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Old 12-29-2011, 09:21 PM   #1
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Can you make page-numbers correspond to page-turns?

I allways get "double" page numbers like 234-235. I'm using the original everything of any ebook. It makes no diff whether I bought it online, got it somewhere else or used Calibre to convert it.

In order to determine the actual capacity of the T1's battery, I'd like to see how many times I can change pages under varying conditions like only clicking or only swiping.

I've had the T1 for two months now and I know it lasts a long, long time, but hey, call it pedantism.

There is no way I'm going to do this by counting, I just enjoy reading to much for that!
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:39 PM   #2
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I believe there is some merit to this experiment because Sony has been decidedly vague about this.

I've seen constantly changing battery capacity claims on thier website, like: "two months" that was BS, "one month, reading 30min/day" who does that?, "100 hours"... well maybe, and most recently "14,000 continuous page turns" which I don't believe.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:10 AM   #3
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Can you make page-numbers correspond to page-turns?
That would be a 'No'. I seem to remember someone saying that "epub page numbers" are generated by the Sony's ADE firmware, and are a count of units of 1024 characters in the compressed file. Nothing at all to do with physical page turns. It means that if you increase/decrease the font size the epub page numbers don't change, but you will get more/less physical page turns per "epub page".
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:19 AM   #4
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That would be a 'No'. I seem to remember someone saying that "epub page numbers" are generated by the Sony's ADE firmware, and are a count of units of 1024 characters in the compressed file. Nothing at all to do with physical page turns. It means that if you increase/decrease the font size the epub page numbers don't change, but you will get more/less physical page turns per "epub page".
That's absolutely correct.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:29 AM   #5
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One thing that alters the apparent battery life enormously is plugging the reader into a computer to sync it. At times when I'm doing this often the battery life seems almost endless. If I read without these brief syncing periods then the battery seems to run down much more quickly. Obviously the reader is getting charged when it's plugged in, its just surprising how much charge it can accumulate in these short periods.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:32 AM   #6
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That's absolutely correct.
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yeah page numbers are perfect as is. one of nice things about epub format.

The page number on my T1 corresponds to the same on my phone and tablet (Aldiko).
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:45 PM   #8
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Regarding battery life - I have had two 900s, a 350 and a 950. None of those devices comes any close to the claimed battery life.

The 350, if I read regularly, a couple of hours per night, I have to recharge every week or so.

The 900s and 950, thanks to the wifi and 3g, don't last more than 4-5 days.

I even bought a replacement battery for the first 900, thinking this was low (based on SONY's claims). It made no difference.

Frankly I don't mind - my readers are always with me and plugging them in to sync with my PC is no big effort and I would do it anyhow every couple of days to manage my list of books.

But the claims about battery life are absolute BS, unless all the units I have had were faulty, which seems unlikely.
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:38 AM   #9
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How about trying PDFs? Seems as though you should be able to generate PDFs with page numbers in them?
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:32 PM   #10
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At first, that seems like a good idea.

However I practically allways read ePubs and I would fear that battery consumption might differ when displaying PDFs instead.

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... "epub page numbers" are generated by the Sony's ADE firmware, and are a count of units of 1024 characters in the compressed file. Nothing at all to do with physical page turns.
Hmm.., would it be possible to edit ePubs(with Calibre or Sigle) to insert a page-break every 1024 chars?
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:42 PM   #11
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I'm afraid it's not that simple; it's not "every 1024 characters"; it's "every 1024 bytes of the compressed file". There is no simple relationship between the two.
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:22 PM   #12
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Then it must be right. *Cough*

What source are you basing that on, Harry?
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This is one thing that drives me mildly crazy about epubs. When I read an epub on my Sony, I have to add another 50% or so to the number of pages it says the book has, so that I get a more realistic idea of the actual length and time it will take me to read. This is one reason I like old school LRF format books which the T1 unfortunately doesn't read. Each screen is one page.
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Regarding battery life - I have had two 900s, a 350 and a 950. None of those devices comes any close to the claimed battery life.

The 350, if I read regularly, a couple of hours per night, I have to recharge every week or so.

The 900s and 950, thanks to the wifi and 3g, don't last more than 4-5 days.

I even bought a replacement battery for the first 900, thinking this was low (based on SONY's claims). It made no difference.

Frankly I don't mind - my readers are always with me and plugging them in to sync with my PC is no big effort and I would do it anyhow every couple of days to manage my list of books.

But the claims about battery life are absolute BS, unless all the units I have had were faulty, which seems unlikely.
I get a week or so as well on my 650. I have to say though when I had my pocketbook 360, it seemed that I was charging daily. The battery just did not last long.
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