Mangareader/Mangapanda .MA URLs

Jun 1, 2012 at 6:19 AM

So I was looking through the .MA OnlineFolderPaths for Anagle Mole (but this applies to any manga on mangareader/mangapanda) and as I'm trying to parse it, I noticed that the "http://www.i[insert random #].manga....jpg" was throwing an error often. Apparently the number after "i" changes for each picture url. And when I try to manually enter in the url from the .MA file I know is legitimate, it brings up an error picture. Do you know what's going around? How did you get around that?

Jun 1, 2012 at 6:45 AM
Edited Jun 1, 2012 at 7:33 AM

Yeah the i<randNum> is a pain. To get around it I parse for the complete path during the search and save the known working path, and when myManga downloads it uses the parsed location, although it does support random numbers. Understand? If not let me know and I'll try again.

Jun 1, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Hey Delphai, I finally documented the MZA and MA formats. You can find them here

Jun 1, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Thanks, I've been looking through the code and trying some on my own and this convinced me of it. I tried the Ch. 25 Page 1 img and while the .ma file says that it should be .i23, it doesn't manually lead to the image and when I look it up myself in-browser it says .i15 and I know its the same img because the jpg is still 3297773. Is i<randNum> changing? I realized a bit ago that I could just go to mangahere or mangafox, but I've like mangareader better and frankly, I want to solve this thing. It's bugging me.