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Recently reset my book & comic library to get it working with the latest version of emby, and noticed that external metadata files aren't being generated for supported files. Tried manually creating/importing nfo, opf, and xml files, but they're either not supported, not being detected, or aren't properly formatted. Any tips? I'm able to edit metadata for the titles, but it clearly isn't being stored in or with the files. Thus far I've tested cbz, epub, and pdf books with manually extracted cover thumbs. On my home machine, I typically manage my epub books with Calibre (I use the current version), and my cbz books with ComicRack (I don't believe the software's maintained any more, however). While Calibre generates opf metadata files, ComicRack usually stores its metadata of the cb7/cbr/cbt/cbz archive files as an xml archived inside the file. Though I doubt there's time or resources available for emby devs to enable the server software to extract the metadata from these files, I am curious as of what the proper method is since emby's clearly storing the metadata that it does have somewhere (the cache perhaps?). Of additional minor note, the current metadata for books doesn't seem to include an author tag, so I've been keeping that data in the title. Is that intended to be placed in the Studio tag or something? Stay awesome! EDIT: Also, any genre tags on books link to the equivalent Movie genre instead (if they exist). Tags seem to work properly at least.
I've had the idea of using a channel to interface with a local database to show comic books derived from the comic rack application, i've basically got the local hosted comic rack database, and modded it with sql for views and tables that make it usefull from a plugin point of view, i've managed it to display publishers, then series and than comics in on a vutual folder kind of thing, however... and this is the point that kinda makes me think thats its a non starter, I can't deploy a book type as a deliverable in a channel can i? and I can't work out how to add the images to the channel item from the local files (already written a extracter for this but have no idea on how to attach the result). My idea for this was mainly for the web interface, so i can have an easy downloader from my master archive to my tablet, I've tried using the book metadata stuff with my local archive but, it dosn't read embedded comicinfo.xml, again i've written anotherl plugin to extract this and do just that but its not 100%.
I have a lot zipped manga and photos. It would be nice if i pointed the server to the folder with my manga and it would let me read it without having to unzip the files even better if it would scrape data from a source such as http://www.mangaupdates.com . Also when i open an image all i get is a small photo and clicking it again brings me to metadata of the photo i see no way to fully view the image,attached is a screenshot of a how a photo is shown, a nicer photo viewing experience would be nice like a slide show of all the photos in a folder/zip file.