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Old 03-06-2009, 01:44 PM   #1
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Can Mobi books be 'exploded'

I'm just learning the ins and outs of the Mobi format now that I have a K2. I'm wondering if a Mobi book can be 'exploded' in any way, like a lit can be. The book I'm reading right now has TM's (trademark symbol) in place of asterisks where asterisks are used to separate part of a chapter (sorry, don't know the proper term). I'd like to fix these, but don't really want to have to change the Mobi to HTML & completely recreate the book.

With a Lit I'd just explode it, edit the HTML and then re-build it with Readerworks.

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Old 03-06-2009, 01:46 PM   #2
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The mobiperl toolset has a mobi2html.

https://dev.mobileread.com/trac/mobiperl

I also think that calibre has an any2oeb that will do this.

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Use mobi2oeb that comes with Calibre.
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Old 03-06-2009, 01:50 PM   #4
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Thanks. I guess I'm hoping to get a whole package (HTML, jpeg, oeb) and not just the straight HTML that mobi2html gives you. I'll check out any2oeb.
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Thanks. I guess I'm hoping to get a whole package (HTML, jpeg, oeb) and not just the straight HTML that mobi2html gives you. I'll check out any2oeb.
The doc says:

A script to explode a DRM-free MobiPocket file to html. If no unpack directory is specified the directory unpacked in the current directory will be used.

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Thanks. I guess I'm hoping to get a whole package (HTML, jpeg, oeb) and not just the straight HTML that mobi2html gives you. I'll check out any2oeb.
mobi2htm gives you everything. Except that oeb information is not in the file so the script does not try to guess how it should look like. You get html code and all the images.
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Use mobi2oeb that comes with Calibre.
Yes, that does a better job in getting the complete "package."
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Thanks gang. I used mobi2oeb and got what I was hoping for except the resulting opf wouldn't open in Mobi Creator to rebuild the book. I use oeb2mobi and it worked, kinda. Not exactly formatted (font & spacing) that the original had, but it's good otherwise.
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Thanks gang. I used mobi2oeb and got what I was hoping for except the resulting opf wouldn't open in Mobi Creator to rebuild the book.
That's odd -- I've never had that happen with output from mobi2oeb. Guess you found an "edge case."
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Wait, what?

You mean you can't open an existing mobipocket book in mobipocket creater in order to edit it?

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You mean you can't open an existing mobipocket book in mobipocket creater in order to edit it?
No, I don't think you can.
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Wait, what?

You mean you can't open an existing mobipocket book in mobipocket creater in order to edit it?

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Not that I could figure out.
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No, I don't think you can.
Ok, that is lame! Or is mobi creator not an editor and just a transformation tool? I have never used it.

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That's odd -- I've never had that happen with output from mobi2oeb. Guess you found an "edge case."
Yeah, I got about 100 css errors when it was generating. The end file should work for my purposes though.
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Ok, that is lame! Or is mobi creator not an editor and just a transformation tool? I have never used it.
Nope, not an editor -- it "creates" mobi books from other formats.
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