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Old 04-11-2008, 12:41 PM   #6
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Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: USA
Device: Cybook Gen 3, JetBook Lite
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Originally Posted by nrapallo View Post
Thanks for the heads-up on the new .pdb format.

I just checked and noticed the 'Kindle compatible (MOBI)' download format which converts well with my Mobi2IMP to create a .IMP with cover image!

For a test ebook, selecting the 'Kindle compatible (MOBI)' delivers 'Verne-80-Days.prc', whereas selecting 'Mobipocket (PRC)' deilvers 'Verne-80-Days-mo.prc'. The eReader "PalmDOC" (.PDB) delivers 'Verne-80-Days.pdb' Only the first format (MOBI) has a cover image; neither of the latter two has a cover image.

Here is the verbose output when the 'Kindle compatible (MOBI)' .PRC is converted to .IMP:

Code:
Mobi2IMP (version 9.3b) Copyright (C) 2008 Nick Rapallo (nrapallo)
FULLFILENAME: E:\ebooks\Fictionwise\Verne-80-Days.prc
FILENAME    : Verne-80-Days.prc
EXPLODEDIR  : Verne-80-Days
DatabaseName: Around_the_World_in_80_Days
Version     : 0
Type        : BOOK
Creator     : MOBI
baktime     : -2082844800
# of records: 101
---------------------------------------------------
Image_Index: 0 - record-97 - 0 - 222132 - 59612 - 510 x 680
Image_Index: 1 - record-98 - 0 - 281744 - 11980 - 180 x 240
PDHEADER     Version: 2
PDHEADER      Length: 386440
PDHEADER    NRecords: 95
PDHEADER     Recsize: 4096
PDHEADER     Unknown: 0
MOBIHEADER     ciflg: 1
MOBIHEADER     ciptr: 98
MOBIHEADER   doctype: MOBI
MOBIHEADER    length: 228
MOBIHEADER  booktype: 2 - BOOK
MOBIHEADER     codep: 1252
MOBIHEADER    uniqid: 3901032878
MOBIHEADER       ver: 4
MOBIHEADER   exthflg: 80
MOBIHEADER  codepage: 1252
MOBIHEADER  language: 1033 - ENGLISH - ENGLISH_US
MOBIHEADER LONGTITLE: Around the World in 80 Days
EXTH doctype: EXTH
EXTH  length: 268
EXTH n_items: 11
EXTH    item: 100 (x64) - Author - 11 - Jules Verne
EXTH    item: 101 (x65) - Publisher - 17 - Fictionwise, Inc.
EXTH    item: 110 (x6e) - SubjectCode - 9 - FIC004000
EXTH    item: 105 (x69) - Subject - 18 - Classic Literature
EXTH    item: 109 (x6d) - Rights - 16 - Copyright 
EXTH    item: 111 (x6f) - Type - 5 - Novel
EXTH    item: 103 (x67) - Description - 40 - Classic Literature.   62793  words long.
EXTH    item: 300 (x12c) - 300 - 38 - 0x300000000000000800000000000000000edecbef41a9
EXTH    item: 201 (xc9) - CoverOffset - 4 - 0x0000
------> Cover Image_Index: 0
EXTH    item: 203 (xcb) - hasFakeCover - 4 - 0x0000
EXTH    item: 202 (xca) - ThumbOffset - 4 - 0x0001
------> Version: 2 - 2 -  DOC_COMPRESSED
---------------------------------------------------
Looking for filepos
Found all filepos
Adding name attributes
Fixing filepos attribute
FIXED IMAGE/TAGS: 0 - record-97.JPG + 13 padding = 537 x 680
Adding cover image: 'Verne-80-Days/record-97.JPG'
TITLE   : Around the World in 80 Days
AUTHOR  : Jules Verne
CATEGORY: Classic Literature
EBW 1150 ebook created!
REB 1200 ebook created!
Well what the heck?! The mobi and prc look to be identical except kindle owners rate a cover image? That file works fine on my cybook, why do they even have the two different ones? And why doesn't the prc file rate a cover image? sigh.

Thanks for this, I shall get the kindle version from now on.
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