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Old 02-06-2008, 01:26 AM   #1
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Metadata problems from manybooks.net

I've seen this problem a couple of times. Am I missing something obvious?

1. Download something from Many Books in .lrf format e.g Ambrose Bierce's excellent short story collection "Can Such Things Be?"

http://manybooks.net/titles/bierceametext03canbe10.html

2. Import the .lrf into the Sony Reader for my PRS 500, and it shows up with a mangled title - just the filename "Can_Such_Things_Be" and no author info.

3. When I check the metadata with editlrfmeta it looks fine!

C:\editlrfmeta Can_Such_Things_Be.lrf

title: Can Such Things Be?
author: Ambrose Bierce
bookid: wdt7JceAGRHQuy6B
publisher: manybooks.net
description: This book was generated by a preliminary version of makelrf.
date: 11.02.2007

What am I doing wrong?

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Old 02-06-2008, 07:36 AM   #2
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punctuation?

Maybe it's the question mark in the title... that would be my first guess.
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manybooks.net uses an ancient LRF converter to generate LRF books. Thaqt converter sometimes produces invalid metadata blocks. Try changing the metadata with lrf-meta first, to fix it.
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I had the same problem with text files downloaded from Gutenberg. They have no metadata of course so they have no authors and filenames for the titles.

Why doesn't the Sony Reader software allow me to edit the metadata right there on my PC? Wouldn't that be the most effective method?

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I had the same problem with text files downloaded from Gutenberg. They have no metadata of course so they have no authors and filenames for the titles.

Why doesn't the Sony Reader software allow me to edit the metadata right there on my PC? Wouldn't that be the most effective method?

Because the Sony sw isn't designed to allow editing of metadata.
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Old 03-08-2008, 11:25 PM   #6
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With the PG text files, can't you just download them, then right-click on the icon, choose 'properties' the 'summary' and insert author and title?
Then load the file into the Reader.
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