Posted by Alex Forbes on May 26, 2017 at 07:48:17 user Pitsligo.
In Reply to: Re: Overall Dimensions of Different Editions posted by Magnus Smith on May 25, 2017 at 22:44:33:
Yes, the Kindle can run anything you like --*IF* you convert it to .mobi. So can any e-reader --Nook, Kobo, etc.-- run anything you like, so long as you convert it to a file format it understands. (I think the exception to this is .pdf, which most e-readers can run innately.) That's what your "free bit of software" is doing: converting a file to a format your e-reader can read. And yes, they're generally wonderful and easy to use. My personal favorite, of those bits of software, is Calibre (also free), since I can use it to edit the ebook at the same time. Potentially, I could even use Calibre to add in the missing ML postscript.
IIRC, the exceptions to this conversion system are ebooks that have embedded DRM. Typically, those cannot be converted from one format to another --since unlicensed modification or distribution is the entire point of DRM. Now my understanding is that DRM is relatively easy to circumvent, so some freeware may be able to manage the conversion despite the DRM, but that isn't something I play about with or know anything about.
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