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Old 04-29-2008, 05:13 PM   #1
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What document types will the Kindle read natively?

I just got my new Kindle and I'm trying to load some books onto the SD card on it but not having much luck. I've tried a variety of formats - .opf, .rtf, .txt, .pdf, .htm, .lit (I know that one won't work), and none show up in the content manager. What format(s) do I need to convert files to?

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Old 04-29-2008, 05:18 PM   #2
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This should help you with that.
http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Kindle

But the short answer is: mobipocket.
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:20 PM   #3
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Ah, ok. The .txt one confused me. Maybe I should try my test again. Hmm..

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Old 04-29-2008, 05:23 PM   #4
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Convert to DRM-free MobiPocket format (.prc or .mobi). There are several ways to do this, including e-mailing the file to Amazon, or using Windows MobiPocket Reader (or Creator), or Mobiperl.
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:26 PM   #5
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I'm going to go through this and I think start using MobiPocket software. I'm on a Mac, but I should be able to run it using Parallels. Thanks!
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The browser on the Kindle will read HTML natively but I have no idea if you can store the files locally on the device and no one seems able to find out.

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Old 04-30-2008, 02:32 AM   #7
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Is there a program to do this conversion that runs natively on the Mac that anyone has used? I've been wondering about that myself and have been looking around but have not found anything as of yet.
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Old 04-30-2008, 12:32 PM   #8
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I'm working with mobiperl right now, but the only file I've converted loads onto the Kindle fine but includes no content...just the cover image.

http://www.ida.liu.se/~tompe/mobiperl

It was also a bit of a bear to install.
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Old 04-30-2008, 12:41 PM   #9
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I think the first problem was a fluke...the second file I converted seems to work fine.
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