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Talk about anything eReader+Manga related

I recently got a kindle paperwhite and I've been trying to use Calibre to put manga on it. And some things are clearly going wrong - I put a whole series on in one zip and then when I go to the last page on the kindle it's not the last page of the manga, and now I'm trying to put something else on and I'm getting an error message that mostly tells me "ValueError: Could not find an ebook inside the archive". The only solution I'm finding for that is to make it a .cbz and try again and that doesn't work either.

Is there some kind of tutorial to do this shit right better than the stuff I'm looking at online?
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Calibre is for epubs, nothing more.
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>>100710603
that's not what their site or other people online say about it

besides I mean for the one thing it got pictures on there fine
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eReaders are definitely convenient, but darn it, I love a good old fashioned physical book.
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>>100710853
me too, but there are things it's a lot easier/cheaper to get in ebook format, so it's good for that if nothing else
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Try Kindle Comic Converter, pretty easy to use: http://kcc.vulturis.eu/
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>>100711066
Well yea, this seems to work better. I think the problem with Calibre was the way I formatted my folders it mixed in all the volumes or something, so when I checked the end I was actually looking at the end of whatever the longest volume is.

But this is working fine so far so it looks like I won't have to reformat for it. So thanks anon.
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I got tired of reading it on my monitor so I got a nook.
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>>100710892
>me too, but there are things it's a lot easier/cheaper to get in ebook format, so it's good for that if nothing else
Plus some things you can't get in physical form/only with difficulty/it won't do you any good without moon skills on a sufficient level.

>>100710574
Had the same issue.

>>100711066
Thankee sai.
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What is objectively, the best tablet/e-reader for reading manga?
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>>100714172
>What is objectively, the best tablet/e-reader for reading manga?
Kobo, Nook or Kindle with backlight. Don't read anything that isn't a website on a tablet.
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>>100714252
..I actually read everything up to now on my Galaxy Tab 2.
I've heard good things about the Kobo Aura HD, I'll look into it.
Thanks a lot anon.
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>>100714172
use your smartphone. Kobo, Nook or Kindle user are missing out on those glorious coloured pages
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>>100714371
>manga
>colored pages
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>>100714371
> colour
> mango
Hardly.

>>100714320
Waste og battery and the result will look a lot shabbier. If you can afford an Aura HD it'll probably serve you very well.
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>>100714400
>what is Chi's Sweet Home
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>>100716719
Reading Mango on your smartphone is something you do because you have to. Not because you want it.
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why would anyone pay 119 for a kindle or a kobo when you can get a brand new tablet for 60
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are nook simple touches good for this?
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>>100718947
I prefer to read it on my smartphone instead of my computer.
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Anyone with Nexus 7 (2013) here?
Can you answer these for me? I'm thinking of getting one.
1.Can you get pass the sad panda on it?
2.How's reading with it do you zoom often?What about two pages? I do a lot of reading, very very a lot of reading.
3.What about comics reading?what programs that support zip/cbr/cbz do you recommend?
>Yes, I lurk /co/ as well.
4.What about videos? How well does it play different formats and encodes?
5.How well does it do with emulation? PSP emulation to be specific and not heavy button mash games, maybe emulate something like riviera and DR.
6.How's web browsing experience? Do you recommend 4chan browsing apps? if so which one?
7.Battery life, and WiFi range?
8.To root or not to root?
>Yes, I lurk /lit/ too.
9.Does it support USB OTG? I need to use it as a portable external hard drive with file sharing/reading capabilities and reading from thumb drives and memory cards.
10.Can you plug a joystick directly -using the adapter of course- and start playing games that support it?
11.How legit this bin is?
http://pastebin.com/AADfz4m9
12.What's your opinion on the device? and what other things can you recommend me?
I know this is a lot of questions but please bear with me.
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What is a good place to download english manga epubs or pdfs?
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>>100721033
Not sure on sad panda. However I've never had an issue with reading on it read through the majority of GTO using mine. I have used comicrack in the past to view CBR files works well. Videos it will handle 720p without much difficulty using the app MKplayer. PSP emulates great as well. I use mimi to browse 4chan solid experience. battery life is fantastic it lastg over a week without usage and a few days with I just got back from a three day camping trip and it lasted the whole trip with about 67% life left after. Wifi hasn't been an issue for me but I live in a small apartment. No real point to rooting it 4.4 is really solid unless you have a specific app you want that requires root I wouldn't. Not sure on the USB ability I think it supports the external not sure on the joystick. The bin is pretty solid I personally use this one https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnAJoa0-ynONdGJiVDRSQ0p4VGtCaklESmtEbkJzNUE#gid=0 . Overall I love my nexus 7 (2013) it does what I need it to is portable and the battery lasts probably one of the best smal tablets on the market right now and at the price you can't beat it.
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>>100721761
Download the manga normally then convert it yourself.
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>>100722057
>responding to copypasta
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>>100710574
I used to have a nook simple touch, it was alright for manga. Now I use a Nexus 7 2013 and honestly despite the back light I think that the extra resolution available on tablets makes them better suited to reading manga than e-readers.
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Try this, OP
http://www.reddit.com/r/kindle/comments/y245h/problem_with_reading_comics_on_kindle_4/
inb4 leddit
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>>100714252
>with backlight
Don't trust this guy. Get anything e-ink. Its like you're really reading a book.
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>>100721033

Why no manga rock on that pastebin?

It has batoto support
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>>100726204
>1920 x 1200
You still have to suffer the glare and such. E-Ink is glorious and much better for reading manga, but not worth the price right now.
Real Thing > High Resolutin e-ink device > Decent tablet > Monitor > Phone

My Kobo Aura HD is 1440 x 1080 which fine.
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>>100721033
>1.Can you get pass the sad panda on it?

Haven't tried.

>2.How's reading with it do you zoom often?What about two pages? I do a lot of reading, very very a lot of reading.

Unless something is so small I'd be squinting to read it on a page I don't need to zoome even reading in portrait. But I don't do two page.

>3.What about comics reading?what programs that support zip/cbr/cbz do you recommend?

PerfectViewer

>5. Emulation

I'm having a great time with DraStic DS emulator. Currently playing Rune Factory.

>6.How's web browsing experience?

Web browsing is fine, I don't really think any of the 4chan apps are any better than the current mobile interface in a browser.

>7. Battery/wifi

Battery is pretty good, wifi range hasn't really failed me yet but I haven't really stress tested it.

>8.To root or not to root?

Personal preference. I generally prefer to root.

>9.Does it support USB OTG?

Yes, but you'll need to buy your own cable it doesn't come with one.

>10.Can you plug a joystick directly -using the adapter of course- and start playing games that support it?

You should be able to, I know you can pair a bluetooth controler like a dualshock 3 to it via USB OTG
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>>100726384
I'm pretty sure he means front-lit eReaders, not tablet considering the context of his second sentence. It's not back-lit people, it's front-lit .
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>>100726499
Well I was just comparing it based on my personal experience with a nook simple touch, which is only 800x600, at a decent resolution I would probably prefer e-ink.
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>>100721033
>1.Can you get pass the sad panda on it?

Never tried - I don't see why not.

>2.How's reading with it do you zoom often?What about two pages? I do a lot of reading, very very a lot of reading.

REading is fantastic to say the least. I only really use it for reading pdf files but reading truly is a pleasure. The zoom function works well and because of the 323ppi screen text looks sharp and readable at many magnification levels.

>3.What about comics reading?what programs that support zip/cbr/cbz do you recommend?

Comics/manga work fine as well. I use an apk called 'Perfect Viewer'. Colours are sharp, text clear, zooming (though you really won't need to do that much bar the two-page spreads that some manga usually have) and page turning are smooth and fluent.

>4.What about videos? How well does it play different formats and encodes?

MXplayer is your friend here. I've tested it with 10-bit anime mkvs as well as the normal .avi that movies tend to be (found a torrent, dled it, and watched Gravity on it only last week - picture was great). You might want to fiddle the internal setting for optimum though e.g. s/w decoder vs h/w - jut try out and see what works best for you - changing the setting is a breeze anyway so no hassle.

>5.How well does it do with emulation? PSP emulation to be specific and not heavy button mash games, maybe emulate something like riviera and DR.

Emulation is fantastic - currently running ePSXe (PSX), SuperN64 (N64), My Boy! (GBA), Snes9x EX+ (SNES), and GBC.emu (GBC) - all work fine and tested a number of ROMS with them. Controls are generally okay but it does feel awkward using touchscreen controls over a physical button and the lack of feedback that you get from using touchscreen buttons. All above listed emulators can be tweaked as well via settings to make things more comfortable.

>6.How's web browsing experience? Do you recommend 4chan browsing apps? if so which one?

See next post...
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>>100726996

It comes with Chrome pre-installed though you can get Firefox app as well. I don't really use the browser function much but from when I have it does get a bit of getting used to using the onscreen touch-keyboard, and having to zoom in if text is too small. Navigating websites and typing things in are otherwise fine if a bit slow. I can't comment on 4chan apps because I don't use any.

>7.Battery life, and WiFi range?

Wifi range is decent.Battery life depends on how you use it really and how intensive the apps and settings etc are/set e.g. screen brightness, whether bluetooth + wifi are on, when screen turns off/powersaver and so on. You could easily use it for several days at moderate use and having the settings tweaked so (turning wifi off when not in use, screen brightness low, not running too many apps) without charging.

>8.To root or not to root?

Upto you. I'm fine with the apps that I've downloaded on it and use it. I see no advantage to rooting it unless there's something more you want out of your system.

9.Does it support USB OTG? I need to use it as a portable external hard drive with file sharing/reading capabilities and reading from thumb drives and memory cards.

A note on available space - I have the 32GB one but only 27GBs are available for your own personal use. Yes - you can just plug in and use like a USB flash drive e.g. drag and drop files on. I'd recommend you sort out your files into appropriate folders so things don't get too jumbled and a file manager app to navigate them on your nexus (I use ASTRO file manager) and it makes things so much easier than the default without.

>10.Can you plug a joystick directly -using the adapter of course- and start playing games that support it?

I think it's possible - never checked. I know you can set up external controllers with it though but I think you need to root it.

>11.How legit this bin is?

Pretty legit. I think some of those apps are pay for use though - just check.
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>>100727633

To continue - I'd also recommend looking around and trying different apps. Some work better than others (thought that's a given I suppose).

>12.What's your opinion on the device? and what other things can you recommend me?

I do not regret buying it one bit. It's fantastically useful and for the things which I wanted it for (game emulation, watching videos on the go, reading pdfs and manga) it's perfect.
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Kobo Aura and Aura HD are pretty fucking great.
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>>100727731
Aura HD is very near perfect. If the screen were 1-2" bigger and there were page turn buttons, it would be.
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>>100726499

Not that guy but I also prefer reading manga on the nexus 7 2013 but over the kindle (which is the only ereader I've have.)
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>>100714371
>Nook or Kindle user are missing out on those glorious coloured pages
What are you talking about? My nook displays color
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>>100721033
1.Yes, use Haruhi extension for android.
2.Excellent, rarely zoom in and I have astigmatism.
3.Perfect viewer.
4.Mxplayer 720p and doing fine you can get away with some 1080p sometimes.
5.Depends on the game really but you can tweak it to get best performance.
>Riviera supreme taste right there friend.
6.Very smooth for me, try Mimi or chanu.
7. I get about 8-9 hours of battery life with Wifi turned on and auto screen brightness, Range is about 40-60 ft through two concrete walls and it's ok.
8.Root it and get Wifi kill just for kicks.
9.As of 4.4 yes.
10.never tried it, though I've seen some vids on youtube of people doing it.
11.It's in my bookmarks.
12.Nice device very light good specs cheap and can get in your pocket. though I recommend getting a 64 Gigs SD card along USB OTG cable to help you with the storage issue also headphones / earplug whatever work for you the device don't come with one.
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>>100721033
>>100721033

>can you get past the panda

Nope. It's still a myth. Only accessible by those who have installed Gentoo.
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>>100710603
That's not true, I have the entire Hellboy collection in cbr sorted in Calibre and copied in my ereader.

>>100710574
I never had problems, sorry, no idea what would happen there.
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>>100722057
>>100726544
>>100726996
>>100727633
>>100727712
>>100729125
Thanks anons that really helped me.
>>100729292
>Only accessible by those who have installed Gentoo.
OooooooooK, whatever you say.
>>100726119
wut? Since when did my question become a copypasta?
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>>100729834
I'm pretty damn sure by now my problem was that calibre goes by filename, ignoring subfolders, and so mixed up my volumes

I noticed for one that on my calibre-converted stuff the go-to would only have all the individual pages while the one from comic converter has the chapters.

Also I just got halfway through putting Blame! on my paperwhite before realizing that was fucking stupid. Heh.
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>>100729292
My Firefox doesn't look like that. What have you installed?
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256 shades of gray when?
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>black and white fucking tablets

I remember those from back in the 90s...
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>>100710574

I did actually write a script at one point to extract a bunch of chapters with inconsistant naming structures and rename the pages so they'd name in order. Lost it though.

I use Comic rack now to join multiple chapters into a single CBR and convert that.
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>>100714172

Kobo Aura HD.

Big screen, highest resolution and the best front light of all e-readers.



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