|07-31-2010, 05:58 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Metadata download plugins
First of all, much appreciation for Calibre (its creator and contributors) which I have just installed a couple of days ago and am getting to know.
I have a question about the metadata download plugins and I haven't found an answer searching through the documentation or this forum.
When I hit the fetch the metadata button the next screen reads that calibre can find metadata form Google Books and isbmdb, however thare are two more plugins (Amazon and LibraryThing) active - what's the deal here?
Also, sometimes I don't seem to be able to obtain description/reviews, even though they clearly exists on, fe, Amazon (same ISBN, plugin preferences checked).
Thanks for your help
|07-31-2010, 09:42 AM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2009
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|07-31-2010, 10:29 AM||#3|
Creator of calibre
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai, India
librarything and amazon are used to get social metadata rating/tags/reviews/series etc. from isbn. The other two are used to get basic metadata from title/author or isbn
|08-01-2010, 12:25 AM||#4|
US Navy, Retired
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North Carolina
Device: Nexus 7, Sony PRS-950, PRS-300
Fortunately you have allowed us to disable plugins. I have chose to disable librarything for the same reason Starson17 wrote code to prevent the auto metadata download from overwriting Author and/or Title fields. I found this wonderful plugin overwriting my Series names and it bugged me.
Keep up the good work.
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