FS#7459 - .CBR viewer (for comics)

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Pablo (pencha) - Friday, 20 July 2007, 21:46 GMT
Last edited by Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother) - Wednesday, 25 July 2007, 21:16 GMT
Task Type Feature Requests
Category Plugins
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All players
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Daily build (which?)
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


I think it would be nice to be able to read comics on your mp3... I know it´s possible to convert the files to .jpg but i´m talking about a specific viewer for .cbr files with the ability to zoom, scroll and change pages
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Closed by  Björn Stenberg (zagor)
Wednesday, 25 July 2007, 21:16 GMT
Reason for closing:  Rejected
Additional comments about closing:  Closing all feature requests.
Comment by Nils Wallménius (nls) - Saturday, 21 July 2007, 08:35 GMT
cbr and cbz files are just renamed RAR and ZIP files that contain images, usually jpegs.
RAR is a nasty closed format which I don't know if we can support or if we want to.
ZIP on the other hand is available as nice fluffy open source :-)
I think it would be best to add zip reading to the jpeg viewer to make it able
to read cbz files instead of making a separate viewer as it already has zooming capabilities.
Comment by Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother) - Saturday, 21 July 2007, 10:22 GMT
well, if it's already zip, why not extract it using the PC? I don't think there is real benefit from storing images in zipped format (as it wouldn't compress well anyway)
Comment by Pablo (pencha) - Sunday, 22 July 2007, 05:59 GMT
and what do you think about a "comic mode" on the image viewer so it scrolls as it should for reading comics (right until the end then back to the left margin and down, then when the page is over it would switch to the beginning of the next page)
Comment by Nils Wallménius (nls) - Sunday, 22 July 2007, 11:24 GMT
a "comic mode" would not work very well because there's no
standard size for the frames in comics and there are also
plenty of right-to-left comics (translated Asian comics for example)