I have now added a 4th program to the mix, and decided to place all under the banner of a suite - KindEbook Suite.
I believe it will be better served by having its own topic, rather than attempt to edit the first few posts in the old one - KindEbook Wishlist.
It is also a chance to de-clutter and make some improvements.
Add Book & All Formats To Calibre
ConvertEbook (now replaced by Batch Ebook Convert if you wish) Redundant where KFX files are concerned.
Batch Ebook Convert (new)
CalibBrowser - Multi-faceted viewer for calibre (while kind of complimentary, not part of the suite proper, not a step to apply)
Batch Create & Run
RECOMMENDED 3RD PARTY PROGRAMS & RESOURCES
calibre - Integral to the last two of my complimentary programs, and an important element of the first one. Basically an ebook database & conversion program, but also offers plenty more, especially adding ebooks to or removing ebooks from your reading device. Wikipedia
Sigil - A wonderful open source ebook editor & creator. Great for fixing issues with EPUB files, especially after converting from another format. Wikipedia
MobileRead Forums - Excellent resource for all things ebook.
BookBub - Great advisory source for ebooks, that lets you know via email about great bargains at Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks. I still use KindEbook Wishlist with anything I obtain at Amazon via BookBub links, but usually just for a purchase record ... essentially I ADD (mostly freebies) and then immediately RELOCATE to my bought (b) user. A BIG Thanks to @willichan who told me many months ago, about BookBub.
Usage Of My Programs
To help others to understand about these programs and how to use them for the best benefit, I thought it best to outline how I use them, usually each and every day.
Quick Summary Of Usage (in order of use)
1. KindEbook Wishlist - Amazon Kindle Wishlist, Price Checker, History of Changes, Record of Purchases.
2. Bucket-for-URLs - Assistant to KindEbook Wishlist with new ebook discoveries, if a lot of them. When BookBub freebies lead to many others at Amazon.
3. AZWPlug - Add Kindle purchases to a database and to calibre, plus get right-click detail of selected ebook file (once added to database).
4. UpdateFromOPF - Make changes or corrections to the Metadata (OPF) file in calibre.
5. Batch Ebook Convert - Convert existing ebook (usually AZW3, sometimes MOBI) to EPUB and if missing, MOBI.
6. TeraCopy Timer - Make backups locally (outside of calibre library), and to thumbstick for transfer to another PC etc.
7. Batch Create & Run - Make passworded and zipped backups to Google Drive (locally).
8. Add Book & All Formats To Calibre - Add one backup copy of each ebook (all formats) to calibre on another PC.
Add Book & All Formats To Calibre
Batch Ebook Convert
Here is an UDF for managing printers.
Features are :
- add, remove or rename a printer
- add or remove a driver
- add or remove a TCP/IP printer port
- add or remove a LPR printer port
- connect to a remote printer
- enum printers and there configuration and properties
- pause resume or cancel all jobs of a printer
- checks if a printer exists
- print a test page
- set the default printer
Here is my best script ever!!!
It's a program that display lyrics for church songs. (Sorry in French only, but can be used for any languages...) and images like (jpg, png, bmp,..) and resize them.
- Fade in effect (thanks to UEZ)
- Slide show (display pictures every x sec)
- Open, save list for more flexibility...
- Can handle videos (with VLC)
Thanks to many of the forum members where I took some part of the code...
NEW VERSION V1.6.2 (see link below) 09.2016
Perfect for your presentation!!!
program can be found HERE
You are a solar enthusiast?
for my personal fun I wrote these two scripts.
The first one is downloading all the JPG solar pictures, starting at a given date. the 2nd one will display them in an Autoit GUI, with an adjustable image difference for your right and left eye:
"Stare through" your monitor, so that your left eye will focus the left image, your right eye the right image, then you will recognize the 3D effect.
If you have difficulties to "match" the left / right image to your left / right eye, then ...
decrease the GUI's size (PAGE-DN), until the "image-middle-distance" is a bit BELOW your eye's distance (depends on your monitor's size and your physiognomy) put your face very close to your monitor, then slowly fade back, until you will recognize to see virtually THREE images Wait a moment to recognize the 3D effect of the "middle image" Concentrate on this "middle image" and it's 3D effect AVOID rotating or moving your head in any direction, except forward/backward! This propably will kill down the focus, if you've had difficulties to get it in the beginning! Try to SLOWLY fade back with your face even more, until you have reached a comfortable distance. Now use PAGE-UP, do increase the GUI's (the images) size: Once you've caught the 3D "match", you can usually increase the size to values, you would have never ever been able to "match" at the first time. (The downloaded images are 1024 x 1024 pixels)
#Region ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI **** #AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Description=Display NASA JPG solar pics as a 3D movie #AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Fileversion=220.127.116.11 #AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Fileversion_AutoIncrement=y #AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_LegalCopyright=Rudi Thilo #AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_SaveSource=y #AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Field=phone|+49 171 685 9 685 #EndRegion ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI **** #cs autoit v18.104.22.168 author: Rudi Thilo +49 171 685 9 685 Download the solar JPG pictures of NASA from the subfolders of the URL specified as first variable declaration 1.) download the JPGs using this script 2.) Use "Solar-GUI-2.au3 to display them as a movie inside an Autoit3 GUI as a "poor-man's-3D-cinema" Both scripts have to be in the same folder. have fun! :D #ce #include <Inet.au3> #include <Date.au3> $url = "http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets/img/browse/" $Start = "2015/01/01" $NextDate = $Start $RegExJpgName = '(.*?<a href=")([\d_]+?_1024_0193\.jpg)(">.*)' ; $2 returns the JPG file name. Size 1024x1024, Picture colouring type 0193 (whatsoever that exactly means ;-) $SolarFolder = @ScriptDir & "\SolarJPGs\" DirCreate($SolarFolder) ShellExecute($SolarFolder) HttpSetProxy(1) ; direct access While (_DateDiff("D", $NextDate, _NowCalcDate()) > -1) $NextFolder = $url & $NextDate & "/" ConsoleWrite('@@ Debug(' & @ScriptLineNumber & ') : $NextFolder = ' & $NextFolder & @CRLF & '>Error code: ' & @error & @CRLF) ;### Debug Console GetJPGs($NextFolder) $NextDate = _DateAdd("D", 1, $NextDate) WEnd Func GetJPGs($_URL) $page = _INetGetSource($_URL) $aPage = StringSplit($page, "<tr>", 1) if @error then Exit For $a = 1 To $aPage If StringRegExp($aPage[$a], $RegExJpgName) Then $_JPG = StringStripWS(StringRegExpReplace($aPage[$a], $RegExJpgName, "$2"), 1 + 2) $_NextURL = $_URL & $_JPG $_NextJPG = $SolarFolder & $_JPG If FileExists($_NextJPG) Then ContinueLoop ; that file has been downloaded before ALREADY ConsoleWrite('@@ Debug(' & @ScriptLineNumber & ') : $_NextJPG = ' & $_NextJPG & @CRLF & '>Error code: ' & @error & @CRLF) ;### Debug Console $result = InetGet($_NextURL, $_NextJPG, 1 + 2, 1) EndIf Next EndFunc ;==>GetJPGs
#Region ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI **** #AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Description=Display NASA JPG solar pics as a 3D movie #AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Fileversion=22.214.171.124 #AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Fileversion_AutoIncrement=y #AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_LegalCopyright=Rudi Thilo #AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_SaveSource=y #AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Field=phone|+49 171 685 9 685 #EndRegion ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI **** #cs autoit v126.96.36.199 display the previously downloaded solar images as a movie in one Autoit3 GUI, to get some 3D impression use ARROW-UP to increase the GUI's size use ARROW-DOWN to decrease the GUI's size use LEFT-ARROW to run the movie backward use RIGHT-ARROW to run the movie forward use PAGEUP to increase the delta between the two images (more 3D effect) use PAGEDN to decrease the delta between the two images. Negative values will give you a strange effect use ESC to close the program have fun! :D #ce #include <GUIConstantsEx.au3> #include <MsgBoxConstants.au3> #include <Misc.au3> #include <file.au3> $SolarFolder = @ScriptDir & "\SolarJPGs\" #Region Fill array with all found JPG files $aJPGs = _FileListToArray($SolarFolder, "*.jpg", 1, 1) If @error Then MsgBox(0, "Solar JPGs", "No JGP files found in path" & @CRLF & $SolarFolder) Exit EndIf _ArraySort($aJPGs, 0, 1) #EndRegion Fill array with all found JPG files $Delta = 3 $forward = True $LastDate = StringLeft($aJPGs, 4) & "-" & StringMid($aJPGs, 5, 2) & "-" & StringMid($aJPGs, 7, 2) Local $hDLL = DllOpen("user32.dll") AdlibRegister("ReadKeys") $h = 300 $w = $h * 2 $margin = 2 $GuiTitle = "solar movie, " & $h & " px, " $Gui = GUICreate($GuiTitle & $LastDate, $w + $margin, $h + $margin) $Left = GUICtrlCreatePic($aJPGs[1 + $Delta], $margin, $margin, $w / 2 - $margin * 2, $h - $margin * 2) $Right = GUICtrlCreatePic($aJPGs, $w / 2 + $margin, $margin, $w / 2 - $margin * 2, $h - $margin * 2) GUISetState() $pointer = 1 While 1 If ($pointer + $Delta) > (UBound($aJPGs) - 1) Or ($pointer > UBound($aJPGs)) Then MsgBox(0, "", "Last image reached." & @CRLF & @CRLF & "Changing direction to reverse now...", 3) $forward = False $pointer -= 1 ElseIf ($pointer < 1) Or ($pointer + $Delta) < 1 Then MsgBox(0, "", "First image reached." & @CRLF & @CRLF & "Changing direction to forward now...", 3) $forward = True $pointer += 1 EndIf Switch GUIGetMsg() Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE ConsoleWrite("close erkannt" & @CRLF) #Region --- CodeWizard generated code Start --- ;MsgBox features: Title=Yes, Text=Yes, Buttons=Yes and No, Default Button=Second, Icon=Question, Timeout=5 ss, Miscellaneous=Top-most attribute If Not IsDeclared("iMsgBoxAnswer") Then Local $iMsgBoxAnswer $iMsgBoxAnswer = MsgBox(262436, "ESC recognized", "Do you want to terminate this program?", 5) Select Case $iMsgBoxAnswer = 6 ;Yes Exit Case $iMsgBoxAnswer = 7 ;No Case $iMsgBoxAnswer = -1 ;Timeout EndSelect #EndRegion --- CodeWizard generated code Start --- EndSwitch $NextName = $aJPGs[$pointer + $Delta] $NextName = StringTrimLeft($NextName, StringInStr($NextName, "\", 0, -1)) $NextDate = StringLeft($NextName, 4) & "-" & StringMid($NextName, 5, 2) & "-" & StringMid($NextName, 7, 2) If $NextDate <> $LastDate Then $LastDate = $NextDate AdjustTitle() EndIf $L = $aJPGs[$pointer + $Delta] $R = $aJPGs[$pointer] GUICtrlSetImage($Left, $L) GUICtrlSetImage($Right, $R) If $forward Then $pointer += 1 Else $pointer -= 1 EndIf WEnd Func ReadKeys() $aPos = WinGetPos($Gui) If _IsPressed("26", $hDLL) Then ; UP arrow key $h += 2 $w = $h * 2 WinMove($Gui, "", $aPos - 1, $aPos - 1, $w + $margin * 4, $h + $margin * 2 + 20) ; symmetrically expand one pixel in each direction AdjustTitle() GUICtrlDelete($Left) GUICtrlDelete($Right) $Left = GUICtrlCreatePic($L, $margin, $margin, $w / 2 - $margin * 2, $h - $margin * 2) $Right = GUICtrlCreatePic($R, $w / 2 + $margin, $margin, $w / 2 - $margin * 2, $h - $margin * 2) ElseIf _IsPressed("28", $hDLL) Then ; DOWN arrow key $h -= 2 $w = $h * 2 WinMove($Gui, "", $aPos + 1, $aPos + 1, $w + $margin * 4, $h + $margin * 2 + 20) ; symmetrically shrink one pixel in each direction AdjustTitle() GUICtrlDelete($Left) GUICtrlDelete($Right) $Left = GUICtrlCreatePic($L, $margin, $margin, $w / 2 - $margin * 2, $h - $margin * 2) $Right = GUICtrlCreatePic($R, $w / 2 + $margin, $margin, $w / 2 - $margin * 2, $h - $margin * 2) ElseIf _IsPressed("21", $hDLL) Then ; PAGE-UP key $Delta += 1 If ($pointer + $Delta) > (UBound($aJPGs) - 1) Then MsgBox(0, "", "The End") Exit EndIf AdjustTitle() ElseIf _IsPressed("22", $hDLL) Then ; PAGE-DOWN key $Delta -= 1 AdjustTitle() ElseIf _IsPressed("25", $hDLL) Then ; LEFT cursor key $forward = False ElseIf _IsPressed("27", $hDLL) Then ; RIGHT cursor key $forward = True EndIf EndFunc ;==>ReadKeys Func AdjustTitle() $GuiTitle = "solar movie, " & $h & " px, D: " & $Delta & " " & $LastDate WinSetTitle($Gui, "", $GuiTitle) EndFunc ;==>AdjustTitle Regards, Rudi.