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MangAI v1.12a released

New to version 1.12a:
-Reduced mobi output file size
KindleGen, the free Amazon program used to generate mobi from epub, includes a copy of the input epub in its output mobi. For normal books this isn’t a big deal, but for image-centric books like manga, doubling the file size is costly.
MangAI now automatically strips the input epub from the output mobi, reducing file size to be on par with epub.

This is a minor update to improve mobi file size. There may be a few other tweaks that I’ve forgotten about, so please keep MangAI updated even if you don’t use mobi in order to have the best experience.

Download the latest version from the MangAI project page.

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  1. blah
    October 15th, 2013 at 10:36 | #1

    works fine. thx.

  2. LEECH666
    December 31st, 2013 at 03:24 | #2


    Took me a while to figure out how to get this to work. I nested the output folder for the processed files inside the source file folder like this:


    Apparently the processor doesn’t like this (which I wasn’t aware of) and gives unexpected results (empty .cbz Files, no files at all in output folder).

    But now that I found out that putting the output folder inside the source folder is a silly idea, everthing seems to work fine and I don’t see a reason not to buy a license.

    Example of working folder config:

  3. Andrew Mantel
    December 31st, 2013 at 08:32 | #3

    Yes, placing the output folder within the source folder sounds like it would produce funky results, though I would have to read through a lot of code to determine exactly what goes wrong.

    I’m glad you pointed this out. I will make a note of it in the docs so others know to avoid this. I can also add a check before the program runs to warn the user if output folder is within source folder.

  4. Andrew Mantel
    January 2nd, 2014 at 09:55 | #4

    MangAI now checks if output folder is a subdirectory of source folder and changes it to a safe place automatically. This will be included in the next update.