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Calibre vs. Oasis 2 - Connectivity issues while sending docs

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:17:03 GMT

*I posted this (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=294037) in the Kindle section of the forum but I thought it might be a good idea to repost it here:* I have recently experienced strange connectivity problems while sending documents from macOS Calibre (v3.15) to Oasis 2 via USB. First, it seems to take ages to send a single mobi document (ca. 4MB). Second, during the sending process the device wakes up multiple times for a short while in order to return to the USB connection mode. During the process macOS Finder seems to have a problem with accessing Oasis's hard drive and tends to freeze. Sometimes Calibre freezes too and I need to force shutting it down. On the other hand if I wait patiently Calibre usually manages to transfer the doc after about 20 minutes. I have never had such a problem with Paperwhite 3 or Kindle Keyboard. Any advice will be much appreciated. Thank you.



Oasis 2 Connectivity issues while sending docs to the device

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:00:30 GMT

Hello everyone - this is my first post here. I have recently experienced strange connectivity problems while sending documents from macOS Calibre (v3.15) to Oasis 2 via USB. First, it seems to take ages to send a single mobi document (ca. 4MB). Second, during the sending process the device wakes up multiple times for a short while in order to return to the USB connection mode. During the process macOS Finder seems to have a problem with accessing Oasis's hard drive and tends to freeze. Sometimes Calibre freezes too and I need to force shutting it down. On the other hand if I wait patiently Calibre usually manages to transfer the doc after about 20 minutes. I have never had such a problem with Paperwhite 3 or Kindle Keyboard. Any advice will be much appreciated. Thank you.



Sigil is starting with two instances on Mac OS

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:13:45 GMT

Hi, i'm not pretty sure if this is a Sigil issue or not, but as i have this only with Sigil i would lkike to start here. I told my MacBook to connect epub Files not with iBooks but with Sigil. I did this with some other applications as well without an problems (jpg and raw => affinity, mp3 => clementine). But what now happens (not a big issue) Double clicking on an epub files starts Sigil twice: One instance contains the selected epub, the other is showing just the initial epub (as when you start the app itself). Did someone else countered such a behaviour? I mean its not a big deal to close the second instance as this is always in front, but i successfully did that for all other applications i have without any issue at all. Best Regards Maui



When creating a library does Calibre create duplicates, rename, or use hard/symlinks?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:30:18 GMT

I need something to manage my very large e-book collection. I tried Calibre years ago and didn't really like it but there aren't really any better options out there and I need a media manager for my ebooks. I know Calibre builds its own library but I have searched around and haven't really found an answer on how it does this. Does it duplicate the files on your system, rename and move them, or hardlink/symlink them to the new location? I have certain folder structures that I don't want messed with as well as files that cannot be altered. I also have about 300gb of e-books so I'd rather not have it take up twice the space by Calibre keeping a separate library nor can I delete the would be superfluous original files. So can I add the files to Calibre and have it automatically create the new library using hardlinks or should I create a hardlink copy of the original database and use that to plug into Calibre? Alternatively if there is a program that can manage ebooks in a similar way to how Yac Reader library does comics I would greatly prefer that. I haven't been able to find anything that does though.



Historical Fiction Turgenev, Ivan: Virgin Soil. v1 18 Jan 2018

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:40:46 GMT

Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (1818-1883) has been described as the first Russian writer known to the Western world, and the only one with a European outlook and sympathies. He lived in the times before and after the emancipation of serfs in Russia, and went into voluntary exile in 1855. Ashton Wentworth Dilke (1850-1883) was a British traveller, journalist, and politician. He lived in Russia for several months, published a translation of Virgin Soil in 1878, and died in Mauritius of tuberculosis. Virgin Soil was published in 1877 while Turgenev was in exile, and was his last novel. It is set in the period shortly after the emancipation of serfs in Russia, and deals with the reaction of the aristocracy and of some of the growing middle class. There are few peasant characters. This edition was published by Macmillan and Co in 1878. The text was taken from and checked against that version on the Internet Archive. I have silently corrected typos, and made changes to spelling, punctuation, and hyphenation using oxforddictionaries.com. Most Russian aristocrats of the time were fluent in French, and often spoke French between themselves so that their servants and serfs would not understand them. I have not translated the French in this version, but have included the translator's footnotes as endnotes.



Historical Fiction Turgenev, Ivan: Virgin Soil. v1 18 Jan 2018

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:37:28 GMT

Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (1818-1883) has been described as the first Russian writer known to the Western world, and the only one with a European outlook and sympathies. He lived in the times before and after the emancipation of serfs in Russia, and went into voluntary exile in 1855. Ashton Wentworth Dilke (1850-1883) was a British traveller, journalist, and politician. He lived in Russia for several months, published a translation of Virgin Soil in 1878, and died in Mauritius of tuberculosis. Virgin Soil was published in 1877 while Turgenev was in exile, and was his last novel. It is set in the period shortly after the emancipation of serfs in Russia, and deals with the reaction of the aristocracy and of some of the growing middle class. There are few peasant characters. This edition was published by Macmillan and Co in 1878. The text was taken from and checked against that version on the Internet Archive. I have silently corrected typos, and made changes to spelling, punctuation, and hyphenation using oxforddictionaries.com. Most Russian aristocrats of the time were fluent in French, and often spoke French between themselves so that their servants and serfs would not understand them. I have not translated the French in this version, but have included the translator's footnotes as endnotes.



Sideloading to Kindle for iPad

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:45:23 GMT

Hi, I am trying to sideload a book to the Kindle App on my iPad (I want all my books on one app) but it doesn't seem to work in any way I can think of. The original book is an ePub, which I converted to azw3 in Calibre. iTunes offers the option of loading files to the Kindle app, and claims to succeed, but the app does not seem to see the book. I tested the file in Kindle for Mac, and it seems to work ok. However, there's no internal mechanism in the Kindle Mac app to open a file from a folder; rather, one has to right click on the file and open it in Kindle.app from the contextual menu. Does anybody know how to get a file onto the Kindle iPad app? Thanks. Nike



iOS 11 Smart Punctuation Fouls Content Server Searches

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:21:50 GMT

Huge fan of Calibre (3.15 Win x64), but I'm getting regular complaints about this... iOS 11 (e.g., iPad/iPhone) introduced "Smart Punctuation" that auto-replaces straight quotes with "Smart Quotes" and made this the default setting. This is actually useful in many cases/applications, but the Calibre Content Server search function requires straight quotes as delimiters (e.g., title:"this and that"). iOS doesn't have the ability to insert by character code or a Character Map applet, so these aren't viable work-arounds. Further, since the Content Server interface is designed to be accessed by regular users (not necessarily technically sophisticated), suggesting regular expressions or other non-intuitive work-arounds that the user must remember isn't viable. I'd also prefer not to instruct all users to change a default setting on their iDevice just to access the Calibre content server. It'd be VERY useful if there was a tweak or Search preference that allowed the Search capability to treat smart quote delimiters as straight quote delimiters for users that desired. If it exists, I haven't found it yet. Any suggestions?



Hello!

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:53:12 GMT

Hi, I'm Rhi, I apologize ahead of time, this is the first forum I have ever joined so I'm not really sure how this all works yet. As for the intro, I'm an avid reader, I try to read at least 50 books a year and in previous years my highest year was 99 books read (I was sooo close to finishing #100!) I currently have a Kobo Aura One, which I just received for Christmas (I have an awesome hubby), and I also have a Kindle Paperwhite. :help: I joined this site because I have an issue with my new Kobo that I hoped you would guys would be able to help with, so if someone could direct me to the correct forum to post it in I would be grateful! (Kobo not tracking reading time) I'm having trouble navigating the forum at the moment.



Aura How to install ksm and koreader

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:45:06 GMT

This is my operation, and succeeded . I post it here, wish it can help some one. my reader : kubo aura one firmware version :4.4.9439 My os: windows 10 1 get the patch ksm09 and koreader***.zip https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=293804 https://github.com/koreader/koreader/releases (i used koreader-kobo-arm-kobo-linux-gnueabihf-v2015.11-1457-g7feea40.zip) 2 unzip the two zip file above 3 connect your reader to pc, use usb cable. 4 copy folder "kbmenupngs" to root of device. 5 Eject safely and disconnect 6 Check that all images are listed in the library and their thumbnails are displayed there. 7 Connect your reader to pc, use usb cable. 8 Copy KoboRoot.tgz to the folder .kobo of the device. 9 Eject safely and disconnect. 10 Wait until the update is finished. 11 Now the KSM menu is shown, Press [start nickel] or wait a few seconds, it will go to the original interface. 12 Connect your reader to pc, use usb cable. 13 Copy FOLDER "koreader" to . adds of the device. 14 Reboot, now in the menu , [start koreader] is listed 15 Press [start koreader], enjoy it ! This is my way , if you do , it is on your own risk.



Categorize by type, then print a list?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:20:52 GMT

I’ve never tried to do anything other than use Calibre as a repository for my e-books. Yesterday a friend asked for a list of my fantasy novels. How can I add or use an existing field for Category? I’d like to categorize my e-books by “type”, that is, (F)iction, (B)iography, (FA)ntasy, etc. Is there a coloured tag that I can use? Or can I add a field to the file structure? Then I’d like to print off a list of my “Fantasy” e-books to give, or email, to my friend. Over 20 years ago, I was a programmer. But I was a business programmer so I wrote programs in COBOL or in an SQL query language. I didn’t do any object oriented programming.



Herroooo

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:52:30 GMT

Newbie HELOOO



View All Titles In Library

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:30:16 GMT

I have four nooks on one account. Would like to set them so that all four can see all books in the library, regardless of profiles. Back before we had profiles, that's the way it was.



Can not get Calibre to work

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:22:17 GMT

Hi Everyone, Pretty new to all of this. I have tried reading multiple blogs and help forums but can not seem to find an answer. I recently downloaded Calibre 64 bit for my windows 10 computer. No matter what I would do, every book I tried to enter would fail. So I uninstalled and reinstalled a couple times and that still did not work. I then tried uninstalling it and installing the regular version (not 64 bit). Still does not work. I can not drag books or add them through the app. Each time it is an error I receive. I can add the details of the error if needed. I just wanted to know if anyone has any ideas of what I am doing wrong (very good chance of that). Thank you all and I appreciate your help.:help:



Hey Everyone

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:59:54 GMT

Hi Everyone, I am huge fan of books. I started reading when I was very young and since have moved to the technology world and take my books wherever I go. Hope to learn some great tips and ideas!:book2: