|07-30-2012, 05:27 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Advantage of KF8 w/Kindle Keyboard?
I have a Kindle Keyboard with ver. 3.3 firmware -- latest one I know of.
Recently I've been using the Calibre plugin tweak test_mobi_output_type = 'both' when converting ePub files to Mobi. The results are mostly much larger mobi files -- nothing more.
I know that Amazon's been porting their newer books to KF8, having re-downloaded some of my older purchases and seeing the new format and fatter files. But for the conversion purposes I mentioned, can anyone tell me the advantage given my Kindle model?
|07-30-2012, 05:37 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Device: Kindle, iPad (not used much for reading)
The Kindle Keyboard does not support KF8. Only .azw and .mobi. There hasn't been a firmware update to support it, and probably won't be. I belive that when given a KF8 file, it just displays the .mobi part.
|07-31-2012, 02:29 AM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2006
Device: Coolreader(Nexus 5)\Coolreader(Nook Touch)
|08-03-2012, 06:56 PM||#4|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, Sony PRS-650, Sony PRS-T1, nook STR, iPad 4, iPhone 5
All the combined KF8/Mobi does for you is take up more space on your Kindle. You only can read from the mobi part.
Suggestion is to generate just mobi & keep the ePub for correcting error and in case you someday get a Kindle that supports KF8 without the line height bug.
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