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Old 06-18-2018, 12:29 PM   #1561
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The ability to easily install & choose a third party reader for specific mimetypes would be awesome, like it's possible on the pocketbooks...
https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=293804

and https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=295612

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Old 06-24-2018, 04:17 PM   #1562
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Old 06-24-2018, 08:41 PM   #1563
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How hard I tried, with several different methods, I am unable to add Author data (or any other data) into the metadata of a .cbz comic/manga file. It is driving me crazy. First I thought I am doing something wrong when embedding metadata but no, my Kobo Clara HD seems to just not read the metadata of a .cbz file. The file looks OK on calibre or any other program that reads metadata.

Implementing Kobo devices with the reading function of comic metadata does not look like a ton of work and I'm a bit OCD about keeping my books/library tidy. Could you guys make this happen in future releases, please?
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Old 06-24-2018, 09:32 PM   #1564
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How hard I tried, with several different methods, I am unable to add Author data (or any other data) into the metadata of a .cbz comic/manga file. It is driving me crazy. First I thought I am doing something wrong when embedding metadata but no, my Kobo Clara HD seems to just not read the metadata of a .cbz file. The file looks OK on calibre or any other program that reads metadata.

Implementing Kobo devices with the reading function of comic metadata does not look like a ton of work and I'm a bit OCD about keeping my books/library tidy. Could you guys make this happen in future releases, please?
Sorry, but the firmware doesn't read the metadata from CBZ or CBR files. From memory, there is no actual standard for the metadata in these files. There are a couple of different versions based on the apps people are using. The lack of a standard makes it hard for a company to decide to support something.

If you want to update the metadata, you can with my Kobo Utilities plugin in calibre. This has a function to directly update the metadata in the database on the device for any type of book that is already in the device and in the database. This does mean you need to send the book to the device and disconnect it to let the books be imported. Then reconnect again to do the updates. But, it is the only way to get what you want done.
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:18 AM   #1565
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Sorry, but the firmware doesn't read the metadata from CBZ or CBR files. From memory, there is no actual standard for the metadata in these files. There are a couple of different versions based on the apps people are using. The lack of a standard makes it hard for a company to decide to support something.

If you want to update the metadata, you can with my Kobo Utilities plugin in calibre. This has a function to directly update the metadata in the database on the device for any type of book that is already in the device and in the database. This does mean you need to send the book to the device and disconnect it to let the books be imported. Then reconnect again to do the updates. But, it is the only way to get what you want done.
Can you guide me step by step? I downloaded your plugin but it felt a bit hard to follow what to do. What do I exactly have to do to fix this metadata issue? Thanks a bunch.
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Old 06-25-2018, 02:27 PM   #1566
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Can you guide me step by step? I downloaded your plugin but it felt a bit hard to follow what to do. What do I exactly have to do to fix this metadata issue? Thanks a bunch.
  • Connect your Kobo and send the books from calibre, safely disconnect and let your Kobo process the books. This generates the database entries.
  • Reconnect your Kobo, select the books in calibre that you sent in step 1.
  • Click on the down arrow on the Kobo Utilities icon and select "Update metadata in device library"
  • In the popup window, check the options to make sure the metadata you want is selected then click OK.
  • Check the update summary screen and click OK.

Good luck!
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:34 PM   #1567
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  • Connect your Kobo and send the books from calibre, safely disconnect and let your Kobo process the books. This generates the database entries.
  • Reconnect your Kobo, select the books in calibre that you sent in step 1.
  • Click on the down arrow on the Kobo Utilities icon and select "Update metadata in device library"
  • In the popup window, check the options to make sure the metadata you want is selected then click OK.
  • Check the update summary screen and click OK.

Good luck!
Oh my god, it worked! I realized that I tried this before but I think I did something wrong while doing it. Now, it correctly shows the Author, as well the publisher and ISBN number, because I ticked those options like you did.

Thanks a bunch!!!
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Old 06-26-2018, 12:54 PM   #1568
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Oh my god, it worked! I realized that I tried this before but I think I did something wrong while doing it. Now, it correctly shows the Author, as well the publisher and ISBN number, because I ticked those options like you did.

Thanks a bunch!!!
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