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.

File paths and case sensitivity

I was just saying the other day: the capitalisation of tags should really be ignored by music players, but often isn't. In theory you should be able to make mistakes in case sensitivity in your tags, and you shouldn't be affected by your mistakes.

In these cases where music players are case sensitive, bliss can help you out.

But there is a place where you should really consider capitalisation and understand the effects. That place is in folder and file names of music files.

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Music players and tag case sensitivity

Rant mode on.

There's a time and a place for case sensitivity. Music players aren't it.

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Why I'm a streaming luddite

I guess you could say I'm a streaming luddite...

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Murfie metadata - Murfie responds!

After I posted an audit of Murfie metadata last week I was most impressed when a new email dropped through my inbox from their team in charge of ripping and metadata! John Kruse, who handles metadata cleaning, sorting and grooming at Murfie, noticed my post, and in his email answered most of the concerns I outlined with the metadata Murfie delivers.

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Testing Murfie metadata

As readers of this blog know, I'm a streaming luddite. There are two main reasons for this: first, the audio quality from most streaming services is sub-CD quality (although this is changing). Secondly, not having ownership of my files feels uncomfortable. I enjoy picking and assembling a music collection, rather than picking simply what to play next from a gargantuan but anonymised catalogue.

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