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Kindle Previewer

Kindle Previewer v2.94 for Windows (7 and above)
*** from the manual:
Kindle Devices Emulated:
• Fire HD
• Fire HDX
• Fire HDX 8.9"
• Kindle Voyage
• Kindle DX
• Kindle for iPhone (Kindle Reading App)
• Kindle for iPad (Kindle Reading App)

Supported formats: mobi, epub, azw, html, opf, prc, zip (XMDF)

Application Details:

Version: Kindle Previewer v2.94 for Windows
License: Free to use
URL: https://www.amazon.com/gp/feat...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.24

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What works

Installation as such works out of the box.

Once all the prerequisites are also installed (see below, What does not work section), most of the things work.

  1. The following was tested—and works—after loading a .mobi book: 
    1. buttons to choose device to emulate (all the devices—three Fires: HD, HDX, HDX 8.9", Voyage and DX)
    2. all of the buttons: home, prev/next section, prev/next page, font size, rotate screen: portrait/landscape, all three display settings: black on white, sepia, white on black (night mode), show book cover, table of contents (clickable, although the cursor does not change shape and you do not know the links are clickable unless you try—then it indeed is clickable and it works), "NCX View", "Scale Up" and "Scale Down".
    3. converting to AZK produces an .azk file (in the same directory where the mobi file is)
  2. Opening an epub book works (it happens in steps: first the Previewer launches Kindlegen.exe—which is part of the Previewer installation—to convert, it politely tells you where the new mobi file is and what its name is, then in the second step the new mobi file is loaded). I have no idea how forgiving (or unforgiving) the Kindlegen is about the epub correctness: the epub I loaded had passed the epubcheck successfully.

 

What does not

Installing in a brand new and empty wineprefix finishes with launching the application, which then hangs. Workaround: install fonts [1] (I am not sure whether this actually helped or not), wine-mono-4.6.4 [2] (also not sure if this step was necessary), Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86) [3] and jre-8u40-windows [4] (installation complains about unsuccessful install, but works nevertheless; newer versions fail to install [5])..

Resizing the app window using window manager leaves the app hanging (BUT window resizing works from within the application: buttons "Scale Up" and "Scale Down"; the window manager in question is xfce and has not been observed to misbehave).

Choosing a typeface when emulating Fire devices: only Georgia appears in the fall-down menu and Georgia is used to render the body text (not publisher default).

During this testing the app froze twice for no apparent reason.

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[1] using winetricks

[2] https://wiki.winehq.org/Mono 

[3] https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=8328

[4] http://ftp.psu.ac.th/pub/java/jre-8u40-windows-i586.exe or http://ftp.psu.ac.th/pub/java/jre-8u40-windows-x64.exe 

[5] https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=40821

Workarounds

What was not tested

  • if the created AZK file is indeed usable (it should be sideloaded onto an iDevice)
  • opening  HTML file
  • opening OPF file 

 

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

I'm actually using wine-1.9.23 (Staging). winetricks 20140817 - sha1sum: fb1d7184dc186313cf26e1a65a8e6ff3c5fadc50 md5sums of installers acquired: 2caa6c9141f2bb1769203b67e6ac9eed KindlePreviewerInstall.exe 59c093f4f6fe80744bda263bb7c414ab jre-8u40-windows-i586.exe e6c7a0ccb3701588ef3d67b5ce4bdcd9 jre-8u40-windows-x64.exe cede02d7af62449a2c38c49abecc0cd3 vcredist_x86.exe b0760cf51527b70435c3e4d0361a129a wine-mono-4.6.4.msi

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64Jan 07 20171.9.24Yes Yes BronzeDarki 

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