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Old 04-26-2012, 08:52 PM   #1
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Hi! I'm new to forums (1st time) and not very tech-savy. I have Calibre on my Windows 7 computer. I am trying to transfer my e-books on the computer to my Samsung Galaxy Tab 7. I have tried to follow all the directions in the FAQ and Calibre Help sections, but nothing seems to work. My Galaxy Tab does not show up as a "drive", but as itself (GT-P6210) so I was trying to connect via the Internet. But the Http://192.168.1.2:8080 says the page does not exist & cannot connect. Also, exactly where do I find the Calibre Content Server? I looked all over the Preferences but do not find anything that says "Content Server". Thanks for any help.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:00 AM   #2
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I am no Calibre expert (and my IT skills are very rusty) but until somebody more knowledgeable comes along...try this.

In Calibre
Preferences\Sharing over the net.
Configure and start the server.

And are you sure you are connecting to the right IP address?

Actually, you should probably post this in the Calibre section.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:33 PM   #3
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There are a couple of ways to get your books from Calibre to your tablet via wireless transfer.

If you're reading epubs, the easiest way to get them into your tablet is to use an epub reading app like Aldiko, Mantano, Cool Reader, Moon+ or FB reader to directly get the books from Calibre through its content server. You can browse your entire Calibre library from within the app and pick and choose which book/s to download.

Setting it up within the app is fairly straightforward. For instance, if you're using Aldiko, to set up the Calibre content server:
1) Go to "store", hit the menu button and select "My Catalogs". Create a new catalog (hit the + sign next to my catalogs) and give it a name.
2) Insert this http://youripaddress:8080/opds in the URL dialog (your ip address should be something like 192.168.1.XX - you'll find it in your computer's network properties).
3) Turn on Calibre's content server, turn on your tablet's wifi, open Aldiko, tap on your newly created catalog and you should be able to see your entire calibre library and download them into your tablet one at a time.

If you don't want to go that route or you have many many books to transfer over at once, you can set your Calibre library folder in your computer as a shared folder and then download a file explorer app such as ES File Explorer from the android market and use it to upload the files from your computer.

Lastly, you can upload your books to dropbox and use either the dropbox app or ES File Explorer to grab them from the cloud as it were.

Hope this helps.

ETA: I realize now after re-reading your comment if you can't see your Calibre library through your tablet's browser via the content server, then most of what I wrote up there may not be relevant to you. Sorry!

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Old 05-01-2012, 12:33 AM   #4
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You may be using the wrong ip address... I use the server with Aldiko as explained by Eskarina on both my Samsung and Vox and get the same error message in a browser window when the wrong ip address is being used.
On your computer click on start, and then on run, type cmd. On the next window, type ipconfig. Your correct ip address for the Calibre server would be the one with "ip4" in the name.
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You can also load files to a memory card
on the PC then insert it into the Tablet.

Also if you have a server on your network you can use something like
"ES file explorer" and copy files from the server to your device.
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:14 PM   #6
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You can also load files to a memory card
on the PC then insert it into the Tablet.

Also if you have a server on your network you can use something like
"ES file explorer" and copy files from the server to your device.
On the 10.1 there is no card slot...does the 7" tablet have one?
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:48 PM   #7
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On the 10.1 there is no card slot...does the 7" tablet have one?
Yes I have the Galaxy Tab 2, I think there is an adapter that
will let you connect an SD card to the interface/charging jack.

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Old 05-02-2012, 09:39 PM   #8
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Yes, I am aware that a dongle can be purchased for my 10.1 tablet but I haven't experienced the need to use an sd card with it... There's many ways of transferring files without plugging in or using a card.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:07 PM   #9
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Wow! So much help! I have never participated in a forum before, so imagine my surprise when I got home last night and found so many suggestions. Yes, I do have an adapter to plug in a USB memory card or an SD card--acutally, I bought it with the Tablet and forgot I had it And, yes, I think I was using the wrong IP address, although I "asked" the computer as you all have suggested and got the same IP address. However, I will do some more investigating on the IP address plus try all of your suggestions. I'll let you know how things work out. Thanks so much for all your help!
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Yes I have the Galaxy Tab 2, I think there is an adapter that
will let you connect an SD card to the interface/charging jack.

Look Here
Why pay $38 when you can get this one at $4.62?
http://www.amazon.com/OEM-Connection..._bxgy_pc_img_b
(If you absolutely need to transfer data with a card or usb drive)
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Why pay $38 when you can get this one at $4.62?
http://www.amazon.com/OEM-Connection..._bxgy_pc_img_b
(If you absolutely need to transfer data with a card or usb drive)

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You can also use this adapter:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i01

It's about $20 and it allows charging via a micro USB cord. I've got one in my bag for when I don't have my Samsung charger & cord.
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I have my Calibre library in Google Drive, and the Google Drive app on my Kobo Vox. The whole thing is so easy! I also can use the Calibre server, but somehow, it seems easier to go to the drive app than to open the browser and hope the server is running.

Sometimes that seems to simply.not.work. When that happens, it is always because my ISP has reset my IP address. I have to go home, run CMD and then ipconfig to get the new one. Not usually a problem, well, except when it happens when I am on holiday.

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