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  • Sideloading and synching
  • [FileType Plugin] YVES Bible Plugin
  • Migrating from Delicious Library / Adding Books from .CSV, .TXT
  • Action Chapman, Allen: The Radio Boys Trailing a Voice. v1. 16 Sep 2014
  • Action Chapman, Allen: The Radio Boys Trailing a Voice. v1. 16 Sep 2014
  • Action Chapman, Allen: The Radio Boys Trailing a Voice. v1. 16 Sep 2014
  • another ssh problem thread?
  • reload document with modified css
  • Harper Collins & new digimarc system
  • Aura HD My Aura HD died
  • Using add(x,y) to add 2 columns
  • Problem after debricking touch
  • New Install of Calibre - My Libraries Not There!
  • Author's name showing as "unknown" when books load


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    White screen

    What is the "whitest" screen eReader available today?

    Thx:thanks:

     
    Sideloading and synching

    I mostly read sideloaded books on my KPW2, and I'm looking for the best way to read the same book on my laptop and iPhone as well. After reading through the forums here, it looks like Amazon will only synch content purchased from them, so my question is, what are people doing to read sideloaded content on other devices? I saw some discussions about manipulating metadata, but I'm not sure that I read on other devices enough to make that worthwhile. Do I just need to remember my page or is there a better way?

    :help:

     
    [FileType Plugin] YVES Bible Plugin

    YouVersion allows you to download Bibles offline. They are just simple html snippets of each chapter of the Bible encoded in a strange fashion. Using this plugin, you can "add book" for the "manifest.yves" for each Bible on your Android's SD Card. It can then be converted to any format that Calibre knows how to convert.

    For example, in /sdcard/.youversion/bibles/1/ is manifest.yves for the King James version of the Bible. Just copy the whole '1' directory over to your computer somewhere and "add" the manifest.yves from it. Or, if your android phone shows up like a drive on your computer, just open the /sdcard/.youversion/bibles/1/manifest.yves file straight from there. It will import a htmlz formatted book into your library that you can then convert to epub or mobi.

    It imports everything, so for example if the Bible has introductions or something, it will be added.

    It is a very simple concatenation of all the files with a simple chapter header put between each chapter. Don't expect anything beautiful. It's just easier on the eyes than an Android phone. It's also searchable offline. There are so many times that the Bible is just useless to me if I can't find a specific phrase.

    The footnotes are not well formatted yet. They need to be moved to the bottom of each chapter with links put in. This will require actually processing the HTML, so it's next on the list of things to do.

    Either way, it's here on github: https://github.com/ClashTheBunny/calibre-yves-input

    I could also use some help with packaging it. Calibre doesn't understand the format in the zip file that github spits out, so you need to move all the files in 'src/calibre_plugins/yves_input' into the root of a zip file to install it in Calibre. How do people usually package this type of thing from github? I just zipped up the files for now.

    It still needs some more testing also, for example Vlax Romani doesn't want to convert and I don't know why. Time to turn on debug.

    The last thing that is still not working is that I don't know how to add yves to the list of files that you can "open". I just always have to choose "all files" before it will let me select yves, even thought the plugin says that yves is the right extension.

    This is clearly fair use of the files on SD Card because they are not encrypted and there is no reason you would distribute any of these, you already are able to download them for free. Don't ask me for any of the data that this is built from. That would be VERY wrong. Just get you own Bible app and download for offline usage.

    Attached Files
    File Type: zip yves_input.zip (4.0 KB)

     
    Migrating from Delicious Library / Adding Books from .CSV, .TXT

    This python script uses calibredb to import Empty Book Records into Calibre from any delimited list. As presented it is tailored to Exports from Delicious Library.

    There are two calls for each book:
    calibredb add -e ...
    calibredb set_metadata ... id

    The record id for each added book is captured to enable the second call, which is required to set user-defined fields (custom columns). In this specific case there is a true/false "read" field exported by Delicious Library that I wanted to capture. If there are no custom columns the standard metadata can be inserted with a single call using the add option.

    Attached Files
    File Type: zip ImportBooks.py.zip (1.3 KB)

     
    Action Chapman, Allen: The Radio Boys Trailing a Voice. v1. 16 Sep 2014

    Chapman, Allen: pseudonym of the Stratemeyer Syndicate the producer of a number of mystery series for children, including Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, the various Tom Swift series, the Bobbsey Twins, the Rover Boys, and others.

    Excerpt
    Since this book was written there has been produced in this country the most powerful vacuum tube in the world. In size it is small, but in output it is capable of producing 100 kilowatts of electrical power. Three such tubes will cast the human voice across the Atlantic Ocean under any conditions, and transmit across the same vast space the world’s grandest music. Ten of these tubes joined in parallel at any of the giant transmitting wireless telegraph stations would send telegraph code messages practically around the world.

    Attached Images
     
    Attached Files
    File Type: azw3 Radio Boys Trailing a Voice, The.azw3 (708.1 KB)
    File Type: mobi Radio Boys Trailing a Voice, The.mobi (528.4 KB)

     
    Action Chapman, Allen: The Radio Boys Trailing a Voice. v1. 16 Sep 2014

    Chapman, Allen: pseudonym of the Stratemeyer Syndicate the producer of a number of mystery series for children, including Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, the various Tom Swift series, the Bobbsey Twins, the Rover Boys, and others.

    Excerpt
    Since this book was written there has been produced in this country the most powerful vacuum tube in the world. In size it is small, but in output it is capable of producing 100 kilowatts of electrical power. Three such tubes will cast the human voice across the Atlantic Ocean under any conditions, and transmit across the same vast space the world’s grandest music. Ten of these tubes joined in parallel at any of the giant transmitting wireless telegraph stations would send telegraph code messages practically around the world.

    Attached Images
     
    Attached Files
    File Type: epub Radio Boys Trailing a Voice, The.epub (1.07 MB)

     
    Action Chapman, Allen: The Radio Boys Trailing a Voice. v1. 16 Sep 2014

    Chapman, Allen: pseudonym of the Stratemeyer Syndicate the producer of a number of mystery series for children, including Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, the various Tom Swift series, the Bobbsey Twins, the Rover Boys, and others.

    Excerpt
    Since this book was written there has been produced in this country the most powerful vacuum tube in the world. In size it is small, but in output it is capable of producing 100 kilowatts of electrical power. Three such tubes will cast the human voice across the Atlantic Ocean under any conditions, and transmit across the same vast space the world’s grandest music. Ten of these tubes joined in parallel at any of the giant transmitting wireless telegraph stations would send telegraph code messages practically around the world.

    Attached Images
     
    Attached Files
    File Type: lrf Radio Boys Trailing a Voice, The.lrf (573.0 KB)

     
    another ssh problem thread?

    I have the same problem as the linked thread ... I think.

    http://www.mobileread.mobi/forums/sh...d.php?t=216627

    I started with trying to set this up in diagnostic mode first. Had no luck so I tried the usbNetwork method. Still no joy.

    I noticed NiLuje's knc1's and replies. I mention that as in the wiki, which seems to be a tutorial for diagnostics modes, settings for the host IP and the kindle IP are the following

    HOST_IP=192.168.15.201
    KINDLE_IP=192.168.15.244

    Well I've just plucked and pasted those from my config file after I tried ~usbNetwork mode. I copied it from my kindle to my PC after entering ~usbNetwork a second time to disable it, so that I could access the kindle's storage.

    So from what I've gathered so far the usbNetwork IPs are the same as the diagnostic mode USB IPs?

    I'm using my Debian PC to do this. I do have a Windows 8.1 PC (for some old games) as well which I tried doing it on but I can't work out how to do the wiki's step 5 (below) on Windows. I have sorted the driver out for it though.

    5.) Setup your new network interface: IP 192.168.15.201 Subnet 255.255.255.0

    I was using the tutorial on Jennifer's 365 (link below) which was easy to understand until I got to "Set the IP address on your computer to the address defined under "HOST_IP" in the config file. Subnet should be 255.255.255.0. Everything else can be blank."

    http://www.shatteredhaven.com/2012/1...work-hack.html

    I've been using PCs since 1981 and GNU/Linux mostly for the last 10 years. I've softmodded stuff like game consoles (Xbox, Wii) and I'm good at following instructions but when it comes to network stuff I might as well be back in 1981 - I've never been able to get my head around most of it. Changing my router's password and setting up firewall rules is about as far as it goes.

    At the start I said "I think". Reason being is I'm expecting some feedback from Putty but I see nothing. Just an empty shell. Like you can see in the screenshot. I do get some sort of feedback from the shell don't I? I can't type into it.



    I tried with Debian's Remote Desktop Viewer and got the same.

    [Image violates guidelines for size - MODERATOR]

    The screenshot above also shows the panel's network icon saying it's requesting a wired network address for Wired connection 1. So I'm sure that the command "ifconfig usb0 192.168.15.201" has worked. Under Devices > Network Tools I selected Unknown Interface (usb0) and then Configure (to the right) and up popped a second box showing Wired connection 1.

    [Image violates guidelines for size - MODERATOR]

    Any help appreciated please. Spent about 8 hours on this last night and a couple today and don't want to spend much more time on it.

     
    reload document with modified css

    Hi,

    This is for patchers!!:bookworm:

    Still wondering if we are far of the "onclick" event ;) :xmas::xmas::xmas:

    Each time I change the size of the font, the document seems to be re-parsed.

    Is there a possibility for a patch making the same with an "onclick" for css change like "display:none" on some elements. :chinscratch:

    Regards

    François

     
    Harper Collins & new digimarc system

    http://torrentfreak.com/how-publishe...piracy-140916/

    Will Calibre be able to take care of this?

     
    Aura HD My Aura HD died

    Hey guys,

    I don't know what to do. I was reading a book, trying to turn a page while suddenly the screen froze. Nothing worked anymore. Holding every button for a long time did nothing but make the screen go white, not responding anymore. I then let it charge overnight and tried to reset (tiny hole on bottom) it in the morning without any luck.

    The symptoms are:

    - Turn on device
    - White LED turns on
    - Screen flashes White/Black/White/Black/White
    - LED flashes 3 times, LED turns off, sometimes LED stays on
    - Screen stays white nothing happens

    What I tried:

    - Holding every button in every possible combination for about up to 1 minute and shorter
    - Resetting again
    - Charging again, this time ~2days
    - Connecting via USB, nothing happens

    Note:

    - After the first reset and letting it charge for the first time over night (~8h) the soft reset (light button + power on button long press together) seemed to work, I saw the "Resetting device, please wait" screen for a couple of seconds before it froze again, so the display is fine I think, after that the white screen returned

    The device:

    - Got it July 2013
    - Updated firmware
    - Installed Kobo privacy thing so that it doesn't talks home (host stuff)
    - Installed Kobo nightmode
    - Uploaded my ebook collection via Calibre
    - Never connected it via USB again (no updates, no further installations)
    - Never connected to anything via Wifi again

    Anyone got any idea I could try before throwing it away? :(

    Cheers,
    Vax

     
    Using add(x,y) to add 2 columns

    Hi,

    Being driven mad here and I am sure the answer if on the forum or in the documentation but I'm going round in circles so be kind to me!

    I have 2 custom columns both containing numbers and I want to display another column which adds them both up.

    I have created a new column which is set to be a "column built from other columns" and into it I have tried entering many different versions of add(x,y) with varying errors!

    At the moment I have tried:

    {add (#a,#b)}

    I believe this doesn't work as it needs a field as I get an unknown field error.
    Entering the name of the custom column as follows:

    {#sum: add (#a,#b)}

    gives:

    convert string to float: TEMPLATE ERROR could not convert string to float: #a,#b

    Both input columns are integers.

    I have tried lots of other variants and I am now just utterly confused!

    Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong, I am sure this is a simple thing!

    Thanks

    Iain

     
    Problem after debricking touch

    Hi,

    I have managed to debrick a demo kindle touch using Kubrick. Thanks to all the guides and eveything on here !

    I have registered an account and that worked ok, but when I try and browse the kindle store it says it needs to update and then after a while bombs out saying try again.

    Anyone any ideas??

    Thanks

     
    New Install of Calibre - My Libraries Not There!

    Hello, All:

    This has likely been discussed someplace but as I couldn't find it (I don't know what it would be listed under) I decided to ask the question.

    I was forced to renew Windows 8.1.2 so my library is still present (a root folder plus five sub-folders) but I had to re-install the program. When it asked for the name/location of the library, I provided the root library location, expecting the program to find the sub-folders. It didn't and now the only library I have is the root folder.

    How do I add the remaining folders (libraries)? If I click on "Switch/Create" the three choices imply that something gets changed - all I want is to add the additional libraries.

    I would be most appreciative if someone could explain/point me to the explanation of how to do that.

    Thanks in advance.

    Sparky

     
    Author's name showing as "unknown" when books load

    I'm having a little problem with books that I load into Calibre. I'm trying to organize books that I downloaded from here at MR and many of them have the word "unknown" in where the author's name is supposed to be. Is there a quick, easy way to fix that or do I have to edit each one individually?

     

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