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spaze
08-10-2009, 12:16 PM
I am about to purchase BeBook and have already built a library with Mobipocket Reader and it has already converted all my PDF files to mobi type.

Just thinking what is the max file size of mobi file that would work with BeBook reader or is it so that the size doesn't really matter?

HarryT
08-10-2009, 12:23 PM
File size is pretty much irrelevent in a Mobi file; it only holds in memory the page that's currently being displayed.

wallcraft
08-12-2009, 12:15 PM
The latest BeBook firmware has dropped DRM-ed (encrypted) MOBI support in favour of DRM-ed Adobe ePub/PDF support. The DRM-free MOBI reader in the new firmware acts like the old one, and you still have the option of using the old MOBI firmware anyway. With the new firmware, converting to ePub is also a possibility. This also should have no problems with large files, providing you convert them to ePub using Calibre, because Adobe's reader only processes one "chapter" at a time (and Calibre adds in fake chapters if needed to keep the processed file sizes withing Adobe's limits).

HarryT
08-12-2009, 12:18 PM
The latest BeBook firmware has dropped DRM-ed (encrypted) MOBI support in favour of DRM-ed Adobe ePub/PDF support. The DRM-free MOBI reader in the new firmware acts like the old one, and you still have the option of using the old MOBI firmware anyway. With the new firmware, converting to ePub is also a possibility. This also should have no problems with large files, providing you convert them to ePub using Calibre, because Adobe's reader only processes one "chapter" at a time (and Calibre adds in fake chapters if needed to keep the processed file sizes withing Adobe's limits).

The ADE viewer that's now being released on all the current devices (BeBook, Opus, etc) appears no longer to have the 260k "flow limit" that the old viewer on the Sony had.

JSWolf
08-12-2009, 12:20 PM
Actually, that's a 300k limit.

HarryT
08-12-2009, 12:22 PM
Whatever ;). The point is that it seems to have gone.

spaze
08-12-2009, 12:52 PM
What is this ADE viewer? I know Adobe Digital Editions as in Windows application, but it is included in the latest BeBook system as Linux PDF reader, or am I totally lost here? :D

HarryT
08-12-2009, 01:01 PM
Yes - the latest BeBook firmware has the ADE viewer, licenced from Adobe. So does the Cool-ER, CyBook Opus, etc.

spaze
08-12-2009, 01:05 PM
what advance does the ADE viewer bring to BeBook?

wallcraft
08-12-2009, 01:11 PM
what advance does the ADE viewer bring to BeBook? It replaces the old PDF and ePub viewers with the ADE version. The new PDF viewer does "reflow" as well as portrait and landscape "full screen" modes.

HarryT
08-12-2009, 01:14 PM
And pretty much all eBook stores (other than Amazon) are switching to ePub as their "preferred" format.

spaze
08-12-2009, 01:32 PM
No wonder the documents I requested to be checked looked so good :) Thanks for the clarification, can't wait to get money collected to purchase my BeBook.

Anyone do portrait photography with green screen? I have ebook about green screen extraction for sale *wink wink* :D

tompe
08-19-2009, 06:16 AM
The latest BeBook firmware has dropped DRM-ed (encrypted) MOBI support in favour of DRM-ed Adobe ePub/PDF support. The DRM-free MOBI reader in the new firmware acts like the old one,

Is this Mobi reader based on MobiPocket code?

Slite
08-19-2009, 06:21 AM
Is this Mobi reader based on MobiPocket code?

It's the MobiPocket Java-based one if I remember correctly. Havent read all that many mobi books on my bebook due to the fact that it tends to crash more frequently than for instance RTF does. Even though there are some crashes with RTF as well.

so I've mostly used RTF, FB2 and just starting on epub on my bebook.

tompe
08-19-2009, 06:27 AM
It's the MobiPocket Java-based one if I remember correctly. Havent read all that many mobi books on my bebook due to the fact that it tends to crash more frequently than for instance RTF does. Even though there are some crashes with RTF as well.


So this would imply that it is possible to use MobiPocket code without DRM support. Then you can wonder why Bookeen does not do that?

HarryT
08-19-2009, 07:10 AM
It's the MobiPocket Java-based one if I remember correctly.

No, I believe it's FBReader. From what I've read, it doesn't handle Mobi files at all well.

Slite
08-19-2009, 07:11 AM
No, I believe it's FBReader. From what I've read, it doesn't handle Mobi files at all well.

You could be right, I don't remember really, as I said, I pretty quickly stopped reading Mobi books due to BeBooks really bad handling of them.