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

    What tool can't read such a filename, out of interest?

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    Agreed. Remember, though, that a lot of the use cases for bliss are working around companies not stepping up for various reasons ;-)

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    They were asking for both - I was answering the special character case. We already support UTF-8. What do you mean by "OS prescribed symbols"? Are you saying there are characters from the non-Latin set that aren't permitted? If so, please send me a URL!

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    Yeah, that could be another idea: specify replacement character for file system sensitive characters.

    The list of disallowed characters in bliss is the one here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/windows/desktop/aa365247(v=vs.85).aspx

    But I think this idea is about expanding this to cover other characters?

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    What are the character replacements in ripit... does anyone know?

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

    I think you're right about not realising the logo is clickable, and making it more obvious about how to find the Inbox.

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    We were discussing this just this morning! Thing is, it feels like a redundant link. Do you think it's just that it needs to be "re-learned" that the "bliss" logo takes you to the front page, and the front page is (currently) dominated by the Inbox?

    It could be that the Inbox gets its own page later, and we change the home page to have a smaller Inbox is combined with stats and other 'signposts' on the homepage.

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

    Thanks. After much delay, working on UX stuff, I'm hoping to get to a number of linked release related stuff soon.

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    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 →
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    Yep - really good point. Currently it appears with the same granularity as the rules on the settings page.

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

    "The Edit Album feature fails to update the missing genres and they have to be done one at a time."

    I don't understand this bit - what do you mean by "Edit Album"?

    If, on the album detail page (not within the tags) you click "Edit" for the album and change the genre (you can also change the year an title/artist) all the genres in all the files should be changed.

    If that isn't changing all the genres, please replicate, then send us a debug archive - "Help" -> "Download debug archive".

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

    The page numbers are in the URL, so you could copy and paste the URL, but the more albums you show at once the less useful this gets.

    Hmmmm... also (and I _think_ this works) if you copy the URL for an album (the last one you edit) then go back to that later, click the "back to album list" link at the top right, this should put you back on the page with the album in. I think...

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

    Yeah, that's a nice nuance actually.

    Bear in mind this idea was proposed before the UI refresh. The page used to look like the attached (this explains the "yellow bar" bit in the OP).

    I'm leaving it open because artists still can't be filtered by starting letter.

    I'm not sure whether it will be expedient to implement "advance to letter, while leaving other letters visible" style UI. I had a quick look and it feels like there might be advantages but I can't quite make them clear in my head right now. But obviously this is always a possibility when the result set has a natural order. If you have any UX links to explain the advantages (and disadvantages) that would be handy.

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    This is already there for artists - have you seen "Starts with" in the yellow bar? Shall I change this idea to just cover artists?

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    2 comments  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    We already have that information in bliss, so would it not be better to just show some sort of tag or marker next to such albums? (Rather than force the user to tag it)

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

    Should do, if not it's a bug!

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    In these cases you should unlink all the releases in the Linked Releases panel... does that help?

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

    If it just says "Scanning", you're right, it's just looking for files.

    When it's analysing and fixing stuff it should say "Scanned 30 of 237 albums" (or whatever the numbers should be).

    I agree this could be better communicated but it requires more screen real estate.

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

    This would be pretty simple to do with https://www.blisshq.com/music-library-management-blog/2019/02/13/find-replace-rule-fix-html-encoding/

    However, I realise it's difficult to code and install these rules, so a generic "find and replace" rule would be useful.

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    1 comment  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    LOL - yeah but don't you want to know how much you're _saving_?

    Just to check - you're referring to the display of fixes cost, right? It's not actually stopping you from doing anything?

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    4 comments  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Yep - thanks - so you want to filter the non-alphanumerical (non Latin) characters out of the file paths.

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    Do you mean inside file paths? Or in tags? I assume the former as you're writing about playlists.

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    1 comment  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    This definitely shouldn't happen. Can you provide an example, or send us a debug archive ("Help" > "Download debug archive" to support@blisshq.com )?

    If the rescan button is pressed that will re-assess albums - that's because the album might have changed. You can use the "Rescan for new and updated albums" if you want to avoid rescanning existing albums.

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    1 comment  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    I was thinking about this just the other day! I think you're right.

    Also see http://ideas.blisshq.com/forums/21939-bliss/suggestions/3132936-allowing-for-custom-sizes-and-dimensions-for-the-a

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    1 comment  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    What do you mean by "break" here? What do you see?

    Is this for an MP4 album? You might be right - it might relate to the formats permitted by the tag schema.

    Could you send a debug archive - "Help" > "Download debug archive" - to support@blisshq.com ?

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    7 comments  ·  bliss  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    This idea applies only to the behaviour of rescanning the _entire_ collection after adding a genre to the "allowed" list with the genre consolidation rule.

    I have a feeling you are referring to where, if you change one thing on an album, _just_ that album is rescanned. Am I right?

    Thanks for letting us know about this via support@ - the "funky stuff" doesn't sound desirable!

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    Yep, that would be another solution.

    Another workaround, and this is a bit crappy but, is to note down all the genres you want to allow and then add them yourself to the allowed genre list ( http://www.blisshq.com/music-library-management-blog/2011/07/05/new-release-20110628-from-genre-tree-to-genre-list/ ). Adding them in one batch at least means there's only one rescan.

    But yeah, that's a pretty tedious workaround.

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    I understand that this is a pain and it takes a long time, so I agree with your point. The reason it works this way is that (at the moment) it's the only way of asserting that all albums obey the new rules.

    A few options that would speed this up:

    - Record which genre each album falls into, and only re-assess those with the genre that has been added
    - Only re-assess genre, not cover art, files etc

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