The Music Library Management blog

Dan Gravell

I'm Dan, the founder and programmer of bliss. I write bliss to solve my own problems with my digital music collection.

Three ways to rescan Logitech Media Server, and one way to avoid it!

Logitech Media Server (LMS) is the venerable old statesman of networked computer audio. With a history going back to 2000 and continual development by the open source community, LMS remains a popular home music server solution. So a request I often get sent to my inbox is how, once bliss has filled in missing artwork, to display the new artwork in LMS?


Release 20141204 - filter by compliance type

The big new feature in this release is the ability to filter albums by compliance type; now you can find albums that have non-compliant artwork and ignore those with non-compliant file paths. In addition there are some important fixes for tag lookup and OS X performance.


Three reasons album artwork remains important

There was a time when album artwork was considered almost as important as the album itself. From Sgt. Pepper's iconic cover to The Durutti Column's famous sandpaper sleeve, we've celebrated design, both great and awful, beautiful and ugly, thoughtful and nonsensical.

In the days of the digital download and streaming, is album artwork still important?


Release 20141119 - Yosemite support

The big improvement in this release is support for the latest version of Mac OS X, 10.10, codenamed "Yosemite". Yosemite no longer automatically downloads Java which means, before this release, you would have to select an appropriate version of Java, download and install yourself before running bliss.


Why you shouldn't change music file names

I suppose it seems odd that the maker of a piece of software that changes music file names suggests: don't change music file names!

But, a wise businessman once told me: fall in love with the problem, not your solution. So in that spirit, I think it's worth outlining why you should consider hard when wanting to change the folder and filenames that make up your music library.