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WCPL DL: Formats Chart
Adobe Digital Editions Computer Software
Overdrive Media Console Computer Software
Overdrive Media Console Mobile App
Kindle PC App/Amazon Website
Kindle Mobile App
Various Computer Software
Various Mobile Apps
Various Mobile Browsers
Various Internet Browsers
iPod/iPhone Music App
Download Library Overview: eBook Formats: Chart
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Compatibility and Features/Formats
Windows
Mac
iOS
Android
Kindle eReaders
Kindle Tablets
Other eReaders
Early Return
Relevant Computer Software/Websites
Relevant Mobile Apps
Overdrive
READ
Overdrive READ compatible titles can be loaded and read in the Internet browsers of computers and many mobile devices, even when you're not online.
yes yes yes yes no yes no n/a
ePub
Flexible eBook format suitable for a variety of screen sizes.
yes yes yes yes no yes** yes yes
PDF
Portable Document Format; popular for sharing digital documents, but has a fixed format.
yes yes yes no no no yes# yes n/a
Kindle
Proprietary format used by Amazon to distribute their eBooks.
yes yes yes* yes* yes yes no yes
Open ePub
Similar to ePub in functionality, but considered more Open because it does not use Digital Rights Management.
yes yes yes yes no yes** yes no ,
Open PDF
Similar to PDF in functionality, but considered more Open because it does not use Digital Rights Management.
yes yes no no no no yes no n/a
Always Available/
Gutenberg
DRM-Free, Out-of-Copyright titles provided via gutenberg.org. Can be saved and kept.
yes yes yes yes no yes^ yes n/a
WMA
Windows Media Audio format from Microsoft. Protected by strong DRM.
yes no yes*** no no no no no ***
MP3
Lightweight audio format, made popular by its use for downloadable music. Fewer issues with DRM protection.
yes yes yes yes no yes** no yes
Notes
* Via Kindle App** Via Overdrive App*** If Transferred from Windows PC# If transferred from Windows or Mac Computer^ Via Gutenberg website
Software & App Legend
Adobe Digital Editions
Overdrive Media Console Computer Software Overdrive Media Console Mobile App Kindle PC App/Amazon website Kindle Mobile App
Various Computer Software Various Mobile Apps Various Browsers Various Mobile Browsers