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.

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.


Release 20150316

This is a new release with a number of stability improvements...

The main area of work has been in improving the consistency of bliss's internal database, particularly after large scale file renaming. I had a few reports of issues in this area, and I've reworked some fundamental database code to try to avoid said consistency problems.


MP3 genres: one size does not fit all

It's a common problem for owners of large MP3 collections: out of control genres. Too many genres or too few, some too specific, some too broad, some plain wrong. Genres soon become next to useless when browsing your music collection. What's the best way of cleaning up genres?


Auditing your music collection

"Auditing" is a word that conjures images of accountants, grey suits, briefcases and worst of all... NUMBERS! It's far and away from the kind of thing you want to think about when considering your music collection. Auditing may sound boring, but unless you want a disorganised, inconsistent or corrupted music collection you will have to check for and prevent creeping problems in your music.


bliss works on Raspberry Pi 2!

This week, a guest post by bliss user, Raspberry Pi assembler and all-round 'maker' Luke Szy:

Up until now I have been running bliss on a Windows desktop to correct my entire music collection first and then transfer all the music on to my music server (a Raspberry Pi based Logitech media server; see my blog for details):