Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Formats > Kindle Formats

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-16-2008, 11:49 PM   #1
Jad
Groupie
Jad has learned how to read e-booksJad has learned how to read e-booksJad has learned how to read e-booksJad has learned how to read e-booksJad has learned how to read e-booksJad has learned how to read e-booksJad has learned how to read e-books
 
Jad's Avatar
 
Posts: 151
Karma: 772
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Device: Cybook Gen3
GUI Batch

I'm planning on dusting off my GUI code and developing a new program which will allow batch processing of files. The functionality will be pretty much identical to the existing GUI, just with a Batch oriented front end.

Since its early days, I thought I would solicit any improvement or features requests before I got to far into the programming.

Thanks in advance.

Jad
Jad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 06:12 AM   #2
Ortep
Fanatic
Ortep has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.Ortep has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.Ortep has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.Ortep has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.Ortep has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.
 
Posts: 516
Karma: 470
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: The Netherlands
Device: Kindle 3, Bebook
It is very easy to edit the meta data with Mobi Reader. It will end up in the *.mbp file and not in the book.

Perhaps it will be a nice touch when he program will be able to pick up the information that is available in the *.mbp file.
Ortep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 07:33 PM   #3
bwaldron
Wizard
bwaldron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bwaldron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bwaldron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bwaldron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bwaldron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bwaldron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bwaldron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bwaldron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bwaldron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bwaldron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bwaldron ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
bwaldron's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,221
Karma: 530854
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida, USA
Device: Kindle 1/2/3/4/PW2, Droid Maxx, Galaxy Tab Pro (12.2")
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ortep View Post
It is very easy to edit the meta data with Mobi Reader. It will end up in the *.mbp file and not in the book.
Which is problematic for users of the Cybook, which ignores the information specified in the .mbp files and only uses that stored in the book itself.
bwaldron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 07:44 PM   #4
wallcraft
reader
wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
wallcraft's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,979
Karma: 5183568
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
Device: Kindle 3 and Fire
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ortep View Post
Perhaps it will be a nice touch when he program will be able to pick up the information that is available in the *.mbp file.
Note that mobi2mobi already has the --mbpfile switch to do this on a single file, and this should definitely be made available for batch processing of multiple files.
wallcraft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 08:35 PM   #5
Jad
Groupie
Jad has learned how to read e-booksJad has learned how to read e-booksJad has learned how to read e-booksJad has learned how to read e-booksJad has learned how to read e-booksJad has learned how to read e-booksJad has learned how to read e-books
 
Jad's Avatar
 
Posts: 151
Karma: 772
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Device: Cybook Gen3
Thanks for the feedback. I'm currently getting up to speed with DataSets in Visual C# to tackle the storage of imported book data and to allow modifications.

Should the -mbpfile switch be included in the normal GUI as well then as an option? Would people find that useful?
Jad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 08:47 PM   #6
tompe
Grand Sorcerer
tompe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tompe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tompe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tompe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tompe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tompe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tompe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tompe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tompe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tompe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tompe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 7,144
Karma: 4315826
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Linköpng, Sweden
Device: Nexus 7, Nexus 5, iPad 2, Kindle PW
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jad View Post
Thanks for the feedback. I'm currently getting up to speed with DataSets in Visual C# to tackle the storage of imported book data and to allow modifications.
Why do you want to store it in a database? How will you synchronize the stored information with the information in the file of somenody runs mobi2mobi manually?

Batch processing is for me just applying nearly the same operation to a lot of files.
tompe is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 09:11 PM   #7
Jad
Groupie
Jad has learned how to read e-booksJad has learned how to read e-booksJad has learned how to read e-booksJad has learned how to read e-booksJad has learned how to read e-booksJad has learned how to read e-booksJad has learned how to read e-books
 
Jad's Avatar
 
Posts: 151
Karma: 772
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Device: Cybook Gen3
The way I envisage the way it will work is that you select a range of books you wish to modify. The system pulls out the existing information as per the existing GUI for each book but in a table like view. You can then modify the various fields for each book and then do the mass conversion. I suppose I'm aiming for something a little more full featured than just a straight batch builder.
Jad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2008, 02:58 AM   #8
Ortep
Fanatic
Ortep has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.Ortep has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.Ortep has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.Ortep has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.Ortep has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.
 
Posts: 516
Karma: 470
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: The Netherlands
Device: Kindle 3, Bebook
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jad View Post
Should the -mbpfile switch be included in the normal GUI as well then as an option? Would people find that useful?

Perhaps you can implement it like this in the normal gui:

If there is a mbp file with the same name a the book you selected in the working directory it probably is part of the book. Simply extract the information and use it as the default data for all the fields. I would like that.
Ortep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2008, 08:22 AM   #9
Format C:
Guru
Format C: ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Format C: ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Format C: ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Format C: ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Format C: ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Format C: ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Format C: ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Format C: ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Format C: ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Format C: ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Format C: ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 753
Karma: 1496807
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: The Third World
Device: iLiad + PRS-505 + Kindle 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jad View Post
I'm planning on dusting off my GUI code and developing a new program which will allow batch processing of files. The functionality will be pretty much identical to the existing GUI, just with a Batch oriented front end.

Since its early days, I thought I would solicit any improvement or features requests before I got to far into the programming.

Thanks in advance.

Jad
From my very first e-book, I always have dreamed of a MP3Tag clone specific for e-books.
It doesn't use databases, just metadata, but it's complete.



OTOH, I wonder: wouldn't be easier to write a mobipocket export module for Calibre?
It has some of the features we need (including ISBN.com metadata synchronization), and they're being expanded over time.
Format C: is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GUI bug? edbro Calibre 2 06-19-2010 10:55 AM
GUI suggestion carpii Calibre 3 02-27-2010 01:32 PM
Gui confusements. brewt Calibre 8 12-30-2008 01:16 PM
Next Batch of Readers? LordHokage Sony Reader 8 12-27-2007 10:22 AM
iLiad GUI for the iLiad tribble iRex Developer's Corner 1 06-01-2007 03:29 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:22 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.