The great big, no-nonsense, mostly free audio converter matrix

When trying to solve a music file conundrum I've been presented with via email, I often need to produce an audio file of a specific format. That's because different audio file formats store data (both the audio and the internal metadata) in different ways, and those differences can produce different behaviours and problems.

Release - 20170607

As iterations on tag correction begin to come to an end, I'm implementing the final few pieces that allow me to consider this work 'done'. This week: support for discnumber completion and also broader metadata queries...

Changing permissions

On Linux and OS X based systems, files have permissions. Permissions denote who can read and write a file. As such, they provide a form of access control which makes them useful for providing one aspect of security. Securing your music collection is essential.

Currently when bliss changes a file, for example embedding album art or correcting some incorrect information, the ownership of the file will revert to the user that bliss runs as. In some cases this is fine, but in others you want control over the ownership of the file to enforce a security policy.

Release - 20170524

Another maintenance release this week, with fixes for issues with multi disc albums, UI improvements around tag correction and linked releases and some fixes around settings.

'Different' doesn't mean incorrect

An example popped into my inbox the other day which perfectly demonstrated how music library management must be approached in different ways.

In this case, it was an example of how syntax and the correctness of tags intertwine. More specifically, in the case of bliss's new correctness rules, how dates should be judged when they are stored in different date formats.

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.