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Old 08-01-2020, 05:31 AM   #1
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Unhappy Calibre metadata not effective


I use Calibre from years to manage my ebooks library (more than 5000 books).
I read on Apple iPad, Pocketbook device or Samsung smartphone, even on PC/MAC sometimes.

I check every book i get in order to have good and accurate metadata. I regularly check all library with integrated checking tools in Calibre. I don't get any errors or false fields.

BUT, when all metadatas are ok in Calibre, they looks like false in any device.
For example, if i fill correctly metadata fields for a book (because metadata are often incorrect or bad with ebooks from internet), new and updated metadata doesn't appear in devices (any device). The device sort books with the old and bad metadata (author, title overall).
Looks like Calibre can't record and integrate metadata to the file itself (or "Apply" button in metadata windows is completely useless...).
I use folder navigation in my devices (author folder), which seems more efficient and straight. But some application needs tags navigation and don't have folder interface or research menu.

What can i do to get correct metadata recognition and sorting in my devices ?
All metadata of my Calibre library are ok in Calibre.
Is Calibre able to actually modify metadata in files ?

Thanks for your help.
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