea is a way to have graduated sizing requirements. I wonder if this other idea could be adapted to fix the situation: http://ideas.blisshq.com/forums/21939-bliss/suggestions/2025863-provide-a-preferred-size-option-for-selecting-al

    You could say:

    ideal: 500x500+
    ok: 300x300+

    Everything else is disallowed. What do you think?

    Regarding genres, please get in touch via email and attach a debug archive (see http://www.blisshq.com/support/reporting-problems.html ).

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    Yeah this makes sense. Consider the use case that you really want art for all music but you want it to be as high quality as possible. So you set the minimum size low or leave it unset to make sure as much art as possible is found, and you run the chance of smaller art being chosen when larger art is available.

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    1 comment  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    We don't have an Android version, no. Typically, for use with a portable player you could install bliss on a different Windows, Mac or Linux based computer (if you have one) and fix your library from there.

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