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Old 10-07-2010, 12:52 PM   #1
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Unhappy Metasearch (Ctrl-D) for Author, Title is not working ...

Hi,

after searching in the Forum I start a new thread, because i am not able to do a Metasearch (Ctrl-D) for PDF-Books with no ISBN ?

Trying in ISBNdb.... I get the hits and correct Books ???

I looked around to change some settings but cannot find any to modify search for isbn or google books ?

Can somebody tell me whats the secret about ?

I am using latest build (0.7.22) but the same was before...

Thx,

KW from Austria

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Old 10-07-2010, 01:03 PM   #2
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formats:"=PDF" and ISBN:false
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:27 PM   #3
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Thx for your reply, maybe I didn't tell you my Problem exactly enough.

I mean when doing a Metaserach (Strg-D) I get no results not searching on my local DB.

Hope anyboy can help me.

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Old 10-07-2010, 02:38 PM   #4
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:46 PM   #5
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Hello back,

nice idea, just done :-)
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:59 PM   #6
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Thx for your reply, maybe I didn't tell you my Problem exactly enough.
I mean when doing a Metaserach (Strg-D) I get no results not searching on my local DB.
Hope anyboy can help me.
thx,
KW
I read both of your posts, and I'm still not quite sure what the problem is. Are you trying to search your local Calibre library for books or are you trying to find metadata for a book from one of the online sources? If you are trying to find metadata online, do you want it located by isbn that you supply or by author/title?
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Old 10-07-2010, 03:05 PM   #7
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Perhaps this will help: Calibre uses multiple sources for metadata online. There's no obvious sign as to which source each item of metadata comes from. It will use isbn to override other data if isbn is filled in. If it is not filled in, it will attempt to find the information using author and title. Results from the searches are combined in the screen you see. When you get no results, you should delete the isbn and try with author and/or title. Using title only, with only the most distinctive word in the title may be the best last resort.
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Thx for the info, i cleared all ISBN Data (checked it in Database) and when I use (ctrl-D) Metasearch I get the Info nothing found and the message in the Meta-Search Window :

[ Google Books : Start tag expected ]

Maybe that helps ?
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Old 10-07-2010, 04:10 PM   #9
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Thx for the info, i cleared all ISBN Data (checked it in Database) and when I use (ctrl-D) Metasearch I get the Info nothing found and the message in the Meta-Search Window :

[ Google Books : Start tag expected ]

Maybe that helps ?
Does this happen for all books, or just one? Try adding an empty book, Edit the title to "Chthon" and hit Fetch Metadata. Does that have this error for you? It works for me.
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:16 AM   #10
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Hi,

just the same, i have my Key for ISBNDB and when querying for Chthon or what ever I enter I get the Warning :

Konnte Metadaten nicht abrufen von :
Google Books: Start Tag expected.

In english :
Could not read Metadata from :
Google Books: Start Tag expected.

:-( really don't know what to do there. Same is in a different Install on other PC and new DB ?

That happens for all books ...
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:45 AM   #11
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Google Books: Start Tag expected.

That happens for all books ...
All i can suggest is to uninstall and reinstall. If it happens for you on other systems, or after the above, it must be something unique about your computer(s). Otherwise, we'd be hearing of this problem from many people. Are you possibly running some custom plugins?

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Old 10-08-2010, 11:28 AM   #12
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I'd guess your internet connection is going through a proxy that is returning some sort of html page as an error message when trying to connect to google books. Look for stale proxy settings.
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Old 10-10-2010, 01:29 PM   #13
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Hi,

I did a complete resinstall, a new install on a other PC and MAC and I have tried 4 different Internet connections.

Tried it again during a massive Download of Oracle Install-Files and oh wondre some ISBN-calls where successfull ??? Is ther the possibility, that if calls are to fast, the Webservices decline and stop working ?

Is there a chance to log and protokoll the whole [Ctrl-d] Session for Meta-Data ?

Thx for your help.

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You can run fetches from the command line using fetch-ebook-metadata to debug.
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