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Old 07-19-2012, 06:21 PM   #408
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Originally Posted by DiapDealer View Post
I think it might actually be changes to Kindlegen that have broken the cover functionality. I don't think the EmbeddedCover meta-tag is valid any more.

No, what's happened is that at some point the EmbeddedCover tag has been generated incorrectly. It ought to look like

<x-metadata><EmbeddedCover>Cove Image Name.jpg</EmbeddedCover></x-metadata>

And if changed to that, KindleGen handles it fine.

But that's unofficial support left over from Mobipocket Generator.

I think it's probably best if we drop support for Mobipocket Generator, and tweak things to work only with KindleGen.

There's another problem too - we're including the thumbnumber cover image in the manifest, which causes a cycle of Mobiunpack/Kindlegen to add an extra image - a new thumbnail each time.

Whether this is because the metadata is declared incorrectly, or because KindleGen can't handle being given an explicit thumbail image I'm not sure.

There's also a problem of empty anchors not being removed well enough, causing extra empty anchors to be added on each cycle through as well.

I'll work on a fix for all this over the weekend.

Last edited by pdurrant; 07-21-2012 at 04:35 PM.
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