March 04, 2014 in digital music
I've long been an advocate for online music stores to make their catalogue available in lossless formats. Buying music in MP3 or other lossy formats seems like a step backwards, both in terms of audio quality and the flexibility lost. Of all the lossless formats, FLAC is the one I prefer, because of its independent and open source history.
February 26, 2014 in bliss
This release finalises the work following Discogs' change of cover art download policy. There're actually no changes in this release that directly reference Discogs; instead, we make better use of OneMusicAPI's (which uses Discogs) results. When a piece of cover art is not downloadable, we move onto the next.
This week, some thoughts on tagging mashups by regular reader John Aydelotte. The floor is yours, John!
Much has been written about how to organize collections of digital music, but I have yet to see much information about organizing one of my favorite genres: mashups. I know... purists think it’s an abomination of good music and I freely admit they are not for everyone. Most of my music-loving friends either love them or hate them. Call it a weakness, or guilty pleasure, but once I became aware of the concept and heard a few good ones, I was hooked, and now seek them out on a regular basis.
February 08, 2014 in bliss
This release contains our most popular asked-for feature, multiple music libraries! You can now add multiple music folders to bliss, and have bliss scan, assess and fix all of the folders.
January 28, 2014 in bliss
In the weeks leading up to Christmas I, prompted by some reports by users, discovered bliss was not playing nice with Mavericks. Not only were there some security issues related to app signing but also bliss was being slowed by App Nap.
This new release contains fixes for both issues.