Downloading from fanfiction.net

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Downloading from fanfiction.net

Post by cwoelkers » Thu 24. May 2012, 17:31

When attempting to download and convert a story from fanfiction.net I get nothing in the epub but chapter titles.
I have tried both http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7603977/1/Genmas_Daughter and http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7603977/1 as the storylink and both cause the same issue. I have been able to replicate the problem with multiple stories with the same results. I have also tried converting to a different output filetype, such as PDF, with the same problem.
One thing I noticed is that the download progress bar goes much faster than in past versions.
I don't know if this is related to my other topic but it wouldn't surprise me.

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Re: Downloading from fanfiction.net

Post by Raimond » Thu 24. May 2012, 19:09

Hi,

this is a seperate bug, ff.net changed their layout again...
New version is ready, Uploading will take 1 more hour.
(Linux version will take several more hours, I'm updating the linux system)

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Re: Downloading from fanfiction.net

Post by zeek17 » Sun 27. May 2012, 08:55

Did you post your post before or after update? Coz nothing've changed for me, still getting blank files.

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Re: Downloading from fanfiction.net

Post by Neko Hibiki » Sun 27. May 2012, 09:31

I'm using version 0.6.1, and the files are still blank no matter the format chosen.
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Re: Downloading from fanfiction.net

Post by el3302 » Sun 27. May 2012, 09:57

Just downloaded and installed 0.6.1 and tried to download the following fanfics from FFN (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7560197/1/Frozen_Gold,http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7184186/1/P ... _Slytherin), the html file has all the correct story information and a summary but just the chapter titles (i.e Chapter 1, Chapter 2....) and no actual story. the Mobi output I normally use is the same as is PDF. I am Using Windows 7 X64. I have tried running FFDL with Adinistrator rights but still the same. I am Using the ~5mb version and have Calibre installed on my pc (version 0.8.49)

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have just downloaded a fanfic from FanFicAuthours.net with no problems.

here is an image of the output html file for one of the fics:
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Re: Downloading from fanfiction.net

Post by Raimond » Sun 27. May 2012, 11:20

They've changed something AGAIN!
I've already fixed the problem for ff.net and fictionpress.com.
I'm using the opportunity to fix two other bugs as well, so it'll take one more hour 'till i'm uploading 0.6.2.
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Re: Downloading from fanfiction.net

Post by menatarms » Wed 30. May 2012, 18:12

Hey, I just noticed that whatever they changed on FFN, also affected the chapter titles, so they're not showing up when you download a story with multiple chapters. The story I downloaded just now with this problem is http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8009681/1/H ... et_of_Fire and I use Windows 7.

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Re: Downloading from fanfiction.net

Post by Raimond » Wed 30. May 2012, 22:57

Hi,

just redownload version 0.6.2 and install it again.
I've fixed this not long after I've published this version, so I was too lazy to rise the version number yet again.

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Re: Downloading from fanfiction.net

Post by menatarms » Wed 30. May 2012, 23:13

Oh, awesome! Thanks, I'm really impressed by this program and the work you put into it to keep it running smoothly!

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Re: Downloading from fanfiction.net

Post by RedneckDrow » Wed 6. Jun 2012, 17:06

Over the past couple of days, FFN has been undergoing sweeping changes, including adding images and title pages to stories. On an unrelated note, their filter by name seems to be screwed up.

They seem to be making some huge changes in the site structure. Just a heads up for everyone.

I've had no problems with FFDL's output as yet, but I'll test some more over the next few days.

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