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Content-server: Auto-import on Linux?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:42:38 GMT

Hi, I imagine having a sync folder on my PC where I export books to from my local Calibre library. That folder is then automatically synced with a folder on my Pi and books are then automatically imported into the library on the Pi (with only the calibre-server running and files in sync folder automatically erased after successful import). Possible or a dream? :) That would actually be an awesome method to feed a server without the need of direct access and, say, editing the remote library remotely (and firing up calibre).

Download all books from Calibre Server

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:34:57 GMT

Hello, is there a way do import/download *all* books from a calibre server without needing to manually click on each book to a pc?

Library Restore?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:04:06 GMT

Good Morning. I recently did an update on Calibre, and noticed that all my books were gone. Somehow they were all moved into an archive folder. I moved them all back into the proper directory (Calibre Library), and assumed that Calibre would automatically recognize them, and re-populate the library. That did not happen. I have re added a couple books as a test, but they populate with the details (author, title etc) all messed up. I have spent many hours organizing all my books with proper data, and would not like to have to re-do all that work. Does anyone know a way to automatically get this fixed? Looking into the Calibre Library directory, each book folder contains various versions of the book file (mobi, pdf, etc) possibly a cover jpg, and a metadata file. Any help would be appreciated.

calibre content server navigation

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:54:50 GMT

content server navigation on Chrome using Ubuntu on a laptop using arrow keys, pgup, pgdwn is sporadic. Occasionally, it freezes on a blank screen at end of chapter and I must right-click for contents so that I can go to next chapter. At the end of that chapter it freezes again. I have also noticed that sometimes when I have 3 columns showing in landscape, that the down and up arrows change the showing screen by cycling the columns. That is right arrow will cause the left column to vanish, the middle column to go to the left column place, the right column will go to center, and a new column will appear to the right. The up and down arrows will cause all three showing columns to cycle as one. The pgup and pgdwn keys sometimes work, sometimes not. Anyone else on this?

Borrow library books directly from Onyx?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:23:29 GMT

Is it feasible to borrow library books (that uses Adobe's scheme) without using a computer? Another way to ask the question could be if Bluefire Reader, Aldiko and/or ADE for android works on the Onyx?

Need a good hard-boiled book to warm my cockles during the coming cold months

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:59:14 GMT

*PLEASE*: No paranormal romance or romantic paranormal suggestions. No urban fantasies or robot investigators. No cutesy 'baking investigator' mysteries. PLEASE! Give me worn gumshoes and a world-weary attitude, and a man (or woman) who constantly needs a shave. I want noir attitude! Pulp novels are OK. First person narratives are, of course, mandatory. *NOTE*: I've already read almost all the classics. (Raymond Chandler, John D. MacDonald, Horace McCoy, David Goodis, Frederick Nebel, Gil Brewster, Jonathan Craig, Charles Willeford, Frank Kane, Orrie Hitt, Day Keene, Ross MacDonald, Brett Halliday, Stephen Marlowe, Dashiell Hammett, Otto Penzler collections [Ed.], Cornell Woolrich [William Irish], and et al.) Your suggestions will be 'investigated' and the winning ebook will be announced right here (along with a mandatory post on cooking, which seems to be the currently preferred method for engaging in OT subjects). :D *BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE*: Any noir or 50s pulp paperback or hard-boiled suggestion is 'A-OK', as you can infer from the list above. Epub or AZW3 is fine. No PDF - please! (I'm not a masochist.) :D :2thumbsup Your help is appreciated.


Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:54:28 GMT

Dear Reader(s), Finally I have the courage to introduce myself on the forum. Up till now I have been conquering Calibre on my own, and I must say everything went well and no disappointments up to now. Only some minor issues, but with the help of this forum I managed to conquer that. My collection of over 10.000 comic books (cbr, cbz and pdf) is well arranged in Calibre now. During the works getting them into Calibre I discovered hundreds of duplicates with the help of the duplicates plugin. Even solved the backup problems I had. So I am Happy with "my" results. :thanks::thanks::thanks::book2::book2:

Searching Books

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:31:49 GMT

Hello, it's been months, maybe a year since I last used Calibre, because of work and family stuff I stopped reading books so I stopped using it. And now I wanted to add some books and read some. Now, I have a stupid problem. I search stuff, specific books or Authors or even tags / genres I've added over the years of using Calibre back then, but the search results are always showing as marked green in the whole collection of my books. What I mean is when I search for example the tag "adventure" (or click on it) it's not just showing me the books tagged "Adventure" it shows every book I have and just if I scroll down I can find the tagged books marked green. I remember when I was searching Calibre with tags or authors or clicking on the left any tag or whatever to show only those, not everything I own with just the selected search highlighted green. Please help. I know it's stupid but I can't find the way to have specific results. What am I doing wrong?

An ebook reader with a stylus to take note?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:28:52 GMT

Hello, I'm looking for an ebook reader (epub) format which would also allow me to take handwritten note (not necessarily in the books, a white page notebook app would be perfect). From what I can see, there are only discontinued products from a few years ago (Sony dpts1) or the Noteslate, which seems to be vaporware. Questions:* - Is there any device allowing successfully handwriting on e-paper? - Do you know why the DPTS1 has been discontinued?

E-reader with double-sided physical buttons?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:13:33 GMT

My dad's Kindle 4 was KIA and he now wants an e-reader that has similar physical buttons that can go forward and backwards on each side, instead of either side turning pages in a single direction. He likes being able to operate the device with one hand and doesn't like tapping on a touchscreen. So far I've only been able to find the Energy system models with this but I'm wondering if there are any others. Pocketbooks seem to have the buttons on the bottom of the device which is helpful as well. Of course, I could technically try and find another such Kindle on eBay but since e-readers have progressed a lot since then it would be a little sad to do that. Any suggestions? :chinscratch:

Currently best 13.3" reader for PDF book reading?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:35:11 GMT

I need a 13 inch reader that can handle large PDF files (150-200mb), taking some notes on them is also needed. Am I right that Sony DPT-RP1 seems to be the best at this moment? Or are there some new better readers coming out soon? Thanks for your help in advance!

Conveting huge PDF to EPUB, what should I expect?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:53:55 GMT

Hi folks, I'm currently running a converting job on 1400 page high-quality PDF with lots of pictures. The file is 260MBs. I ran the file before and it went for about 800 minutes before I stopped it because I thought it was bugged or something. Then I read that large files can take hours to convert and as long as I do not get errors the program is working. So I ran it again and it has been 530 minutes so far. Calibre currently takes 15% of my CPU and 2GB of RAM. What should I expect? Anyone converted something like that? How long did it take? I've been using the program for 2 days now and converted a few 50-80MBs books. All took less than a minute to complete except a 30MB one that took 40 mins. File size doesn't seem to have any direct effect. By the way, can I somehow direct CPU power towards Calibre to speed up the process? I'm already using the 64-bit version. Thanks!

"Copy to Library" = export & import book?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:27:20 GMT

Hi, I'm using 2 libraries, one for initial import of the book and "fixing" metadata. The other is the "real" "clean" library I use to connect with devices etc. At the moment, I do export books into a folder and then import into "real" library in order to make sure all metadata is actually written into the ebook files itself. Is "copy to library" doing the same? Or is there another workflow that is more efficient than ex- and then import?

How to send books to Aura One so font settings always work

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 02:33:55 GMT

Hi I just converted back to the world of epubs after a foray into Mobi land. Everything is working fine but I still get the same problem I used to have on my old Sony 300. Some side loaded books resist any effort of the Aura to change the font and/or line spacing. Font resizing seems to always work though. Is there a setting I should be using in Calibre or Kobo Utilities to send the book a certain way? I'm not sure if there's a "CSS" type file that is getting locked in and setting the font for me and whether there is a way I can override it to ensure I can use all my device's reader settings properly.

Downloading Amazon Purchases At Once?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:39:13 GMT

Couldn't find this is search so sorry if it's already been asked. I want to download my ebooks from my Amazon account and I was wondering if anyone has found a way to do it at once? Batch download? I've a LOT of bough books because of the freebies and classics and don't feel like taking three hours going through years and years of purchases and clicking one at a time.