05-09-2011 11:23 AM
Isn't CBR/CBZ a pirate format?
I don't know of any "official" comics available in CBR from publishers.
It looks like the "buy a license" business model is the standard now... you purchase access to a file hosted on a server, you don't own the actual file. That server then offers a specialized viewer which helps you read the comic on a variety of devices. It's highly unlikely that B&N or any publisher would approve a CBR reader... why make it easier for people to steal your merchandise?
You could convert those files to PDFs, and then use a PDF viewer of some sort. Basically set up a slide show of the pages...
06-16-2011 10:56 PM
On a mac, you can use Stuffit Expander to open a .cbz format to reveal all jpgs. Or, just change the extension to .zip, then double-click to use the system OSX BOMexpander and it will open all jpegs inside the package.
That way, it's all photos and there are no messy-pdf conversions/orientations/whether you password protect or not to use the BN reader versus the lesser one etc.
06-17-2011 12:47 PM
CBR and CBZ aren't really a format at all. They are just a renamed RAR or Zip file in which jpg files are stored. The reason people think of them as pirate formats is that if you scan a comic book you have a series of images, then zip them up and you can store them is less space and use a comic book viewer to view them (thats why you rename it CBZ).
For the OP. If you want to read them without rooting your nook and installing a viewer, just rename the file to RAR (for CBR) or ZIP (for CBZ) and unpack the images. Put them on your nook and use the gallery to view them.
06-22-2011 04:48 PM - edited 06-22-2011 04:49 PM
Personally, if I were to ever do this, I would use ComicRack and convert them to PDF files and then sideload them and use a pdf reader. If you do this, it is worth it to get one of the paid PDF apps that remember your place. Not that I would ever do anything like that.
11-15-2011 12:25 PM
Use Comic Rack (free) )to make a PDF and buy EZ PDF Reader. I have used files with the EZ PDF Reade that brought the native NC PDF Reader to it's knees.
11-16-2011 07:38 AM
As someone else said, the BN Nook Color page is saying that cbz is one of the formats that the 1.4 software will be able to read....although I'm not sure why just cbz and not cbr. Easy enough to convert between the two though.
Also, while it's true that all pirated comics use these formats, it's not true that all comic books in these formats are pirated. There's a nifty site with tons of public domain Golden Age comics that uses these formats. Plus many people like to scan and archive their hard copies....and when they do, they use these formats.