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Old 06-07-2010, 07:04 AM   #1
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.mobi on iPad ?

Hi,

I'm definitely going to buy an iPod when it comes out in the Netherlands.
The only thing I'm confused about is this: is it or is it not possible to use .mobi files without DRM on the iPod. iBooks doesnt read them, and I heard that the Kindle app only can sync .mobi's bought from Amazon.

I wouldn't want to convert (again) to ePub.

Thanks,

Jan
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:24 AM   #2
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:07 AM   #3
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The iPad has several readers. The ibooks reader is EPUB but you can load the Amazon reader which can read MOBI. You can also load STANZA which reads several format. I also have Kobo and eReader.
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:57 AM   #4
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you can load the Amazon reader which can read MOBI.
That's a little misleading. The Kindle App on the iPad will only read content purchased from the Kindle bookstore; you can't load your own content onto it.
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:52 PM   #5
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That's a little misleading. The Kindle App on the iPad will only read content purchased from the Kindle bookstore; you can't load your own content onto it.
Actually, you can. But you have to jailbreak the iPad first.
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The iPad has several readers. The ibooks reader is EPUB but you can load the Amazon reader which can read MOBI. You can also load STANZA which reads several format. I also have Kobo and eReader.
The Amazon reader can read mobi format but to be able to copy them into the right directory you'll have to jailbreak your iPad.

Stanza maybe reads a lot of formats but mobi is not one of them.

I just found bookshelf yet that can read mobi files. Bad thing is it just read books by scrolling and not by page turns which is fine for me as long i want to read books on it. But for newspapers or rss feed mobis i preferr page turns
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There is a program called Bookshelf which reads mobi. You can even download from your dropxbox account.
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I just did this in a matter of seconds using software called Calibre. It allows you to convert e-books through a variety of formats. In this case, I converted it from a .mobi to .epub which is used by iBooks. Once you convert it, you just drag it into iTunes, sync and there you have it.
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I also use the free software program Calibre to convert my (non DRM) mobi files to ePub. You can also read ePub files on Bluefire Reader App on your iPad. I email my epub files to the iPad and then send to the Bluefire Reader and open there. Very easy and Bluefire is a great Reader App.

For those using Calibre, be sure to occasionally donate funds to help with Calibre development. I am not affiliated with Calibre. I just think that we need to support the excellent free programs that we use.
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Actually, you can. But you have to jailbreak the iPad first.
That qualifies as "can't" to most people.
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Actually, you can. But you have to jailbreak the iPad first.
The free "iPhone Explorer" app lets you side-load content to K4iPhone without jailbreaking.
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