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Old 05-24-2017, 05:08 PM   #331
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Using Calibre Portable, and the latest Goodreads plugin, it works as expected.
This gives me a workaround, but it would be good to figure out what's broken with my main calibre program.

Calibre portable at 0.9.44
Main Calibre is latest edition: 2.85.1
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OK - I'd turned the firewall off, but for some reason this wasn't enough. Uninstalling the firewall fixed the problem.
At first glance that would suggest your firewall was permitting <wherever>\Calibre Portable\Calibre\calibre.exe to access The Internet, but it was blocking C:\Program Files\Calibre2\calibre.exe from doing the same.

But given version gap between the two (pre August 2013 and May 2017) it could be something entirely different. Suggest you install latest calibre portable, you can have different versions of portable installed should you need to retain the existing version 0.9.44.

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Old 06-13-2017, 07:19 PM   #332
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Thanks for the plugin

I have a feature request: Would it be possible to retrieve and store the "Original Title" value?

I have a catalogue of books in different languages and it'd make it a lot easier to match up the duplicates

Thanks for your time.
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:25 PM   #333
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Probably not. The metadata source plugins are limited in what they can update. They can only update a set of core metadata attributes and can't touch the custom columns. I suspect what you would want is to put the original title into a separate column and that isn't possible.
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Old 06-13-2017, 10:58 PM   #334
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Ah well, so it goes.

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Old 06-14-2017, 12:42 PM   #335
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I have a feature request: Would it be possible to retrieve and store the "Original Title" value?
This is possible. "Original Title" can be saved in comment and later (as second step) copied/moved to custom column.
This idea is used in LubimyCzytac plugin.
Plugin for copying/moving data from comment (METAmover) is in same thread (post #3).

So the plugin should save in comment:
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<p id="tytul_oryginalu">Tytuł oryginału: <em>' + ORIGINAL_TITLE_FETCHED_FROM_GOODREAD + '</em></p>
METAmover wrote for myself and for Polish users, but after minor modifications, it can be adapted to multilingualism and multipluginity. We can set an international standard for storing and reading data from comments – then this option will also be available in other metadata source plugins.

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Old 07-03-2017, 05:32 AM   #336
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Seems like Goodreads plugin uses HTTP when downloading metadata. As a HTTPS version of the Goodreads website is available, it would probably make sense to use this to download metadata, and limits nosy governments from knowing what I read.
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Personally, I don't care. I'm just looking up a few books and if someone in the government thinks I'm important enough to monitor what I claim to be reading, I'm happy for them to waste their time.

But, next time I touch the plugin, I'll have a look.
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Is it possible to add contributors for calibre's author fields? A lot of anthologies entered into goodreads list contributing authors as just "contributor" but the goodreads metadata plugin doesn't catch it for the author fields.
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Is it possible to add contributors for calibre's author fields? A lot of anthologies entered into goodreads list contributing authors as just "contributor" but the goodreads metadata plugin doesn't catch it for the author fields.
It's possible, but I'd need to look at it. Can you give me some examples to look at? Can there be more than one type of contributor? And if so, should they all be treated the same?
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I think there's only one type of Contributor listed in parenthesis.

For anthology works, a lot of times goodreads list the credits as Editor(s) first and followed by Contributor(s).

Here are a few examples below:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14002
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10894399
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21531436

Thanks for looking into it!
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Um, I just had a look, and the plugin already does this. But, you need to enable it in the plugins configuration. If you open the plugins configuration, at the bottom is an option "Get all contributing authors...". Select that, save the change and in the future, all the contributors will be added. I only tested with the last book in your example, but I've no reason to think it won't work on others.
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Oops! Didn't see that option there. Thanks.
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