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.
The Synology package is developed by a third party developer, patters.
First, add patters' repository. In Synology DSM, click Package Center > Settings > Package Sources and then Add.
The Name should be
PCLoadLetter.co.uk and the location
http://packages.pcloadletter.co.uk. Click OK.
Click back to General and ensure Trust Level is set to Synology Inc. and trusted publishers:
Now install Java. The first thing to do is download it. Go to http://tinyurl.com/javaembed and download both ARMv5/ARMv6/ARMv7 Linux - SoftFP ABI, Little Endian 2 and ARM v6/v7 Linux - VFP, HardFP ABI, Little Endian 1 distributions. Save them on your computer, for later upload to the NAS.
If you are using a multi-bay NAS, an extra task while those files are downloading. In DSM enter File Station and then click Create > Create New Shared Folder. Call your new shared folder
Ensure they have read/write permissions:
For some reason there's no
public folder by default in multi bay NASes!
Once the Java files have downloaded, copy them to
Now install Java. In Package Center click Community and then click Install next to Java SE Embedded 8.
Once that is complete, you can finally install bliss!. Again, in Package Center click Community and then click Install next to bliss.
After a delay to download and install, bliss should show as installed (or running if you chose to run automatically after install):
Now, run bliss if it isn't doing already from the Action menu.
You can access bliss via the URL on the bliss package page. This will open a new tab to the bliss UI.
You'll be given an option to take a brief tour, or configure bliss yourself! Check out the tutorials for examples of how to use bliss.
Hint: your Synology music folder is normally located at
/volume1/music so be sure to select that as your Music location.