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    Default [Release] MobileCHM Reader (by cjacker)

    There's finally a working CHM (and probably LIT) reader! Many thanks to cjacker!!!
    I've installed the app and it's working fine for me.

    Project page for MobileCHM is apparently

    http://www.linux-ren.org/modules/everestblog/?p=164

    but unfortunately the server is down since a few days, so I put it to
    http://rapid_share.com/files/89476259/CHM.zip (remove "_")

    Installation:

    copy MobileCHM.app to the /Applications folder and place CHM files at var/root/Media/CHM









    http://www.ezone.com.vn/?a=ND&hdn_news_id=961
    http://209.85.129.104/search?q=cache...lnk&cd=1&gl=de
    http://blog.sina.com.cn/cjacker


    In some CHM files the content page isn't displayed - instead for example the cover picture (then "toc" is probably not included).
    If you encounter this problem, decompile the original chm, change the default topic to the content page, compile it again and place the file in "var/root/Media/CHM". All steps are easily and very fast done by "In CHM" (Freeware, http://www.vistanita.com/inchm/introduction.php).




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    Awesome! I really needed a good CHM reader. Does it have any file size limits in terms of ebook size?

    (funny file name inside the .app )
    Last edited by TwistyValhalla; 02-07-2008 at 12:31 AM.

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    Biggest chm ebook I'm using right now is 196 mb, so most likely there's no size limit.
    Reading books in landscape view and the way to choose single pages via content is really cool. It can only be outmatched by a pdf reader with landscape view and search function (i.e. probably an Adobe one after the SDK release).

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    benne--

    how are you reading in landscape view? I don't see an option to rotate, nor does it do it automatically for me. The only way I can see, is that you're using Apache or lighttpd and reading them with Safari. I've tried that, but can't seem to make it work. When I switch it over, it launches Safari and tries to go a long address at the local path: http://127.0.0.1/chm/blahblahblah but I get a 404 error.

    I tried creating a symlink (chm) from CHM to my server Documents root, but still no joy. Any ideas would be appreciated.
    Last edited by iPhoneDave; 02-07-2008 at 06:12 PM.

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    I can't view in landscape mode either. The app also closes automatically sometimes. All the permissions are properly set. Donno why this is happening.

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    Indeed I use lighttpd (installer version) and it works very well! The 404 error is probably similiar to the cover page problem. I think it's an chm file missing some information and mobilechm beeing unable to handle it therefore.

    The following steps should fix it in about 2-3 minutes:

    - Decompile the chm file by CHM Decoder (the menu creation is easier than by In CHM. Freeware, http://www.cnet.de/downloads/0,10000...-39745s,00.htm) - make sure "Generate Menu" is checked.

    - Use In CHM (Freeware, http://www.vistanita.com/inchm/introduction.php) to change the "Default Topic" under preferences to the generated menu (___left.htm). Now compile again by hitting compile button and transfer the new file back to iPhone.


    Another option is to use only lighttpd, a decompiled chm file stored under "var/root/Sites" and a Safari bookmark to "var/root/Sites/"sitename"/___left.htm. Then you can open contents and proceed like on a normal website. CHMmobile does the same, i.e. apparently decompiles chm and is thereafter makes access a lot easier and keeps things organized.
    Last edited by benne; 02-07-2008 at 08:32 PM.

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    Thanks benne, that was the info I needed. Since I'm running on 1.1.3, I moved my Sites folder to /mobile/Sites . I looked in root, and sure enough all the files are there in /root/Sites/chm/. Just a symlink away from a cure!

    It works great now with lighttpd, and Safari is really a much better reader (zoom, rotate etc). Once it's decompiled the books, it loads quite quickly too, even with big books.
    Last edited by iPhoneDave; 02-07-2008 at 09:28 PM.

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    Angry Where I have to put my CHM files?

    Hi guys I installed the application, but I don't knjow where I have to put my .chm files. Somewhere I read in /var/root/Media/CHM ... but there isn't such directory!!
    I found Media directory in /var/mobile/. But nothig works when I made a CHM directory there and I put my files in it.
    So I treid to make a directory in /var/root/Media/CHM and program see the files but don't open it.
    Any help please?
    Thank you very much.
    Renato

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    all 5 large CHM ebooks that I tried, just stall out on opening. anyone else get that?

 

 

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