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.

Release 20150423

This new version includes a number of assorted improvements.

First up, I've rewritten some of the underlying parts of bliss to use a new database engine. This is due to a few reports I've received of database corruption seemingly occurring after long periods of using bliss. After a couple of weeks testing by those affected, we seem to have fixed these problems, so that's good news.

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bliss and FreeBSD

This week, news of a new project to install and run bliss on FreeBSD (and FreeNAS).

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Two ways to auto tag

Digital music files contain tags that describe information about the musical contents, alongside the actual audio data. This information includes everything from the song title and the name of the containing release to its year of publication.

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Lossless streaming versus lossless audio

The benefits of lossless audio are much more pronounced when considering locally stored music collections. But that doesn't mean we should decry TIDAL's offering of lossless streaming.

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Test FLACs for corruption

A recent email from a bliss user reminded me of the need to cover a topic I'd long considered: FLAC corruption. I'd previously discussed fixing corrupt MP3s and I'd always had it in mind to cover other file formats, but until now I'd deferred this.

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