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Old 12-19-2009, 12:00 AM   #1
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Hangs when getting list of books on device

Hello, I've had a good experience using Calibre but recently I tried to transfer some new books over and it hangs at the "Get list of books on device" job. I can't cancel it without ejecting the device (which requires a Calibre shutdown).

It seems like it is hanging on trying to read a particular book because it scans through my azw books but then just ... hangs. The progress bar continues to move until it fills the bar but the "remaining time" just continues to rise. Is there any way I can find out what book it is hanging on without going one by one? I have a couple hundred books on here.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:09 AM   #2
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Okay. I figured it out. It was some very large PDF files. Something about their nature hangs up Calibre. They are images converted to PDF using Irfanview (manga scanlations). I'll try something other than Irfanview to convert and see if the problem remains.
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:37 AM   #3
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You have two options to speed up reading the files on the device. Disable the PDF metadata reader plugin. Or also in plugins, go to the plugin for your device and uncheck read metadata.
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:59 PM   #4
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It seems to be the PDFs I specifically created from those images via Irfanview. Other PDFs seem to be just fine. I'll convert a bit differently I guess and hopefully that will work it out. Better yet - hopefully the picture viewer bug will be resolved soon and I won't have to worry about it.
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