Wrong disc being matched on a multi CD/DVD album

I’m importing 5 CD’s worth of digital media FLAC’s and have found the Musicbrainz ID I’d like to match on. (https://musicbrainz.org/release/f881400f-1e7b-46d7-8374-adf4ffd1f4ea)

This album consists of 5 CDs and Beets will obviously report missing tracks for the DVD/Bluray media within that release. That’s fine.

However, in my directory of 5 folders per CD, the first folder is being misread as Disc 6 (a bluray) and therefore will be tagged wrongly. In fact, it skips matching it as disc one altogether.

I’ve no idea how to fix that, please, help.

Many thanks

1. The folder structure:

2. Folder 1 contents:

3. Beets failing to match that folder:

4. Entire Beets output:

beet import later-years/

/mnt/mpathc/musichound1983/files/later-years
/mnt/mpathc/musichound1983/files/later-years/CD 1: A Momentary Lapse of Reason (updated and remixed)
/mnt/mpathc/musichound1983/files/later-years/CD 2: Delicate Sound of Thunder (remixed, part 1)
/mnt/mpathc/musichound1983/files/later-years/CD 3: Delicate Sound of Thunder (remixed, part 2)
/mnt/mpathc/musichound1983/files/later-years/CD 4: Live Recordings, 1987 & 1994 - Unreleased Studio Recordings
/mnt/mpathc/musichound1983/files/later-years/CD 5: Knebworth Concert 1990 (53 items)
Finding tags for album "Pink Floyd - The Later Years 1987-2019".
Candidates:
1. Pink Floyd - The Later Years: 1987–2019 (59.8%) (missing tracks, tracks) (18xCD, 2019, XE, Pink Floyd Records, PFRLY01)
2. Pink Floyd - The Later Years: 1987–2019 (45.0%) (unmatched tracks, tracks) (Digital Media, 2019, AL, Pink Floyd Music, highlights)
3. Pink Floyd - The Later Years: 1987–2019 (44.8%) (unmatched tracks, tracks) (Digital Media, 2021, AL, Pink Floyd Music, highlights)
4. Pink Floyd - The Later Years: 1987–2019 (44.3%) (unmatched tracks, tracks) (CD, 2019, XE, Pink Floyd Records, 0190295378295, highlights)
5. Pink Floyd - The Later Years: 1987–2019 (44.3%) (unmatched tracks, tracks) (CD, 2019, US, Pink Floyd Records, 19075982692, highlights)
# selection (default 1), Skip, Use as-is, as Tracks, Group albums,
Enter search, enter Id, aBort? i
Enter release ID: f881400f-1e7b-46d7-8374-adf4ffd1f4ea
Correcting tags from:
    Pink Floyd - The Later Years 1987-2019
To:
    Pink Floyd - The Later Years: 1987–2019
URL:
    https://musicbrainz.org/release/f881400f-1e7b-46d7-8374-adf4ffd1f4ea
(Similarity: 59.8%) (missing tracks, tracks) (18xCD, 2019, XE, Pink Floyd Records, PFRLY01)
CD 2: Delicate Sound of Thunder (remixed, part 1)
 * Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5) (Live,Remix 2019) (#1) -> Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1–5 (2019 remix) (#12) (title)
 * Signs Of Life (Live,Remix 2019) (#2)                          -> Signs of Life (2019 remix) (#13) (title)
 * Learning To Fly (Live,Remix 2019) (#3)                        -> Learning to Fly (2019 remix) (#14) (title)
 * Yet Another Movie (Live,Remix 2019) (#4)                      -> Yet Another Movie (2019 remix) (#15) (title)
 * Round And Around (Live,Remix 2019) (#5)                       -> Round and Round (2019 remix) (#16) (title)
 * A New Machine Part 1 (Live,Remix 2019) (#6)                   -> A New Machine, Part 1 (2019 remix) (#17) (title)
 * Terminal Frost (Live,Remix 2019) (#7)                         -> Terminal Frost (2019 remix) (#18) (title)
 * A New Machine Part 2 (Live,Remix 2019) (#8)                   -> A New Machine, Part 2 (2019 remix) (#19) (title)
 * Sorrow (Live,Remix 2019) (#9)                                 -> Sorrow (2019 remix) (#20) (title)
 * The Dogs Of War (Live,Remix 2019) (#10)                       -> The Dogs of War (2019 remix) (#21) (title)
 * On The Turning Away (Live, Remix 2019) (#11)                  -> On the Turning Away (2019 remix) (#22) (title)
CD 3: Delicate Sound of Thunder (remixed, part 2)
 * One Of These Days (Live, Remix 2019) (#1)                     -> One of These Days (2019 remix) (#23) (title)
 * Time (Live, Remix 2019) (#2)                                  -> Time (2019 remix) (#24) (title)
 * On The Run (Live, Remix 2019) (#3)                            -> On the Run (2019 remix) (#25) (title)
 * The Great Gig In The Sky (Live, Remix 2019) (#4)              -> The Great Gig in the Sky (2019 remix) (#26) (title)
 * Wish You Were Here (Live, Remix 2019) (#5)                    -> Wish You Were Here (2019 remix) (#27) (title)
 * Welcome To The Machine (Live, Remix 2019) (#6)                -> Welcome to the Machine (2019 remix) (#28) (title)
 * Us And Them (Live, Remix 2019) (#7)                           -> Us and Them (2019 remix) (#29) (title)
 * Money (Live, Remix 2019) (#8)                                 -> Money (2019 remix) (#30) (title)
 * Another Brick In The Wall Part 2 (Live, Remix 2019) (#9)      -> Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2 (2019 remix) (#31) (title)
 * Comfortably Numb (Live, Remix 2019) (#10)                     -> Comfortably Numb (2019 remix) (#32) (title)
 * One Slip (Live, Remix 2019) (#11)                             -> One Slip (2019 remix) (#33) (title)
 * Run Like Hell (Live, Remix 2019) (#12)                        -> Run Like Hell (2019 remix) (#34) (title)
CD 4: Live Recordings, 1987 & 1994 / Unreleased Studio Recordings
 * One Of These Days (Live, Hanover 1994) (#1)                   -> One of These Days (live in Hannover 1994) (#35) (title)
 * Astronomy Domine  (Live, Miami 1994) (#2)                     -> Astronomy Domine (live in Miami 1994) (#36) (title)
 * The Dogs Of War  (Live, Miami 1994) (#3)                      -> The Dogs of War (live in Atlanta 1987) (#37) (title)
 * On The Turning Away   (Live Miami 1994) (#4)                  -> On the Turning Away (live in Atlanta 1987) (#38) (title)
 * Run Like Hell   (Live, Atlanta 1987) (#5)                     -> Run Like Hell (live in Atlanta 1987) (#39) (title)
 * Blues 1 (unreleased 1994 recording) (#6)                      -> Blues 1 (1994 recording) (#40) (title)
 * Slippery Guitar (Unreleased 1994 Recording) (#7)              -> Slippery Guitar (1994 recording) (#41) (title)
 * Rick's Theme (Unreleased 1994 Recording) (#8)                 -> Rick’s Theme (1994 recording) (#42) (title)
 * David's Blues (Unreleased 1994 Recording) (#9)                -> David’s Blues (1994 recording) (#43) (title)
 * Marooned Live Jam (Unreleased 1994 Recording) (#10)           -> Marooned Jam (1994 recording) (#44) (title)
 * Nervana (Unreleased 1994 Recording) (#11)                     -> Nervana (1994 recording) (#45) (title)
 * High Hopes Early Version (Unreleased 1994 Recording) (#12)    -> High Hopes (early version, 1994 recording) (#46) (title)
CD 5: Knebworth Concert 1990
 * Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5) (Live 1990) (#1)       -> Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1–5 (2019 remix) (#47) (title)
 * The Great Gig In The Sky (Live 1990) (#2)                     -> The Great Gig in the Sky (2019 remix) (#48) (title)
 * Wish You Were Here (Live 1990) (#3)                           -> Wish You Were Here (2019 remix) (#49) (title)
 * Sorrow (Live 1990) (#4)                                       -> Sorrow (2019 remix) (#50) (title)
 * Money (Live 1990) (#5)                                        -> Money (2019 remix) (#51) (title)
 * Comfortably Numb (Live 1990) (#6)                             -> Comfortably Numb (2019 remix) (#52) (title)
 * Run Like Hell (Live 1990) (#7)                                -> Run Like Hell (2019 remix) (#53) (title)
CD 6: Surround & Hi‐Res Audio Mixes
 * Signs Of Life (Remix 2019) (#1)                               -> Signs of Life (5.1 remix 2019) (#54) (title)
 * Learning To Fly (Remix 2019) (#2)                             -> Learning to Fly (5.1 remix 2019) (#55) (title)
 * The Dogs Of War (Remix 2019) (#3)                             -> The Dogs of War (5.1 remix 2019) (#56) (title)
 * One Slip (Remix 2019) (#4)                                    -> One Slip (5.1 remix 2019) (#57) (title)
 * On The Turning Away (Remix 2019) (#5)                         -> On the Turning Away (5.1 remix 2019) (#58) (title)
 * Yet Another Movie (Remix 2019) (#6)                           -> Yet Another Movie (5.1 remix 2019) (#59) (title)
 * Round And Around (Remix 2019) (#7)                            -> Round and Round (5.1 remix 2019) (#60) (title)
 * A New Machine Part 1 (Remix 2019) (#8)                        -> A New Machine, Part 1 (5.1 remix 2019) (#61) (title)
 * Terminal Frost (Remix 2019) (#9)                              -> Terminal Frost (5.1 remix 2019) (#62) (title)
 * A New Machine Part 2 (Remix 2019) (#10)                       -> A New Machine, Part 2 (5.1 remix 2019) (#63) (title)
 * Sorrow (Remix 2019) (#11)                                     -> Sorrow (5.1 remix 2019) (#64) (title)
Missing tracks (75/128 - 58.6%):
 ! Signs of Life (2019 remix)                                     (# 1) (4:23)
 ! Learning to Fly (2019 remix)                                   (# 2) (4:52)
 ! The Dogs of War (2019 remix)                                   (# 3) (6:04)
 ! One Slip (2019 remix)                                          (# 4) (5:10)
 ! On the Turning Away (2019 remix)                               (# 5) (5:42)
 ! Yet Another Movie (2019 remix)                                 (# 6) (6:15)
 ! Round and Around (2019 remix)                                  (# 7) (1:12)
 ! A New Machine, Part 1 (2019 remix)                             (# 8) (1:46)
 ! Terminal Frost (2019 remix)                                    (# 9) (6:16)
 ! A New Machine, Part 2 (2019 remix)                             (#10) (0:39)
 ! Sorrow (2019 remix)                                            (#11) (8:47)
 ! Cluster One (5.1 remix 2014)                                   (#65) (5:59)
 ! What Do You Want From Me (5.1 remix 2014)                      (#66) (4:14)
 ! Poles Apart (5.1 remix 2014)                                   (#67) (7:12)
 ! Marooned (5.1 remix 2014)                                      (#68) (5:28)
 ! A Great Day for Freedom (5.1 remix 2014)                       (#69) (4:19)
 ! Wearing the Inside Out (5.1 remix 2014)                        (#70) (6:49)
 ! Take It Back (5.1 remix 2014)                                  (#71) (6:12)
 ! Coming Back to Life (5.1 remix 2014)                           (#72) (6:19)
 ! Keep Talking (5.1 remix 2014)                                  (#73) (6:11)
 ! Lost for Words (5.1 remix 2014)                                (#74) (5:13)
 ! High Hopes (5.1 remix 2014)                                    (#75) (8:28)
 ! Blues 1 (unreleased 1994 recording, 5.1 mix)                   (#76) (5:21)
 ! Slippery Guitar (unreleased 1994 recording, 5.1 mix)           (#77) (6:40)
 ! Rick’s Theme (unreleased 1994 recording, 5.1 mix)              (#78) (2:33)
 ! David’s Blues (unreleased 1994 recording, 5.1 mix)             (#79) (4:28)
 ! Marooned Jam (unreleased 1994 recording, 5.1 mix)              (#80) (3:17)
 ! Nervana (unreleased 1994 recording, 5.1 mix)                   (#81) (4:56)
 ! High Hopes (early version, unreleased 1994 recording, 5.1 mix) (#82) (6:54)
 ! Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1–5, 7                       (#83) (13:24)
 ! Learning to Fly                                                (#84) (5:39)
 ! High Hopes                                                     (#85) (8:12)
 ! Take It Back                                                   (#86) (5:55)
 ! Coming Back to Life                                            (#87) (6:55)
 ! Sorrow                                                         (#88) (11:08)
 ! Keep Talking                                                   (#89) (7:42)
 ! Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2                              (#90) (6:45)
 ! One of These Days                                              (#91) (7:12)
 ! Speak to Me                                                    (#92) (1:40)
 ! Breathe (in the Air)                                           (#93) (2:39)
 ! On the Run                                                     (#94) (3:42)
 ! Time                                                           (#95) (6:39)
 ! The Great Gig in the Sky                                       (#96) (5:18)
 ! Money                                                          (#97) (8:49)
 ! Us and Them                                                    (#98) (6:59)
 ! Any Colour You Like                                            (#99) (3:16)
 ! Brain Damage                                                   (#100) (3:46)
 ! Eclipse                                                        (#101) (3:04)
 ! Wish You Were Here                                             (#102) (6:06)
 ! Comfortably Numb                                               (#103) (9:35)
 ! Run Like Hell                                                  (#104) (9:16)
 ! Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1–5, 7                       (#105) (13:24)
 ! Learning to Fly                                                (#106) (5:39)
 ! High Hopes                                                     (#107) (8:12)
 ! Take It Back                                                   (#108) (5:55)
 ! Coming Back to Life                                            (#109) (6:55)
 ! Sorrow                                                         (#110) (11:08)
 ! Keep Talking                                                   (#111) (7:42)
 ! Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2                              (#112) (6:45)
 ! One of These Days                                              (#113) (7:12)
 ! Speak to Me                                                    (#114) (1:40)
 ! Breathe (in the Air)                                           (#115) (2:39)
 ! On the Run                                                     (#116) (3:42)
 ! Time                                                           (#117) (6:39)
 ! The Great Gig in the Sky                                       (#118) (5:18)
 ! Money                                                          (#119) (8:49)
 ! Us and Them                                                    (#120) (6:59)
 ! Any Colour You Like                                            (#121) (3:16)
 ! Brain Damage                                                   (#122) (3:46)
 ! Eclipse                                                        (#123) (3:04)
 ! Wish You Were Here                                             (#124) (6:06)
 ! Comfortably Numb                                               (#125) (9:35)
 ! Run Like Hell                                                  (#126) (9:16)
 ! Arnold Layne (live at Syd Barrett Tribute 2007)                (#127) (3:40)
 ! Lost for Words (Pulse tour rehearsal edit)                     (#128) (4:31)
Apply, More candidates, Skip, Use as-is, as Tracks, Group albums,
Enter search, enter Id, aBort?

Hmm… given the similarity of the track names, this seems like a tricky thing for beets to get right. Two options might include:

  • Putting the disc number into the files’ metadata ahead of time (if it’s not already there).
  • Ignore Blu-Ray media. There is an ignored_media config option that you can set to filter these discs out altogether.
1 Like

Thank you, Adrian, this helped massively. Problem solved, thank you! :slight_smile:

1 Like