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Old 05-14-2011, 06:30 PM   #1
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[Metadata Source Plugin] Skoob

Plugin to download metadata and covers from www.skoob.com.br. Skoob is a brazilian website similar to Goodreads, so almost all of its contents is in pt_BR. For that reason this plugin will be of most use for books in Portuguese.

This plugin was heavily based on B&N plugin.

Main Features of v1.0.4
  • Can retrieve title, author, comments, rating and cover. Skoob unique id also retrieved as identifier.
  • Uses a simple simlarity algorithm to sort the result for best matches first
  • Option to retrieve isbn, publisher and publication date by looking into additional info page (extra page download needed). Default is "off", "on" means slower.
  • Option to customise the number of search result pages to analyse. If the search is too broad the best match may not be in the first page. Default is 1, more means slower.
  • Option to customise the number of matches to download/evaluate. Since the results are sorted by similarity, more downloads means less quality but higher chance of hit (also slower). Default is 1, more means slower.
  • Experimental option to define a threshold on similarity for discarding results. Not quite precise, 20-30 seems to be a good value. Default is 0, which means no discarding. (Doesn't mean much if number of matches to download is 1)

Special Notes:
  • Not tested on Calibre earlier than 0.8.

Installation Notes:
  • Download the attached zip file and install the plugin as described in the Introduction to plugins thread.
  • Note that this is not a GUI plugin so it is not intended/cannot be added to context menus/toolbars etc.

Version History:
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Version 1.0 - 14 May 2011
Initial release of plugin

Version 1.0.1 - 14 May 2011
Fixed multiple pages searching

Version 1.0.2 - 15 May 2011
Improved malformed result handling

Version 1.0.3 - 15 May 2011
Fixed difference between author fetch with/without picture
Fixed author match when there's a subtitle

Version 1.0.4 - 24 May 2011
Included out of range year handling
Get earliest pub year to be consistent with Calibre

Version 1.1.0 - 10 Dec 2012
Option to recheck exchanging title and authors if nothing found
Added rechecking similarities in case of single match

Version 1.1.1 - 14 Dec 2012
Tries to get bigger cover image
Fixed cover url handling
Fixed tags fetching
Minor refactoring

Version 1.2.1 - 19 Dec 2012
Fix URL encoding
*Note: version jumped directly to 1.2.1 due to a mistake in version numbering

Attached Files
File Type: zip Skoob Metadata.zip (10.7 KB, 36778 views)

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Old 05-16-2011, 01:26 PM   #2
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v1.0.1 Released

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What i would ask is not quite the suggestion of a new plugin, but the upgrading off a old one that stopped working. I'm referring to metadata plugin of the brazilian site skoob.com.br.
Did any of the developers from here would be interested in do it?


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What i would ask is not quite the suggestion of a new plugin, but the upgrading off a old one that stopped working. I'm referring to metadata plugin of the brazilian site skoob.com.br.
Did any of the developers from here would be interested in do it?


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@rgponce - I moved your post into the Skoob thread, you're more likely to get a response by having it here, than in the Plugin Ideas thread.

Could you explain the problems you're having in a bit more detail.

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Wow, this hasn't even been updated to Qt5. That part is easy. The attached version will work with he current version of calibre. But, it didn't find any books. That might be a language thing, but it is probably changes to the site in the two years since this plugin was updated.

Can you do some testing? Firstly, make sure it does load, that you can change the configuration and it tries to do the search. Then, I need some information to try and update the plugin. Usually these sites are reasonably obvious, but as I don't speak Portuguese, some clues can help.

I'd like some books on the site to search for. They are in different categories to get all the metadata needed. These are:

- Book with a single author not in a series
- Book with a two or more authors
- Book in a series with a series index
- Book in a series without a series index

As well as the books, the URL for the search page. Or what to click on to get there.

Once I have that, I'll see what I can do. But, it will probably be a few days before I have a chance.
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