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Old 12-03-2009, 06:40 PM   #1
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Problem updating metadata (using mobi2mobi command line and gui)

Hi,

I bought a couple of books from Loose ID. They are non-drm'd mobipocket format. I want to update the author's name (metadata showing none), change the titles to reflect it's a series, and set the cdetype to PDOC so they will show under personal docs on my K2. I can't seem to make any changes at all to these files, though, without corrupting them, making them unreadable in the desktop mobi reader and on the Kindle.

I entered the following on mobi2mobi cmd line, trying just to fix the author:

C:\Program Files\MobitoMobi>mobi2mobi book1.prc --outfile book2.prc --author "Smith, Jane"

Names are changed Here's the output:

Database Name: Series - Book 1
Version: 0
Type: TEXt
Creator: REAd
Seed: 0
Resdb:
AppInfoDirty:
ctime: -1968466898 - Sun Jan 0 00:00:00 1900
mtime: -1968466898 - Sun Jan 0 00:00:00 1900
baktime: -2082844800 - Sun Jan 0 00:00:00 1900
---------------------------------------------------
FIRST IMG Record Id: 7307383
---------------------------------------------------
Image record index: 119 (150 x 225)
START IMAGE INDEX: 119
COVER IMAGE INDEX: 119
PDHEADER Version: 2
PDHEADER Length: 240118
PDHEADER NRecords: 118
PDHEADER Recsize: 2048
PDHEADER Unknown: 67643
LASTID: 7307383
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EXTH setting data: author - 100 - Smith, Jane - 0x4d796b6c65732c204a6574
EXTH add: author - 100 - Smith, Jane
MOBIHDR: imgrecpointer: 119
EXTH setting data: author - 100 - Smith, Jane- 0x4d796b6c65732c204a6574
EXTH add: author - 100 - Smith, Jane

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Can anyone see what might be going on? I've done this before and haven't had this kind of problem.

I also tried exploding the mobi file with mobi2html in order to recreate the book, and that didn't work, either. It yielded a 1 kb blank html file and the cover image.

Thanks.
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