Release 20130213 - more performance and OneMusicAPI integration improvements

MMIX (Ten things you can do to improve your photography in 2009)

A new release with a number of miscellaneous improvements to the cover art and file organisation rules, and more besides!

For cover art lookup, the integration with OneMusicAPI has been further improved. bliss now checks the health of OneMusicAPI less often and caches results more aggressively, speeding up overall performance.

Music files with the same album and artist name but in different folders are now grouped together if they share the COMPILATION tag. This helps with grouping multi disc compilations in different folders but with the same album name. It also helps with the way the cover art rule saves a co-located image file; now the image file will be saved in all folders containing files for the relevant album.

In the file organisation rule, a problem was fixed that was preventing non-music files being moved to new target folders and, as a result, the old folder structure was being left as is, leading to a lot of old folders being kept around. Now, the folders should be cleaned up.

Smaller fixes

  • Support local file paths in the Provide URL change art screen
  • Fix the more matches link on the Untagged page
  • Fix memory problem rendering genre dropdowns


New users should download the new release from the downloads page.

Existing users can update bliss from within the application. Updating is improving to the extent it now appears possible to update without restarting, in most cases. If this doesn't work for you let me know, and if the update appears to break things, here's what to do. You can also download the latest installer and install it, replacing the current installation.

Your existing fixes will be retained!

Thanks to Kevin Dooley for the image above.
tags: release cover art album art
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Dan Gravell

I'm Dan, the founder and programmer of bliss. I write bliss to solve my own problems with my digital music collection.