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Old 12-09-2018, 10:03 AM   #1
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Book metadata sometimes not updating

I have noticed some odd behaviour with the Download metadata functionality accessed via the Ctrl-D shortcut.

Typically, after I import a bunch of books into Calibre I will update the metadata to fix e.g. missing covers or tags. Let's say I do this for a dozen books, five of which might have missing metadata.

The job will run in the background and when it has finished I will accept the changes. Of the five books I wanted to update maybe three actually did. This leaves two books still with missing metadata.

Initially I thought that the metadata search function was simply unable to find covers and tags for the remaining books. But what I discovered was that if I ran the metadata update again on the remaining books that still did not have metadata, as often as not the covers and tags were found.

So, my question is: why does Download metadata need to be run more than once on the same selection of books in order for them all to be updated?
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:03 AM   #2
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Do you use any plugin for this task?
I use the goodreads plugin and I never had problems.
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Old 12-09-2018, 01:12 PM   #3
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Server congestion, times out (do not tamper with the delay tweak, that is there to reduce the chance of overloading and possibly getting Calibre blacklisted) (affects ALL of us)
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Old 12-09-2018, 01:28 PM   #4
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Do you use any plugin for this task?
I use the goodreads plugin and I never had problems.
Yes, several including goodreads.
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Old 12-09-2018, 09:16 PM   #5
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look at the logs for the download process
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