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      1 comment  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        8 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  · 

        Yep, agree with that.

        Not sure what you mean by "Once the files are hashed it's easy to detect corruption, but what about before that?" - isn't detection, and alerting of the issue, the end point?

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

        It's not supported by bliss currently but it's supported for any application that wants to get to it. It's in the METADATA_BLOCK_STREAMINFO header inside a FLAC file. The FLAC command ilne supports using it to test files: https://www.blisshq.com/music-library-management-blog/2015/03/31/test-flacs-corruption/

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

        The more I think about it the more I like this overall idea. Seems to be something a lot of audiophiles want.

        It should also have the ability to plug into existing checksums, e.g. FLAC's own.

        @Bernardo, in your case (2) would definitely be preferable.

        I think this would just be a rule to monitor checksums and alert if one has changed.

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

        I've been talking to another user on email about this. The way he described it really made it sound like it would be a fitting part of bliss. These kind of things are discussed often over at Computer Audiophile.

        It fits into the consistency - completeness - correctness mantra - maybe adding a new dimension: integrity or security?!

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          8 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  · 

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

            @eaDir folders should be ignored already, as should most image files and desktop.ini files.

            Does this relate to moving files, or are you saying the album isn't even being scanned or shown in the UI?

            Could you send a debug archive? "Help" > "Download debug archive". It should show any files that stopped old folders being removed in the event of folder movements.

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

              Yeah, the selection by genre bit would be covered by rulesets for those not familiar: https://www.blisshq.com/music-library-management-blog/2017/08/01/ruleset-selecta/

              There's no separate idea for that, although see http://ideas.blisshq.com/forums/21939-bliss/suggestions/5490000-individual-rulesets-for-different-locations

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

                You're right - OMA uses release group tags, that are within a defined set of genres, as genres. It also uses Discogs genres. So it would just be a case of importing the style information as well to at least get at the data. As you say, the most tricky question is how these should be treated and inserted in a library.

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

                Nice idea. In the new versions of the metadata server we do allow multiple genres to be returned, this would fit into this. The question may be whether it's important to have styles and genres intermingled. I think the distinction is highly subjective in a lot of cases.

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

                    No, fixes could still contradict or depend on each other to some extent, I was just suggesting a general approach. It needs to be done on a case by case basis really.

                    "Missing tags Genre / years" should be filed under "Tag fixes"; the tag type rule is simply for changing ID3v1 to and from ID3v2.x.

                    Your other examples were correct.

                    Anyone finding this thread interested in "it would be great to have one button to fix all the above" see http://ideas.blisshq.com/forums/21939-bliss/suggestions/10273929-fix-all-tags-instead-of-the-viewable-ones

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

                    I changed the title because this is a general issue.

                    Yes, some fixes can conflict, e.g. changing the album name will mean there should be a different file path, if you have those settings configured. In that case, at the moment, you should refresh the Inbox page. But you have a general point...

                    Generally, I would fix in this order:

                    - Tag type fixes (e.g. ID3v1 -> ID3v2)
                    - Tag fixes (e.g. fix album name etc)
                    - File paths
                    - Cover art

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

                      Can you send a screenshot by email (or somehow upload)?

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

                      Well, one thing might be to fully automate all rules in some way, then you wouldn't even need the button... is this max data size?

                      A workaround to get a larger inbox is to edit the URL. Check the URL, you'll see "albumsCount=48"... change "48" to whatever number you like... note this might crash bliss so be a bit cautious!

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

                      Thanks for suggesting this. When I was writing this up it was a quandry what to do - if we have a "Fix all" then it's more difficult to show progress (currently we just rely on the visible buttons that are clicked for you, and any errors should show next to those).

                      Maybe a small activity popup at the bottom of the screen would help.

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

                        Where you see folders being left behind, please send a debug archive "Help" > "Download debug archive" to support@blisshq.com

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

                          Can you send a screenshot of this to support@blisshq.com ?

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

                            My general approach to this is that is should be done at the system level, e.g. using "nice" in Linux for processor throttling. See https://forum.qnap.com/viewtopic.php?t=58034

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

                              Thanks Ian. For restoring settings, see https://www.blisshq.com/support/faq/general/move-new-computer.html

                              Another thing is saving configurations for working with different hifi, software etc ...

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

                                Yep, both good.

                                If possible, could you split one of these ideas to a separate idea? I prefer to keep these ideas atomic where possible... I can then edit the title for the remaining unsplit idea.

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

                                  Thanks, sounds sensible. One other thing - the compliance states that appear in the filter are derived from the currently active rules, so the number you will see depends on your settings. Either way, they don't show anything as detailed as per-tag compliance though.

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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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