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Is comicrack dead? 3 months 4 weeks ago #47872

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Did you guys ever tried Calibre? It has a decent library management and a comic vine plugin, android and ios support.
But I think ComicRack is gonna live forever because its the world best comic reader app :D It works perfectly on everything except the Apple's overrated lack of backward compatibility sh*ts :D
Anyway have someone some information about Cyo? and what happened with him? And 600WPMPO? Can some share an updated Data Manager Profile like 600WPMPO did long time ago?
Chears :)
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Is comicrack dead? 3 months 4 weeks ago #47873

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acsokis wrote:
Did you guys ever tried Calibre? It has a decent library management and a comic vine plugin
I have not, but now I am interested. Some quick questions:
Is Calibre faster than CR for large collections?
Does it save metadata? In the CBZ files or in its own DB?
Does it have a functionality like Library Organizer?
How does its CV plugin compare to CVS?
Does it detect duplicates?
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Is comicrack dead? 3 months 4 weeks ago #47877

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Check yourself but calibre is opensource so any can make the same plugins for it.
I'm using it for books and ComicRack for comics but Calibre has the same customisation capabilities like CR.
And speed is depends on your hardware, with 50.000 books in the library on metedata edit sametime takes 2-5 second on books but sometimes doesn't.
It has the same CV plugin.
"...it detect duplicates" :P
I'm prety sure it can be a successor of the CR if some make the effort and creating the same Library Organazer and Data Manager plugin for Calibre or translating them to Calibre because it's OpenSource. Everything can be stay the same, settings files, etc.

I will give it a try, i you do the same please share experience here:

http://comicrack.cyolito.com/forum/7-general/40147-comicrack-may-can-resurrent-in-calibre
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Is comicrack dead? 3 months 4 weeks ago #47879

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I have never really used calibre for comics, just for ebooks. I may give it a shot.
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Is comicrack dead? 3 months 4 weeks ago #47885

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.. question is also:
how to migrate the database to calibre?

Cheers
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Is comicrack dead? 3 months 4 weeks ago #47887

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Yeah, I have traditionally just used Calibre for ebooks but have been considering giving it a go for comics as well. You'd need a separate reader on your tablet. I currently use Moon + Reader for books... I THINK that also supports cbr/cbz.
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Is comicrack dead? 3 months 4 weeks ago #47888

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Yhoogi wrote:
how to migrate the database to calibre?

this is the part that is going to be hard. best I can tell from my years of Calibre use is that it copies every file into the calibre_library. It also looks like it has functionality to scrape from CV but not read the data already embedded in the CBZ (although I may just have not found the right plugin). Since I am trying several different systems and still using ComicRack, it is essential that my files stay in the same location and don't get written over.

Another avenue, I know that ComicRack has or has had the option to turn on library sharing. I wonder how hard it would be to convert that into something Chunky could access? It reads a LOT of protocols.
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Is comicrack dead? 3 months 1 week ago #47962

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All my books are converted to WebP pages and contained in CB7 (aka 7-zip). I started doing that for space reasons (as I don't notice a quality drop and the files are about 1/3 to 1/2 as big). The pages were the space saving, the 7Z was simlply for me to know what I have converted to WebP and what I haven't. I would need something that can handle 7-zip and WebP, and I'm afraid to start mucking around. Converting to ZIP is doable of course, it'd just take a long time and I'd have to adjust my routine to stay organized.

But the WebP is pretty required.

If anyone has experimented it would be nice to hear experiences.
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Is comicrack dead? 3 months 1 week ago #47963

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Update on comic glass. The last update comic glass has makes it very usable. Using the library organizer you just quickly make a copy to a folder and now comic glass can download a whole list (before it was one comic at a time) so you can use your smart lists then just download the list
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Is comicrack dead? 2 months 4 weeks ago #48005

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Does it support OPDS or whatever that thing is called that Ubooquity uses?
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