Manga Database (Beta)

Description:
Manga Database is a manga organization program that optionally comes with the full version of HDoujin Downloader.

Features:
– Store information on huge manga collections (features 29 parameters, including artist, author, translator, description, date, etc)
– Import manga information generated by HDoujin Downloader
– Automatically grab manga information from URL
– Sort manga into collections based on any parameter (e.g.: favorites, unread, H, etc)
– Scans folders automatically for manga to add to the library
– Mark manga as chapters of another manga to keep the database clean of any stray chapters

Requirements:
– Windows OS
– .NET Framework 4.0+

Screenshot(s):
MangaDatabase_Screenshot000

Download:
If you’re using the full version of HDoujin Downloader, click “Help > Check for Updates > Download Now”.

44 thoughts on “Manga Database (Beta)

    1. 1600x

      ‘Open Directory’ works as ‘Open File’
      And some files shows cover another page not first pages.

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      1. DoujinDownloader Post author

        If it’s an archive format (e.g., .zip or .rar), the file will be opened instead of the directory it resides in. This is intentional. If the manga is just a folder (i.e. not contained in an archive), the folder will be opened instead. However, I can understand wanting to access the containing folder in order to copy the file somewhere else, for example. I’ll take note of this as a feature request.

        If you want, you can send me a link to a sample file that’s not loading the cover correctly. I assume you’re using archives– In that case, the program will load the first image in the archive’s manifest. If the manifest doesn’t have the files in the order you expect, that might be why.

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    2. DoujinDownloader Post author

      There is no “export to device” feature at the moment, but I think that’s a good idea! I’ll take note of it for future updates. For the time being, you’ll have to copy the files manually.

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      1. 1600x

        Thank you very much.
        One more question….
        Is it impossible to arrange in chronological order?
        Like the modified date of a windows explorer.

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          1. DoujinDownloader Post author

            The program remembers the paths of items that were deleted so the library scanner will skip over them during future scans. There is no way to modify this list directly through the program, but there are ways to do it. Check out this topic in the support forum from someone with a similar question.

        1. DoujinDownloader Post author

          No, there is no such field available at the moment. You can choose visible columns by clicking any item in the database and selecting “Choose Columns” from the context menu, but all fields relate to the content itself rather than file-based metadata. This is definitely a feature that should be available, so I’ll add it to my to-do list.

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  1. bastosnabata

    Hi There,

    I’m wondering if your manga database or kuroneko reader has the same functionality as comicrack where the 1st page of the archive would be displayed as a thumbnail and displays the archives name? I’ve been looking for something similar to perfect viewer (android app) for the PC and the best on I could see right now is comicrack but it doesn’t mark what’s already been read so I’m wondering if your software can do these? or if you plan to add them in the future

    Thank,
    Bastosnabata

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    1. DoujinDownloader Post author

      While it might be a little large to call it a thumbnail, the preview you see in the screenshot above is what it displays. When you click an item in the database, the first image from the archive will be displayed in the pane to the right. Unfortunately, there is no thumbnail view for the library browser; at the current time, it’s simply a list.

      This is something that’s on my to-do list, but I can’t say when it will be added.

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  2. SoftEngine

    I am very interested in this program, but I have a question

    I normally delete the list of downloaded doujins when the list becomes very long and did not have the meta data option enabled. Then this program the first time I use it, the more than 900 doujins I have I’m going to have to manually put the information to each one?

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    1. DoujinDownloader Post author

      If you didn’t generate metadata files, then unfortunately yes, you would need to enter the metadata yourself, since the program would have nowhere to draw it from. On that note, it’s been a long time since it’s last been updated (and the program is still in beta), so it is currently only able to read “HDoujin Info File V1” files. So, if you’re planning to use them, that’s the only option at the current time.

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  3. AeonX2

    So is this integrated with the downloader, like will it automatically add the doujin information straight from the downloader and take the tags from the site linked, or is more of a manually add each doujin and then add the download url to get tags, or just manually add in your own tags.

    Can only really see myself using this to sort my collection into categories, and it is a cool idea but I have way too many to tag each individually.

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    1. DoujinDownloader Post author

      If you’ve enabled metadata file creation in HDoujin (under “Settings > Save to > Metadata”), you can choose to save all of the doujin information (info.txt) or just the tags (tags.txt) to a text file. Both files can automatically be read by Manga DB, and their contents will be imported into the database.

      The catch is this only works with the tags files and the “HDoujin Info File V1” format, since the additional formats were introduced later on. Under “File Formatting”, you have the ability to select which type of file is generated (but if all you want is tags, just check off “Create .txt file containing tags”).

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  4. TSURU

    I’m sorry, but how can I set the settings to appear ‘tags’ on database like your screenshot?

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    1. DoujinDownloader Post author

      No need to apologize! Just right-click anything in the list, and select “Choose Columns”. A dialog box will open, and you can move columns to the left to make them visible (and to the right to hide them).

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      1. TSURU

        I have one more question. Is there a way to initialize(or reset) the settings of the list of ‘watch folder'(I mean, ‘library’ in ‘options/settings’)?

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        1. DoujinDownloader Post author

          You mean removing folders that are already in the list, or resetting the list? I’m sorry to say there’s not currently a way to do this through the GUI, but it’s not impossible if you edit your “config_db.ini” file directly. Just open it up in Notepad, scroll down to the “watchedFolders” key, and then you can edit the directories as you see it.

          I’ll add allowing the editing of these folders through the options menu to my to-do list.

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  5. AnoPem

    I would like to request an option for thumbnail like view that shows the first page in the listview as i like to identify my doujins by image

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    1. DoujinDownloader Post author

      This is something I definitely want to add for my own purposes, as well. When I finish with the pending updates for HDoujin, I plan to rewrite Manga DB from scratch, and thumbnails will be the new default view.

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