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 Post subject: Re: calibre
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:12 pm 
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Using Calibre's ebook converter standalone: launch 'ebook-convert'

Argh. I was looking for that a few months ago and couldn't seem to find anything definitive. Thanks for the post.

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 Post subject: Re: calibre
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:54 am 
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I've seen a few complaints about how big and unmanageable calibre is (sort of an iTunes for books) so wanted to point out a somewhat basic/minimalistic alternative:

http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshot ... 35972.html
(Requires Java)

Conversion and other tools are (by comparison) tiny but it looks as if it handles ebook management well. Also, I much prefer the user interface.

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 Post subject: Re: calibre
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:42 pm 
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webfork, good idea about looking at alternatives. I'd commit to calibre if they didn't duplicate my entire ebook collection to a local drive. The responses on their forums to this wasteful technique is basically 'just deal with it' or 'your primitive intellect wouldn't understand alloys and compositions and things with molecular structures' and 'hard drive space isn't expensive - just buy more', etc. It's a shame really as its otherwise the swiss-army knife of ebook management!

For now I just use VirtualVolumesView to catalog what I have, then look up title/author which usually gets me what I want. I should probably use something more comprehensive with a true database system like SMF though..


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 Post subject: Re: calibre
PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:11 pm 
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Ascend4nt wrote:
I'd commit to calibre if they didn't duplicate my entire ebook collection to a local drive. The responses on their forums to this wasteful technique is basically 'just deal with it' or 'your primitive intellect wouldn't understand alloys and compositions and things with molecular structures' and 'hard drive space isn't expensive - just buy more', etc. It's a shame really as its otherwise the swiss-army knife of ebook management!



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 Post subject: Re: calibre
PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 4:47 pm 
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If there was a Foobar for ebooks... though Foobar is not perfect / I use it for management porpuses rather than pleasure of listening, since as Carl Jung points "music are affections" that is that have an effect on the emtional level, I would expect the UI to go according to my listening mood. So for the pleasure of listening I use Winamp with MMD3 skin. But as I said before, in terms of management Foobar is ideal, and as there are plenty of application for reading ebooks, is in that regard that I would hope "there was a Foobar" for ebooks.

Since Calibre is open source, unlike Foobar, is it to be expected some sort of interface mod or skin?


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 Post subject: Re: calibre
PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 5:42 pm 
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Marc wrote:
Since Calibre is open source, unlike Foobar, is it to be expected some sort of interface mod or skin?


Evidently there are skins for Calibre:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showth ... p?t=129520

... although I would compare this more to iTunes than Foobar.

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 Post subject: Re: calibre
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 1:50 am 
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webfork wrote:
I would compare this more to iTunes than Foobar.

    Ditto -- see above... :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: calibre
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 6:25 am 
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Well... I was kind of comparing Calibre to Foobar in regards of how it should be, except for the closed-source.


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 Post subject: Re: calibre (TEBookConverter)
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:52 pm 
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Midas wrote:
Alternatives really welcome, since my library (mainly PDFs and epubs) is getting huge...[/list]


Ozok is working on a frontend that I haven't tested.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/tebookconverter/
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/E-B ... rter.shtml

He indicated it's not portable but that may be added in the near future.

Edit: Now has it's own thread.

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 Post subject: Re: calibre
PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:02 pm 
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Ghacks did a good overview of some of the cool things coming out with Calibre's v.2:

http://www.ghacks.net/2014/08/23/calibr ... rovements/

... having been a bit disappointed with various ebook editors I've tested, this was a welcome development.

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 Post subject: Re: calibre
PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:18 pm 
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I was amused to see this note on a major gaming publisher website: they listed calibre as a method for converting documents to "ePubs" (ebooks) since they don't appear to have a plan to distribute ebooks via another method.

http://paizo.com/paizo/faq#v5748eaic9n9i

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 Post subject: Re: calibre
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This program hasn't seen a lot of love on the site due to a cluttered interface but I thought I'd point out this program recently celebrated a decade in development and put out new icon set, which is good news.
http://news.softpedia.com/news/calibre- ... 9851.shtml

It was followed by another update with updates for PDF and DOCX:
http://news.softpedia.com/news/calibre- ... 4911.shtml

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