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Old 06-11-2011, 08:11 AM   #1
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Kobo is reading my mobi books

Got my touch yesterday and put in a microSD card with only .mobi books and surprisingly it did show all the books.

It did take a while to scan all the books but the list surely did come up.

Is .mobi reading an unadvertised, unsupported feature?
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:26 AM   #2
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:37 AM   #3
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How are folks finding the mobi the support? It doesn't appear as if the point size can be adjusted which makes it a little tough.

And what about pdf? I'm sampling one of the monthly freebies from University of Chicago Press and finding it pretty awkward; this worked better for me on the Kobo WiFi.
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:39 AM   #4
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How are folks finding the mobi the support? It doesn't appear as if the point size can be adjusted which makes it a little tough.

And what about pdf? I'm sampling one of the monthly freebies from University of Chicago Press and finding it pretty awkward; this worked better for me on the Kobo WiFi.
i love the pdf support.
the double tap to zoom in to read parts...it makes it a lot easier to flip through magazines than it was on the wifi, always having to adjust % 's was a pain and even then you couldn't find the one that worked best.
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Old 06-11-2011, 10:33 AM   #5
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If the CSS of your .mobi file specifies a fixed point size, it becomes a bit difficult to adjust it on the fly.
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:25 AM   #6
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Does the mobi support include DRM'ed mobi's ?
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Does the mobi support include DRM'ed mobi's ?
I can't say for not trying and not having some amazon books, but I am pretty sure it doesn't. I don't think amazon would share their secrets with a competitor or that kobo would decrypt anyway the book on the fly since it would be illegal.
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Old 06-11-2011, 02:49 PM   #8
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Does the mobi support include DRM'ed mobi's ?
No...

The Kobo Touch and Kobo Wireless only support .mobi files that have not been encrypted.
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Old 06-11-2011, 10:06 PM   #9
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If the CSS of your .mobi file specifies a fixed point size, it becomes a bit difficult to adjust it on the fly.
Thanks, George, that makes sense.

Apart from calibre conversions -- where perhaps I have control over the variable pitch of the font -- I tried commercial files I purchased from Fictionwise when they still offered a decent selection.

Anyway, I didn't buy a Kobo for mobi. I may tinker with a couple of files to see if there is some magic sauce that will work for me.

One other question: can I put mobi files in a folder called "mobi" instead of having them fly around loose in the root directory?
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One other question: can I put mobi files in a folder called "mobi" instead of having them fly around loose in the root directory?
I have successfully put some work related reference files in a separate directory for sanity sake and it works fine. Since the pdf's are now in the "books" library list I am now at the point where having better sort options (i.e. directories) in the library interface would be nice.
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One other question: can I put mobi files in a folder called "mobi" instead of having them fly around loose in the root directory?
Yes, but the UI will flatten them out into a long list.
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