Multi-disc albums

Jared list-tellico at
Mon Oct 11 23:43:36 BST 2021

Thanks for the reply!  I thought about creating them as separate entries 
per disc, but I really don't like that approach - I'm cataloging my 
music albums, not my individual CDs, so I'd rather keep them grouped as 
one entry per album.

I'm similarly importing the data for the most part (easy to generate a 
CSV file by listing all the album directories to a file and tacking on 
stuff like medium), and use musicbrainz to populate the tracks and album 

I like the idea about noting multiple discs and adding comments for 
which tracks belong to which discs.  Not ideal, but probably the best 
way to work around that issue.  Very much appreciate the suggestion - 
will likely start doing that myself.

I didn't follow your comment about merging discs, though.  If you have 
to resort to manually creating the disc, which implies you're manually 
filling out the track lists for both albums, why do that as two separate 
albums and merge rather than just creating as a single album?  I tried 
doing that myself to see if maybe that was some way to "trick" tellico 
into maintaining two tracklists, but it just merges it into one long 
tracklist, so I'm not seeing what the benefit.  I'm sure I'm just 
missing something.  No big deal either way, just curious about your process.


On 10/9/21 9:58 AM, J. Allen Crider wrote:
> I haven't found any way to do what I think you are suggesting, but I 
> haven't looked.  If you wanted to list each disc as a separate album 
> in Tellico, I can think of at least two options.
> 1) You could duplicate the entry for however many disc are in the 
> album.  Then change the title of each entry to add the disc number, 
> and remove the tracks from the other disc(s).
> 2) Rather than using Musicbrainz, you could use "Import Audio CD 
> Data..." to import one disc at a time.  Then you would have a separate 
> entry for each disc.
> I have a similar problem, but I've chosen a different approach. If I 
> can find the album using "Internet Search...", I use that and simply 
> add a comment that tells how many discs are in the set. But I have a 
> lot of albums that I can't find using "Internet Search...", so I use 
> "Import Audio CD Data..." most of the time. I then insert blank rows 
> at the beginning of the track listing for the second disc (and any 
> subsequent discs), and then merge the entries.  I can then add the 
> comment about the number of discs in the merged entry.  If you wanted 
> to add more information to the comment, you could include which tracks 
> are on which disc (e.g. disc 1: tracks 1-12; disc 2: tracks 13-20, or 
> something similar; that is probably something I should have done but I 
> didn't think of it earlier).  One reason I've taken the approach I 
> have is that I am also ripping most of my collection as I add them to 
> Tellico (using K3b) and I rip all discs in a set to the same directory 
> and then use Kid3 to change the track numbers and file names so that 
> it will be easier to play the entire album in the correct order.
> Allen Crider
> On 10/8/21 9:37 PM, Jared Breland wrote:
>> Hello.  I'm currently working on cataloging my music CDs, using 
>> musicbrainz as the source.  I have a lot of multi-disc albums, which 
>> musicbrainz seems to recognize and split out, but Tellico lists them 
>> only as a single album.  Ie., a 2-disc album with 12 and 8 tracks 
>> each is just listed as 20 tracks in Tellico.
>> I'm guessing this is working as intended because I can see how 
>> Tellico would be limited to a single Tracks table, but still wanted 
>> to confirm before i get to far - is there any way to make Tellico 
>> split out each disc into a separate track list?
>> -- 
>> Jared

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