Thread: Glo Kobo Firmware 2.3.1
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:17 PM   #277
davidfor
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Originally Posted by ironflute View Post
I have a Windows machine at home, where I've done most of my troubleshooting. I brought it to work with me today and had the same issues with Mac. The problems are platform-agnostic, definitely.
That is what I expected but good to have it confirmed
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It's listed as a supported format on the box and on the Kobo product page, so I expect to be able to use them. I've got over 2000 mobi files in my library. I'd rather not have to bulk convert them all. That's not a solution, that's a workaround. But I will if I have to... *sigh*
My success with mobi files have been mixed. I haven't tried that many, but some work perfectly and some are dismal failures. I haven't had the problems you are seeing. I think part of the problem is what is inside the file. My guess is that the older formats work OK, but the newer ones don't.

I'd be curious to see a few that seem to be causing the problems. If that would be OK, send me a PM to work out the details.
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I do a factory reset between each attempt to figure out what's going on. Yeah, I know its like a 30 minute process. I'm just that thorough. I know what I'm doing
You could have just logged out of the device. That creates a fresh database without anything in it. But, you would need to removed the troublesome sideloaded books first or they will just get added again.
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Yeah I'm not about to get rid of it yet. When I get home in about 15 minutes, I'm going to try overloading it with epubs and see if I can get it to crash (no mobi's at all). That'll tell me if mobi are the problem.
If that's the case, I know what my CPUs are doing all day tomorrow... and for the next 36 hours probably
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Originally Posted by ironflute View Post
Ok I can't get it to crash now with just PDF's, ePub's, CBR/CBZ's, and some RTF's. It *definitely* is the Mobi files.
I've even tried loading it down with about 350 books on first the internal memory and then the MicroSD card. No problems.
Now I know.
That good. I have an SD card with about 500 PDF and ePubs I use for testing. Apart from the time it takes to load them when the card is first put in, it works fine.
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Time to batch convert 2486 files. O_O
Personally, I wouldn't do the bulk conversion. I would do them in smaller batches as I wanted to read them. At the very least do a few singly to work out what options you want to use.
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