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Old 08-05-2009, 10:19 PM   #46
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My small CD collection is 10GB or so in MP3's. But that's at 128k. Better quality and they would be 20GB+. And I suppose I could add in 12GB of my pictures... there ya go, 32GB! All in stunning greyscale!
Agree. I have several audiobooks in MP3 format so I can put all of then on the same card.
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:27 PM   #47
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I don't know WHAT I did, but I now have the Justified text as the default - for all my files. I no longer have to go in and change it every time I open a file. (The problem, previously, is that the Justified text was not "sticking"; now it's working perfectly! Go figure!)

I have NO idea what I did, but I did it.

If this is a bug, I "fixed" it on my Reader.


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Interesting. I tried to find this bug after reading your post but I didn't find it ... It looks like I fixed it too before find it but I didn't know that I fixed it
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:31 PM   #48
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I would guess it's there for the Chinese reader Ectaco has that is like the jetBook, but with wireless.
yes, the name of this model: Chinese eBook reader M218B and according to description it has:
Built-in Wi-Fi, connecting with wireless network, Chinese eBook reader M218B can download MP3 and PDF files directly, high-speed.
http://www.ectaco.com/M218B/
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:12 AM   #49
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No paragraphs in TXT and RTF files

Strange that nobody seems to care much about the huge bug that Dr. Drib first reported. In plain txt and rtf files CRLF characters (Chr13 + Chr10) have been stripped so paragraph formatting is completely lost. All texts are nearly unreadable now including the ones Ectaco loaded. No dialogs. Poetry turned into prose. Damn! They added some very important features (UTF-8 decoding and improved fb2 reader) and fixed a few bugs, but introduced a new bad one in the process. Somebody here said it was a feature, not a bug. Hopefully, Ectaco will fix this "feature" ASAP. Should be an easy fix.
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Strange that nobody seems to care much about the huge bug that Dr. Drib first reported. In plain txt and rtf files CRLF characters (Chr13 + Chr10) have been stripped so paragraph formatting is completely lost. All texts are nearly unreadable now including the ones Ectaco loaded. No dialogs. Poetry turned into prose.
This is one of the reasons I'm thinking I'll forgo this update. I'll probably wait and see if the next update down the line addresses this bug. One of the things I've been using my jetBook for is easy reference for project notes which I'm doing as text files. The jetBook displays them beautifully and this is something I'd rather not lose.

The other reason is that I'm not sure I'm physically able to do the update process. The combination of a neuromuscular disorder and arthritis may pose a difficulty.
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:36 AM   #51
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Somebody here said it was a feature, not a bug. Hopefully, Ectaco will fix this "feature" ASAP. Should be an easy fix.
That's what I was guessing, but I didn't realize it hit RTF's as well. If it was supposed to be a feature (to help with Gutenberg texts, for instance), it should be able to be toggled on/off.

Note that this is only version "c" of 33 and 30 was on version "i" (with a few others around, such as "e", etc) So I'd guess some bug fixes/patches will be forthcoming?
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:54 AM   #52
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The other reason is that I'm not sure I'm physically able to do the update process. The combination of a neuromuscular disorder and arthritis may pose a difficulty.
It is much easier if you use a simple trick. Just turn the device upside down. Then press the power button with your right index finger and the arrow button with your left thumb. It feels more "natural" this way.
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:08 AM   #53
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That's what I was guessing, but I didn't realize it hit RTF's as well.
My guess is that RTFs are also affected because the reader just extracts the text out of the RTF file and treats/presents it as a plain TXT file. I reported the bug on the Ectaco forum. They monitor posts closely and react pretty fast. Hopefully they will issue a patch soon. In the meantime I will have to stick with fb2 texts. The good news is that the new firmware handles fb2 books much better including UTF-8 support, pictures, better formatting. One thing though: it seems to me books open a little slower now. What do you think?
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I don't know WHAT I did, but I now have the Justified text as the default - for all my files. I no longer have to go in and change it every time I open a file. (The problem, previously, is that the Justified text was not "sticking"; now it's working perfectly! Go figure!)

I have NO idea what I did, but I did it.

If this is a bug, I "fixed" it on my Reader.


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Aha! You've got it! The dreaded GEEK’S CURSE.

That's when every time you touch a computer, it works. Makes it damned hard to diagnose a problem. That's why I'm not a PC repair tech anymore. Couldn't take the customer's word that the cup holder was stuck!
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Strange that nobody seems to care much about the huge bug that Dr. Drib first reported. In plain txt and rtf files CRLF characters (Chr13 + Chr10) have been stripped so paragraph formatting is completely lost. All texts are nearly unreadable now including the ones Ectaco loaded. No dialogs. Poetry turned into prose. Damn! They added some very important features (UTF-8 decoding and improved fb2 reader) and fixed a few bugs, but introduced a new bad one in the process. Somebody here said it was a feature, not a bug. Hopefully, Ectaco will fix this "feature" ASAP. Should be an easy fix.


Interestingly, however, all the plain txt us-ascii titles I've downloaded from Gutenburg yesterday ALL display perfectly!

Their Library (on the Reader and on their webpage) should probably be addressed - and very quickly, at that - or there will be some very unhappy customers. Only a few of their txt files display correctly. -- But, as mentioned, the quick solution is to re-download them from Gutenberg.

I'll be downloading more txt files today from Gutenberg, just to make certain that I wasn't "lucky."

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This is one of the reasons I'm thinking I'll forgo this update. I'll probably wait and see if the next update down the line addresses this bug. One of the things I've been using my jetBook for is easy reference for project notes which I'm doing as text files. The jetBook displays them beautifully and this is something I'd rather not lose.

The other reason is that I'm not sure I'm physically able to do the update process. The combination of a neuromuscular disorder and arthritis may pose a difficulty.
Remember, this is a Beta update. I'm sure there will be Patches to fix some of the issues.


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It would seem they are using the live customer base to QA their product.

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It would seem they are using the live customer base to QA their product.

Dale

You may be right.

And I would hope they're paying attention to the Jetbook owners frequenting MobileRead.

Perhaps it's working?



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So I was hoping the new firmware would fix the "permanent hourglass" books that I keep generating.

It did not.

What causes this, and what can I do to avoid it?

Basically, some books just refuse to load. I've got an html file that exhibits this. If i convert to epub or mobi through calibre, it does the exact same.

If I convert it to RTF I can make it work though.

What should I keep an eye out for to prevent this? It's absolutely destroying the jetbook experience for me..

I should never want to go back to the ebookwise because Geblibrarian was so awesome.. heh
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Interestingly, however, all the plain txt us-ascii titles I've downloaded from Gutenburg yesterday ALL display perfectly!
The way it is treating TXT files is geared towards Gutenberg but messes with some others.


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One thing though: it seems to me books open a little slower now. What do you think?
All books, or just TXT? TXT files do seem a bit slower, but I'm not sure on some of the others.

Anyone know if they are now using FBReader?
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