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calibre-sync: Automatically download books from your Calibre Content Server onto Kobo
#11  mishagale 04-13-2017, 06:23 AM
Quote k_k_kls
Sorry man,I decide to use autoshelf to manage my books.I think its very difficult to make autoshelf and calibre-sync both work,so I give calibre-sync up.
I wasn't familiar with Autoshellf before now, but I might be able to do some tweaks to make calibre-sync play nicer with Autoshelf. From a very brief glance, it seems the problems are that a) Autoshelf gets its info from the directory structure, and calibre-sync downloads files to a fixed "Author Name/Title.epub" path, and b) Autoshelf is manually triggered while on the "connected to PC" screen.

A possible workaround for b) would be to set the "delay" value (in the [update] section of the calibre-sync.ini config file) to a higher value, e.g. 10. This would ensure you have ten seconds in which to tap the screen and trigger Autoshelf.

I will (eventually, in my Copious Free Time) investigate whether it is possible to trigger autoshelf automatically when calibre-sync updates. I will also look into ways to make the path c-s saves downloaded books to configurable - do you have any suggestions on how that might work?

for the feedback.

EDIT: It seems Calibre includes fields like tags and series as part of the HTML description (content field in the OPDS), so it should be possible to parse that information, and use it to determine the save path.
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#12  k_k_kls 04-14-2017, 03:58 AM
I know nothing about programming,the only I can help is to give suggestions......
I think it is enough to sort books by three attributes:tag,author,series.
First,I edit metadata in calibre properly,then calibre-sync downloads file to tag/author/serie,result in kobo like:
Fantasy fiction/George R. R. Martin/a song of ice and fire 5 books
I also have the ice dragon and a knight of seven kingdoms(their series attributes are blank),result like:
Fantasy fiction/George R. R. Martin 2 books

I think that is good.But for some books,which is the only book I owe of the author's,like
Workout/mark lauren 1 book
I have only one book of mark lauren's,so I prefer to put it just in Workout/
I think these two ways to sort can handle mostly conditions.So my design is:

1.Ask users to edit metadata in calibre properly,add a new column.
2.calibre-sync make direction Tag/author/series or Tag/ according to the value of the new column.

Of course u can make it more customizable,but I think my idea is enough.
Don't know if I express myself clearly......
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#13  k_k_kls 04-14-2017, 08:23 AM
calibre-sync does not work on firmware 4.3.9084.It says "something goes wrong"

I tried to go to a previous version,reset and regist,but kobodesktop update firmware to newest automatically(I can't resist via wifi).
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#14  davidfor 04-14-2017, 08:46 AM
Quote k_k_kls
calibre-sync does not work on firmware 4.3.9084.It says "something goes wrong"

I tried to go to a previous version,reset and regist,but kobodesktop update firmware to newest automatically(I can't resist via wifi).
Actually, using the desktop app is the easiest way to get to your desired firmware. After the factory reset, connect and let the desktop app do its stuff. But do not eject the device. Then replace the firmware files in the .kobo directory with the ones for the version you want to use. The eject the device.
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#15  Sonofrobot 05-13-2019, 05:18 PM
I'm not sure if this is working on the most recent version of Kobo firmware but I'm going to try it on my Forma.
Assuming it does work, how hard would it be to add the ability to sync both ways so that data such as when a book is finished makes it's way back to Calibre?
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