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Emby as a book repository


EduardoSantos
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EduardoSantos

I would like it very much to use Emby as the repository for my digital books. In fact I do but there seems to be so little progress on these features for so long that I am actively considering other options.
- There's no way to actually read a book through Emby: just download it;

- There's no search for author or even a means to show neither overview about them nor from the books

Are there real plans to improve Emby as a book repository?

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If you use Calibre to curate the metadata for the books this should appear in Emby. It used to appear with the plugin version of the same. Once you use Calibre to sync the books have Emby scan the library and pick up the changes Calibre has made. Each book must have its own folder. Each folder of each book must be inside each respective Author folder. Multiple versions of a book (epub, rtf, pdf, zip, etc) can be inside a single book folder. But if using ZIP only put one book inside each compressed archive.

Books/Author/NameOfBook(Year)/BookByAuthor.pdf
Books/Author/NameOfBook(Year)/BookByAuthor.nfo
Books/Author/NameOfBook(Year)/Folder.jpg

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Are there real plans to improve Emby as a book repository?

Hi, yes there are, it's just that development for other media types comes first right now.

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mrfragger

In the meantime I recommend Komga (pdf, cbr [but no solid RAR archive])   or Ubooquity (pdf, ePub, cbr) both free and java based.

java -jar -Xmx3g komga-0.82.0.jar 

recommend starting with 3GB to avoid heap memory exceptions

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mauriciomaurente

This is a niche that any good programmer could earn $$.

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