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Old 02-10-2011, 04:46 AM   #1
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huge oversize zip-fb2??

Elsewhere I posted about losing images in a epub-fb2. Since then I downloaded the zip file (5.7M) and converted it to fb2. The images stayed but the fb2 file is a massive 35.2 MB in size, for a 120 page book with illustrations on most pages. (By comparison the epub file was 6.7M)

This compares with a 300 page book with full photographs on every other of its pages and a file size of just 7.9M.

Has something gone wrong in the conversion (the result looks fine) to make it this big???
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:21 AM   #2
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This compares with a 300 page book with full photographs on every other of its pages and a file size of just 7.9M.

Has something gone wrong in the conversion (the result looks fine) to make it this big???
Did the conversion either resize the images larger or increase their dots per inch DPI? Either of these would increase the size of each image file.
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:29 AM   #3
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Good question! I've since used a mobi file as the base for the fb2 conversion and from a mobi of 8.1M I've ended up with an fb2 of 14.2M with sensible (at 640x360) size images.

I did note the the images in the zip/HTML file were .png rather than .jpeg: does this make a difference??
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:05 AM   #4
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MOBI and EPUB are both compressed fomats. FB2 is not. FB2 also has to have binary data (images) base64 encoded which increases their size by about 33%.
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MOBI and EPUB are both compressed fomats. FB2 is not. FB2 also has to have binary data (images) base64 encoded which increases their size by about 33%.
But if you are using a reader such as the Hanlin with Coolreader as its FB2 reader you can Zip up the FB2 then rename the ZIP as <whatever>.fb2.zip and the reader will decompress and open it on-the-fly.

Mind you it might choke on one that large.

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