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Initial post: Feb 17, 2009 10:31:11 AM PST
A. Custer says:
I am a mobipocket reader user and I have hundreds of books in this format. I've been looking at the kindle for ages and just haven't been able to bring myself to buy it. I really really don't want to have to give up all my ebooks :( I know the kindle 1 doesn't support this format but I notice in the spec's for the kindle 2 it says prc natively. Could someone familiar with this please explain what this means? Does it mean that it now does support this file type and I'll be able to read my prc format books on the kindle 2?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2009 10:35:25 AM PST
A. Custer, the kindle reads files with the .prc extension. As long as they are unprotected, meaning that they don't require you to enter a password. You will be able to view your .prc files.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009 10:36:02 AM PST
Brent says:
As far as I know, Kindle has always been able to handle .prc files. The .azw file is basically just a copy-protected .azw file, I believe.

That said, I don't know if your .prc files have any sort of copy-protection on them. Not familiar with that format.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009 10:38:49 AM PST
John Newton says:
Are these mobipocket books? Do they have DRM? If they are mobi books with NO drm they can be used right on a Kindle.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009 10:39:55 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 17, 2009 10:40:50 AM PST
A. Custer says:
Thanks for the info. I appreciate the fast response. Sale made for me :) Only a few of my books are password protected. I can live with that.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009 10:41:43 AM PST
Then my question would be, how can you tell if a mobipoket file (that you currently have or purchase down the road) has DRM?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2009 10:55:06 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 17, 2009 10:56:59 AM PST
T. Schiel says:
All you have to do is open it in MobiPocket reader on your computer and it will tell you whether it is with, only the cover and the synoposis are on the side bar. If it has no DRM, you start reading and then can copy over to your Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2009 11:02:43 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 17, 2009 11:03:03 AM PST
That's just it, I don't have mobipocket reader. I was wondering how you could tell if mobipocket books are DRM protected through some other means in case I found a book that was only available in mobipocket format. I've noticed that many books, on sites like Fictionwise, are quite often offered in different formats other then formats I would be able to use on the Kindle natively, including PRC.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009 11:26:11 AM PST
You can download Mobipocket Reader free from Mobipocket.com

From Fictionwise, you can only really use their Multiformat files, which come in non-secure Mobipocket form. Secure Mobipocket is usually labeled as such. Or, if the site requires you to enter a PID for the device, then it is Secure Mobipocket format. Baen Books offers non-secure Mobipocket format, too. Also the free public domain sites offer it.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009 11:51:45 AM PST
Thanks Susan!

Posted on Jun 4, 2012 8:15:36 AM PDT
C. WU says:
Hello, I am looking to buy an Ereading device, but want to know if there is one that supports to read Chinese, for example, Kindle. Anyone knows which one? Really appreciated!!!!

Posted on Jun 4, 2012 8:39:03 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Holy zombie threads Batman!

Posted on Jul 13, 2012 5:30:35 AM PDT
Hi, I am a mac user. I just downloaded some ebooks in prc format - cannot read it on my mac. Please help!
Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2012 6:58:29 AM PDT
Denis Powell says:
Do you have Kindle for Mac installed?

Posted on Jul 13, 2012 7:00:30 AM PDT
Yes - still on the mac cannot open it. On iPad yes.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2012 7:30:51 AM PDT
Denis Powell says:
If you install Send to Kindle http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?docId=1000778781 you could send the book to your application and have Amazon back it up in the cloud.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2012 7:58:44 AM PDT
"Send to Kindle" is only available for a limited number of operating systems. sigh.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2012 8:14:35 AM PDT
You can email it to your Kindle and accomplish the same thing.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2012 10:48:21 AM PDT
Denis Powell says:
I'd forgotten that Apps also have an email address ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2013 9:48:18 AM PDT
Brent when I've purchased books from other sites, (publishing sites) they give me the option of format selection and then they send it to me via email. All I do is drag and drop and it's on my Kindle and I can open and read. I've downloaded PRC and MOBI from these sites for my Kindle DX and my Kindle Fire HD 4G never had an issue. Just dragged and dropped.
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