[bookport] Re: Strange File Extensions

  • From: "ROB MEREDITH" <rmeredith@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2005 11:19:07 -0400


The situation differs depending on how you use the device. If you send
a file through Book Port Transfer, it will instantly become two files,
and will become three files the first time you begin reading it. If you
copy a file to the card, and of course this can only be done with MP3
files, it will be just the original file until you begin reading it,
when it will become two files.

Rob Meredith

>>> annmorris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 08/09/05 11:15AM >>>
Hi, thanks for the info.  Are these extra files also created if you
transfer files to your card without going through the BP transfer


>For every file you send to Book Port,  you will have 2 additional
>files, giving you 3 files for every book. The strange extensions you
>are created by Book Port Transfer and the Book Port. The DD file is
>actual data file. The other 2 files (the ix file and the aa file) are
>for navigation indexing and to hold your place in the file. You don't
>want to delete those files. Even if you did, they would be put back.
>American Printing House For The Blind
>1839 Frankfort Ave.
>Louisville, KY  40206
>PHONE:  1-800-223-1839, Ext. 307
> >>> annmorris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 08/08/05 09:07PM >>>
>Hi everyone,
>       I have been finding that when looking at my files on my card
>I see some strange file extensions such as _ix.  There are usually
>different extensions for the same file even if it is an mp3 that I
>copied over.  Can anyone explain and if you remove them, will the
>file still play?

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