I also mostly use bliss to clean up my music to listen through my Sonos system, so I'm quite keen on this idea. I have already customised bliss to do this fairly well I think but it's taken a bit of testing and trial and error. I think this rule-set would be a big drawcard to a lot of new Sonos users who don't necessarily want to (or feel comfortable or even know how to) fiddle with the details of bliss rules, but just want one button to achieve bliss quickly and getting tidy and beautiful music through their Sonos systems.
I can see another variant of this ruleset to set up a "high-quality" bliss ruleset which has lossless music files and high resolution imagery for use on a home system. Plus a 2nd ruleset to run on possibly a subset of the music in a different folder at higher compression (smaller music files) and lower image resolution that would be used for a mobile device (ipod, phone etc). Perhaps the 2nd ruleset already exists somewhere in bliss - if so just let me know?
After a couple of years of using bliss, I have finally ventured (dared?) to use the File organisation rules and am manually testing how it works before taking the plunge and allowing bliss to organise my precious music files automatically. One thing I have found quite quickly is that bliss wants to re-insert the "The" that I spent quite some time manually removing to avoid and reduce searching through (e.g. I found it easier to find "Beatles" under "B" than look for "The Beatles" under "T". This may not be strictly correct but was easier for me to use.
If there is a way to implement bliss automatic file organisation which ignores the "The" then I'd be much more keen to use that feature.
I also like this idea - especially the Re-scan all Non-compliant.
Regarding Dan's suggestion, I think it would be better to have the re-scan option stated in the re-scan tool so users are aware of the options.
Getting it to only operate on the filtered files showing could be an alternative, but then would be good to inform users that a filter is active and the action will only be done on selected filtered files. If not then users may think they have done a Rescan on all files, but actually only part of their music will have been rescanned.
Thanks Dan. Your proposal sounds good to me, so that if any albums for an artist are non-compliant then the artist is listed as non-compliant.
Perhaps the following is a seperate request? But it follows on from the first to help jump straight to a particular artist. Can you create other filter features in the yellow "filter bar" (or whatever you call it) that shows in the Albums page, to also work for Artists?
Maybe you can even copy some code from the "Album filter" module if bliss is written like that?
I would really like to be able to jump straight to some artists e.g. Starts with the letter "M", rather than clicking through many pages to get there. Trying to find music by "Madness" drives me, well, slightly mad just to get there.
This may be going "one step beyond" reasonable for one request, but if I could get to filter to select the non-compliant Artists, and also filter those starting with "M", then than would be even better. Cheers, AdamAdam shared this idea ·
The SONOS website (link below version Updated 04/30/2012 09:19 AM) says:
"Sonos Controller for iPhone and iPad as well as the Sonos Controller for Android support up to 320KB physical sized album art with no resolution limit."
It would also be useful if bliss could meet the file size specifications too, but current version does not have the 320kb option (closest is 256kb, or 512kb which would go over the limit sometimes).
I am voting for this suggestion to get the 320kb option but without the the size limitation now that SONOS has lifted that.
I look forward to having this implemented in bliss so I dont have to manually do it for thousands of songs. Keep up the good work!
Could you copy say 10, or 100 songs into a different directory and run Bliss on that; then compare to your original files?
Hi, this gets my first vote!
I have just downloaded Bliss last night and its already saved me hours of work and looks to be getting good results for artwork. It would be great if it was able to also auto-update iTunes after doing all that work.
I find ITunes frustrating at times (like many other users), but need it to run iPad and iTouch which I uses as controllers for my Sonos which is my real music system. So thanks for the suggestions on this thread and I look forward to hearing if this is possible to develop in a future version of Bliss.