Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Software > Calibre > Library Management

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-18-2011, 10:13 AM   #1
HarryO53
Enthusiast
HarryO53 has learned how to buy an e-book online
 
HarryO53's Avatar
 
Posts: 35
Karma: 76
Join Date: Feb 2010
Device: iPod Touch
Question Mixing of Loading Methods

I was wondering if mixing of loading my Nook between Calibre transfer and direct to card transfer from my iMac will screw up Calibre's library?

I was going to take an already 'Calibre loaded' microSD card and move more content to it using my iMac's card reader.

Will this mess Calibre's accounting of things up? Does Calibre use pointer files to keep track of what's on the card and what's not?

Thanks in advance!
HarryO53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2011, 10:28 AM   #2
Manichean
Wizard
Manichean My eyes! My eyes! The light is just too bright!Manichean My eyes! My eyes! The light is just too bright!Manichean My eyes! My eyes! The light is just too bright!Manichean My eyes! My eyes! The light is just too bright!Manichean My eyes! My eyes! The light is just too bright!Manichean My eyes! My eyes! The light is just too bright!Manichean My eyes! My eyes! The light is just too bright!Manichean My eyes! My eyes! The light is just too bright!Manichean My eyes! My eyes! The light is just too bright!Manichean My eyes! My eyes! The light is just too bright!Manichean My eyes! My eyes! The light is just too bright!
 
Manichean's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,130
Karma: 80446
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Germany
Device: Cybook Gen3
That should work- I've done it once or twice. Calibre might take some time to rebuild its metadata cache the next time you connect the device, but apart from that, nothing should happen.
Manichean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2011, 10:37 AM   #3
user_none
Sigil & calibre developer
user_none ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.user_none ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.user_none ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.user_none ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.user_none ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.user_none ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.user_none ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.user_none ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.user_none ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.user_none ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.user_none ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
user_none's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,436
Karma: 950001
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Florida, USA
Device: Nook STR
There is a file calibre puts on the device called something like .calibre.metadata. When you connect he device to calibre it looks at the books listed in it. If they've changed or if it finds books on the device not referenced by the file it updates the file.

There is no danger in mixing using calibfe and manually copying files to the device. These situations are accounted for.
user_none is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2011, 10:46 AM   #4
HarryO53
Enthusiast
HarryO53 has learned how to buy an e-book online
 
HarryO53's Avatar
 
Posts: 35
Karma: 76
Join Date: Feb 2010
Device: iPod Touch
Thanks gents! I had tons of trouble just getting the Nook to list contents properly when I first got it. Was manually loading then. Wanted to make sure before I screwed things up again. Sure different than an iOS device!
HarryO53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mixing metadata on import PeteMan Calibre 2 01-03-2011 02:21 PM
Genre-Crossing/Mixing: do you? basilsands Writers' Corner 13 10-22-2010 10:47 AM
reading methods? ahammer Lounge 1 07-19-2009 02:51 PM
mybebook.com payment methods? dcalder HanLin eBook 2 01-07-2009 07:57 PM
Mixing Clicks and Bricks - Borders Digital Concept jasonkchapman News 0 10-15-2007 11:22 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:33 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.