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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    @Yves That's an interesting development of "duplicates" because it implies some level of duplication is permitted.

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    Yeah - that's one way. In extreme cases (I always think in extreme cases ;-) ) there are also artists who, canonically, capitalise their names in weird ways that a regex cannot predict. Therefor some form on online lookup would be required.

    It's always a balance between canonically-correct and what-the-listener-wants...

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    Nice - this needs to work alongside the capitalisation rules in some way.

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    @Thomas I'm sorry about that, but we're pretty resource constrained... obviously the more votes this gets, the more likely it is we'll polish this feature off.

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    @Jim no real progress, but an obvious place to put this now is under "album integrity" with the duplicates rule.

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    Really like this idea, part of the three Cs - "completeness".

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    Yes, I've noticed this with a number of classical artists in particular.

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    @Bob Yes, it currently will.

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    @kmb I think that's a slightly separate topic... although very related. This idea is specifically about setting to multiple genres.

    What you are saying sounds more general; allowing multiple genres, splitting by a delimiter and allowing subsequent assessment. But in terms of a specific thing to add to bliss, it depends what you mean by "clean"... If you can define that I would advise adding a new idea.

    But both would be great.

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    Yeah, both those items could be configurable I think... with good defaults where possible.

    For the separator, if bliss sees an obvious one being used then that could be assumed as the correct separator, otherwise use the most widely used default (I think this is ";").

    The append/overwrite is a little like the singular embedded album art rule. It could be a separate rule to enforce single or multiple genres. Some music players don't support this approach, after all.

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    Great, thanks I've just made the title a bit more specific.

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    Do you mean support for multiple genre tags? What exactly do you want to see... the ability to add multiple genres in the album detail page, or the missing information / genre consolidation rules to tag multiple genres?

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    Ok, thanks for the explanation.

    This sounds like a mixture of different things.

    If we had rulesets (https://www.blisshq.com/music-library-management-blog/2017/08/01/ruleset-selecta/) - these are implemented for ignoring rules but the capability hasn't been made more general yet - you could have a rule for Christmas music (e.g. GENRE="Christmas") which had a different file path rule: "OFFLINE MUSIC/.../..."

    In addition we would need a way of poking iTunes: https://ideas.blisshq.com/forums/21939-bliss/suggestions/1449569-auto-update-itunes-when-bliss-has-changed-an-album

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    This is going to partly depend what you mean by "in and out of my library".

    Does this mean it just doesn't appear in iTunes?

    Or does it mean the files get relocated to a different folder?

    So it depends on what music software (and hardware) you use.

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    I have spoken to the developer of Daphile before, but it's really down to him opening up the platform...

    In theory it should work without a huge amount of work.

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    > tag every album that has the compilation tag with the same Various Artists title in the Album Artist tag.

    This has been completed as part of: https://ideas.blisshq.com/forums/21939-bliss/suggestions/2739754-automatically-complete-album-artist

    As implied by my comment:

    > Inferring a COMPILATION tag if the artists are different

    We could use the new local album tag sourcing as a way of doing the first part.

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    I just added correctness checking for compilation. This works in a different way to other correctness checking, in that if the setting is absent, we always look at linked releases anyway. If the linked releases say that this is definitely a compilation, a fix is suggested to change it so.

    This is a different solution to that laid out above, which is more of a "derived tag" solution, so I'll keep this open as it might have been that which people have voted for.

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    Just a personal note that won't mean much to anyone else - this becomes a lot easier with recent work to deduce ALBUM ARTIST from existing tags. See LocalAlbumTagSourceHeuristics...

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    Sorry - what do you mean by "Bliss uses tags that I can't see in other tag editors"?

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    Something that just came to mind is that, once parsed, the information from file paths could be used to perform lookups for more data for that album. Just wanted to record that thought!

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    I'm beginning to think this would be best implemented on the Untagged page, so that albums go through a staging process of only being allowed onto the "Albums" page once they are tagged.

    The disadvantage of this is that it forces you to have tags, but is that really a problem?

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    I just realised that in a more general sense this could be used in bliss to merely identify music to the various rules, e.g. the cover art rule could use it for album and artist name information, and the art could be saved to file or embedded.

    Many other rules though would make no sense to use this with, e.g. file organisation. Therefore the applicability is limited.

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    Thanks for this. Overall, I'd prefer to go with the acoustic fingerprinting approach to tagging untagged files first. See http://ideas.blisshq.com/forums/21939-bliss/suggestions/701338-automatic-song-identification-and-tagging-of-untag

    If that doesn't cover everything, this approach to tagging is till valid.

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    You could set up a reverse proxy on the Synology to provide authentication, e.g. https://www.blisshq.com/music-library-management-blog/2017/03/07/setting-up-bliss-authentication/

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    Thanks - so does this happen to all HTTP traffic to the NAS's IP?

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    Hi - can you explain what you mean by "synology servers, configured with HTTPS access" - are you referring to a setting in DSM?

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    That's odd - if anything I tend to get comments that we over group!

    Can you click "Help" then "Download debug archive" and send it to us at support@blisshq.com with some example album names?

    The only thing I'd add is that because bliss is written for a different purpose than Plex et al (it's an organiser rather than a player) sometimes the way we present your library has to be a bit different. It might not be the case here, but in some cases Plex might go to lengths to group an album to make it easier to play, but bliss might want to show the album is split, to make it more obvious to re-organise. Hope that makes sense.

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    Nice - there are probably some browser plugins that will do this for you. E.g. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/site-color-changer/ (for Firefox) https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/change-colors/ageghplgcapnfpdhapeemolbmfccclke?hl=en (for Chrome).

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    I guess an ability to "skin" the interface could be something... if you know CSS you can probably do something yourself with a browser plugin to override the CSS.

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    Nice idea. Some people have large folders of assorted files and may only want to tag a subset of them.

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    The untagged page *will* use external data. It uses fingerprinting to identify the music, and provide metadata. Assuming the fingerprints are found in the database of course!

    But the other issue - where existing tags aren't shown - is an issue. Co-incidentally I added this to the bug tracker the other day. I've linked this page with it so I can update this when we fix it.

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    Yes - I think currently a custom tag might be shown, but all custom tags may be combined into one cell. E.g. a TXXX field.

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    Makes sense - I can see how that would be useful for playback. I'm a bit surprised there's such a need for organisation of music, but life's full of surprises :-)

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    Sounds nice, but quite complicated! Do you actually have a need for this? In most families I find there's one person responsible for organising the music, but maybe this isn't a family group?

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    This sounds a bit like some ideas I've had around "post actions" - something done to music when compliance is assessed. It could be moving files... but it could also be telling a music player about the change (for example).

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    Not sure if it helps as a workaround, but the rules are stored in files with the name "settings". If you have just one set of rules, it's just "settings". This should be in:

    Windows: C:\Users\[username]\.bliss
    macOS: /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/bliss
    Linux: /home/[username]/.bliss

    Sounds like you almost want to save groups of rules, and be able to switch between them?

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    I think this is actually a bug. I'll look into it.

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    Yeah, this is confusing. It should be a red X or a green tick. I'll watch out for this.

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    AdminDan Gravell (Founder and programmer, bliss) commented  · 

    Do you mean on a per-album basis?

    If you mean globally for all albums, why not just remove from the settings page - is it basically a quicker way of doing that what you want?

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