[WS] Discogs Album search + VA

look at the html title, there's only seltsam

look in the html code of the site, it is also 2 spaces

no problem here with the cover

I'm a total newbie to MP3tag but I'm a big fan of discogs and am looking for a tool to tag my music files from discogs and it looks like mp3tag will do exactly what I want to do.

But I've tried installing the program "out of the box" and I get an error connecting to discogs server. I suppose this is because I need to install one of these discogs Web Source scripts in the specified Application Data folder.

I've tried doing this but given that I'm also a complete newbie to scripting can someone tell me how to edit the script file (remove all lines and comments starting with #s ?) to get it to work with mp3tag?

Or even post a pre-edited "ready to use" script file that will allow me just to run an artist or album search on discogs to snag the rest of the data (year, cover art etc.)?

Perhaps I'm just stupid and missing something if so then obviously let me know :wink:

If you get an error, please write the exact message and what script and what search term was used.

No, these are just different or newer scripts.

I don't know what you want to edit and for what cause, every script here works as it is, no need to edit anything.

OK. Sorry. Just realized it was my firewall (Norton Internet Security) that was blocking all internet connections from Mp3tag, even though I'm sure I'd asked it to authorize all connections on installation :blush:

Anyway. Thanks for the reply. I'm up and running and all the scripts do indeed work as is.

Sorry for any confusion caused!

Hey, I'm just posting the two discogs scripts I am now using all the time.
Both are for use with the discogs ID and retrieve the usual info + info like mixartist, publisher, etc. I made them by following the instructions of Dano in this thread [EDIT: actually it was a different thread...], but It may be a bit hard to reproduce all necessary steps, so I'm posting them here.

One script is for almost all cases and the other one is for various artists releases where the artist is not called 'Various'. It only fails if the artists are written like 'Artist1 & Artist2' instead of the usual 'Artist1 / Artist2'. Maybe this last flaw would be easy to fix, no clue :wink:

Edit: This is rendered obsolete by a better script now!

Updated (some days ago)...

Thank you dano, your scripts are very useful.

Tracks get wrong numbers when it's an 2xCD release


Would be nice too, if the script could get the cd number and write it together with the album name.

Buddha-Bar V By David Visan, CD1


Buddha-Bar V By David Visan, CD2

I also have a question concerning multi-cd information on the discogs source. I tend to rip a cd at a time and build the directories based on the CD number:

Renaissance - The Classics (Disc 1)
Renaissance - The Classics (Disc 2)
Renaissance - The Classics (Disc 3)

All works fine for disc one, but disc two through MP3Tag gets the same tags as disc 1 because I can't work out how to offset the returned information.

So is it possible to restrict the return from discogs by tracknumber or possibly through another attribute that lists cd number? Or can I do a string comparisson on the filename to the returned track names?

Any pointers would be much appreciated as I am just how powerful this product is :slight_smile:

i'm trying to figure out how to store the discogs catnr as id3 comment. was fiddling around with a script for a while now but always get errors.

errr... help :wink:

Extended discogs.com scripts here:

Not only VA albums have artists' names in tracklisting. For example:

It would be more correct to check whether the tracklisting has information about artist or not. My version of discogs script is based on the standard one and dano's for VA.

discogs_v2.src (5.85 KB)

discogs_v2.src (5.85 KB)

discogs, ever so useful :slight_smile:

hi @ all,

i tried do define a discogs-search for "artist AND album" by myself but it seems that i'm not able to get it done. could anyone of you guys could give me a hint or just do it for me?
how come that nobody did it before yet?

thanks in advance, Paul

I'm new to this site.

Is there an easy way to edit only the Recording year for bunch of songs at once.
I'm trying to correct the recording year of albums of type "Best of..." where the release year doesn't match the recoding year of the song.

This "discogs#Search by Artist + Title.src" seem to find the information correctly when done one by one, but it also changes other tags such as Album, etc.. which I want to keep unchanged. I only want to change the recording year.

ANy help would be appreciated.


thanks for the scripts! They all are very usefull!

But I've got a problem with the "discogs-Release ID extended.src"-script, when I try to import


It seems, that there is a problem with the character "|". On the page you can see that the CD has 19+20=39 Tracks, but the Import in mp3-Tag shows 41 Tracks, cause it separates the title on every "|". The artists are read correctly.
Maybe a bug in the script?

same for me. I only wanna change the year for these best of greatest ever stuff in the same way as SultanH

Is there an easy way to modify the result of the "discogs#Search by Artist + Title.src" - I mean the sort order for inside the column Information where I'd like to see the year first to see the necessary information at first sight. Than I would retype it if there won't be easier ways to get the year.

I have an example
The Jacksons
Title: I Want You Back [Album]

6 Hits discogs#Search by Artist + Title

In the 2nd hit you'll find 1981 but as the 20th word and it's really hard to find

Updated discogs_search scripts with Format and Year columns

Thanks a lot, saves me lots of searching time :slight_smile:

by the way, if I'd like to omit Vinyl and Cassette how should I edit the .src files?
I actually only want to find the CD versions.

I guess i'd have to change something in between lines 60 and 65 :slight_smile:

I get an error whenever I search the discogs database. I realized that I only get this error when I search for an artist that is more than one word. One word searches don't give me the error

Error connecting to server: www.discogs.com

This is the error right out of the box with version 2.42c

I tired the debugging mode but I don't get a debug file until I try searching with one word searches.
Any ideas? I tried searching for this error with only this thread showing up

To test it for yourself, search for Paulo Mojo to get the error and Paulo to successfully get results
Update: I have managed to get this error with one word search queries also. This makes me very confused as to what the issue is. I don't have any AV/Firewall