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Old 04-26-2013, 06:04 PM   #1
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Mobi Support in Kobo?

Does Kobo Mini or Kobo Glo support .mobi books? I have checked the web, some state that Mini supports mobi and Glo doesn't, while some would state the exact opposite. Can someone who owns one of these devices share some insight?
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:25 PM   #2
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While they do support mobi, it's not a very robust support, and does not support DRM'd mobis.

You'd be advised to convert the content into ePubs via calibre.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:30 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply PeterT. I was talking about the .mobis I got from my Kindle, and don't feel like converting so many books It is good that they support it, and like I said I will use them only for reading leftover books.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:53 PM   #4
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Trust me; using calibre would take no time at all to do the conversion
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:25 AM   #5
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Not all Mobi files work on my Mini, and those which work haven't been flawless so far.
When it's not working, all the text is underlined, for instance.
Regarding the flawless part, it means that once in a while words appear as if I was reading the modification process. It's hard to explain... Let's take an example. The sentence is "it's a fine day", but it was "it is a fine day" before, I will see "it'sis a fine day".
When I look that sentence in Calibre, it is written properly.

I haven't tried that many Mobi files, so I'm sure a lot of them are rendered well.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:57 PM   #6
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Most Kindle books are going to have DRM, and thus won't work on a Kobo.
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:34 PM   #7
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Just convert them with calibre. It usually takes about 7 seconds to convert each book for me, and if you leave it running overnight you can convert hundreds without having to pay any attention to it whatsoever.

Although if you bought them from the Kindle Store, you can't read them with anything but a registered Amazon device. Unless you use deDRM applications, which, if you own the books, are arguably legal under Fair Use Policy (depending on who you ask.) To find out more, google "apprentice alf"
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Most Kindle books are going to have DRM, and thus won't work on a Kobo.

Use calibre and a plug-in and your life will be changed.



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