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    Andrew Morrison commented  · 

    Got it. Was getting my numbers wrong. Copied the figure in your example, when it should have been 2621440 bytes. Noted that when that setting was changed and Bliss reopened, the GUI show it set to 2 MB - gues it's not set to show .5 increments. For my own piece of mind I've now set it to 3145738 so it corresponds with 3 MB in the user interface, so what I see on screen is what it's checking for. Sorry for the multiple messages this evening, but I got there! Clearing and rescanning now - looks like it's working this time!

    Andrew Morrison commented  · 

    I'll email a screenshot of my Putty settings

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    Checked the settings file again in Putty and it had set the value to 26 rather than 262144. Updated it again and confirmed it had saved. Stared and opened Bliss, clicked 'Clear and rescan' and nothing happened. Just an empty albums list and no icon indicating scanning activity. Anything I can do?

    Andrew Morrison commented  · 

    Update. The adjustment didn't work. Lots of albums now being flagged as too large, when I know I have nothing larger than 2.2 MB. Think it's defaulted back to looking for those larger than 256kb. Any suggestions?

    Andrew Morrison commented  · 

    Thanks for that. Quite fiddly to achieve (why Synology doesn't let me log in to all areas of my Diskstation from Windows Explorer I'll never know). But I got there. it's now rescanning all my albums, but I note in the settings, the Cover art data size setting now says "Artwork should be smaller than 256 KB." Is this expected behaviour (i.e. there's no graphical display option to show a higher value than 1MB, so it goes back to displaying value of 256 KB, even though in the settings it's actually looking for those above 2.5 MB?

    Gotta say though, the Putty thing is mighty fiddly. Great that there's an option for me to change these settings, but a few more maximum file size options in the dropdown list of hte user interface in 0.5 MB increments would be a much more user friendly function.

    As always though, thanks for your sterling efforts on this software - absolutely love it, and it's perfect for running in the background on my Synology!

    Andrew Morrison commented  · 

    Thanks for the reply Dan. Any advice as to how I can get to the folder those files are saved within from Windows with Bliss installed on Synology Diskstation? Don't know how to access them from Windows Explorer.

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    Thanks for the suggestion Dan. I managed to use IrfanView to view all the Folder.jpg files within their folder directory structure, then loslesly convert them to baseline at their original locations.

    Question: Do I need to carry out the 'all embedded art removed' step of your instructiions? All my albums have Folder.jpg (or Folder.png) in each folder, and art embedded in all tracks. Of around 2,500 albums, around 1,000 have now been changed from progressive to baseline (the others already were baseline). I have 'Listen for file changes and assess music automatically' ticked, so will Bliss automatically identify the Folder.jpgs that have changed to baseline and re-embed them - without me having to carry out the 'all embedded art removed' step first? Or will 'Clear all and rescan everything' pick up the altered jpgs and replace the embedded versions?

    Thanks

    Andrew Morrison commented  · 

    Yes, for embedded art - and also the main album image if saved in the root album folder. I have around 2,000 albums, 1,000 of which appear have progressive art that won't show on my Sony Walkman (very frustrating). I've not yet found a separate piece of software that can losslessly convert these to baseline where the 'Folder.jpg' images currently sit in their directory trees - and I don't want to pull them up into one folder for batch editing, renaming and dragging and dropping back into their album folders. Do you know of any (free) software that can batch edit progressive to baseline all relevant jpgs within a folder structure tree? It would be fab if Bliss could sort this out as part of its routine scanning!

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    Now high capacity iPods are dead (and my one broke), I've had to opt for a Sony Network Walkman (NW-A35 in my case), synchronised with my music library via MediaMonkey (as Sony's proprietary software is terrible).

    My lovingly compiled album art doesn't all show on the device, as it needs images to all be baseline (progressive won't show). I've been unable to find a simple way of converting all my album art (21,000 tracks) easily to baseline, and a simple tickbox in Bliss to change progressive to baseline would really do the trick - it'd have to be lossless though, to avoid losing quality. Anything you can help us with Dan?

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    I'd really love this function. Now high capacity iPods are dead (and my one broke), I've had to otp for Sony's Network Walkmen (NW-A35 in my case). My lovingly compiled album art doesn't all show on the device, as it needs images to all be baseline (progressive won't show). I've been unable to find a simple way of converting all my album art (21,000 tracks) easily to baseline, and a simple tickbox in Bliss to change progressive to baseline would really do the trick - it'd have to be lossless though, to avoid losing quality. Anyting you can help us with Dan?

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    Confused here. Does "Fix all visible" button fix all in the total list, or just those in the list visible on the screen (up to 96)?

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