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tobystereo (2) [Avatar] Offline
#1
Hi, I love that there is an epub and a kindle version now.
I immediately downloaded them, but can't get the epub version to work in any reader. The kindle version also only works sometimes.

I tried Stanza on Mac, Calibre on Mac, Adobe Editions on Mac, Nook Study on Mac, iBooks on iPad and iPhone as well as Kindle on Mac and iOS.

Hope this will be a quick fix.
jmgimeno (69) [Avatar] Offline
#2
Re: New ePub file not working
I confirm that mobi version does not work on kindle, and on the kindle app for mac, texts reads ok but there are no figures.

I haven't tried epub.

JM
anthropoid (5) [Avatar] Offline
#3
Re: New ePub file not working
I can confirm that the EPUB is definitely corrupted. Since an EPUB file is simply a Zip archive with well-defined contents, it should pass any Zip client's archive integrity check. This EPUB doesn't:

Archive: GenerativeArt.epub
error [GenerativeArt.epub]: missing 425984 bytes in zipfile
(attempting to process anyway)
error [GenerativeArt.epub]: attempt to seek before beginning of zipfile
(please check that you have transferred or created the zipfile in the appropriate BINARY mode and that you have compiled UnZip properly)
(attempting to re-compensate)
testing: mimetype OK
testing: 01fig01.jpg OK
testing: 01fig02_alt.jpg OK
testing: 01fig03.jpg
error: invalid compressed data to inflate
file #5: bad zipfile offset (local header sig): 172299
(attempting to re-compensate)
error [GenerativeArt.epub]: attempt to seek before beginning of zipfile
(please check that you have transferred or created the zipfile in the appropriate BINARY mode and that you have compiled UnZip properly)
error [GenerativeArt.epub]: attempt to seek before beginning of zipfile
(please check that you have transferred or created the zipfile in the appropriate BINARY mode and that you have compiled UnZip properly)
error [GenerativeArt.epub]: attempt to seek before beginning of zipfile
(please check that you have transferred or created the zipfile in the appropriate BINARY mode and that you have compiled UnZip properly)
error [GenerativeArt.epub]: attempt to seek before beginning of zipfile
(please check that you have transferred or created the zipfile in the appropriate BINARY mode and that you have compiled UnZip properly)
error [GenerativeArt.epub]: attempt to seek before beginning of zipfile
(please check that you have transferred or created the zipfile in the appropriate BINARY mode and that you have compiled UnZip properly)
file #10: bad zipfile offset (local header sig): 30226
file #11: bad zipfile offset (local header sig): 49034
file #12: bad zipfile offset (local header sig): 81908
file #13: bad zipfile offset (local header sig): 104434
testing: 02fig09.jpg OK
testing: 02fig10.jpg OK
testing: 02fig11.jpg OK
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