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Old 09-04-2015, 03:00 PM   #1
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Wireless sideload

Hi forum!

I just bought a kobo glo hd, and coming from a kindle, I miss the wireless sideload that I could do from my pc with their software.

I have tried using dropbox/drive/other cloud storages but they don't give the direct link to download the book, so the kobo web browser doesn't know what to do with it and it doesn't work at all.

Anyone has any idea how to do it? Without modifying the firmware, just depending on the browser if it is possible.

Thanks everyone!

XtracT

Edit: Since I didn't want to just sit, I have searched for the solution... And here it is.

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What I wanted was mainly to upload anything to dropbox (from pc or phone) and have it available instantly to download in my kobo wherever I am. The steps are the following:

1 - Create a free web hosting account with a free subdomain.

One with PHP, FTP, no ads and that doesn't expire. For example, search for webfreebhosting. You will need to know the FTP host, the username and the password. Easy!

2 - Sync a dropbox folder with the host.

Go to SYNKEE and follow the steps there. Choose automatic deployment, so the changes will be done automaticaly. This will create a folder in your dropbox called SYNKEE, inside the Apps folder. Inside you will find your project, and inside that folder you will upload the Ebooks. You can actually take the synkee folder out of the apps one, so it is easier to acces to it.

3 - Add a nice but really simple (for e-ink screens) file explorer to the hosting

Put Encode Explorer inside the folder, and adjust it your way. Or just use mine, with small modifications I have added for the kobo:

-Mobile phone version is default
-The size of the documents is hidden
-You can add a link to upload documents to your dropbox via file request

Download it from here:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...orerXtract.rar
Of course, thanks to Marek Rei for this fantastic php file explorer!


The only limitation I have found is that synkee can only upload 5 files at a time. Thus, you have to put the files in dropbox in groups of 5 and wait around 5/10 seconds between each group upload.

You can see a working example here (try from your kobo!):
http://sideload.atwebpages.com/
(the ebooks here are free and publicly available, don't worry)

I will improve the explanation if someone is interested in it!

XtracT

Last edited by xtract; 09-04-2015 at 05:51 PM. Reason: Answer!
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Old 09-04-2015, 03:15 PM   #2
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Have you tried using calibre2opds? (In my signature)


Alternatively, calibre's builtin Content Server will definitely work, but you would have to setup port forwarding on your home router if you want to connect from outside your home WiFi network.
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Wasn't there a "send to Kobo" type service somewhere?
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Wasn't there a "send to Kobo" type service somewhere?
What would I know, I'm not a Kobo person.


But I would think, if such a service existed, it wouldn't be common wisdom that if you want to send books to your ereader, buy a Kindle.
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Thanks for the answers!

I have made a workaround. I will edit now the first post and tell you all about it
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Hmmm
I am able to use the built in Kobo (beta) browser and goto dropbox, log in and download my books. I am sure you can use the content server for Calibre as well.
Good luck
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