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[REL] ComicReader - Read comic archives with Plex. (CBZ, CBR, CB7)

coryo123coryo123 Posts: 158Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
edited October 2016 in Plex Channels

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ComicReader is a Plex Channel that allows you to serve comic book archives that are stored on your server.

Currently it supports CBZ, CBR, and CB7 comic archives. CBZ is supported natively, while CBR and CB7 require unrar and 7zip. See the Readme on github for details.

The channel doesn't use a database or metadata, it just acts like a file browser that starts at the directory you specify in the channels preferences.

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  • Marc_74Marc_74 Posts: 114Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    i dont find this channel

  • pruitt62pruitt62 Posts: 464Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I've installed it, and it works very well. It obviously has a very limited feature set, but it is quite functional, as is. I've successfully used it to read comics in Plex/Web, a Roku 2, an android tablet, and an amazon Fire tablet. Now I can easily read any comic in my library anywhere I have internet access using Plex.

    As you said, there is no DB or metadata, which would obviously be very nice to have, as then it could have a lot more functionality, but even without any of that, I'll certainly make use of it.Thanks for making this available to all of us! It is very much appreciated! :)

  • Bart274Bart274 Posts: 125Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    via Email
    > Ok, I just tested it, my issue is indeed that there are too much files in one directory :)
  • pavipollopavipollo Posts: 39Members ✭✭

    Just wanted to thank! Wonderful job: I missed such a channel and I hope you'll keep improving it!

  • 9rax99rax9 Posts: 105Members ✭✭

    No link?...

  • pruitt62pruitt62 Posts: 464Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @9rax9 said:
    No link?...

    The first line of the Original Post.

  • AnEightiesGuyAnEightiesGuy Posts: 250Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited May 2016

    Wanted to say thanks for making this channel available.

    I haven't been able to give it a shot yet as I'm getting the following error when trying to open the channel (server is on unRAID):

    This channel is not responding.

    Appreciate the help. Can't wait to give it a try.

    Scratch that. Just saw that you released an update--everything is working swimmingly.

    Thanks for the great work!

  • tatornator12tatornator12 Posts: 17Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    This is an awesome plugin, but I can't seem to get it to work with .cbr and .cb7 files even after I set the path on my Synology NAS. Anyone know how to get it work?

  • coryo123coryo123 Posts: 158Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    if you can type unrar or 7z in a command line and have it run those programs, then you can leave the paths blank in the channel prefs. otherwise it should be something like /usr/bin/unrar /usr/bin/7z etc.

  • OttoKernerOttoKerner Posts: 20,363Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja
    edited May 2016

    I used a little tool to convert some of my PDFs into cbz. Added them to a folder and pointed this channel to it.
    It worked instantly.

    Thank you, great work!

  • IsmeldaIsmelda Plex Ninja Posts: 1,052Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja
    edited May 2016

    Wonderful!

    If only it could read special characters too for the name of the folder and the comics/mangas

  • coryo123coryo123 Posts: 158Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @Ismelda I updated the master branch to support unicode in the titles https://github.com/coryo/ComicReader.bundle/archive/master.zip

    I've only tested with japanese text and on Plex Media Player and Plex Web.

  • IsmeldaIsmelda Plex Ninja Posts: 1,052Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja
    edited May 2016

    Thanks :x

    I'll try it when back home.

    PS: It appears to be working fine with special characters now. Thanks.

  • IsmeldaIsmelda Plex Ninja Posts: 1,052Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    One last issue, I don't see the "resume" option in the settings and resuming is really an important part of reading, even for comics.

  • coryo123coryo123 Posts: 158Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I kind of broke the resume feature temporarily as I was figuring out how to handle it with the read/unread status stuff. I'll try and get it working again.

  • coryo123coryo123 Posts: 158Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I've got resume back https://github.com/coryo/ComicReader.bundle/archive/master.zip

    Each comic should get a resume option in its menu if it is in progress. Theres a channel preference to specify how many pages before the last viewed page to include before the saved page.

  • IsmeldaIsmelda Plex Ninja Posts: 1,052Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    Thanks, I downloaded it now will test when I have some spare time to read.

  • Bart274Bart274 Posts: 125Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    via Email
    @coryo123: is the read status user based? I mean: if I share my channel
    with someone will he have his own read statuses or will he use mine as well?

    Op zaterdag 14 mei 2016 heeft Ismelda het
    volgende geschreven:
  • coryo123coryo123 Posts: 158Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    It is user based. Every user should have their own independent read/unread/in progress state for each comic.

  • Bart274Bart274 Posts: 125Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited May 2016 via Email
    Nice, thanks a lot! :)
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