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Comparison of e-book formats

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The following is a comparison of e-book formats used to create and publish e-books.

Comparison tables

Features

Format Filename extension DRM support Image support Table support Sound support Interactivity support Word wrap support Open standard Embedded annotation support Book- marking Video support
DjVu .djvu ? Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes ?
EPUB (IDPF) .epub Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes/No[f 1] Yes/No[f 1] Yes[f 2]
FictionBook .fb2 No Yes Yes/No[f 3] No No Yes Yes Yes ? ?
HTML .html No Yes Yes Yes[f 4] No Yes Yes No No Yes[f 5]
Kindle .azw Yes Yes Yes[f 6][23] Yes[f 7][24] Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes[f 8][24]
Microsoft Reader .lit Yes Yes ? No No Yes No ? Yes ?
Mobipocket .prc, .mobi Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes ?
Multimedia EBook .exe Yes Yes ? Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes ?
eReader .pdb Yes Yes ? No No Yes No Yes Yes ?
Plain text .txt No No No No No Yes Yes No No No
Plucker .pdb Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes ?
Portable Document Format .pdf Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes[f 9]
PostScript .ps No Yes ? No No No Yes ? ? ?
Tome Raider .tr2, .tr3 Yes Yes ? No No Yes No ? ? ?
  1. ^ a b Depends on the eReader application
  2. ^ With ePub 3
  3. ^ Table support added in FictionBook V2.1. Not supported in V2.0
  4. ^ With HTML 5
  5. ^ With HTML 5
  6. ^ Supported in all except 1st Generation Kindle. (Support level is as it is in mobipocket)
  7. ^ Supported only in kindle for iPhone, iPod, iPad.
  8. ^ Supported only in kindle for iPhone, iPod, iPad.
  9. ^ With Flash Embeded

Supporting platforms

Reader Plain text PDF ePub HTML Mobi- Pocket Fiction- Book (Fb2) DjVu Broadband eBook (BBeB)[h 1] eReader[h 1] Kindle[h 1] WOLF[h 1] Tome Raider[h 1] Open eBook[h 2]
Amazon Kindle 1 Yes No No No Yes No No No No Yes No No No
Amazon Kindle 2, DX Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No No Yes No No No
Amazon Kindle 3 Yes Yes No[h 3] Yes Yes No No No No Yes No No No
Amazon Kindle Fire Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No No Yes No No No
Android Devices Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[h 4][25] Yes Yes[h 4][26] No Yes[h 4][27] Yes No Yes[h 4][22] Yes[h 4]
Apple iOS Devices Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[h 4] Yes[h 4] Yes[h 4] No Yes[h 4] Yes[h 4] No Yes[h 4] Yes[h 4]
Azbooka WISEreader Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No
Barnes & Noble Nook Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No No No No
Barnes & Noble Nook Color Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No
Bookeen Cybook Gen3, Opus Yes Yes Yes[h 5] Yes Yes[h 5] Yes[h 6] No No No No No No Yes
COOL-ER Classic Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No
Gnu/Linux Operating System Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
Foxit eSlick Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes No No No No
Hanlin e-Reader V3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No No
Hanvon WISEreader Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No
iRex iLiad Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No No No No No
Iriver Story Yes Yes Yes No No Yes[h 4] Yes[h 4] No No No No No No
Kobo eReader Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No
Nokia N900 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes
NUUTbook 2 Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No
OLPC XO, Sugar Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No No No
Onyx Boox 60 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
Mac OS X Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? Yes
Windows Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? Yes Yes[h 7] ? ? Yes
Pocketbook 301 Plus, 302, 360° Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
Sony Reader Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No No No No No
Viewsonic VEB612 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No
Windows Phone 7 Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes No No No
  1. ^ a b c d e Proprietary format
  2. ^ Predecessor of ePUB
  3. ^ Yes, if the Duokan alternate Kindle OS (third-party software add-on) is used.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Requires latest firmware
  5. ^ a b Versions support either ePUB or MobiPocket
  6. ^ Only ePUB version and with FW 2.0+
  7. ^ DRM-protected publications are supported as of Kindle for PC v1.3.0

Complicated, eh?

Stephen

 

Posted on: November 30, 2012, 8:59 am Category: Uncategorized

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