Originally Posted by nrapallo
Using 4-bit .gif improved the filesize of the final ebook a lot. The .imp now is 50 MB, .epub now 43 MB and .prc (stnd) is 44 MB & .prc (high compression) is 37 MB. There was very little image quality loss reducing from 16M colors to 16 colors.
Still too big to be useful.
If I exclude images, then the resulting filesizes are: 23 MB .imp, 14 MB .epub and 16 MB .prc (stnd).
much more useable...
I'll experiment a bit more and see if using the Wikipedia 2006 CD source directly instead of the plucker extracted .html/images works just as good or better.
Some HUGE .prc, .epub and REB1200 .imp
ebooks made from that 2006 Wikipedia CD Selection from the SOS Children website.
If I exclude images, then the resulting ebook filesizes are: 22 MB REB1200 .imp, 12 MB .epub and 9 MB .prc (high-compression) and may be much more useful. A 15 MB .prc (standard compression) is also available for those readers that cannot handle high (Huff-Dic) compression.
Just a test...
for more previews of my 2006 Wikipedia work-in-progress ebooks ...