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Old 01-14-2008, 06:08 AM   #151
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have you ever thought about implementing a convertion to the Sony LRF format in your suite? I'd really like to write it myself, but that format is not well documented, and/or relies on some Windows DLL...
That is already done by kovidgoyal in his libprs500. This is documented in threads in the Content sub-section in the Sony Portable Reader forum here.
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:12 AM   #152
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What kind of testbatch of files do you use Tompe? Can you provide me with URL's to them? I am affraid you were right about the images too. Maybe anyway. I discovered that there are many more images in the file then I thought (also JPG's, not only GIF's).
I use for example files found here (the Dickens books with many images are good test books) and I also generated some files with mobigen and I used the Alice in Wonderland example from MobiPockets web page. I have also got some files from people like awz files but these are probably not OK to put up on a web site.
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Tompe, once a .lit is converted to .mobi is there a way to break the .mobi into its component parts? A mobi2html or something?
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Old 01-15-2008, 08:26 AM   #154
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Tompe, once a .lit is converted to .mobi is there a way to break the .mobi into its component parts? A mobi2html or something?
Yes.

http://www.ida.liu.se/~tompe/mobiperl/mobi2html.html
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Old 01-15-2008, 11:18 AM   #155
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Duh. Missed that, thanks.
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Old 01-15-2008, 11:29 AM   #156
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And you now that lit2mobi uses clit internally and the clit exploded files are saved in ctmp in the current dir. When you do the next conversion the ctmp directory is reused. I did it that way because I like to have temporary files left after a conversion because if something went wrong it is easier to debug. Especially it is easier to debug via email...
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:11 PM   #157
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I just spent the afternoon and evening converting many, many .lit and .mobi files so that they work nicely on my Kindle. I really like the --prefixtitle for series. Very nice addition. Only problem I found was with files that had spaces in the name. All I had to do was edit the file name and remove the spaces and the files worked just fine.

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Old 01-16-2008, 02:39 AM   #158
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Filenames with spaces should work fine if you put double quotes around the entire filename.
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Old 01-16-2008, 10:49 AM   #159
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Filenames with spaces should work fine if you put double quotes around the entire filename.
Yes, that should work. Or you can escape space with \ at least in a Unix system. Please let me know if this do not work and how it fails.
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:40 PM   #160
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I only had a handful of files with spaces and already edited them to no spaces so I can't try the double quotes.

I have found many .prc and I think .mobi (not sure) files that do not accept the new titles and authors or at least they don't display on the Kindle. However, if I convert the same book from .lit I don't have that problem. In the future I will only buy .lit whenever possible.
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Add coverimage

Hello,

I'm trying to add a coverimage to an existing .mobi file:

mobi2mobi mymobi.mobi --coverimage image.jpg mymobi.mobi

Have I got the syntax wrong?
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Try:

mobi2mobi --coverimage image.jpg --outfile newmobi.mobi mymobi.mobi
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I'm trying to add a coverimage to an existing .mobi file:

mobi2mobi mymobi.mobi --coverimage image.jpg mymobi.mobi

Have I got the syntax wrong?
Yes.

mobi2mobi mymobi.mobi --coverimage image.jpg --outfile newmymobi.mobi

is more correct. If you run non-binary versions you can do "perldoc mobi2mobi" to see the documentation. Otherwise you have to look at the web page.
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mobi2mobi --coverimage image.jpg --outfile newmobi.mobi mymobi.mobi

Nope, didn't work.
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mobi2mobi mymobi.mobi --coverimage image.jpg --outfile newmymobi.mobi

is more correct. If you run non-binary versions you can do "perldoc mobi2mobi" to see the documentation. Otherwise you have to look at the web page.
Nor did this...
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