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

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Software > Calibre Companion

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-08-2013, 11:45 AM   #1
madnick
Junior Member
madnick began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 2
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jan 2013
Device: Nook HD+ running CM off 64GB SD card
Calibre Companion index problem

I use a 64GB Cyanogen Mod card in my Nook HD+. USB Mass Storage mode is not supported, so Calibre cannot see the device when connected. I purchases Calibre Companion to transfer files wirelessly and it works well for that.

I travel with my Nook and keep only the books I need to read on my device while the main library stays in Calibre. When I have finished a book, I delete it off the device. In the past, with several devices including the HD+ running the stock B&N OS, this has worked fine. When I get home and plug in, Calibre sees which books are no longer on the device.

However, using Calibre Companion, when I delete books they still show up in CC and therefore in Calibre as being on the device. If I manually remove the books using Calibre, CC updates correctly. (That is, if I can remember which books to remove!)

So I assume CC has it's own index file. If so, this index file doesn't seem to update on it's own nor is there an option to manually update it. Nor could I find an option in CC to delete the book from there.

I'm not sure if this is a feature request or a bug, but manually babysitting which files are on the device seems to me to be inappropriate for a file management application.
madnick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 01:01 PM   #2
chaley
"chaley", not "charley"
chaley ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chaley ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chaley ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chaley ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chaley ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chaley ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chaley ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chaley ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chaley ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chaley ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chaley ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 5,893
Karma: 1216548
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: France
Device: Many android devices
Quote:
Originally Posted by madnick View Post
I use a 64GB Cyanogen Mod card in my Nook HD+. USB Mass Storage mode is not supported, so Calibre cannot see the device when connected. I purchases Calibre Companion to transfer files wirelessly and it works well for that.

I travel with my Nook and keep only the books I need to read on my device while the main library stays in Calibre. When I have finished a book, I delete it off the device. In the past, with several devices including the HD+ running the stock B&N OS, this has worked fine. When I get home and plug in, Calibre sees which books are no longer on the device.

However, using Calibre Companion, when I delete books they still show up in CC and therefore in Calibre as being on the device. If I manually remove the books using Calibre, CC updates correctly. (That is, if I can remember which books to remove!)

So I assume CC has it's own index file. If so, this index file doesn't seem to update on it's own nor is there an option to manually update it. Nor could I find an option in CC to delete the book from there.

I'm not sure if this is a feature request or a bug, but manually babysitting which files are on the device seems to me to be inappropriate for a file management application.
In order to keep calibre's metadata up-to-date and to support grouping and sorting by calibre data, CC has a database of books. You can delete a book from within CC by tapping on the book to open Book Details then selecting "Delete" on the action bar (see screenshot). This will delete the book from the file system and from CC's db.

Regarding the main point of your post: you are correct, deleting the file outside of CC (e.g., with a file manager) does not remove the item from CC's database. We can't depend on "watching" the file system because it is very possible that CC isn't running when the file is deleted. We would need to scan the file system, which is slow. Another reason not to delete the books automatically: it is possible that the files are missing temporarily because the wrong SD card is plugged in or because they were deleted by mistake. For these reasons we made the scan operation on-demand: Settings -> Books with missing files (near the bottom of the options list). Running the scan produces a possibly empty list of books. You can delete the books by opening book details and tapping Delete, you can connect to calibre and resend the books, or you can put the right SD card into the device.

An argument can be made that one should be able to delete in one go all the books that the scan operation finds. We will look at adding that option to the action bar. It is also arguable that this operation should not be in the settings dialog but should be its own line in the menu, making it easier to find. It used to be this way before we added the unified preferences/settings dialog.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Screenshot_2013-01-08-18-05-27.png
Views:	84
Size:	40.3 KB
ID:	99034  

Last edited by chaley; 01-08-2013 at 01:11 PM. Reason: added screenshot
chaley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 03:58 PM   #3
madnick
Junior Member
madnick began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 2
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jan 2013
Device: Nook HD+ running CM off 64GB SD card
Thank you for the response. Before (as in, when I was typing the post above) when I tapped the book it would immediately open it in the reader. Now a single tap it is showing the details page... not sure what was happening there, but it's working now and I am fine with deleting the book in CC instead.
madnick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 05:04 PM   #4
chaley
"chaley", not "charley"
chaley ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chaley ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chaley ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chaley ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chaley ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chaley ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chaley ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chaley ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chaley ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chaley ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.chaley ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 5,893
Karma: 1216548
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: France
Device: Many android devices
Quote:
Originally Posted by madnick View Post
Thank you for the response. Before (as in, when I was typing the post above) when I tapped the book it would immediately open it in the reader. Now a single tap it is showing the details page... not sure what was happening there, but it's working now and I am fine with deleting the book in CC instead.
A tap opens book details, and long press opens the reader. My guess is that your device has a shorter long press delay, making it easy to get a press instead of a tap. But who knows ...

Glad it is working for you now. Thanks for the comments. It is always useful to get feedback from users.
chaley 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
[Android App] Problem with Calibre Companion vadiml Calibre Companion 4 01-06-2013 07:42 AM
Calibre Companion Purchase cecdc7731 Devices 2 12-20-2012 07:15 AM
Calibre Companion in the news Adoby News 0 12-15-2012 10:20 AM
Calibre (or Calibre Companion) For Fetching News Directly Onto Android Tablets? mojumoka Devices 2 12-11-2012 01:18 PM
Series index Save to Disk problem Dopedangel Calibre 6 08-27-2009 05:54 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:02 PM.


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