June 28, 2016 in digital music
SYNC is the Ford Motor Company's in-vehicle entertainment system which allows all manner of in car functions; playing music, hands free telephone calls and so on. It's been around for almost a decade and has gone through three main revisions; we now have SYNC 3 which is being deployed in a large proportion of Ford cars (over half of the US fleet) from the end of 2016 onwards.
June 21, 2016 in bliss
DSF is an audio container format, designed primarily for holding DSD audio. DSD has been gaining in popularity amongst audiophiles because of its promise of high audio quality from its higher sample rate.
We added support for DSF into bliss in version 20160406. This has meant the full range of features in bliss are now available to DSF users; album cover art, textual metadata tagging, even tagging old untagged DSF files that have been converted from DFF.
June 07, 2016 in bliss
Eeep! Thanks to our users, we've found an important bug in the previous version of bliss which affects writing FLAC files, and means they will appear corrupt to some software.
The bug is that, when writing metadata or cover art into the file which is too large for the existing padding in the file to cope, the audio segment is written three bytes too large. This is unlikely to cause problems in music players, or other organisation software, but where software is very strict as to the layout of the file it can cause problems.
May 31, 2016 in bliss
May 23, 2016 in bliss
How do you like the new website look?
I've been working away on a new look for the
for a few weeks. I wanted a more professional, modern look, while retaining the same-ish "brand" bliss
has built of clean lines, whitespace and general calm. Now I think it's time to launch, so how do you