Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Sony Reader

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-15-2008, 07:07 PM   #1
Dr. Drib
Grand Sorcerer
Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Dr. Drib's Avatar
 
Posts: 28,190
Karma: 12265902
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Borja (Lima), Peru
Device: Kindle PW2(WiFi) / FireHD; Kindle DX-G; Kobo-AuraHD,Glo,Mini; Ipad Air
Feedbooks "Page Error" with some epub books

I downloaded the entire Proust and loaded them onto my PRS-505.

The titles load fine on the software Adobe Digital Editions, but not on my Reader.

Anyone else encountering these errors?

_____________________

UPDATE: Interestingly, the titles open fine in the Reader software, but not ON the Reader. Some titles I uploaded from Feedbooks a few days ago work flawlessly.


Thanks,
Don

(For the curious, I've been busy reading; also, I just got back from a visit to the U.S.)

Last edited by Dr. Drib; 08-17-2008 at 07:23 AM. Reason: zeroing in on problem
Dr. Drib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2008, 07:43 PM   #2
Canterbury Tail
Enthusiast
Canterbury Tail began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 39
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jun 2008
Device: Sony Reader
I've downloaded loads from Feedbooks, but again when loaded onto my 505 they don't work, contain 1 page and it's a page error.

I put it down to loading to the 505 through Calibre, and haven't gotten around to trying them again pushing from DE.
Canterbury Tail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2008, 07:43 PM   #3
Madam Broshkina
Manic Do Fuse
Madam Broshkina is a name known to allMadam Broshkina is a name known to allMadam Broshkina is a name known to allMadam Broshkina is a name known to allMadam Broshkina is a name known to allMadam Broshkina is a name known to allMadam Broshkina is a name known to allMadam Broshkina is a name known to allMadam Broshkina is a name known to allMadam Broshkina is a name known to allMadam Broshkina is a name known to all
 
Madam Broshkina's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,312
Karma: 159112
Join Date: Oct 2006
Device: Sony 500, 505, 350, Kindle 3, DXG, nook, Irex DR800SG, iPad
I have not had any problems with Feedbook epups on my reader. However lately I have been converting the epub files to LRF using Calibre. I prefer the LRF version better.
Madam Broshkina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2008, 09:16 PM   #4
Dr. Drib
Grand Sorcerer
Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Dr. Drib's Avatar
 
Posts: 28,190
Karma: 12265902
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Borja (Lima), Peru
Device: Kindle PW2(WiFi) / FireHD; Kindle DX-G; Kobo-AuraHD,Glo,Mini; Ipad Air
Someone do a test, please:

Take one of the Proust's titles from "Remembrance of Things Past" in English and download it. See if loads and then works on the PRS-505.

This may not be an isolated incident.

[C]alibre was not used on the titles I downloaded.


Don
Dr. Drib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2008, 09:31 PM   #5
wallcraft
reader
wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
wallcraft's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,979
Karma: 5183568
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
Device: Kindle 3 and Fire
For most authors, Adobe DE's requirement (for the Sony and, eventually, other handheld devices) of < 300 KB per ePub XML file is easily met by using one file per chapter. Feedbooks has been using this approach for some time now. However, Proust is one of the authors where this isn't sufficient. In the case of Swann's Way, for example, Part 3 is 508 KB.

The only solution I am aware of is to arbitrarily split large files into smaller files. This matters because DE always adds a page break at the end of each file.
wallcraft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2008, 06:54 AM   #6
Dr. Drib
Grand Sorcerer
Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Dr. Drib's Avatar
 
Posts: 28,190
Karma: 12265902
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Borja (Lima), Peru
Device: Kindle PW2(WiFi) / FireHD; Kindle DX-G; Kobo-AuraHD,Glo,Mini; Ipad Air
"Swann's Way" is 444 kb, which is less than the 500 kb you mention. (I don't know how to calculate the XML file that you mention.)

I repeat: Every one of these files will load and will work on the Sony Software - flawlessly. Load them onto the Sony Reader, however, and a page error occurs. The books are not readable or accessible.

The editor at Feedbooks needs to examine these epub files before the inventory gets too large and frustration reigns supreme.

Anyone else experiencing this problem?

Someone download the files to see if this is not an isolated incident that Canterbury Tail and myself are experiencing.

Don
Dr. Drib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2008, 06:56 AM   #7
igorsk
Wizard
igorsk reads XML... blindfoldedigorsk reads XML... blindfoldedigorsk reads XML... blindfoldedigorsk reads XML... blindfoldedigorsk reads XML... blindfoldedigorsk reads XML... blindfoldedigorsk reads XML... blindfoldedigorsk reads XML... blindfoldedigorsk reads XML... blindfoldedigorsk reads XML... blindfoldedigorsk reads XML... blindfolded
 
Posts: 3,443
Karma: 52235
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Belgium
Device: PRS-500/505/700, Kindle, Cybook Gen3, Words Gear
eBook Library probably can handle the file because PC has more memory and processing power than the Reader.
Open the file in Digital Editions on PC, then go to "Item Info". If you see warnings, then the file needs to be fixed.
igorsk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2008, 07:19 AM   #8
Dr. Drib
Grand Sorcerer
Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Dr. Drib's Avatar
 
Posts: 28,190
Karma: 12265902
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Borja (Lima), Peru
Device: Kindle PW2(WiFi) / FireHD; Kindle DX-G; Kobo-AuraHD,Glo,Mini; Ipad Air
Quote:
Originally Posted by igorsk View Post
eBook Library probably can handle the file because PC has more memory and processing power than the Reader.
Open the file in Digital Editions on PC, then go to "Item Info". If you see warnings, then the file needs to be fixed.
That's it: "Document contains a resource which is too long."

What's my workaround, until (and if) Feedbooks does a workaround? Any ideas?

And thanks for the heads up on verifying this problem with some Feedbooks titles.


Don
Dr. Drib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2008, 09:21 AM   #9
wallcraft
reader
wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
wallcraft's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,979
Karma: 5183568
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
Device: Kindle 3 and Fire
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Drib View Post
"Swann's Way" is 444 kb, which is less than the 500 kb you mention. (I don't know how to calculate the XML file that you mention.)
An advantage of ePub files is that they are also zip files. Rename the file (or a copy) from .epub to .zip and unzip it. The OPS subdirectory contains the bulk of the ebook, including main5.xml (Part 3) at 508 KB and main3.xml at 361 KB.

It is possible to manually split these files into two, update fb.opf to track the change and recreate a new ePub, but I don't expect it will be very long before Feedbooks create new versions of their Proust ePubs with smaller XML files.
wallcraft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2008, 04:31 PM   #10
rprouse
Junior Member
rprouse began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 3
Karma: 10
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Canada
Device: Sony PRS-505
I downloaded about a half dozen books from Feedbooks in ePub format today and most of them didn't work on my Sony Reader, so I guess that it is still not fixed. I went back and downloaded Sony PDF files and used Calibre to convert them. Those work fine. I guess I will be sticking with that for awhile
rprouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2008, 05:21 AM   #11
Hadrien
Feedbooks.com Co-Founder
Hadrien understands the importance of being earnest.Hadrien understands the importance of being earnest.Hadrien understands the importance of being earnest.Hadrien understands the importance of being earnest.Hadrien understands the importance of being earnest.Hadrien understands the importance of being earnest.Hadrien understands the importance of being earnest.Hadrien understands the importance of being earnest.Hadrien understands the importance of being earnest.Hadrien understands the importance of being earnest.Hadrien understands the importance of being earnest.
 
Hadrien's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,265
Karma: 145123
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Paris, France
Device: Sony PRS-t-1/350/300/500/505/600/700, Nexus S, iPad
First of all, it's not "most" books, but rather books where there's no proper chapter division or page break. For an authors like Proust, it's probably all of his books but overall it represent only a small % of books.
I could probably detect those books and flag them, but honestly, I really hate the fact that the only way to get rid of this problem is not to "fix" the files but rather to "modify" the presentation of the books by adding page breaks where there should be none.

The gap between IDPF-compliant ePub and DE-compatible ePub is annoying, and that's an issue that should be clearly discussed within IDPF.
Hadrien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2008, 01:50 AM   #12
wallcraft
reader
wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
wallcraft's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,979
Karma: 5183568
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
Device: Kindle 3 and Fire
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Drib View Post
That's it: "Document contains a resource which is too long."

What's my workaround, until (and if) Feedbooks does a workaround?
Calibre can optionally split long chapters for you when building an ePub. However, it's any2epub does not allow epub input (i.e. it isn't an epub2epub). If you rename file.epub to file.zip any2epub can import it and produce a new epub that should work on the Sony, although it does make some other changes to the layout. The command is:
Code:
any2epub -o file_sony.epub file.zip
I enclose screenshots of Adobe Digital Editions for the original FeedBooks version and the split any2epub version. Note the awkward forced page break - fortunately only three of these are needed for the entire ebook.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ADE_Proust.gif
Views:	332
Size:	189.1 KB
ID:	16576   Click image for larger version

Name:	ADE_Proust_Sony1.gif
Views:	304
Size:	163.5 KB
ID:	16577   Click image for larger version

Name:	ADE_Proust_Sony2.gif
Views:	284
Size:	189.4 KB
ID:	16578  
wallcraft is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Keep getting "Page Error" on epub file when I open it on my PRS-300 (filesize > 25MB) ryancolm Sigil 6 09-03-2010 10:45 AM
PRS-300 Book won't open "Page Error!" danalynn Sony Reader 9 08-23-2010 05:46 PM
PRS-900 Overdrive and "protected page" error? asjogren Sony Reader 3 07-18-2010 11:17 AM
"Protect Page" error with Public Library EPUB books DojoPat Sony Reader 28 07-13-2010 12:09 AM
Single page "Invalid Page!" error Sony-505 2percentright Calibre 5 07-29-2009 11:22 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:21 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.