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Old 01-23-2008, 12:49 AM   #1
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Folders for Displaying Kindle E-Book Content

When I subscribe to a newspaper, say the WJS, all the issues are shown as one item of content called Wall Street Journal. This has nothing to do with the directory structure in the Kindle's file system -- there each issue is laid out flat with the other e-books. Each issue has a very peculiar name which includes "Wall Street Journal" but has more than 19 other characters of garbage.

It would be very useful -- necessary if you fill up 4GB with e-books -- to have a similar way to organize content.

Does anyone know how the Kindle UI knows to display subscriptions this way? It could be in the "garbage" characters in the name. It could be within the AWZ control file. Or it could be entirely outside the part of the file system which we are allowed to see.

Thanks for any ideas -- Vincent
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Old 01-23-2008, 05:13 PM   #2
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Good eye, to notice that. I have nothing to add, but I'll BUMP the thread in case somebody else does. It would be great to be able to add some organization to the Kindle directory display.
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Old 01-23-2008, 07:14 PM   #3
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This issue was up in another thread. I got a file and modified mobi2mobi to be able to analyse this. I had some ideas of things to test and the person giving me the file did test some of them. I did not here that he succeeded with this.

For example the information I get from a WSJ is:
Code:
---------------------------------------------------
FIRST IMG Record Id: 171
---------------------------------------------------
Image record index: 171 (494 x 45)
START IMAGE INDEX: 171
COVER IMAGE INDEX: 171
PDHEADER  Version: 17480
PDHEADER   Length: 673105
PDHEADER NRecords: 166
PDHEADER  Recsize: 4096
PDHEADER  Unknown: 131072
MOBIHEADER    ciflg: 1
MOBIHEADER    ciptr: 181
MOBIHEADER  doctype: MOBI
MOBIHEADER   length: 228
MOBIHEADER booktype: 257 - NEWS
MOBIHEADER    codep: 65001
MOBIHEADER   uniqid: 2989656822
MOBIHEADER      ver: 5
MOBIHEADER  exthflg: 88
MOBIHEADER language: 1033 - 9 - 1 - ENGLISH - ENGLISH_US
COVEROFFSET: 0
EXTH doctype: EXTH
EXTH  length: 392
EXTH n_items: 17
EXTH    item: 106 - PublishingDate - 10 - 2008-01-02
EXTH    item: 100 - Author - 23 - The Wall Street Journal
EXTH    item: 101 - Publisher - 23 - The Wall Street Journal
EXTH    item: 109 - Rights - 63 - ┬ę Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved
EXTH    item: 300 - 300 - 50 - 0x3000200000000008002000000000000000bef4edec1fa1a31eb1e9409340a641ac
EXTH    item: 204 - 204 - 4 - 0x0001
EXTH    item: 205 - 205 - 4 - 0x0006
EXTH    item: 206 - 206 - 4 - 0x0001
EXTH    item: 207 - 207 - 4 - 0x00022
EXTH    item: 502 - LastUpdateTime - 15 - 2008-01-02T0000
EXTH    item: 401 - ClippingLimit - 4 - 0x00064
EXTH    item: 1 - drm_server_id - 9 - EBOOKBASE
EXTH    item: 2 - drm_commerce_id - 11 - AMAZON_1110
EXTH    item: 113 - ASIN - 10 - B00124X9TC
EXTH    item: 114 - VersionNumber - 4 - 0x0000
EXTH    item: 403 - 403 - 1 - 0x0
EXTH    item: 501 - CDEContentType - 4 - NWPR
LONGTITLE: The Wall Street Journal
LASTID: 184
mobi2mobi can be used to change some of these values but since i do not have a Kindle I cannot test it to try to find out how it works.
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:13 AM   #4
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This issue was up in another thread. I got a file and modified mobi2mobi to be able to analyse this. I had some ideas of things to test and the person giving me the file did test some of them. I did not here that he succeeded with this.

For example the information I get from a WSJ is:
Code:
---------------------------------------------------
FIRST IMG Record Id: 171
---------------------------------------------------
Image record index: 171 (494 x 45)
START IMAGE INDEX: 171
COVER IMAGE INDEX: 171
PDHEADER  Version: 17480
PDHEADER   Length: 673105
PDHEADER NRecords: 166
PDHEADER  Recsize: 4096
PDHEADER  Unknown: 131072
MOBIHEADER    ciflg: 1
MOBIHEADER    ciptr: 181
MOBIHEADER  doctype: MOBI
MOBIHEADER   length: 228
MOBIHEADER booktype: 257 - NEWS
MOBIHEADER    codep: 65001
MOBIHEADER   uniqid: 2989656822
MOBIHEADER      ver: 5
MOBIHEADER  exthflg: 88
MOBIHEADER language: 1033 - 9 - 1 - ENGLISH - ENGLISH_US
COVEROFFSET: 0
EXTH doctype: EXTH
EXTH  length: 392
EXTH n_items: 17
EXTH    item: 106 - PublishingDate - 10 - 2008-01-02
EXTH    item: 100 - Author - 23 - The Wall Street Journal
EXTH    item: 101 - Publisher - 23 - The Wall Street Journal
EXTH    item: 109 - Rights - 63 - ┬ę Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved
EXTH    item: 300 - 300 - 50 - 0x3000200000000008002000000000000000bef4edec1fa1a31eb1e9409340a641ac
EXTH    item: 204 - 204 - 4 - 0x0001
EXTH    item: 205 - 205 - 4 - 0x0006
EXTH    item: 206 - 206 - 4 - 0x0001
EXTH    item: 207 - 207 - 4 - 0x00022
EXTH    item: 502 - LastUpdateTime - 15 - 2008-01-02T0000
EXTH    item: 401 - ClippingLimit - 4 - 0x00064
EXTH    item: 1 - drm_server_id - 9 - EBOOKBASE
EXTH    item: 2 - drm_commerce_id - 11 - AMAZON_1110
EXTH    item: 113 - ASIN - 10 - B00124X9TC
EXTH    item: 114 - VersionNumber - 4 - 0x0000
EXTH    item: 403 - 403 - 1 - 0x0
EXTH    item: 501 - CDEContentType - 4 - NWPR
LONGTITLE: The Wall Street Journal
LASTID: 184
mobi2mobi can be used to change some of these values but since i do not have a Kindle I cannot test it to try to find out how it works.
You should simply take two WSJ files and swap each value between the two files and watch for changes.

Don't forget to switch file names too. That may be the trick.

Last edited by snookums; 01-24-2008 at 01:15 AM. Reason: Added to comment
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:40 PM   #5
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You should simply take two WSJ files and swap each value between the two files and watch for changes.

Don't forget to switch file names too. That may be the trick.
Yes, I would do it if I had a Kindle. I am instead waiting for somebody else to find out this information so I can add support for this in mobi2mobi.
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