1400 discs ripped to FLAC just downloaded cover art of my choosing because of your handiwork. Simply outstanding, Dan.
The result of the bliss music library scan is perfect. Just set a few parameters and got professional results. Really amazing.
I like the fact it's a one stop, automated solution that addressed the issues I had - that being getting artwork and sorting file/folder locations.
bliss finds, downloads and installs.
Embeds art under 256KB, and saves a folder.jpg.
No interruptions! Install on a server and access remotely.
Album art (sometimes also called 'cover art') really improves your Sonos experience. It makes it easier to navigate your music collection because it's easy to recognise albums. Plus album art can be a great talking point when you show your Sonos system off to your friends!
Is cover art not displaying on your Sonos controllers? The first reason might be that art is missing from your music library. If art is missing, you could go and find the art yourself, then use a music tagger like MP3Tag to install it for you. But for 100s or 1000s of albums, that's a lot of work. bliss finds it online automatically using reputable databases to ensure high quality matches.
What if you know you have the art, but it just isn't displaying on your Sonos controller? There are a number of rules for displaying album art on the Sonos controllers. If you don't obey them, the Sonos iPhone, iPad or CR200 controller won't show your art. These rules are listed here. Basically: keep art under 1024x1024 resolution, store the art embedded in music files, and for the iPhone and iPad controller don't allow art to exceed 256KB. bliss does this automatically so you don't need to continually perform the same actions.
Take a look at the album art for Sonos walkthrough
bliss works with the underlying music files, so that means if you have other music players, such as iTunes or Winamp, they will see the cover art too.
bliss works in the background, unobtrusively watching your music collection. When music is added or updated, it automatically assesses any new albums to make sure they have cover art, finding and installing any missing art, and letting you know if it cannot. You can also manually change art, either from a list of suggestions bliss finds automatically, or by uploading your own art or providing a URL. bliss has a Web based user interface, which means it is accessible from anywhere on your network, or even across the world.
And it's not just cover art. bliss also organizes music files and fills in missing tags. Genre categorisation rules allow you to take control of your MP3 genres!