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Old 05-14-2011, 06:30 PM   #1
rodrigoccurvo began at the beginning.
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: Campo Grande, MS, Brazil
Device: Kindle 3
[Metadata Source Plugin] Skoob

Plugin to download metadata and covers from Skoob is a brazilian website similar to Goodreads, so almost all of its contents is in pt_BR. For that reason this plugin will be of most use for books in Portuguese.

This plugin was heavily based on B&N plugin.

Main Features of v1.0.4
  • Can retrieve title, author, comments, rating and cover. Skoob unique id also retrieved as identifier.
  • Uses a simple simlarity algorithm to sort the result for best matches first
  • Option to retrieve isbn, publisher and publication date by looking into additional info page (extra page download needed). Default is "off", "on" means slower.
  • Option to customise the number of search result pages to analyse. If the search is too broad the best match may not be in the first page. Default is 1, more means slower.
  • Option to customise the number of matches to download/evaluate. Since the results are sorted by similarity, more downloads means less quality but higher chance of hit (also slower). Default is 1, more means slower.
  • Experimental option to define a threshold on similarity for discarding results. Not quite precise, 20-30 seems to be a good value. Default is 0, which means no discarding. (Doesn't mean much if number of matches to download is 1)

Special Notes:
  • Not tested on Calibre earlier than 0.8.

Installation Notes:
  • Download the attached zip file and install the plugin as described in the Introduction to plugins thread.
  • Note that this is not a GUI plugin so it is not intended/cannot be added to context menus/toolbars etc.

Version History:
Version 1.0 - 14 May 2011
Initial release of plugin

Version 1.0.1 - 14 May 2011
Fixed multiple pages searching

Version 1.0.2 - 15 May 2011
Improved malformed result handling

Version 1.0.3 - 15 May 2011
Fixed difference between author fetch with/without picture
Fixed author match when there's a subtitle

Version 1.0.4 - 24 May 2011
Included out of range year handling
Get earliest pub year to be consistent with Calibre

Version 1.1.0 - 10 Dec 2012
Option to recheck exchanging title and authors if nothing found
Added rechecking similarities in case of single match

Version 1.1.1 - 14 Dec 2012
Tries to get bigger cover image
Fixed cover url handling
Fixed tags fetching
Minor refactoring

Version 1.2.1 - 19 Dec 2012
Fix URL encoding
*Note: version jumped directly to 1.2.1 due to a mistake in version numbering

Attached Files
File Type: zip Skoob (10.7 KB, 75360 views)

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