Multi-disc albums

Bill Gee bgee at
Mon Oct 18 13:21:30 BST 2021

Very interesting!  I use SoundKonverter for all CD ripping.  The inclusion of disc number and total discs is part of the reason I use it.  The other is that it can run replay gain calculations at the end of a rip.

The main thing I do different from Allen is that I put each disc of a multi-disc set in its own subdirectory.  Otherwise mpd gets confused about which tracks belong to which disc.    It ignores the disc and track number fields, playing the tracks in sequence by their filename.  I also do not import to Tellico from the audio files.  I import straight from the CD.  Next time I add to my collection, I will have to try Allen's workflow.

Bill Gee

On Sunday, October 17, 2021 9:20:07 PM CDT J. Allen Crider wrote:
> Quite by accident today, I discovered something that might interest you. 
>   For reasons I won't go into, I installed SoundKonverter and used it to 
> rip several CDs, including a 2 disc set.  It has two settings that K3b 
> does not have, Disc no. ? of ?. If one of these is not 1, it will add 
> "Disc Number", "Total Discs", and "Total Tracks" to the attributes in 
> Tag 2.  I suspect "Disc Number" is the critical attribute, because I 
> made a mistake and forgot to chance the settings on the first disc. 
> After ripping both discs to the same directory using the same album 
> title, I used "Import Audio File Metadata..." to import the album into 
> Tellico.  Tellico created a second track list labelled "Tracks (2)" for 
> the second album.  This list showed up on a separate tab in the album 
> editor and it showed up as a second list in the viewer.  It probably 
> wouldn't be very useful for information downloaded from musicbrainz or 
> discogs, but it might help with albums that have been ripped from CD.
> Allen
> On 10/17/21 3:29 PM, Jared wrote:
> > On 10/17/21 1:07 PM, Robby Stephenson wrote:
> >> Since the basic lookup dialog doesn't (yet) have a way to add a 
> >> complex query that includes separate fields like year or artist, your 
> >> approach of creating a basic entry and then updating does actually 
> >> execute a better search. Discogs can use artist, release, and year 
> >> while Musicbrainz can use artist and release. Both of them also can 
> >> lookup via barcode if you have a field with that information.
> > 
> > One more search tip to share - for discogs, tellico let's you search by 
> > keyword.  I've found that, if you have the physical disc or case handy, 
> > searching for the catalog number as the keyword usually returns a good, 
> > narrow selection of results.  That's my current preferred method so 
> > far.  Obviously that's not much help if you don't have the discs handy, 
> > but I'm also using this as an opportunity to review my discs as well, 
> > mark which may have gone missing or were stolen, etc.So, taking a while, 
> > but going to have a really good catalog at the end.
> > 

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