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Old 08-18-2008, 12:01 PM   #1
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Mobipocket cover (Page 0) and iLiad

Hi to all,
I own an iLiad and I've got a problem with mobipocket ebooks for which I haven't found any solution by searching in the forum.
When I open any mobipocket ebook in the iLiad (for example "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" from Feedbooks, but it's the same with many other ebooks) I can't find any way to make iLiad displaying "Page 0", which is the one with the cover picture; every time it starts by showing the TOC of the book.
I found elsewhere in the forum how to extract the cover and make it displayed as an icon in the content lister, but I haven't found anything about this problem, so I don't know if I'm doing some mistake.

Could you please help me?

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Old 08-18-2008, 07:13 PM   #2
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This is a problem with many recent MOBI ebooks. Older MOBIs (PRCs) did not have a guide item for the cover page but instead simply embedded it into the HTML at the start of the document. Newer MOBIs do have a separate guide item for the cover page, but many of them no longer embed the image in the HTML. This makes the cover image unreachable on the iLiad.

The long term fix is for iRex to add a cover page option. It would also be better, in most cases, for publishers to embed the cover image in the primary flow of the ebook as well as specifying it as a guide item.

FBReader, on all machines, has the same problem (no way to display the cover image) as the Java MobiPocket Reader on the iLiad. I have filed a bug report, so this will get fixed at some point.
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Thank you very much for your answer!

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Old 08-19-2008, 12:38 PM   #4
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Does it not work on the iLiad to go to page 1 and then do a page back? That works to display the cover on other versions of the Mobipocket Reader.
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Does it not work on the iLiad to go to page 1 and then do a page back?
Nope, I also tried this method but it doesn't work. It seems like iLiad just ignore the existense of the Cover Section
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Oh well - just a thought. Sorry that it didn't work.
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