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Old 07-13-2011, 11:51 AM   #1
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Exclamation problem! massive problem!

hi guys, im kinda new to calibre, and im already a fan

so i love to keep my books organized, and the metadata editor is PERFETCT

its just that when i send all my neatly edited books to my device (AKA aldiko or fbreader on android) all the metadata is gone!!! for example my friend sent me his book, pdf file, it had no cover and the author was matthew (not him). i edited everything in calibre, neatly correcting every single thing. when i sent it to my android device to read later on, the author was again matthew (not the one i have in calibre) and the front cover was gone! some books have this problem and others dont, but most do. what should i do?
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:58 AM   #2
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Writing metadata to PDF files can be problematic and doesn't always work.
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:02 PM   #3
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Writing metadata to PDF files can be problematic and doesn't always work.
i converted to EPUB as well, i even rewrote all the metadata afterwards!
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How are you putting the files on the reader? Metadata is only written to the file itself when doing a send to device, save to disk or a few other actions. If your copying the files out of your calibre library manually (not using calibre itself) then you won't have correct metadata.
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How are you putting the files on the reader? Metadata is only written to the file itself when doing a send to device, save to disk or a few other actions. If your copying the files out of your calibre library manually (not using calibre itself) then you won't have correct metadata.
yea, thanx for the tips! ok, so i connected with calibre to my device, sending everything to the device using calibre itslef.

ok i just checked, nothings been fixed
some files are ok but the ones that didnt have my metadata before are still not fixed
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yea, thanx for the tips! ok, so i connected with calibre to my device, sending everything to the device using calibre itslef.

ok i just checked, nothings been fixed
some files are ok but the ones that didnt have my metadata before are still not fixed
when you're connected via usb you can view the books on the device. do that and then delete all the books that you're preparing to transfer from calibre. then go back to the library view in calibre and transfer them.
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when you're connected via usb you can view the books on the device. do that and then delete all the books that you're preparing to transfer from calibre. then go back to the library view in calibre and transfer them.
no, its still not fixed >_<
i did just like u said
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yea, thanx for the tips! ok, so i connected with calibre to my device, sending everything to the device using calibre itslef.

ok i just checked, nothings been fixed
some files are ok but the ones that didnt have my metadata before are still not fixed
If you sent ePub files using calibre's Send to Device then those ePubs do have the updated metadata. The problem may be that you are not viewing the same files you sent via calibre. Remove the epubs from your device then resend them via calibre.

According to the Android Device interface plugin (preferences - plugins - Device interface plugin) by default the books you send will be placed in the first of the following three directories that it finds.

eBooks/import, wordplayer/calibretransfer, Books

You can customize the plugin and change the directory to one of your choosing.

Good Luck.
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If you sent ePub files using calibre's Send to Device then those ePubs do have the updated metadata. The problem may be that you are not viewing the same files you sent via calibre. Remove the epubs from your device then resend them via calibre.

According to the Android Device interface plugin (preferences - plugins - Device interface plugin) by default the books you send will be placed in the first of the following three directories that it finds.

eBooks/import, wordplayer/calibretransfer, Books

You can customize the plugin and change the directory to one of your choosing.

Good Luck.
i thought that might happen, i deleted my /books folder on my android and reinstalled the ebook apps on the device making sure the found nothing in their searches. i then did as instructed above. still cant see whats wong
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