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Old 04-11-2008, 05:40 PM   #16
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I don't think it's that so much as the fact they're now using a better MobiPocket creation tool.

Baen are much the same; their older Mobi books with a ".prc" extension are rather primitive and lack navigation links, etc. Their more modern Mobi books (with a ".mobi" extension) have proper cover images, working nav links, etc.
There may be another difference. In Palm based products there is typically a limit to images of 64K bytes and in MobiPocket devices that are not running on Palms the images can be larger. The limit of 64K may no longer be true of Palm's either but was true in the recent past.

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Old 04-11-2008, 05:49 PM   #17
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There may be another difference. In Palm based products there is typically a limit to images of 64K bytes and in MobiPocket devices that are not running on Palms the images can be larger. The limit of 64K may no longer be true of Palm's either but was true in the recent past.
But the documentation for the MobiPocket format still says 64K (actually it says 61K or something like that). The Kindle format that is not strictly MobiPocket format does not have to follow this.

My Palm T5 has the limit at least.
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There may be another difference. In Palm based products there is typically a limit to images of 64K bytes and in MobiPocket devices that are not running on Palms the images can be larger. The limit of 64K may no longer be true of Palm's either but was true in the recent past.

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It's pretty easy to make all the images less than 64kb. That shouldn't be a problem. But it seems Palm devices also have a limit on total file size, so that if a file had a lot of images, it could be too large for a Palm device. (This according to error messages I've gotten from mobi creator.)

Assuming there is a good reason for having two versions, dare I say . . . it'd be nice to have an explanation of the difference and why someone would choose one over the other.

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Maybe I'm not being as clear as I think I am. I am not asking an explanation from anyone here. I'm just stating an opinion that it would be good if fictionwise explained the difference in the two prc files they offer, and the three pdb files they offer, and explained in what situations a person would choose which. I wrote and asked the difference between the two prc file types. They didn't write back, yet.

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