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Old 02-11-2011, 12:41 PM   #1
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Hello,

I have a sony prs505 and have just bought the amazon kindle 3g.
I am currently using calibre to manage my books and want to keep the sony running until i am happy using the kindle.

Is it possible to have both devices syncing with calibre or do i have to rename a directory before switching between devices?

Any other suggestions on how i could run 2 different devices together?

Thanks for your time

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Old 02-11-2011, 12:55 PM   #2
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Just plug them in one at a time and you should be fine.

Just remember that the Sony will want ePub format books and the Kindle will want mobi format. This might mean that you need to do some conversions to make sure you have both formats in your library (noting that any books that are DRM restricted will not be convertable). As long as both formats are there, Calibre will automatically pick the correct format for each device.
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:28 PM   #3
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Okay so there is no option to switch device its just detected by calibre?

I could see it being confusing that way if i have to have 2 different formats or does calibre only show the formats that are compatible ?
ie since i have only epub and pdf, documents that are pdf will only be shown in calibre?

I just dont want to mess up my sony stuff while i get used to the kindle.

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Old 02-11-2011, 05:38 PM   #4
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If you look under Preferences->Advanced->Plugins->Device Interface plugins then you will see ones for the Sony and the Kindle. If you select the Customise for either of thos, you will be given the list of formats it supports, and the priority order that should be used.

When you send to a device, Calibre uses this information to select the format to be used. If you try and send a book that has no compatible format already in your Calibre library, but has another format, then Calibre will ask if you want to convert the book before sending. You can have multiple formats stored against a book entry, so it is no problem to have both epub and mobi present.
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Okay, I had a look at what you said and i can see both devices have a plugin installed.

Are you suggesting that i change the settings?
or just proving that both devices will be okay attached to calibre.?

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@trott3r, i have a Kindle 3 and a Nook Color. When I add a book into calibre, I always add cover and metadata if needed, then convert it to both mobi and epub formats.

calibre knows what format belongs on which device when you plug it into your computer, so no worries at all. You have the option to 'send to device' or to 'send specific format to device', but calibre know what will and will not work on any given device. Just plug in your ereader and go! (And send a donation to calibre's developer if you're of a mind as well for his amazing work.)
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Just plug them in one at a time and you should be fine.
Okay so there is no option to switch device its just detected by calibre?
Correct it is just detected. Just connect on device at a time.
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@jlmwrite Ok sounds like things are pretty much foolproof.

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