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  1. iceolate

    I see that comments are closed on your Discogstagger post. I came from Windows using MediaMonkey with it’s discog tagger plugin and am heartily frustrated by the lack of the same when using Ubuntu.

    I only discovered the first Discogs tagger, but I am unsure how to remove it in order to replace it with yours. Is there no way to automate this within Rubyripper. Both are written with Python correct? Please let me know how you made out with that, because your initial post was written in 2013.

    I too am using Rubyripper to rip my 500+ collection and I would really like to get this working. I hope you read this and have some insight, considering there’s nothing but spam on this thread. Thanks.

    1. triplem Beitragsautor

      Hello iceolate, unfortunately rubyripper is only using freedb, and i guess that there is no more implementation going on with this. so what i do is, that i put an id.txt file in each album, and let the discogstagger do its job.

      RubyRipper is, like the name suggests, written in ruby and not in python, like rubyripper.

  2. triplem Beitragsautor

    If you prefer, you could use puddletagger to tag your albums afterwards using a gui. like already said, i use my onw discogstagger and put an id.txt in each album folder, let the tool run, and all is fine.

    furthermore i can still add and remove additional tags and can influence on how the album is tagged.

  3. iceolate

    You know, I did install Puddle tagger last week, but it keeps giving me an authorization error like it wants my password, but I couldn’t find any options for that. I would like to try it out because freedb isn’t perfect. Do you know what I might have been missing for Puddle tagger to give me that error?

  4. triplem Beitragsautor

    Hm, unfortunately not, since me is not really using this one lately. since i do have my own tagging mechanism, i do not need something like puddletagger, even though it is a nice tool for modifing tags afterwards.

  5. iceolate

    Gotcha, thanks for the tips and reviving a year old conversation. So let me be clear, you manually create the id.txt tag withe the release id in it, then use your tool to batch tag correct? It would take some time but I can do it.

    My files are in this directory structure : /home/username/Music/Artist/Album/Track.flac

    Where will I place the id file for best practice for batch tagging?

  6. triplem Beitragsautor

    the directory structure is not of interest. You need to put the id.txt in the directory, where the flac files are in or in the first directory of a multi disc album:

    So, for a „normal“ Album:

    For a multi-disc Album:

    The id.txt should look something like:


    You can, if you have problems with the conversion of the Discogs Metadata (eg. because there are index-tracks in the metadata, which causes problems right now), you can download the metadata using:

    test/ DISCOGS_ID

    This will retrieve the json-metadata from discogs, which you can then edit to your own needs. If you have done this, move the file into the same directory, where the id.txt is in. The id.txt should then be looking like:


    You will get a whole list of albums, which do report errors during the transformation. I usually copy these into an editor and work from top to bottom on those. The failure rate was for me at around 10%, which is quite some with 1260 Albums, but was okay for me. Better then tagging manually đŸ˜‰

    You can edit the configuration, so that a new directory structure is created, where the newly tagged files are in (I usually keep the original files as well, just in case…).

    Hope that this helps.


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