|09-06-2009, 02:29 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Athens, Greece
Device: Cybook Gen3
Epub or Mobi? Which way to go?
Well I have been reading a lot about the new firmwares that are going to be available - hopefully very soon. It is certainly very good to have an option and certainly this gives cybook gen 3 a very big life extension. My question is which way to go for me personally. Some things about the way I use my cybook:
- I absolutelly love my cybook, read a lot and the only thing that I really think is missing is folder support which is present in both new firmwares.
- 90% of the ebooks I read come in pdf with character recognition and no DRM of any kind. I hate the zoom function, I only use it with scientific ebooks that contain a lot of formulas, so most of the time I just convert them to mobi. I have tried both Calibre and Mobipocket creator and I find the mobis mobipocket creator produces to be better.
- The rest 10% of the ebooks I read are scanned old books in Greek and 2 column papers from scientific journals. Since ocr is almost impossible I use the papercrop software and I get -a very big- pdf that can be read on the screen easily and so makes even these pdfs usable on cybook.
- I almost never use the dictionary.
From what I have read reflow in pdfs is missing from the new firmware and reflow only exists in epub. What do you think I should do based on the info I gave you? Keep the mobi firmware, get the folder support I was missing and continue loving my ebook reader? Or should I go for epub support? Is the conversion with calibre better than the mobi one with mobipocket creator? What actual real world advantages will I get reading the same book in epub than mobi when starting with a pdf? Does it seem that the epub support will have minor bugs that have been straightened out in the mobi support?
Thank you in advance!
|09-06-2009, 03:49 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Madrid, Spain
Device: Kobo Mini, iPhone, iPad, Kobo Aura, Galaxy Tab3 8
|09-06-2009, 11:53 AM||#3|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Device: CyBook Gen 3, Palm Tungsten T3
Pro: auto removing headers/footers, processing of pictures
Cons: missing cover image, formatting glitches (justification errors, font sizes)
Pro: good style and formatting conversion
Cons: mirrored/inverted images, removal of headers/footers
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