View Full Version : Mobi2mobi GUI has died again/New version?


AlexBell
12-08-2008, 06:07 AM
Some time ago I started a thread because mobi2mobi GUI ver 0.13 had died. It suddenly began to freeze as soon as I tried to open a file to be changed. Soon after that I found that it started to work again after I cleaned the registry.

It died again this afternoon, and though I have cleaned the registry again it still locks up when I select a file. I have to use Alt-Cntrl-Delete which initially says the program is running, but then says it is not responding when I try to end the task. I've noticed this time that if I then close down Windows XP I get a message that CMD.exe is not responding.

Does anyone have a fix? I'm really dependent on the program since the metadata of most new ebooks is faulty for one reason or another.

Also, I have downloaded and extracted mobiperl-win0.0.41.zip (which I understood to be a new version of the GUI) and extracted it into its own folder. I don't see a readme.txt file and certainly don't see anyway of running it as a GUI. What am I doing wrong?

Regards, Alex

tompe
12-08-2008, 06:28 AM
Also, I have downloaded and extracted mobiperl-win0.0.41.zip (which I understood to be a new version of the GUI) and extracted it into its own folder. I don't see a readme.txt file and certainly don't see anyway of running it as a GUI. What am I doing wrong?


This is the command line programs that are used by the GUI program. It is not a new version of the GUI.

AlexBell
12-08-2008, 09:28 PM
Thanks, Tompe.

I guess I should have realised that from the file name.

Could you point me please to a help file showing the command line syntax to use the non GUI Windows version?

Regards, Alex

bwaldron
12-09-2008, 03:43 PM
Could you point me please to a help file showing the command line syntax to use the non GUI Windows version?

See this (https://dev.mobileread.com/dist/tompe/mobiperl/html/mobi2mobi.html)

If you have Perl installed on your machine, you might want to try running the GUI version with the Perl version of mobi2mobi and the "use Perl" option in the GUI. For some reason, I have always had problems with the compiled Windows version on my PC, but use the Perl version and the GUI without incident.

tompe
12-09-2008, 04:04 PM
See this (https://dev.mobileread.com/dist/tompe/mobiperl/html/mobi2mobi.html)


That reminded me that I had failed to update the html files. This is fixed now so the latest version is available.

Normally when you run a perl program you just do "perldoc mobi2mobi" to get the correct documentation but if you use windows binaries these kind of things do not work.

AlexBell
12-09-2008, 10:51 PM
See this (https://dev.mobileread.com/dist/tompe/mobiperl/html/mobi2mobi.html)

If you have Perl installed on your machine, you might want to try running the GUI version with the Perl version of mobi2mobi and the "use Perl" option in the GUI. For some reason, I have always had problems with the compiled Windows version on my PC, but use the Perl version and the GUI without incident.

Thanks, Bill.
I have that file, but such is my level of ignorance that I haven't the slightest idea what to do with it. Nor do I have any idea whether I have Perl on my computer. And its a very long time since I've used DOS and its commands.

Lets say I've clicked on the Non GUI Windows of mobi2mobi, and the black background window has opened. Do I need to enter a path to mobi2mobi? And a path to the book whose metadata I want to change?

Regards, Alex

pilotbob
12-09-2008, 11:27 PM
Lets say I've clicked on the Non GUI Windows of mobi2mobi, and the black background window has opened. Do I need to enter a path to mobi2mobi? And a path to the book whose metadata I want to change?

Regards, Alex

There are directions on the Wiki on how to use this.

See the Visual Kindle Guide (http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Visual_Kindle_Guide) and read the mobi2mobi topics.

BOb

AlexBell
12-10-2008, 05:47 PM
There are directions on the Wiki on how to use this.

See the Visual Kindle Guide (http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Visual_Kindle_Guide) and read the mobi2mobi topics.

BOb

Thanks, I'll do that even though mobi2mobi GUI has just come back to life. The only things which changed on my computer were upgrades to AVG antivirus software and Java, and it's hard to see how this could make a difference.

I'm so dependent on mobi2mobi that I'll learn how to use the command line version in case the GUI version dies again.

Regards, Alex

pilotbob
12-10-2008, 08:13 PM
Thanks, I'll do that even though mobi2mobi GUI has just come back to life. The only things which changed on my computer were upgrades to AVG antivirus software and Java, and it's hard to see how this could make a difference.

Agreed since mobi2mobi.exe has no dependencies and the GUI is .Net.

BOb