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Old 09-17-2012, 04:42 PM   #1
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Cover missing after re-packing mobi -- please help

Hi there,
I generated a mobi through an Indesign Export. The cover is where it should be and the TOC works perfectly . When selecting, say "Copyright" on the TOC, it loads the page starting at the top. However, when manually paging through the book, there were no page breaks. The whole book just runs continuously.

I unpacked it using Python Launcher/Mobi unpack, manually added page breaks before each anchor point using <mbp: pagebreak> (without the space) and re-packed by feeding Kindle Previewer the associated OPF.

My TOC still works and now the page breaks do too! BUT, now the cover doesn't display. Kindle Previewer gives a "missing cover" warning and paging back from the TOC just reloads the TOC.

My OPF code looks like this, starting from the cover section through the end:

<meta name="EmbeddedCover" content="images/image00013.jpeg" />
<meta name="output encoding" content="utf-8" />
<!-- The following meta tags are just for information and will be ignored by mobigen/kindlegen. -->
<meta name="Cover ThumbNail Image" content="images/image00016.jpeg" />
<meta name="Fake Cover" content="0" />
<meta name="Creator Software" content="202" />
<meta name="Creator Major Version" content="2" />
<meta name="Creator Minor Version" content="5" />
<meta name="Creator Build Number" content="0" />
<meta name="Font Signature (hex)" content="03000000000000000000000000000080002000000 00000000000000000000000f4edecbe01a9409440994098409 c409d40a6" />
<meta name="K8(129)_Masthead/Cover_Image" content="kindle:embed:000F" />
<meta name="535 (hex)" content="303632362d33613931653238" />
<meta name="524 (hex)" content="656e2d5553" />
<meta name="StartOffset" content="2150" />
<meta name="K8(121)_Boundary_Section" content="78" />
<meta name="525 (hex)" content="686f72697a6f6e74616c2d6c72" />
<meta name="K8(125)_Count_of_Resources_Fonts_Images" content="16" />
<meta name="K8(131)_Unidentified_Count" content="14" />
</metadata>
<manifest>
<item id="item0" media-type="text/x-oeb1-document" href="M17_kindle4.html" />
<item id="ncx" media-type="application/x-dtbncx+xml" href="M17_kindle4.ncx"></item>
</manifest>
<spine toc="ncx">
<itemref idref="item0"/>
</spine>
<tours>
</tours>
<guide>
<reference title="Table of Contents" type="toc" href="M17_kindle4.html#filepos110" />
</guide>
</package>


I've unpacked a few working mobi's and the cover code in the OPF is the same. I tried doing a Mobi-toMobi conversion is Calibre and specifying the cover, but it removes my manual page breaks for some reason.

I'm stumped!
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:36 PM   #2
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Are you using the most recent version of mobi_unpack? There was a bugfix (relatively) recently that had to do with missing cover images, is why I ask. At least I think I remember that being a mobi_unpack issue. Could have been something else, though .. my brain's pretty tired lately.

I just checked: "Fix for cover metadata" in v0.52 ... current version is 0.54. So if yours is earlier than 0.52 ... that's probably what's up.

Mobi_Unpack download post.

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Old 09-18-2012, 10:42 AM   #3
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It worked -- thank you!!!

I was using version .47, which is what's currently linked to on the wiki. Maybe someone can change it?
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