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Old 12-06-2007, 12:12 AM   #1
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Why use FBReader?

I use my unit for mainly mobipocket books and pdf's (comics).

Why would I want to use FBReader for anything? Just wondering what advantages there are.

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Old 12-06-2007, 01:11 AM   #2
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If your MOBI books have DRM, then FBReader won't work.

For DRM-free MOBI files, FBReader is essentially as good as MobiPocket's own Reader at rendering the e-book on the screen. Its primary disadvantages are: that page turns are slow (the next version may fix this) and images bigger than the screen won't rescale. Its advantages are: choose any font you want, choose any line spacing and margins you want, customize lots of other stuff for how you like to read e-books.

If you have a Linux (or Mac) Desktop, then FBReader will work and MobiPocket Reader won't.

FBReader reads many other formats without conversion. Since most MOBI files have small images, when there is a choice I use the LIT version instead. This can be converted to a MOBI file (with large JPEG images) on a Windows desktop, but FBReader will read the LIT directly after ConvertLIT explodes it (which can be done in-line on the iLiad).
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:27 PM   #3
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I like the FBReader library organization, but I admit I haven't played with the Mobi reader on the iLiad.
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:00 AM   #4
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I use FBReader for the CHM files in my device
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:34 PM   #5
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I use FBReader for the CHM files in my device
may i ask , how good is it in viewing CHM formatted files? i mean can you re scale pictures? can you use the index or even search options ?
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