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The eBook File Compatibility Chart

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With a wide range of eBook file formats out there, figuring out which device plays what can be a major hassle. Here's a list of some of the more popular eBooks out there and which files they are compatible with. This list focuses primarily on eBook formats and does not include music and video file information. This list was last updated on Jan. 3, 2010 and will be checked regularly to account for product upgrades and additional devices. Don't forget to check our eReader Hub as well.


With a wide range of eBook file formats out there, figuring out which device plays what can be a major hassle. Here's a list of some of the more popular eBooks out there and which files they are compatible with. This list will be updated regularly to account for product upgrades and additional devices. Don't forget to check out our eReader Hub as well.

Kindle Kindle 2 & 3 Kindle 4 Kindle DX Sony Readers Hanlin V3 Hanlin V5 IREX Iliads IREX 1000 Nook Alex Nook Color Kobo
ARG
AZW Y Y Y Y
BMP Y*** Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
CHM Y Y
DJVU Y Y
DNL
DOC Y*** Y Y
EPUB Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
FB2 Y Y
GIF Y*** Y Y Y Y Y Y
HTML Y*** Y Y Y Y Y Y
JPG Y*** Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
LBR
LIT Y Y
LRF Y
MOBI Y Y Y Y Y Y
OPF
PDB Y
PDF Y*1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
PKG
PNG Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
PPT Y Y
PRC Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
PS
RTF Y Y
TIF Y Y Y Y Y
TR2
TR3
TXT Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
WOLF Y Y
XML

NOTE: The acronyms on the left refer to file extensions. A file called "War and Peace.txt" indicates that you have an electronic copy of the book War and Peace in "TXT" or "Plain text" format. Also, a "Y" in a box means that a device is compatible with the corresponding file format.

*The LRF extension is also sometimes known as BBeB or "Broad Band eBook."

*1-Available through Kindle firmware update 2.3.

**For Sony Reader owners: Sony's Readers indirectly support some files via conversion. Word (i.e. DOC) files are supported indirectly through Sony's eBook Library program, which will convert such files to RTF (your computer must have Microsoft Word installed).

***For Kindle owners: Unprotected versions of the following files can be sent to Amazon via your Kindle e-mail account ("name"@free.kindle.com) for conversion into the Kindle format: Microsoft Word (DOC), PDF, HTML, TXT, RTF, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, PRC and MOBI.

****Some "compatible" files won't run if they have DRM or copy protection.

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