Multi-disc albums

J. Allen Crider software-eng at
Sun Oct 17 20:54:47 BST 2021

I've been getting the server timeout on MusicBrainz consistently for at 
least a month or so.  The exact message is
	Timeout on server Socket operation timed out
I did a little more testing just now, and it is actually a problem 
between my VPN and MusicBrainz.  When I am using VPN, I cannot reach at all (ping, firefox, tellico), but if I disconnect it 
does work. Apparently that has become a common problem with other 
MusicBrainz users as well.

Following Jared's suggestion, I've started using "Import Audio File 
Metadata...", and it does work well if I finish ripping the disc before 
importing data into tellico.

I also use tellico for my video library, and have noticed one change in 
recent versions that I don't like as well.  I don't remember when it 
changed, but tellico no longer populates the production year for 
television episodes and some other videos imported from IMDB, although 
it still populates the production year for most movies.


On 10/17/21 1:04 PM, Robby Stephenson wrote:
> I really appreciate this email thread since I don't often get feedback 
> or questions from people who are actually using Tellico. So thanks!
> On Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 11:39 PM J. Allen Crider 
> <software-eng at 
> <mailto:software-eng at>> wrote:
>     One reason I don't rely as much on internet search in Tellico as I used
>     to is that the last several times I've attempted to search on
>     MusicBrainz is that I've gotten a timeout on the server, and Discogs
>     won't return more than 20 results which is sometimes not enough when
>     searching for an artist with lots of albums or a common name.
> My MusicBrainz search tests all seem to still be working. How often do 
> you get server timeouts? If it's repeatable, I should look to see if 
> Tellico can be smart about how its queries are submitted.
> For Discogs, yes, I do need to implement the "next page" aspect of 
> looking through more than the first 20 results.
>       I'm still trying to figure out what Tellico does. Sometimes it uses
>     the same match that K3b chose, sometimes it uses the locally saved
>     file,
>     and sometimes if gives a list of choices, although it isn't possible to
>     know which choice is more likely to be what I want, especially if the
>     title, artist, and genre are the same for at least two choices.  The
>     one
>     thing I wish Tellico would do is use the locally saved file when cddb
>     returns no matches.
> Tellico uses a cddb library from the KDE Frameworks platform. In theory, 
> I think it should behave similarly as K3b, though the handling of 
> multiple responses would be different. In terms of using the local cache 
> results, it should be that every time, so I think I'm basically as 
> confused as you are as to how to explain that.
> Robby

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