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Old 07-28-2010, 09:19 PM   #1
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Two softrooting issues... music and calibre?

I had calibre running before, and it would recognize my nook, but now that I've softrooted, it doesn't recognize it?

Also, is there no music player once softrooted?

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Old 07-28-2010, 10:01 PM   #2
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If you read through all the instructions for the softroot, you will see that there is a section for Calibre..

Look near the bottom.

http://nookdevs.com/Softroot
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:42 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. However, I"m on a mac, and even after showing hidden files, I have no

/usr/lib/calibre/calibre/devices/nook/driver.py

I'm going nuts trying to find out where this file is on a mac, lol!
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:59 PM   #4
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As installed, it is a .pyo file (compiled, i think)

You will need the actual source files -

download the .tar.gz SOURCE file from the Calibre code repository
http://code.google.com/p/calibre-ebook/

The two files I pulled out of the .tar.gz were _init_.py & driver.py from the following folder:
\src\calibre\devices\nook

Copy them to where you have a similar folder on the mac (again, sorry I don't know where this is)

You do not need to delete the .pyo files in that folder on your machine. The .py files will over-ride Calibre when it starts up.

Don't have a clue where to look on a mac, sorry.

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Old 07-30-2010, 02:41 AM   #5
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jettrue:

extract the driver.py as per DigitalAutoPilot's instructions.

You have to right-click the Calibre application and select "Show Package Contents" - the nook directory is in:

/Contents/Resources/Python/site-packages/calibre/devices/nook

Just copy the driver.py file over from the nook directory in the Calibre source. You have to then edit the VENDOR_ID line in the driver.py to be:

VENDOR_ID = [0x18d1]

You don't have to change, copy, or delete any other files.

Restart Calibre and it should recognize your softrooted nook
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jettrue:

I just saw your question about a media player. Here's what I use:

http://nookdevs.com/NookMedia

- Media files have to be loaded on the external card.
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:06 AM   #7
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Do it this way, much easier

You need the free programs, Calibre, Calibre2Opds on your PC, Trook on your Nook
http://calibre-ebook.com/download
https://launchpad.net/calibre2opds/+download
Install Calibre, organise your library, make a special effort to correct the "Tags" to your liking, ie not loads of repeat tags
I make heavy use of the "edit Metadata" button to download data and covers for my ebooks.
Once you have all the Covers, tags, and reviews to your liking, save and quit Calibre.

Plug in your Nook to the PC via USB cable
Run Calibre2Opds
Select Nook icon as your Mode
Select the root directory of your Nook 2nd SD card as your destination
Press "generate"

Calibre2Opds will now transfer your entire Calibre library, book, covers and data to your Nook for you
It took 5 minutes to transfer my 400 books.
When finished, unplug the Usb cable
Start Trook, slide along to "My Books" and select
Slide along and select "My SDcard"
You will find a new ICON, a bookshelf with "calibre" written beside it, select the bookshelf
You can now browse and open all your books by cover and data........
You can even scroll up and down the data beside each book cover, it's really smart IMHO

You end up with your complete Calibre "library" folder copied and indexed on your Nook additional SDcard, It can be read with Trook, or The Nookdevs MyLibrary..

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Old 07-30-2010, 02:07 PM   #8
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Thanks guys, it works now, sarahsbloke, I'll be doing that calibre2Opds soon as well.
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Here is Trook running the Calibre2opds catalogue

You can slide left to right to view the covers, and up and down to read the book review.

May I suggest you use Calibre2opds V2.2 as I can't get V2.3 to generate a catalogue.

@KindleAddict and DigitalAutoPilot
Thanks for the info on getting Calibre to recognise my Nook, works again now.
(Although I use Calibre2Opds to do all my library transfers as the folder structure is better)

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Old 07-31-2010, 09:48 AM   #10
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Here is Trook running the Calibre2opds catalogue

You can slide left to right to view the covers, and up and down to read the book review.

May I suggest you use Calibre2opds V2.2 as I can't get V2.3 to generate a catalogue.

@KindleAddict and DigitalAutoPilot
Thanks for the info on getting Calibre to recognise my Nook, works again now.
(Although I use Calibre2Opds to do all my library transfers as the folder structure is better)
Sarahsbloke...

I've done all the steps,and now I open Trook, I click on "calibre", and it says Authors: Alphabetical Index of the 34 authors; Tags: Alphabetical Index of the 5 tags, Recent Additions: 40 most recent books; All Books: Alphabetical index of the 40 books.

But I can't click on any of these. It's just text, and nothing happens when I touch them! LOL.
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jettrue -

I had that happen on mine... I reinstalled trook and it fixed
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jettrue -

I had that happen on mine... I reinstalled trook and it fixed
I got it to work as well, when I first used calibre2opds, I didn't see the "compatibility level" at the bottom. I chose trook, and it worked.
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Use Calibre2opds v2.2
I had the same problem with V2.3
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Use Calibre2opds v2.2
I had the same problem with V2.3
I used 2.3 and it worked. I had to use "Trook" as the compatibility level and it works.
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Thanks for the Calibre2opds tip sarahsbloke - I ran it last night and am enjoying scrolling through my library.

For me, this pretty much make the Nook the best e-reader in my family (and we have a Kindle2, Kobo, and iPad).

jettrue: I also noticed that while you are reading a book, you have still have the ability to use the Nook 'standard' music player in the options within the color display.

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