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contimali
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Question about EPUB files on the Nook

Hello I just received the all-new Nook. I copied a book that is EPUB format, the file also has a JPG and OPF along with it. Can I delete those JPG and OPF files? Are those files used by Nook to handle the EPUB?

 

Thanks!

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Ya_Ya
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Re: Question about EPUB files on the Nook


contimali wrote:

Can I delete those JPG and OPF files? Are those files used by Nook to handle the EPUB?


You don't want to delete them.  

 

The .jpg is the book's cover art and the .opf is the metadata.  The book might (will?) "work" without the cover art, but I believe that if you delete the .opf, you won't have title, author, etc... info withthe book listing.

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Re: Question about EPUB files on the Nook

Ah thank you! I like to sort and view my books through Nook's file list and the OPF's icon showed up with a "?" unsupported type, which confused me.

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Re: Question about EPUB files on the Nook


Ya_Ya wrote:

contimali wrote:

Can I delete those JPG and OPF files? Are those files used by Nook to handle the EPUB?


You don't want to delete them.  

 

The .jpg is the book's cover art and the .opf is the metadata.  The book might (will?) "work" without the cover art, but I believe that if you delete the .opf, you won't have title, author, etc... info withthe book listing.


I don't think the nook uses the .jpg and .opf files for the book.  It's my understanding that if the metadata and cover art aren't embedded in the .epub file the nook won't include that data with the book.  I haven't actually tested this out though.

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Re: Question about EPUB files on the Nook

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keriflur is way more technically inclined than I, so I'll defer to her.  

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Byteguy
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Re: Question about EPUB files on the Nook

Just to confirm, in my tests, my N2E ignored the JPG and OPF files completely.

 

I had been messing with them to try and trick my Nook.  Editing or deleting them had no affect on the cover shown or information under book-details.

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