Calibre & iTunes (a couple's counseling workshop)
This is a discussion on Calibre & iTunes (a couple's counseling workshop) within the iPad FAQ forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Great suggestions, all.
Converting from .epub to .epub would not have been the "intuitive" choice for me. What I mean is, it never would have ...
Great suggestions, all.
Converting from .epub to .epub would not have been the "intuitive" choice for me. What I mean is, it never would have occured to me to try it, but I smell what you're cookin'.
I don't mind reading in pdf format, but getting descriptive covers on all of them so I know what's what without having to open each one is important to me. I also absolutely must be able to listen to my music while I'm reading but it seems stupid to bring along my iPod with the iPad, so iBooks or jailbreaking are my options, or so I understand.
I guess I'm jumping the gun a little here. When I get the iPad I'll probably be able to answer some of my own questions.
I like the idea of "mirroring" on DropBox. I'll check out mobileread forums too.
Thanks very much, iPadders.
05-29-2011 04:38 PM
The only way I can think of to add covers is one at a time. I use Calibre and if it doesn't find a suitable cover I can usually find something I like on-line.
Originally Posted by supraluminal
I've never cared that much about music while I read but with the iPad, but I've found that I like to listen to Pandora Radio since I have a subscription for it. I have particular music tastes and other than the music I've bought, this is the only source I've found that can (mostly) match my tastes. It seems to work well but does use more battery than just reading. I have 5 other electronic readers (not counting my Smartphone & my PDA) but the iPad is my favorite. I guess that's due to all the other things I can do with it. I even like watching Netflix on it when I end up waiting in a doctor's office (if I can find a network connection) Recently I got a Vulkano Platinum that allows me to watch TV from my cable system via my home network. This is great when we have tornado warnings & I have to retreat to my safe room (in my case an interior bathroom). I can keep up with exactly where the storm activity is rather than just guessing. The weather radio is just not very specific.
Originally Posted by supraluminal
Didn't think I'd enjoy so many varied uses for the iPad when I got it.
Last edited by slayda; 05-30-2011 at 11:43 AM.
Calibre .epub auto conversion
Just found this forum and was wondering if anyone had any ideas on my problem.
I am using Calibre Content Server with my iPad and it works fine. I can use the Safari web browser to get to my Calibre and get a book, read it in iBook and then delete it. But most of my books are in non-ePub format. So when I wish to get a new book, I need to get off my butt and go to my desktop running Calibre and convert the book I want to ePub format first. I would prefer for Calibre Content Server to do that automatically, give me my book in ePub format on my iPad, and then delete the ePub format from Calibre so I will not have multiple versions of a book. Likely the conversion can be done using Python streams and not even need to have a ePub format file anywhere.
Just wondering if anyone has seen this feature somewhere already or is thinking of doing it or working on it already? If not, any pointers would be welcome.
Sorry, but that sounds more like a question you need to direct to Calibre's developer, Kovid Goyal. In this case, the iPad is merely the reading device - you want Calibre to do the work.
So, I'd suggest you visit Kovid's Calibre web site an either browse to see if what you want can already be done or maybe open up a request ticket.
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