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Old 07-05-2010, 01:09 AM   #31
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will a "link" in a PRC activate and initiate a web connection? ie can the two pieces of software (the reader interface and the web browser) talk to each other? ie will the link in the PRC "invoke" the web browser and send it to the specified url?
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now THAT is pretty darned cool.

just tried it. the download links in the kindleguide invoke the browser and it downloads the book.

VERY cool :-)
As you see...

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Old 07-06-2010, 04:44 AM   #32
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about pdf downloading: is it true that, after installing savory on kindle 2 international, it is possible to download directly pdf from the web?
I have a kindle 2 I, but I didn't succeed in installing it.
btw, the dropbox idea is great!!!!
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OK,

I haven't tried this yet....

But my thought is...

1. Put all your ebooks on Dropbox.

2. create a script that crawls your ebook folders, gets all the info and builds a .mobi ebook and puts it into drop box.

3. On kindle go to your browser and input the URL for the .prc that is a list of all your ebooks. That will download it. Then you can browse through the file, also search and it will have D/l links for each file in drop box.

This is very similar to what feedbooks and MR do. You could probably even get some Calibre action going and use it's database so that the index book you create has summaries etc in it.

Perhaps someday when I am bored I will give it a whack.

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That would be nice and all but I don't see the big advantage compared to browsing your library on a nice calibre2opds html interface. Perhaps a mobi with links is a bit faster and more responsive, but you don't have a folder system etc. And you would have to have access to whispernet in order to download your files over the links, so you might as well use the net to browse your library. Plus you have the possibility to browse your library over any browser on any machine on the internet with calibre2opds not just with your Kindle.
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:39 PM   #34
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That would be nice and all but I don't see the big advantage compared to browsing your library on a nice calibre2opds html interface. Perhaps a mobi with links is a bit faster and more responsive, but you don't have a folder system etc. And you would have to have access to whispernet in order to download your files over the links, so you might as well use the net to browse your library. Plus you have the possibility to browse your library over any browser on any machine on the internet with calibre2opds not just with your Kindle.
Yes, that is probably better. But, not everyone has a web server at their disposal. Or, are you saying this is something that can run on Dropbox or some other free service?

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Yes, that is probably better. But, not everyone has a web server at their disposal. Or, are you saying this is something that can run on Dropbox or some other free service?

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Actually if you have calibre you have a web server. Since calibre comes with a web server. Just set the web server to run on port 443. And your good.

See Kindle and Calibre Content Server for more detail.

The one difference is calibre now allows one to set the port lower than 1024.


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Old 07-06-2010, 03:03 PM   #36
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except that is going to cost you $25 to $30 a month plus maintenance (it would actually be CHEAPER to buy webhosting than to run your own web server) unless you purchased a very low power no moving parts machine (say a linux or ce style pda) to run 24/7 but then you could not use calibre.

ie do the math on your electrical consumption to run that computer your sitting in front of 24/7

even my laptop consumes 90watts which comes to $8.42 cents a month to run plus the VERY high maintenance you would incur using a modern laptop to run it.

even a normal desktop that is old and used consuming 200 watts will run you $19 a month in electrical usage alone.

now if you can run if from a PDA now that would be pretty nifty :-)

would still prefer not to abuse the whispernet though.
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:15 PM   #37
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Actually if you have calibre you have a web server. Since calibre comes with a web server. Just set the web server to run on port 443. And your good.

See Kindle and Calibre Content Server for more detail.

The one difference is calibre now allows one to set the port lower than 1024.


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I don't mean the web server software/hardware so to speak. I mean the technical ability and confidence to set up a publicly accessible web server. What some of us developers/technical people can do in our sleep... most people would never even attempt.

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Calibre2opds or Pyndexer doesn't require you to run a webserver, that's the great thing about it. Dropbox is serving your files already if you drop them in the public file in your dropbox!
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:07 PM   #39
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ok. here is the deal harryE123
i had used sd cards on my kindle 1. it used to drain the battery much more quickly than if i did not use one. if used sdhc, it was worse than sd. i had to figure out this the hard way. like you said, memory is cheap. so, why again is apple selling it's doubled memory ipods, ipads and iphones for 100 bucks more everytime they double the memory of the previous model? it costs money to some extent. i understand your frustration. may be you should try iRex. it would best suit your purposes.
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Hmm on my sony reader memory card or no memory card has ZERO noticeable effect on battery life. My DX has very lackluster battery life. I am very unimpressed. I have to charge it twice a week usually (wireles OFF) once every other day wireless on. I am only getting maybe 3-5 novels out of a charge. my sony reader got at lease a dozen novels out of a charge.

is the kindle one always polling the memory card or something? the idea that a memory card would take more battery life is counter intuitive since there is no difference between the power needed to access internal memory and the power needed to access an SD card which for the most part uses the same chips and what not as the internal memory. Something's hinky in the design of the device is the usage of an SD card consumes more than negligible battery life.
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Old 07-15-2010, 05:27 PM   #41
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I never notice a difference on my K1, but I don't use the files on the SD card very often. If you move something from main memory to the SD card, it has to reindex, so that DOES take more power, but only temporarily.

My old Sony Clie DID take more battery to read the Memory stick than internal memory. Of course, memory stick is different than SD, but it is reasonable that to power an extra device than the "norm" would take more power than not reading an extra device.
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