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Old 10-09-2012, 04:45 AM   #1
kloon began at the beginning.
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Join Date: Oct 2012
Device: Kindle Touch, Kindle Paperwhite
[Metadata Source Plugin]

This plugin has been created to download metadata and cover image from

I must give credits to the original author, Daermond for making and publishing the initial plugin, but sadly he had abandoned it, so here I am taking over and fixing the errors that have popped up since.

Also, a big thumbs up for kiwidude, for sorting things out for me.

[And now an update by another author - fatsadt]

Main feature of 1.0.4:
  • Now works again, update by fatsadt
Main features of 1.0.3:
  • Can retrieve title, author, series, ISBN, comments, tags, publisher, year of publication, rating and a cover images
  • Shows multiple results if possible (3 by default)
  • Search based on ISBN if present, otherwise based on title and/or author
  • Downloads multiple cover images if possible (5 by default)

Special Notes:
  • Requires Calibre 0.8 or later.

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 1.0.3 - 2 Jan 2014
Can download multiple bigger cover images now
Reworked the plugin configuration
Version 1.0.2 - 28 Jul 2013
Patched plugin to work with the new layout of
Now parses language as well, so calibre will no longer capitalize Hungarian book titles
Version 1.0.1 - 9 Oct 2012
Fix for changes to html code
Parses ISBN, publisher, year of publication as well
Raised max number of results to 12
Version 1.0 - 08 May 2011
Initial release of plugin
Attached Files
File Type: zip (7.3 KB, 54084 views)

Last edited by pdurrant; 01-25-2017 at 04:14 PM. Reason: new version 1.0.4
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