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Old 01-29-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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Hanging during 'Add Books'

I'm having a problem importing lots of books into Calibre

I'm using the 'Add books from directories' option but after 30-50 books it just stops at 'Adding...' then I need to abort it and add the folder again. Sometimes works, sometimes doesn't.

I am adding a huge load of books to the library so it's taking a very long time.

Is this a known bug?

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Old 01-30-2012, 01:09 AM   #2
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Do you have read metadata from the file contents turned on?
Perhaps try it with it turned off and see if there is a difference.

Turning automerge on can also help.

Some books have bad metadata in the file which can cause problems.
Don't think it is a bug, just that most software cannot cope with every variant of every format, as well as the ways countless people 'adjust' things.

In my experience pdf's and html files have caused the most problems.

A year ago I re-imported my library which took about 2 hours for 9000+ books. But these books all had calibre inserted metadata.

My first attempt about two years ago took days. I eventually seperated all the different formats into directories (using windows search, and copy/paste) and imported each folder seperately. For some reason this worked with no errors other than much ugly metadata.

Good luck, it is worth the pain in the long run.

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Old 01-31-2012, 11:03 PM   #3
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This usually happens with pdf files when importing with metadata from file contents. Disable import metadata from file contents if you still want the metadata then don't import pdf's while doing batch imports.
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