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Old 11-29-2008, 05:54 PM   #1
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another image, cbr and cbz viewer

iViewer is a image viewer that accept compressed files (.cbr, .cbz). I use part of the program Comical by James Leighton and part of the ipdf.

the program use the package pikbuf-loader-0.1-ar.ipk from Adam B and I use iliad-regutils-0.1-arm.ipk form Martinj to register the application.

The files that launch iViewer are: .cbr .cbz and .gif . When you open .gif files iViewer scans the folder for all the images.

Use the page bar to change the image,
a long press in the dot button will change to fullscreen another long press will undo the fullscreen.

the image type accepted are : jpg, jpeg, png, bmp, gif (tested) and ico, wbmp wmf ras, pnm and ani (untested) .

I included a gif image. Copy this gif in any folder with images that you want to see using iViewer.

features:
- turn page with the pagebar
- fullscreen with a long press in the dot button
- two pages images are displayed in landscape mode
- shows last page displayed when you open the app.


---> Install (only tested in cf)
1 - uncompress the zip file in you cf, a iViewer folder with two folders (install, uninstall) will be created.

2 - navigate inside iViewer and click install, if every thing works fine a new entry in the counter list will be created indicate a successful installation.

3 - close and open the iliad. to finish the install. (the iviewer will be installed in the folder cf/Programs/iViewer)

I'm working hard to test the application but make me know if you find any bug.

(30-11-2008)
I just notice that I compiled iViewer with the log option on. I recompiled, now the program is 5 K smaller and (I hope) a little bit faster.

(01-12-2008)
Modified installers to allow installation in 2.12.1 firmware (book edition).

Known problems:
- problems installing in SD card
- 5" - 8" long to turn page with images of 500K - 700K (busy light is off during this time)
- no sort of the images in the cbz

Thanks to the people who report this problems.

I created a new Project in Dev-hub. Now you can download source there.

https://dev.mobileread.com/trac/iviewer/wiki

(25-01-2009)
I corrected the problem with images that make the app crash. I loaded the new version.

If you have the old version installed, uninstall it first.
After cleaning the code the app is now 279.4kb

(10-01-2009)
Jelco, has implemented the sort for CBZ files, you can find the program at

http://dump.portal42.net/iViewer

thanks, JELCO.
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Old 11-30-2008, 01:27 AM   #2
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Feedback!

Hi Max,

THANK YOU!!!
So far it is working very fine, and I really like and enjoy the fullscreen option!!! Thank you for such an amazing work from your part.
And I had already started to give up on the hope of having a reliable cbr/cbz viewer for my iliad...I should have remembered that "As long as you are alive...there is always hope..."

This viewer should definitely added as THE viewer for cbr/cbz files, on the web page iliad wikipedia.

Take good care,

Dabon.

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Old 11-30-2008, 05:53 PM   #3
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sd

hi
thanks for your software, but i installed in sd cards (i dont have any cf card) and it didnt worked.
It opens a cbz files and shows the first image but flipping the bar doesnt change anything. If i close the cbz and reopens it i found the page i expected to see before so it means the flipbar worked but didnt updated the image.

can you help? great sw anyway

ps i installed on my BE iliad with version 12.xx.1 instead of normal 12.xx
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:52 AM   #4
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Hi, serpentium

I don't have any sd to try, I will try with an usb memory. Untill then, can you try a long press in the upper arrow? this should force a screen refresh and should show you the image. Also try to jump to the next page clicking with the stylus in the pagebar.

Other thing to test is the file extension, should be in lowercase, and the image types. Try also with cbr and with a gif image.

I'm searching information about 12.xx.1 firmware.

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Old 12-01-2008, 05:55 AM   #5
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Tried to install the program on my iLiad Book Edition.
Got the following message:

Installation Failed.
Reason "Firmware 2.12 is needed, your iLiad has got 2.12.1".

Are you planning an upgrade to fix this?

Thank you for your attention and keep up the good work.

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Old 12-01-2008, 06:24 AM   #6
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Hi Gualtiero, sorry i didn't realize book edition has a diferent firmware versio. This evening i will change the install scrip to accept version 2.12.1. and post the new installer.
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Hi Gualtiero, sorry i didn't realize book edition has a diferent firmware versio. This evening i will change the install scrip to accept version 2.12.1. and post the new installer.
just edit the file Firmware_Script with your version.
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:27 AM   #8
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just edit the file Firmware_Script with your version.
True, but I will upload a new installer just for firmware 2.12.1
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:54 AM   #9
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Just edited the file with firmware version.
Installation succesful!
But when I go to open the program nothing happen.
The top left light blink for half a second but the program do not start.

Any ideas?

Thank you


Sorry, now it is working.
Had to shut down and restart.
Now selectin .cbr files works great.

Thank you again for your help

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Old 12-01-2008, 11:58 AM   #10
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Hi Gualtiero:

This usualy happens when the application can open an image or the cbr/cbz that contains it. Could you post the name of the file you want to open and the type of images it contain? It will be usefull if you can try the other format the program can open.

To save the page you are reading I create a new folder with the same name of the file, move the file inside and create the manifest. It's possible that the parent folder of the file you are trying to open has the same name than the file?

Did you install it in the cf?

thanks.

(sorry for my English)

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Old 12-01-2008, 12:45 PM   #11
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First of all: I installed it in CF.
The I tried to open the following files, all in .cbr format.

Some "Peanuts" strips (jpeg images inside) ---> OK
Some "Cerebus" comics (jpeg images inside) ---> OK
"The Walking Dead" n°1 (jpeg images inside) ---> OK

Detective Comics 850 (jpeg images inside) ---> Problem
The program show page 1. Sometimes (after a long wait) it seems to jump to next page, but on screen only the first page is displayed. If you close the comic and open it again, it shows the last page selected correctly (probably a problem with refresh here).
But the program seems falling in some loop or just do not refresh the page correctly.

This is the Manifest file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
- <package>
- <metadata>
- <dc-metadata>
<Title>Detective Comics 850.cbr</Title>
<Description />
<Date>2008-12-01T18:28:52</Date>
</dc-metadata>
- <y-metadata>
<startpage>Detective Comics 850.cbr</startpage>
<version>000</version>
<ItemSize>16121856</ItemSize>
</y-metadata>
</metadata>
- <last-location>
<pagenumber>2</pagenumber>
</last-location>
</package>

Until now, only Detective Comics 850 seems to have problem.

Do you think is it possible to add a full screen mode?
Just to get a larger image.

i will try other formats in the next few days and let you know.

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Old 12-01-2008, 12:51 PM   #12
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Hi Gualtiero, exist a fullscreen mode, just have a long press in the dot button, after 2 o 3", the page will change to fullscreen, do a long press again and you will undo de fullscreen.

About your problem with Detective Comics 850, you can force a screen refresh with a long press in the up arrow button. If that work then it should be a problem with the automatic refresh.

I will make some test with jpeg to try to find out what happens.
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Old 12-06-2008, 04:10 AM   #13
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Hi Max,

My dear friend, do you know that you just made reading wonderful for me? I have a lot of Indrajal Comics which I badly wanted to read in my reader, and no other viewer or conversion tactics really worked for me. Your iviewer works like magic. Loads when we select the comics in the contentlister, remembers last read page, clarity is wonderful... You deserve an award for such a fine work!

One little thing, can you add a half-page zoom facility so we could read books like Tintin (big sized images)? This is a humble request.

Congrats and Best Regards,

RenuShan.
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Old 12-06-2008, 02:18 PM   #14
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hi renushan, I'm glad you enjoy my application.

I will implement some kind of zoom in a future, but right now I'would like to make it more robust (there are some problems with some jpg).
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Old 12-28-2008, 02:01 AM   #15
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double page/landscape pages

Hi,

Thanks for your work. Seems to be working fine except for one small thing. it seems to skip over double pages (ie those double page spreads combined into one large landscape page) - when moving on from the previous page, it redisplays that page and then skips right over. Happens whether zoomed in or not.
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