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Old 07-31-2012, 07:33 AM   #1
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What triggers epub split?

Hi been converting my whole library to epub and mobi. I set it running (took it 4 days for 9500 books with heuristic processing!!) However it keeps falling over on certain books.

They are already epubs and reconverting to epub falls flat - it tells me that it can't find a decent place to split the file as the final line in the details. It also handily gave me a file size and when I set the "Split at xxxkb" to slightly bigger it converts fine.

It did however warn that too big a file may choke some ebook readers......

Time will tell.

So, whats it looking for to produce a "decent" split?

If it can't find one why not do an "indecent" split - i.e. just split it anyway?

How big is too big :-)

If the error message knew the file size would it be feasible to report this per book right at the end of the conversion process so we can try setting the split size manually?
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Hi been converting my whole library to epub and mobi. I set it running (took it 4 days for 9500 books with heuristic processing!!) However it keeps falling over on certain books.

They are already epubs and reconverting to epub falls flat - it tells me that it can't find a decent place to split the file as the final line in the details. It also handily gave me a file size and when I set the "Split at xxxkb" to slightly bigger it converts fine.

It did however warn that too big a file may choke some ebook readers......

Time will tell.

So, whats it looking for to produce a "decent" split?

If it can't find one why not do an "indecent" split - i.e. just split it anyway?

How big is too big :-)

If the error message knew the file size would it be feasible to report this per book right at the end of the conversion process so we can try setting the split size manually?
You found the problem(s) with doing huge batches :
1) A problem book hogs all the time, then finally fails.
2) Error reports don't much help you fix it



I have had some success with a 2 pass approach on the can't split issue:
A TEMPORARY increase in the split size on the EPUB output tab of the conversion screen from 260K to about 400K.

(Optional: Edit in Sigil to make a pleasing look. Then: )
Once converted, set the value back to 260K and convert from EPUB > EPUB
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:49 AM   #3
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You found the problem(s) with doing huge batches :
1) A problem book hogs all the time, then finally fails.
2) Error reports don't much help you fix it



I have had some success with a 2 pass approach on the can't split issue:
A TEMPORARY increase in the split size on the EPUB output tab of the conversion screen from 260K to about 400K.

(Optional: Edit in Sigil to make a pleasing look. Then: )
Once converted, set the value back to 260K and convert from EPUB > EPUB
Why would you edit in Sigil and then ePub > ePub? Once it's in Sigil, you can do the editing and splitting there and not have to bother with converting. Editing in Sigil to get it ready for an ePub > ePub is a rather bad idea.
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OK....

1) Most converted so not a problem with big batches
2) Fails if do single book
3) OK, confused - setting to 400 allows conversion, resetting to 260 converts fine too?? What happened to allow the splitting to happen???
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How do I do the splitting in Sigil??
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How do I do the splitting in Sigil??
That question belongs in the Sigil forum.
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How do I do the splitting in Sigil??
Pick your spot: (Important)Place the cursor at the end of the paragraph
click the Sigil split Icon, sigil will normally break the files, copying all the rest of the (x)html boilerplate (the stuff outside the <body> tags


IIRC Sigil has problems splitting INSIDE a <div>. you will need to make the edit in CV to break into 2 <div>'s and split between them (yes split works in CV )
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CV=Code View. BV = Book View
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