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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:02 pm Reply with quote
What do you guys use for digital manga outside of main online services or DRM?

I'm sure most people use stuff like CDisplay or some mobile apps (like ComicZeal or iComic), but recently I've found they don't work so well with large files.

Last year there was that Kodansha Humble Bundle where I was able to get a bunch of volumes of stuff like Alita, Seven Dealy Sins, Aijin, etc., all DRM-free and official. The problem is the files they give you are huge. They're in Tankobon and some of them are omnibuses, with each CBZ file being between 300MB and a 1.2GB. The usual reading apps don't seem to be built for files that big, and whenever I try to import them the apps just crash. Even CDisplay breaks.

So far my only solution has been to download the EPUB versions (they let you choose different file formats) and import them to Apple Books, which seems to do an okay job. The files take a minute to import but I've been able to read some, and Apple Books even knows to display the pages right to left, but it still acts sluggishly and sometimes crashes, when normal books work just fine.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:28 am Reply with quote
I'm not really into digital manga and have only bought a few items from Go Manga. However, what I did was download the PDF version and read it on my desktop computer. That works well for me.
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