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Old 04-24-2008, 07:06 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by hapax legomenon View Post
wow, that is lousy! (I wish I knew that an hour ago).

That just doesn't make sense. Why would Mobipocket Desktop give you the ability to edit this metadata if it didn't make any difference whatsoever on the device?
Because its main purpose is to act as a Mobipocket Reader for desktop PCs. The ability to manage external devices is a very minor aspect of its functionality.

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That's saying that the metadata is baked into the binary file.
For a Mobipocket format book, that is indeed the case, yes. Mobi Desktop Reader lets you "edit" this metadata, but it's not actually changing the metadata in the original file; it just stores your changes in a separate file with a ".mbp" extension.

tompe's excellent "mobi2mobi" tool allows you to genuinely edit the metadata in a Mobipocket book.
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