How do i match a CD to Discogs that doesn't exist on Musicbrainz

I have a cd that doesn’t seem to be listed on Musicbrainz, but i was able to find the CD on discogs. I tried using the unique ID at the end of URL on discogs as a search, like i would If i was searching directly for an album listed on music brainz but it wasn’t showing up in the reported results, but that didn’t seem to make a difference. I tried doing a manual search, but i get the same weighted results as i did just doing a generic search. Not sure what else to try. I do know that I am getting discogs results…just not seeing the CD i’m looking for. How can i match directly to a listed CD?

This is the CD
Elvis Presley – The Early Recordings (CD) - Discogs (the 2 disc version)

This seems to work fine for me. Are you just using the ID 7228386 or 7228386-Elvis-Presley-The-Early-Recordings? I believe that beets just wants the number:

/ # beet import file_example_MP3_700KB.mp3 
/file_example_MP3_700KB.mp3 (1 items)
Finding tags for album "Kevin MacLeod - YouTube Audio Library".
1. Kevin MacLeod - Medusa (46.6%) (album, tracks) (Digital Media, 2011)
2. Kevin MacLeod - Dream Catcher (46.6%) (album, tracks) (Digital Media, 2019, US)
3. Kevin MacLeod - Metaphysik (45.6%) (album, tracks) (Digital Media, 2014)
4. Kevin MacLeod - Rains Will Fall (44.5%) (album, tracks) (Digital Media, 2010, XW)
5. Kevin MacLeod - Flying Kerfuffle (39.5%) (album, tracks) (Digital Media, 2019, XW)
# selection (default 1), Skip, Use as-is, as Tracks, Group albums,
Enter search, enter Id, aBort? I
Enter release ID: 7228386
Correcting tags from:
    Kevin MacLeod - YouTube Audio Library
    Elvis Presley - The Early Recordings
(Similarity: 8.2%) (missing tracks, album, artist, tracks, source) (Discogs, 2xCD, Australia, Charly Records, CPCD8320)
CD 2
 * Impact Moderato (#0) -> I'm Left, Your Right, She's Gone (#16) (title)
Missing tracks (25/26 - 96.2%):
 ! That's All Right                    (# 1)
 ! Heartbreak Hotel                    (# 2)
 ! Love Me Tender                      (# 3)
 ! I Got A Woman                       (# 4)
 ! Blue Suede Shoes                    (# 5)
 ! Hound Dog                           (# 6)
 ! Blue Moon Of Kentucky               (# 7)
 ! Money Honey                         (# 8)
 ! Hearts Of Stone                     (# 9)
 ! Tweedle Dee                         (#10)
 ! Good Rockin Tonight                 (#11)
 ! Hound Dog                           (#12)
 ! I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine (#13)
 ! I Got A Woman                       (#14)
 ! Tweedle Dee                         (#15)
 ! Baby Lets Play House                (#17)
 ! That's All Right                    (#18)
 ! I Was The One                       (#19)
 ! Long Tall Sally                     (#20)
 ! Maybellene                          (#21)
 ! That's All Right                    (#22)
 ! Blue Moon Of Kentucky               (#23)
 ! That's All Right                    (#24)
 ! I Was The One                       (#25)
 ! Money Honey                         (#26)
Apply, More candidates, Skip, Use as-is, as Tracks, Group albums,
Enter search, enter Id, aBort? I
Enter release ID: 7228386-Elvis-Presley-The-Early-Recordings
No matching release found for 1 tracks.
For help, see:
[S]kip, Use as-is, as Tracks, Group albums, Enter search, enter Id, aBort?

I was using “7228386-Elvis-Presley-The-Early-Recordings”…lemme try the number

Yep, that was it. Apologies for such a simple question. I guess it’s easy if you know. You guys are always super helpful, thank you!

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We accept a couple of different formats for discogs IDs:

  • The release ID from the page, optionally enclosed with [r and ] (as seen on the page)
    Release ID
  • The legacy URL format (I’d be surprised if we’re still seeing these):
  • The current URL format (currently on master only, added in #4085) :

The easiest option for the current release is probably entering the ID in the release ID format (i.e. [r7228386])

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