I was struggling with my Synology NAS, Itunes, and Squeezebox for more than 1 year getting things running faster and never had a proper list of album art etc etc. Frustrating me on and on. Now with bliss I'm happy as a child!
I like the fact that bliss analyses everything and then suggests fixes. Also that it's running as a server application is great! BTW, I'm using this with my Synology DS212+, working great!
bliss is an album art finder that is simple, fast and accurate. bliss finds and installs album art automatically. bliss is fully automated and can even add album art to your music in the background, as you add the music to your collection. bliss uses both reputable and expansive sources for its album art.
bliss works by applying rules to your music library. When you add an album to your library, bliss automatically assesses the album against your rules. If the album is non-compliant, bliss decides a fix to make sure the album obeys the rule, and optionally applies it automatically.
bliss runs on your Synology itself, as a background process. When music is added to your library, bliss sees this and applies its rules automatically to ensure your library remains consistent, complete and correct. Audio Station's album art and MP3 tags are automatically re-indexed by DSM.
To install bliss as a package on a Synology NAS, there are four steps:
Once the bliss package repository is added, your Synology NAS will be kept up to date with updates and updating bliss will generally be a one-step process.
Alternatively you can install from a
.spk file manually.
The bliss package repository is a URL that you copy and paste into Package Center. The URL you use depends on whether you are using DSM 6 or DSM 7. Nevertheless, the general installation steps are the same:
https://www.blisshq.com/repo/syno/packages-DSM7.jsonIf you are using DSM 6 use:
At this point, the behaviour alters slightly depending on the DSM version you have.
On DSM 7, Package Center should refresh and the bliss packages will appear as a package to install.
On DSM 6, Package Center generally has to be closed then re-opened before the packages display.
The Java package will now install. When it is successful you'll see:
Once Java is installed you can move onto the final step.
Once bliss has installed, you can open it from the menu at the top-left of the DSM page.
bliss is now running, but for it to see your music, and fix it, you're going to have to grant it permissions to read and write to your music folder.
This is fairly straight-forward:
bliss should now be able to scan, assess and fix your music.
Now you've added the package repository, DSM will periodically check for updates. When there is an update you can update bliss from the Package Center.
The pre-requisite for this step is to have Java already installed. To install Java, see the instructions for adding the package repo above.
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