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Old 08-11-2016, 10:30 PM   #8
BetterRed
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MFI will import Image, Audio, Video and other Binary files into Calibre by creating a new empty Book with a format of .txt for each media file. Optionally, it will copy the original media file into the same directory as the new empty Book that was just created.
I think you need to explain in that paragraph that when a media file is copied to the 'book' folder it will retain its original name, which is contrary to normal calibre behaviour, hence:
  • it will not be accessible via the calibre View menu
  • it will not have a clickable link in Book Details
  • it will not be accessible via the calibre server
  • it will not be copied if the Copy to Library option is used

    If the delete after copy option is chosen then it's a hard delete - so the file has gone, ostensibly forever. That option is often used in workflows that import 'books' into an Intake library for preliminary processing, and then move the books to a destination library.
  • that it will create 'problem' entries in the Check Library report.

FWIW - I prefer documentation to be linear text supported by images. To me the image in post #1 (and elsewhere) is a disparate collection of blocks of text plastered somewhat haphazardly onto a surface - it doesn't tell a story.

Added 1:I use iMatch for image management, can't imagine using calibre for individual images, but calibre's good for 'albums' packaged as a CBZ.

Added 2: I've had a couple of strange errors since I installed the PI. Once on calibre exit with a 'calibre is not responding' msg from Windows (never happened before), and another one - again from Windows - regarding an MP3 not being found, I think it was after I moved a book which had a 'misnamed' MP3. I've removed the PI and its json file permanently, so I won't be trying to repeat the conditions.

BR

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