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Old 04-02-2010, 03:06 PM   #1
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Moving ePubs to iTunes?

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Well, I just used Calibre to convert about 300 of my mobi files to epub without a hitch. Obviously, this is in preparation for my iPad tomorrow! Question: Is there any quick way to move books now to iTunes so they can by synced to the iPad? Right now I have to manually go to my ebooks library, open the folder(s) that the ebook I want is in and copy and then paste it into iTunes. I am wondering if I can use any of Calibre's features to do that easier? Or, failing that, do you think you could design a "transfer to device" for the iPad which would actually transfer the ebooks to iTunes for sync later as you can't go direct to the iPad as you can to a Kindle. Please let me know and maybe I'll hold off on moving the bulk of these if there's a transfer option on the way. Thanks!
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:52 PM   #2
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The idea of having a Send to iTunes option has a lot of merit - but with the support in a version of iTunes having only been released in the last day or so I would have thought it is going to be a while before a definitive answer is likely. Even if the decision is made to proceed then I would expect it to take a while to get developed (I would like to be proved wrong though ).
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I agree! I was offering the send-to-iTunes as a suggestion for a future feature. But I was also wondering if there's anything I could do now using Calibre's other features to help until a real transfer option becomes available? Maybe there is some way to mark a selection of files and save copies in a folder, for example?
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Old 04-02-2010, 05:08 PM   #4
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Can you not do a file -> import in iTunes?

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Old 04-02-2010, 11:49 PM   #5
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You should be able to browse your calibre collection on your iPad directly with the content server already.

And there are plans to add support for the iPad as a device if apple allows it.
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:27 AM   #6
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Yes, I can confirm that Stanza for the iPhone works fine on iPad. Just run Calibre, open Stanza on iPad and browse your books. Because it's not an iPad app, the letters are a tad fuzzy in 2x mode.
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:33 AM   #7
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If you don't like to use Stanza, you can also access your books via the content server using Safari, you just need to know the IP address of the computer running the calibre content server then in safari type

http://192.168.1.2:8080

Where you replace 192.168.1.2 with the IP address of your computer and 8080 with whatever port you are running the content server on (8080 is the default)
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:46 AM   #8
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I would have thought that you could also use iBook and load the files via iTunes.

Until a more direct option is developed this would probably be easiest done by using the "Save to Disk" option to putt any files you want (in ePub format) into a nominated folder and then dragiing that folder into itunes.

It would be nice to have some feedback from someone who has now got an iPad to know how well that works.
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I have an iPad and am using iTunes to sync my epubs that are already in my Calibre library.

I just go into iTunes and use the "Add Folder to Library..." option and point to the folder where my Calibre library is located. Once that's done, sync your iPad with iTunes.

By doing this, you continue to centralize the location of your ebooks without duplicating them anywhere else.
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:18 AM   #10
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Does anyone know how to set file associations in the IPad safari. I am trying to get the iBooks app to read books off my content server. It doesn't seem to want to do that. I originally had Stanza and another program that reads compressed files (not epubs) on my Ipad. When I clicked the epub link in the content server, it downloaded them and then prompted me whether to open them in stanza or the other program (not iBooks). I uninstalled but Stanza and the other program, and now when I click the Epub link it thinks for a second and then says "Download Failed:Safari cannot download this file".
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I just go into iTunes and use the "Add Folder to Library..." option and point to the folder where my Calibre library is located. Once that's done, sync your iPad with iTunes.

By doing this, you continue to centralize the location of your ebooks without duplicating them anywhere else.
Doesn't this depend on your "Copy files to iTunes Media Folder when adding to library" is on or off?

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Doesn't this depend on your "Copy files to iTunes Media Folder when adding to library" is on or off?

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To be honest, I don't know. My setting is unchecked. I suppose if the option was checked, you would be duplicating your ePub library to the itunes media where your content is saved.
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@andrew78 I have the same problem. ePubs are viewable only via stanza using the content server.
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