May 14, 2013 in digital music
The current top voted idea on the bliss ideas forum is The ability to monitor more than one location on a computer. bliss currently only allows one folder to be specified as the root music folder within which all your music files must reside.
Why is owning and storing multiple music libraries desirable or required, and why does bliss currently only allow one root folder?
May 07, 2013 in bliss
This release contains a number of UI improvements and bug fixes.
The forward/backward/back to list links added in a previous version of bliss have now been added to the album detail page and the file organisation detail page. That makes it easier to scroll backwards and forwards through albums.
April 30, 2013 in bliss
Split albums are a nuisance I've discussed before. Sometimes, when adding a new album into your music collection, you realise that the album has been split up. You see multiple albums with the same name, with varying artist names, representing the album.
Having split albums like this can make your music library more difficult to search and navigate. Fortunately, bliss comes with a rule to enforce the same track artist in all of your albums. Once these albums have been identified, it's just one click to fix each album.
April 23, 2013 in bliss
A couple of weeks ago, one of the servers bliss uses was hit by an attack which initially appeared to be a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. Subsequent investigations suggested that the attack may not have been intended to bring down our servers, as such, but to access and download advertisements, possibly for spam related purposes. Anyway, the actual outcome was that our servers couldn't cope with the load, and I had to block out the outside world.
April 16, 2013 in digital music
In the most part, this blog concentrates on musical releases and how to organise them in your computer audio collection. But music isn't the only form of audio. Podcasts are audio files, often spoken word, which are episodic and released periodically. It is possible to download them and include them within your wider music collection.
And, just like the rest of your audio, the time comes when you want to organise these files to make them most browseable, searchable and navigable.