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Old 09-11-2012, 03:35 PM   #1
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Kindle Keyboard (K3) with update 3.4 and KF8 files

I have converted several files from HTML to .mobi (new) format and loaded them to my K3. None will open. In each case I get an error message telling me that if I downloaded the file from Amazon, delete this file and download again. But these are files I have created, so...

Anyone have any idea what I'm doing wrong?

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Old 09-12-2012, 03:27 AM   #2
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I had the same problem. It has something to do with the filename extension. Export your new KF8 mobi file to disk, rename the *.mobi file to *.azw3 and copy it to the KK. For me, the new KF8 files then open in KK and look very nice BTW :-)

I haven't found a way in Calibre to do this automatically, but given the recency of the KK update, this is not very surprising.

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Old 09-12-2012, 03:32 AM   #3
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That's strange - Calibre uses the same driver for the K3 as for the Kindle Touch, and it sends files to the Touch with a ".azw3" extension. Forgive the question, but have you checked the "AZW3" box in the Calibre Kindle driver to tell it to send AZW3 files to the Kindle? It's not checked by default.
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Thx Harry, the azw3 option is checked in the Kindle driver. I tried multiple things (in calibre 0.8.68):
- convert to MOBI with selecting "new" as MOBI file type
- convert to AZW3

When sending the book to the Kindle, I cannot choose the azw3 format, only the mobi format (which has extension .mobi). I assumed the Kindle driver was not yet updated to accept azw3 format files as this capability exists only since yesterday on KK (despite the very fast update cycle of Calibre :-)

If you have other ideas about options I missed or how to do this automatically, I would appreciate it.

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Ok solved it. I had the azw3 option checked in the "Kindle device interface" not in the Kindle 2/3/4/ Touch device interface".
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Ok solved it. I had the azw3 option checked in the "Kindle device interface" not in the Kindle 2/3/4/ Touch device interface".
Yes, that's where it needs to be checked .
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