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Old 04-03-2012, 07:38 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by ElizabethN View Post
I'm basically using mobiunpack to tell if my imported file is mobi8 or mobi7 as I'm not able to tell by looking at the kindle content file and/or the calibre file without using something like mobi meta editor and looking at the file heading.

If mobi7, mobiunpack offers me only the unpack option.
If mobi8, then mobiunpack offers unpack and KF8 to epub options.
That's correct.

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If the file is mobi8 and I want to send it to my e-ink kindle then I would need to either download from amazon or convert mobi to mobi. Conversion results in a mobi file (mobi7) and orig_mobi (mobi8). As long as I don't delete the orig_mobi file then I have still have access to the kf8 file if I use the restore original feature.
This is correct, too. You could also extract the ePub from the original KF8 and convert that to mobi... your choice. Since there is no separate KF8 format in calibre, your method of saving the orig_mobi may be the best way to keep track of the original KF8 for now.

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Ok, am I making this too hard? Is there an easier way to determine if a file is mobi7 or mobi8 then using MobiUnpack?
There is no "easy and quick" way to determine a file's KF8-ness. Your way works as well as another. There are some scripts you could run to dump the mobi headers... you could also open the ebook in the Kindle App (PC/Mac). For the time being, KF8 books can only be read in single column view with the apps; so multi-column mode just won't change anything—telling you it's a KF8. But I don't know how long that might be relied on.
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