Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'ebook'.
So I wish I had the time or pre-existing skills to write a plugin here. I know several languages, but alas... nobody wants my life story. My hope is that someone already involved in plugin development or development in the main server will be inspired by this idea. If Ebooks can be "identified" through Emby with their ISBN, I can logically see a plugin/feature of Emby that would take the following information, generate the appropriate URL, parse the URL for a specific div, and copy the contents of that div into various metadata fields. For instance... The Book Thief by Markus Zusak... BOOK OVERVIEW (see attached screenshot) http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/book-thief-markus-zusak?ean=9780375842207 URL format: "http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/" + full-title + author-first-last + "?ean=" + isbn13 Inside this page, copy contents of div.overview-desc, stripping out the h2 tags and their contents note: isbn13 from above is stripped of hyphens BOOK COVER IMAGE http://prodimage.images-bn.com/pimages/9780375842207.jpg simple url format: "http://prodimage.images-bn.com/pimages/" + isbn-13 + ".jpg" note: isbn13 from above is stripped of hyphens ------------------------------------ Of course, this may need to be built into Emby Server in order to integrate the "identify" feature as seen in movies, television, etc. But the ISBN could always be manually input into the "website" part of the metadata, or the "comic vine volume id" since these ebooks aren't going to be in their database. This process can be duplicated for other information as well... Star ratings (see attached screenshot), reviews, and most other sites. As long as those sites are database driven, we can find that pattern. I'd love to help, but time is in short supply.
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%.
grimy55 posted a topic in Feature RequestsHello all, I'm discovering how cool is the MBBookShelf plugin and I'm in the process to migrate my e-books to Emby. For most of the medias (movies and music), the Emby Server portal provides some kind of tabs like "Movie", "Collections", "Genres", "Songs", "Albums"... that are very handy to classify and navigate in the medias. To date, the "ebook" section from the MBBookShelf plugin does not provide such tabs. Would it be possible to add those? For instance: "Latest", "Suggested", "Authors", "Series", "Genres" Keep up the good job.
Hi Moving this from old forum to here so new users benfits from this free software Now we have an ebook plugin in MB3 people will need metadta for there books or something that get metadata and convert in same time i personally use this http://calibre-ebook.com/ calibre is the best free software i found after days and days of online search hope this help Thanks