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ComicReader for Plex

1.3.5

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 11/14/2016.

A Plex Media Server channel.

Browse and view locally stored CBZ, CBR, CB7 comic book archives. It currently acts like a file browser, starting at the directory specified in the channels preferences.

Each user of the channel will have their reading status saved for each comic. Comics can be marked as read/unread and can be resumed from your previous position.

Format Support

  • .CBZ - the ideal format for the channel. Consider converting archives to zip, it's much easier to work with.
  • .CBR - requires unrar.
  • .CB7 - requires 7-Zip (windows). or p7zip (linux, osx).
  • .zip, .rar, and .7z should also work.

Windows

  • unrar
  • 7-Zip
  • set channel preferences paths:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\WinRAR\unrar.exe if you installed WinRAR, or C:\wherever\unrar.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\7-Zip\7z.exe if you installed 7-Zip.

Plex Client Support

working: OpenPHT, PMP, Plex Web, Android, iOS

Channel Preferences

  • Comics Path: path to the root directory of where comic archives are stored.
  • Unrar Executable Path: path to unrar binary. leave blank if unrar is in $PATH.
  • 7-Zip Executable Path: path to 7z binary. leave blank if 7z is in $PATH.
  • Items per page: default: 50 number of directories/comics to show per page.
  • Number of pages to include before resume page: default: 5 when going to the resume option on a comic, the channel will start the list at the last viewed page. This is the number of pages prior to that page to include so you can get a recap.
  • Show directories on top: Put the directories at the start of the list when file browsing. (Windows style)
  • Enable channel updater: default: enabled disable this if you don't want the channel to check for updates.
  • Read Indicator: default: blank string to add to the start of a file to indicate it is read.
  • Unread Indicator: default: * string to add to the start of a file to indicate it is unread.
  • In Progress Indicator: default: > string to add to the start of a file to indicate it is in progress.
  • Prevent client image caching: default: disabled In order to keep track of your position in a comic, the channel runs code when it serves a page to the client. If the client holds a cached copy it won't make a request to the server and we can't track what page you are on.
    Enable this option to get the client to download a new copy of the page every time it's viewed.
    If you don't have any issues with the resume features, you can leave this disabled to save bandwidth.

To install ComicReader for Plex, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install comicreader-plex

To upgrade ComicReader for Plex, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade comicreader-plex

Files

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  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName      = 'comicreader-plex' 
    $url              = 'https://codeload.github.com/coryo/ComicReader.bundle/zip/v1.3.5'
    $LocalAppDataPath = Get-ItemProperty -path "registry::hkey_current_user\software\Plex, Inc.\Plex Media Server" | select-object -expandproperty LocalAppDataPath
    
    if ($LocalAppDataPath -eq $null) {
       Write-Host "Plex Media Server has not been configured yet!" -ForegroundColor red -BackgroundColor blue
       Write-Host "Creating default directories..." -ForegroundColor green -BackgroundColor blue
       New-Item "$env:LOCALAPPDATA\Plex" -Type Directory -force
       New-Item "$env:LOCALAPPDATA\Plex\Plex Media Server" -Type Directory -force
       New-Item "$env:LOCALAPPDATA\Plex\Plex Media Server\Plug-ins" -Type Directory -force
       $LocalAppDataPath = "$env:LOCALAPPDATA\Plex"
      }
    $UnZipDir         = Join-Path -Path $LocalAppDataPath -ChildPath "Plex Media Server\Plug-ins"
    
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      unzipLocation = $UnZipDir
      fileType      = 'ZIP' 
      url           = $url
      checksum      = '66487922CC685E99E2C847415EFD350EEB954F438AADA1230E121BA791B9FA2A'
      checksumType  = 'sha256'  
    }
    
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs
    
    $strFileName="$LocalAppDataPath\Plex Media Server\Plug-ins\ComicReader.bundle.old"
    If (Test-Path $strFileName){
      Write-Host "Removing previous .old version." -ForegroundColor green -BackgroundColor blue
      Remove-Item "$UnZipDir\ComicReader.bundle.old" -recurse
    }Else{
      Write-Host ".old version does not exist." -ForegroundColor green -BackgroundColor blue
    }
    
    $strFileName="$LocalAppDataPath\Plex Media Server\Plug-ins\ComicReader.bundle"
    If (Test-Path $strFileName){
      Write-Host "Renaming previous version .old." -ForegroundColor green -BackgroundColor blue
      Rename-Item "$UnZipDir\ComicReader.bundle" ComicReader.bundle.old
    }Else{
      Write-Host "No previous version exists." -ForegroundColor green -BackgroundColor blue
    }
    
    Rename-Item "$UnZipDir\ComicReader.bundle-1.3.5" ComicReader.bundle
    Write-Host "You can ignore Only an exit code of non-zero will fail... messages." -ForegroundColor green -BackgroundColor blue
  • tools\ChocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName      = 'comicreader-plex' 
    $LocalAppDataPath = Get-ItemProperty -path "registry::hkey_current_user\software\Plex, Inc.\Plex Media Server" | select-object -expandproperty LocalAppDataPath
    
    if ($LocalAppDataPath -eq $null) {
       Write-Host "Plex Media Server has not been configured yet!" -ForegroundColor red -BackgroundColor blue
       $LocalAppDataPath = "$env:LOCALAPPDATA\Plex"
      }
    $UnZipDir         = Join-Path -Path $LocalAppDataPath -ChildPath "Plex Media Server\Plug-ins"
    
    $strFileName="$LocalAppDataPath\Plex Media Server\Plug-ins\ComicReader.bundle.old"
    If (Test-Path $strFileName){
      Write-Host "Removing previous .old version." -ForegroundColor green -BackgroundColor blue
      Remove-Item "$UnZipDir\ComicReader.bundle.old" -recurse
    }Else{
      Write-Host ".old version does not exist." -ForegroundColor green -BackgroundColor blue
    }
    
    $strFileName="$LocalAppDataPath\Plex Media Server\Plug-ins\ComicReader.bundle"
    If (Test-Path $strFileName){
      Write-Host "Removing $packageName" -ForegroundColor green -BackgroundColor blue
      Remove-Item "$UnZipDir\ComicReader.bundle" -recurse
    }Else{
      Write-Host "ERROR: No previous version exists." -ForegroundColor green -BackgroundColor blue
    }
      Write-Host "You can ignore Only an exit code of non-zero will fail... messages." -ForegroundColor green -BackgroundColor blue
    
    

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Software Author(s)

  • Cory Parsons

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