|02-08-2011, 06:45 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Device: PocketBook 360
Load Times for LRF vs Epub
Is it just my imagination or do LRF formatted books take MUCH longer to load in the ereader (and also in fact, in Calibre...where LRF files take forever to "parse"), than EPubs?
If that is, indeed, the case, then what would be the advantage to LRF vs converting all LRF files to Epub? In general, is there any advantage to LRF over Epub?
|02-08-2011, 09:29 PM||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Device: nook classic; Sony PRS-650 & 350; iPad 2; Kindle PW2
When you first load an LRF file on to your reader (or change the font size), the reader has to "paginate" the document. This process does take awhile, but should only have to be done once for each font size. Once the LRF is "paginated" it should open very quickly.
When I was using my Sony 505, I would convert all my documents to LRF--I really prefer the look of fully justified text. The older Sony readers won't display ePubs fully justified.
Now that I have my 650, I don't convert to LRF any more, as the 650 will display ePubs fully justified.
I personally do like the way LRF numbers pages better, though. I like having one screen=one page. It's not that big of an issue for me though, so I just stick with ePubs.
|02-08-2011, 09:49 PM||#3|
Join Date: Sep 2009
Device: Sony PRS-350/650/T1, PB360, KoboGlo, KoboAuraHD
|02-09-2011, 05:22 AM||#4|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Device: Sony PRS-300, 505, 600, 650, 950
EPUB doesn't need pagination, so it's near instant.
Advantage of LRF is, basically, having header/footer.
Also, on older readers (pre 900) "justify" doesn't work in EPUBs.
|02-09-2011, 04:10 PM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Device: Sony PRS-350
I convert all epubs into lrf as the lrf font sizes are closer to one another as the epub font sizes and I thus work around the big size jump from XS-S-M font sizes. The lrf format loads as fast as everything else, but take a little more file space than the epub. Still with 390 books on my PRS-350 there is 1.2 GB left.
|02-09-2011, 08:39 PM||#6|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Sony Reader PRS-650, iPad, nook STR
Use Reader Library to put your LRF onto your Reader. That way they will be paginated and load right away.
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