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Hi,

I've just had a look at the recommended library structure.

This is not any kind of criticism, but I think it would be more sensible if the recommended structure was based on the author rather the book name.

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You can base your library of off author names. My samples were just meant to punctuate how books can be all in one folder or in individual folders.

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For those of you who are bookshelf users, I have a task for myself to support them in the web client. But I need someone to volunteer to do a little leg work to save me some time (and future ui developers who wish to support books).

 

I need someone to contribute to Redshirt's wiki:

https://github.com/RedshirtMB/MBBookshelf/wiki/Library-Structure

 

I need a zip file of a sample book library containing free content that includes all of the supported book file extensions, as well as all of the possible metadata files. Thanks.

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Hi,

I've just had a look at the recommended library structure.

This is not any kind of criticism, but I think it would be more sensible if the recommended structure was based on the author rather the book name.

 

I believe he's adopted the convention used by other prominent book organizers.

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Sorry Luke, my library is about 6gb uncompressed.  If I zip it up, I could get it down a bit but it would probably be too big to be feasible

 

However, I do have it syncing to a box.com cloud account I could possibly share to you for a period to take a look

It's about 8000 books.

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Hello everyone, I just installed Bookshelf (great plugin) it scraped all the covers but did not place any as posters or backdrops in the web client or my GS3. They're all Epub. thanks 

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scraped all the covers. Do you physically have folder.jpg or folder.png files in each books directory?

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scraped all the covers. Do you physically have folder.jpg or folder.png files in each books directory?

I never looked, but yes there are .jpg in all of them. So how do i place them as poster/backdrops? some folders do have multiples

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scraped all the covers. Do you physically have folder.jpg or folder.png files in each books directory?

Thanks, I got it displaying by adding a folder.jpg but, there's only one image in each directory. I used copy/paste and renamed the jpg. Can you recommend a faster way of doing it? I have 1700 books in my library and it's gonna take a while to do them all manually.

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That's the only way I can think of right now. As the plugin evolves I'd like to eventually extract an image from the book itself. Or grab it from an online source. I actually had that working using Google Books but they wouldn't give me enough downloads per day to make it public for everyone. 

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Hey guys,

 

I have Bookshelf installed as well as comic rack and CDisplay. I have my comic collection in a directory called Comics with each broken up by a sub directory. When viewing the Comic section in MB, I see each folder listed but no cover art, etc is displayed on the folders.

 

When I click on an individual folder (IE: c:\Comics\Kick Ass\), nothing is listed in the folder.

 

 

I'm sure I don't have setting set right or am missing something simple. Could someone provide some guidance on what I'm missing? Thanks!

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Thanks. Any from MBT or MBC? Some pretty ones. Ones that you would use to show it off..

Done  ;) screenshots

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