Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Amazon Kindle

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-08-2010, 06:26 PM   #1
lizsboy01
Junior Member
lizsboy01 began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 3
Karma: 10
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: San Diego, CA
Device: iPod Touch 4G; iPad1; [Researching NookST or Kindle Touch]
Clippings ? Why K3 but not Nook or Sony ?

Does anyone know why the Kindle allows almost unlimited clippings from even DRM'd books and then copying them to your PC in txt format, whilst Sony and Nook doesn't?

Does anyone think Amazon might drop this function in the future? Could determine which reader I should buy.

Thanks for any help.

Rich
lizsboy01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2010, 06:55 PM   #2
desertgrandma
Enjoying the show....
desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.desertgrandma ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
desertgrandma's Avatar
 
Posts: 14,277
Karma: 8205207
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Arizona
Device: A K1, Kindle Paperwhite, an Ipod, IPad2, Iphone, an Ipad Mini & macAir
Welcome to MobileRead, lizsboy01
desertgrandma is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 09-09-2010, 02:56 AM   #3
TheKindleWorm
Guru
TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.TheKindleWorm can program the VCR without an owner's manual.
 
TheKindleWorm's Avatar
 
Posts: 860
Karma: 177868
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: East Anglia UK
Device: Kindle 3G, iPhone 3G, iPod 4G, PB 360, Sony 600 sold, Kindle 2i sold
Hi Rich - the clippings feature has been around for a very long time and I think if Amazon suddenly dropped it there would be an uproar! So I can't see Amazon just ditching it. Not only that but they've just allowed clippings to be sent to twitter and facebook - so actually they are enhancing how it works.
TheKindleWorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2010, 02:59 AM   #4
neilmarr
neilmarr
neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.neilmarr ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
neilmarr's Avatar
 
Posts: 7,230
Karma: 6000059
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Monaco-Menton, France
Device: sony
Good to have your company, Lizsboy. Best wishes. Neil
neilmarr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2010, 03:14 AM   #5
trekchick
Lurker
trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.trekchick can eat soup with a fork.
 
Posts: 226
Karma: 9245
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Walton, KY
Device: Sonys and Kindles and Nooks, oh my!
Clippings aren't unlimited. If you clip too much, you'll see a notice in your My Clippings.txt file to the effect that your limit has been exceeded instead of the highlight or clip you made. You can still highlight within the book, but those clippings over the limit won't be copied to your My Clippings.txt file. The clipping limit is set in the header of the e-book file and interestingly (to me, anyway), when set, the clipping limit is enforced even on DRM-free files.

It's not really documented anywhere, but 10% of the book seems to be the general limit. It is something that publishers can specify; O'Reilly completely removed the clipping limit from their Kindle books http://toc.oreilly.com/2009/10/kindl...lly-books.html
trekchick is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Clippings jsherwood Amazon Kindle 1 10-06-2010 04:07 PM
Clippings anyone ? Prince Hal Astak EZReader 4 02-20-2010 12:24 PM
Where do you buy one ? Clippings ? Prince Hal HanLin eBook 5 02-20-2010 10:58 AM
PRS-600 Clarificartion on Clippings Prince Hal Sony Reader 7 02-18-2010 10:51 AM
How do you edit clippings? olehosk Amazon Kindle 2 12-10-2009 04:35 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:22 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.