Unable to get the Thumbnail and Brief Content

Nov 18, 2008 at 10:04 AM
I have uploaded some documents to Scribd and marked them as private.

My need is to show the following details of the documents:
      a) Title               (Hyperlinked)
      b) Thumbnail      (Hyperlinked)
      c) Brief Content (As Scribd Displays)
      d) Description
      e) No. of Views
      f) Status

I am unable to get the Thumbnail and Brief Content (in case Description is not available) of the documents uploaded.

I also want to show the above details each time I select and upload a document on a webpage.

Plz. Help.
Nov 18, 2008 at 1:05 PM

Please keep in mind that the only information available through the client library is the same information available via the Scribd API.  The client library doesn't do any sort of "scraping" from the website. 

I am not sure why you cannot see a thumbnail, but also keep in mind that Scribd does sometimes take time to create the thumbnail snapshot of your document and it may not be immediately available.  If it's available on the website, that may not necessarily mean it's available via the API immediately.  I don't know what their back-end process does.

I have included in the source code two sample applications, one web and one desktop, that will give you a good idea of what's possible with this client library.

Thanks -
- Paul