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Old 03-08-2011, 07:48 AM   #1
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Question Calibre and iTunesMetadata.plist

Hi, I tried to find an answer for this for 3 days now but still have no clue:

I have lots of DRM free books in iTunes.

Is there a way to get Calibre to use Apples iTunesMetadata.plist with a fallback to the epub metadata and the filename guessing when importing epub files?

If not, is there any program that can overwrite the epub's metadata with the ones from itunes?

Or is there a way to get calibre to import via connecting to itunes (it shows the metadata exactly the way they should be but doesn't let me copy the books over).

Any help or information would be greatly appreciated.
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Is there a way to get Calibre to use Apples iTunesMetadata.plist with a fallback to the epub metadata and the filename guessing when importing epub files?
No, there is not.
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If not, is there any program that can overwrite the epub's metadata with the ones from itunes?
Or is there a way to get calibre to import via connecting to itunes (it shows the metadata exactly the way they should be but doesn't let me copy the books over).
I'm not aware of any, but there might be something out there. The plist format is fairly self-explanatory, a motivated programmer could write something. Python has a plist module.

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thank you - didn't find something so I stopped looking and started to code a little program myself that takes the Metadata, converts it to ANSI, overwrites the data in the opf and renames the files (so they even are browsable on the dr1000 without indexing - until I find out why some files interrupt the indexing and am able to fix this).
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