September 25, 2018 in digital music
I'm going to return to lossy and lossless compression this week. A common concern I see about lossless audio is that it's a form of compression, and compression is bad because the original data is somehow lost.
Audio data is data like any other. It's important to remember that both lossy and lossless are types of compression. But, most importantly, compression can be achieved without loss of data. Therefore, lossless encoding audio can always be recovered to the original data.
September 18, 2018 in bliss
This release by-and-large completes the new settings UI beta; it's functionally complete.
That isn't to say it's perfect, but now there's a larger button for existing users to enable the settings beta and send feedback about the new UI.
September 05, 2018 in bliss
In this build, work on the new settings page is continuing. Meanwhile, I've added a few fixes in the UI for the album oriented pages.
August 29, 2018 in digital music
Lossless is best. Ensuring your music library is stored in as high a fidelity as possible is important to ensure playback quality, future flexibility and lower effort; never having to re-acquire music into a self stored collection.
There are costs: notably storage space. But when it comes to music files, storage capacity for large lossless libraries is well within the reach for most collectors, so it seems a no-brainer.
August 22, 2018 in digital music
We're all familiar with things that are difficult to use, and I'd count music libraries as (potentially) one of the things. How is a music library used? Well, it's a combination of how easy it is to navigate, browse, search and play from a library.