config & Calibre

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alaska
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config & Calibre

Post by alaska » Mon 21. May 2012, 15:38

I have been using the 0.5.0 version without Calibre in the past. Simply saving files as .html

Now before upgrading to 0.6.0, I decided to install Calibre. After that, the old FFD version was deleted and I installed the new 0.6.0 version. However, the “Calibre: path to eBook convert” is still blanked and I am not able to convert files.
I have already tried several times to install the 0.6.0 version again (in a different folder, with Calibre port. and without) but nothing will help. The config doesn't give me the option to connect with Calibre.
The output-path is also pre-set to my old settings under 0.5.0. Even if I cut&paste the output-folder elsewhere or delete it, it will still show up in the config or give me a different option.

I have also used the CCleaner after deleting FFD 0.5.0, just to make sure.
I have done all this with Admin rights on a WinXP system.

Has anyone got an idea how to fix this? Any help would be welcome.
Thank you.

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Re: config & Calibre

Post by Raimond » Wed 23. May 2012, 10:05

Hi Alaska,

The option where you can set the clibrepath is not used anymore (i think since version 0.4).

There are two possibilities: 8I'm assuming that you are using windows)
1.
You've downloaded the ~50MB installer and the setup worked without problem. (or the ~50Mb zip file)
Then FFDL and Calibre are installed into the folder that you've selected.
e.g. C:\PRogrammFiles\FanfictionDownloader
in this case, there's a subfolder called "Calibre Portable"
If FFDL detects this subfolder, then it uses calibre within this folder to convert the stories.
So no need to set a path anymore.

2.
You've downloaded the ~5MB zip/exe file.
In this case FFDL detects that there is no Clibre in the subfolder. So it uses a normal cmd call to convert the stories.
This requires that you've !!installed!! Calibre yourself. A portale version is not enough.

If you delete the output folder on the harddisk, then you have to reconfigure it in FFDL!!!

Ways to test the functionallity:
1. Set the output path to an existing folder
2. Set the format to "HTML"
3. Download http://www.fanfiction.net/s/123/1/
4. Check if the file was downloaded
5. Set the format to "PDF"
6. Download http://www.fanfiction.net/s/123/1/
7. Check if the file was downloaded

So, which of these steps are working and which aren't?

Rai

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Re: config & Calibre

Post by alaska » Fri 25. May 2012, 22:23

Hi Rai

Thanks for the reply. I will try to explain better.

1. I've downloaded and installed Calibre
2. I've downloaded and installed FFDL (~5 MB exe version)
3. I start FFDL with admin rights and press "config"
4. Menu -> config: calibre path is blanked ("not needed anymore")
"Not set"
I cannot reconfig this.
5. Menu -> config: I set output path to new folder "My Documents/FFDL"
6. I download HTML: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/123/1/
File has been saved.
7. I download EPUB/PDF: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/123/1/
Download stops at 50% and doesn't finish.


I have tried these steps with the ~50 MB version, but I get the same results.
Am I missing a step or something?

Thanks for your help.

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Re: config & Calibre

Post by Raimond » Fri 25. May 2012, 23:02

Hi,

no, you are missing nothing, that's how I'm using the program myself.

For testing purpose: Could you create a folder in the root directory of your Harddisk, e.g. c:\test and use it as output folder.


Would it be possible to connect to your PC directly by using TeamViewer? Then I could check it myself.
But we should talk direktly by mail then.

Rai

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