|07-07-2013, 08:05 PM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2013
Device: Kindle Touch
[SOLVED] What is the OPF file
Playing around with the save to disk template and I see that there is an OPF file that is saved as well as the cover and book.
What is that file? And, why is it needed when saving to disk?
Last edited by HFC3; 07-07-2013 at 11:43 PM.
|07-07-2013, 08:27 PM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NSW Australia
Calibre puts all the metadata into the OFP, including non-standard items (eg series) and custom column items.
You can eyeball the OPF with a text editor (if you use something like Notepad++ it will look pretty), and because its XML its relatively easy to read it within a program.
The OPF files are 'needed' in the library folder to provide a means of restoring the library metadata database should it get damaged or lost.
|07-08-2013, 02:31 AM||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Device: Sony PRS-950, iphone/ipad (Marvin/iBooks/QuickReader)
The .opf file and cover image files are optional when using the Save to Disk feature. They are included by default as not all eBook formats allow the information to be embedded in the eBook itself.
|07-08-2013, 05:15 AM||#4|
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Join Date: Feb 2009
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