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Old 04-23-2013, 08:13 PM   #31
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The book title at the top is not present for non-kepubs, at least on a Kobo Glo (fw2.5). In fact unless you take steps to prevent it in the css, the first line of text is very close to the top bezel.

If you want to see the title you just have to tap a book page to bring up the standard in-book options. The current time displays for a few seconds and is then replaced by the title at top centre. Similarly if you want to see your current chapter, selecting the navigate page option will display it, as will displaying the TOC.
That sounds great. Given that the Aura HD is a limited run at the moment, I'm very possibly going to pull the trigger tomorrow.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:15 PM   #32
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That sounds great. Given that the Aura HD is a limited run at the moment, I'm very possibly going to pull the trigger tomorrow.
Not going to wait for the Sony T3, then?
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:32 PM   #33
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A kepub.

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Not going to wait for the Sony T3, then?
I would wait if I knew the Aura would still be available.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:22 PM   #35
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Can someone confirm whether Aura HD can read .mobi files? it is not mentioned in either gooderead and engadget review. Any Aura HD owner readanga? If you do please make a video showing this capability with both modified (white space cutted) and original scanlations.

Thanks and congrats being among the first owners.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:57 PM   #36
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The specs for the Aura HD mention mobi files. And the other devices that it shares firmware with do support them. But, it isn't the best support. Firstly, they have to be DRM free. And I think it is only either older types or simpler files. I have loaded some that work perfectly, and others that are terrible. Because of that, I always convert them to epub. Or better still, find an epub version.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:23 AM   #37
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Hmmmmph. Maybe it's just me, but from the title did no one else expect to see at least one photo in this thread depicting someone's impression of the Kobo Aura HD? You know, elbows out to your sides like the triangular shapes of the case back and shot from above, maybe with an LED front light attached? Maybe I'm too literal?
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:30 AM   #38
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Hmmmmph. Maybe it's just me, but from the title did no one else expect to see at least one photo in this thread depicting someone's impression of the Kobo Aura HD? You know, elbows out to your sides like the triangular shapes of the case back and shot from above, maybe with an LED front light attached? Maybe I'm too literal?
And where is your picture to show us how it's done TechniSol ?
Interesting idea though .
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:38 AM   #39
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I don't do impressions. Impersonations, sure, but not impressions. I've been impersonating a couch potato surfing the web on a tablet for hours now. Very realistic.
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The book title at the top is not present for non-kepubs, at least on a Kobo Glo (fw2.5). In fact unless you take steps to prevent it in the css, the first line of text is very close to the top bezel.

If you want to see the title you just have to tap a book page to bring up the standard in-book options. The current time displays for a few seconds and is then replaced by the title at top centre. Similarly if you want to see your current chapter, selecting the navigate page option will display it, as will displaying the TOC.
But with regular epubs you lose chapter progress, and other things?
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I don't do impressions. Impersonations, sure, but not impressions. I've been impersonating a couch potato surfing the web on a tablet for hours now. Very realistic.
Then you have done an impression on your couch.
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But with regular epubs you lose chapter progress, and other things?
Yes, in a regular epub you see page num within whole book rather than page within chapter.

I'm assuming the AuraHD will be the same as the Glo in these respects.

To be honest I only have standard epubs so I'm not sure what goodies I'm losing, because I never had them. I did try the 'rename .epub to .kepub.epub' trick a few months ago but, at the time, there wasn't enough benefit (personal opinion only) to be bothered to do it for all books. Things may have changed.
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Yes, in a regular epub you see page num within whole book rather than page within chapter.

I'm assuming the AuraHD will be the same as the Glo in these respects.

To be honest I only have standard epubs so I'm not sure what goodies I'm losing, because I never had them. I did try the 'rename .epub to .kepub.epub' trick a few months ago but, at the time, there wasn't enough benefit (personal opinion only) to be bothered to do it for all books. Things may have changed.
I wonder about the differences also.

Here is a screen shot of (what I think is) a kepub:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...2&postcount=93

I like the progress indicators, but I would miss the total number of pages, and I don't like the book title on every page.
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Yes, I think the linked image is only for kepubs. I can see why it might appeal to many but I don't feel the need to jump through any hoops to get it for myself.
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I wonder about the differences also.

Here is a screen shot of (what I think is) a kepub:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...2&postcount=93

I like the progress indicators, but I would miss the total number of pages, and I don't like the book title on every page.
Yes it is a kepub.

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