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Old 02-15-2014, 06:58 PM   #1
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Thanks Kiwidude

took a while, but a post you made a while back gave me the "glue" i needed to put this idea together...

(your post about the run with/open with plugin was the "glue", made me realize i could have "other" things in calibre, instead of just ebooks, like my audiobook collection)
Quick copy below, (your post is listed as the fourth thing to do)
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I've Combined/Condensed the posts in this area, and am trying to post simple instructs/steps
i'd appreciate any comments (and CONSTRUCTIVE criticism) to make this simpler/more understandable

Included as a readme.txt on my archive uploads....
First this Archive/Torrent read me/Post assumes (requires) a few (free) things, and attempts to provide answers/instructs

one, calibre as a library manager
(download at http://calibre-ebook.com/)
second, the free VLC Player
(download at http://www.videolan.org/vlc
and set your registry to open .zab files with vlc)
third, the free reader/speaker/speechifier/TTS of epub format ebooks
Download at (http://www.cross-plus-a.com/balabolka.htm
fourth, the free calibre plugin "open with"
(sorry no quick/easy download url but this mobileread page has the plugin zip, and instructs to install
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=118761)
(lets you run an program from within calibre....
add it to the context menu, so It can run programs (from within Calibre) while displaying a library/database/book entry,
IE - right click and run the program pointed to by the plugin setup)
fifth, using the above (free plugin), edit the "run with" plug in to add two entries
a "Play Audiobook" (for format zab/path to vlc)
a "Read Epub" (for format epub/path to balabolka)

now you have a calibre library manager that not only handles Ebooks, but also Zipped Audio Books ((as .zab format))
(in my opinion Best of Both Worlds)



FAQ's

What is a ZAB file extension
ZAB = (Z)ipped (A)udio (B)ook
so I just zip the file and rename the .zip extensions to .zab

Why not just zip?
I use Calibre, and it thinks that .zip files are zipped Ebooks
(i use both Audio and E books, so I needed a unique file type for Zipped Audio Books, )

WHY the VLC player?
At the moment, this is the only (free) player that handles zipped/compressed files well...
when a file type is set to play with vlc, it (vlc) ignores other things in the compressed file when playing
(like text JPG etc in the compressed file)



Any Comments or Questions (or suggested revisions) Marc@MarcAlan.Info

I do also have a full browser accessible file server (IP address keeps changing, email me for current access/ip address)
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