Release - 20161108 - arbitrary file organisation tokens

This release marks the final "clean up" release before I begin on some fairly big, fairly numerous functionality improvements (more about which soon)...

But in addition to the bug fixes, there is one new feature: a new <tag_field> file organisation token. You can use this in custom file organisation patterns. For example, to organise by record label, you could use the tag_field token as so:

<tag_field:record_label>/<artist_name>/<album_name>/<tracknumber>-<track_name>

That would give you a file structure like:

Apple/
	The_Beatles/
		Abbey_Road/...
		Revolver/...
Factory_Records/
	Happy_Mondays/...
	Joy_Division/...

You can replace record_label with any field that is present in the tags inside your music files. If the field doesn't exist, bliss will complain, but you can also use a conditional to make it optional.

Here's a list of fields you could use that might be useful:

album_artist_sort
album_sort
artist_sort
bpm
composer
composer_sort
conductor
country
encoder
key
language
lyricist
mood
occasion
original_year
producer
rating
record_label
tonality

<tag_field> is "whitespace switchable" like other tags - you can use <tag field> instead to maintain whitespace, <tag-field> to replace whitespace with hyphens and so on. The examples above replace whitespace with underscores.

Bug fixes

There's more stuff!

  • If a problem occurs when moving files, undo all moved files for that album and move back to the original location.
  • Read MP3 disc numbers with their disc totals.
  • Fix the artist count on the artist page.
  • Fixed a hang when rescanning.
  • Allow multiple trim whitespace rules to be set on the settings page.
  • Only trim COMMENT tags without a sub-id.
  • Fixed singular embedded art rule for AIFF.
  • Fixed race condition which sometimes showed an error when changing settings.
  • Report progress upon scan for new/changed files when starting.
  • Show in progress spinner on buttons after an album's compliance has been updated.
  • Fixed the placeholder for fields in the album detail page; it was always year before.

Downloading and installing

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

Thanks to mugwumpian 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.