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Old 07-11-2022, 11:52 AM   #1
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[Metadata Source Plugin] Comicvine

This plugin allows the download of metadata for Comicbooks from the Comicvine database. It was originally developed by chewt0y and is now maintained by me, jbernardo

Check out the code on Github - and feel free to open issues if needed.

Main Features of Comicvine metadata plugin
Downloads comics metadata from Comicvine, either by searching for the title or directly accessing the comicvine identifier.

Special Notes:
  • Requires Calibre V6 or later
  • For previous Calibre versions, check Github and chewt0y's thread
  • Important - you'll need a Comicvine api_key, or you'll be subject to extreme throttling by Comicvine, as everyone will be using the same key.

Command Line Interface(CLI)

Starting with calibre v0.9.23, calibre offers a command-line interface (CLI) for calling plugins.

This plugin supports that option and allows the user to call the plugin's basic functionality from outside calibre without having to install Python or get the plugin's files separately.

Details:
Spoiler:
calibre-debug -r Comicvine [t:title] [a:author] [i:type:id]
t - title of the comic you want to search
a - author's name
i - one of comicvine or comicvine-volume, followed by the numerical id

examples:
calibre-debug -r Comicvine t:'The Invisibles #15' a:'Grant Morrison'

calibre-debug -r Comicvine i:comicvine:41736

calibre-debug -r Comicvine t:'Batman #12' i:comicvine-volume:42721


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.
Configure your Comicvine api_key using the plugin settings.

Version History:
Spoiler:
version 0.14.2 - Spaces removed from API key, fixes 401 error. Source cleanup.
version 0.14.1 - first release for Calibre 6. Some internal validation added to the title search function.
Attached Files
File Type: zip Comicvine.zip (17.9 KB, 12721 views)

Last edited by jbernardo; 10-09-2023 at 03:02 AM. Reason: Added release zip
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Old 07-11-2022, 11:54 AM   #2
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Second post, reserved for test versions and announcements.
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Old 08-23-2022, 03:20 PM   #3
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First time the plugin works for me!! Great job to you both for the update and to the previous creator. This makes it much easier for people who have a large number of Comics/Mangas to work. Thanks again
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Old 10-15-2022, 07:55 AM   #4
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ComicVine ID not being imported/extracted from CBZ/CBR files

I made a custom column to show the Comicvine ID, I also have it showing in book details. However, I only see comicvine ID on books that I use Calibre to get the metadata from ComicVine.

Most of my comics have metadata including the comicvine ID already embedded (from ComicRack or ComicTagger) but when I import them to Calibre I don't see the ComicVine ID, is there a way to get that data from the metadata already in the files without having to redownload within Calibre?
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I made a custom column to show the Comicvine ID, I also have it showing in book details. However, I only see comicvine ID on books that I use Calibre to get the metadata from ComicVine.

Most of my comics have metadata including the comicvine ID already embedded (from ComicRack or ComicTagger) but when I import them to Calibre I don't see the ComicVine ID, is there a way to get that data from the metadata already in the files without having to redownload within Calibre?
Somehow I only see this almost one year later... Sorry. This is more to do with calibre itself, but I think the plugin Embed Comic Metadata should do what you need.
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Old 03-29-2024, 03:49 AM   #6
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Hello,

Is it possible to add options to add the year of the volume and/or the Volume Id to the calibre series names ?

This way it will be possible to automatically separate the multiple series that have identical names.

The year is not enough as there are still duplicate cases with the volume name and the year.

The volume id solve the unicity problem but doesn't permit to sort the series chronologically.

So, having the possibility to automatically name the series "volumename (year) (volumeid)" would be a great plus.
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Old 04-12-2024, 03:19 AM   #7
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As of now, I have created a fork of the above plugin and unconditionnally change the content of the series field.

When I have a little more time, I will check how the plugin parameters are working and add parameters to make this conditionnally.
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