Release 20150522 - "fix all visible"

Fix all visible button

Here's a new release of bliss, with a new way of executing multiple fixes at once, and some more useful bug fixes.

First up, a new feature to make fixing all those non-compliant music files a lot faster and a lot easier.

The normal approach to automation in bliss is: create a new rule to manage a music library, and once bliss users are happy with what it does, consider automating it.

The trouble is that the gap between rule creation and rule automation is often a long one. Plus, sometimes wholesale rule automation may not be desirable because of the potential for automation-gone-wrong.

This release's main new feature is a way of fixing all problems of a specified type. For example, fixing all artwork that is too large by shrinking it, or changing all genres to an "allowed" genre. I've done this by adding a Fix all visible button to the Inbox. By clicking one of the options, all fixes of that type are executed:

Fix all visible button expanded with choices

Only the fixes visible on the Inbox are executed. You can display more fixes, and thus execute more fixes at once, by clicking the Items per page link in the yellow bar to the left of Fix all visible.

Further improvements

More improvements:

  • When a cover is picked from the cover art alternatives page, show success/failure and reload the row.
  • Fix an occasional problem in bliss's regular expression rules (affecting case rules).
  • Fix some button alignments on the individual-album change art page.

Downloading and installing

You can download from the downloads page. After you click through, installation instructions are available on the page following download.

If you are updating from a version older than 20141027, in app update is not recommended for this release, because of a fixed Java 8 incompatibility which is only resolved with a full re-installation.

Thanks to Rhea C. for the image above.
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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.