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Old 05-04-2012, 06:01 AM   #1
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Source code for converting html to mobi

Hi guys,

Does anyone know where the source code is for converting html to mobi.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:16 AM   #2
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Hi guys,

Does anyone know where the source code is for converting html to mobi.
There is a perl version in the sticky section of this forum. Mobi is undocumented except by reverse engineering and is documented in our wiki. There are several conversion programs in different source languages.

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Old 05-04-2012, 10:34 PM   #3
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Could you please point the link to me as i am extremely new and dont know where to look . I searched the internet quite a lot for conversion source code but could find none in any language. If you know the exact place where the source is it would help if you could post it.(It may seem stupid but where and what is the sticky section.)

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Old 05-04-2012, 10:43 PM   #4
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MobiPerl has links to the source code in a ZIP file or via subversion. What you want is html2mobi or perhaps opf2mobi (the OPF file identifies which HTML files and their reading order).
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Yes. That is what i want. But i am unable to run the html2mobi perl script as a standalone script . When i try to compile it it keeps throwing the error

Can't locate Palm/PDB.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /root/Desktop /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/perl/5.10.1 /usr/local/share/perl/5.10.1 /usr/lib/perl5 /usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/perl/5.10 /usr/share/perl/5.10 /usr/local/lib/site_perl .) at /etc/perl/MobiPerl/MobiFile.pm line 3.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /etc/perl/MobiPerl/MobiFile.pm line 3.
Compilation failed in require at ./html2mobi line 21.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at ./html2mobi line 21.

What should i tweak in order to get it running.
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Yes. That is what i want. But i am unable to run the html2mobi perl script as a standalone script .
The usual place to look for missing perl dependencies is CPAN. Search there for Palm::PDB
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Hi guys,

Does anyone know where the source code is for converting html to mobi.
Calibre has python code in it that creates Mobi files.
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Where exactly is this python code.
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You'd be better off asking on the Calibre forum.
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My html files convert just fine when I upload them to the KDP. Why bring another software into it?

(Just asking! I'm not challenging anyone's modus operandi. Just puzzled at the seemingly roundabout solution to a problem that to me doesn't exist.)
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No-one should be using third-party code to create a mobi to upload to KDP. That's what KindleGen is for.

I recommend using KindleGen rather than just uploading an HTML file because then you get to check the end result locally before uploading, and so can fix any problems more quickly.

I don't know why Thisiswhatiam wanted html to mobi source code, but if it was to convert for uploading to KDP it was the wrong approach.
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