Article ID : 00030352 / Last Modified : 06/14/2013

What file formats does the Reader™ Digital book support?

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  • The information provided assumes that your Reader™ Digital book has been upgraded to the most current firmware available. Firmware updates are available online through the Drivers & Software link on this page.
  • PRS500 only: The information in this article applies to Readers that have been upgraded to firmware version

The Reader supports the following file formats:

  • Unsecured Text: BBeB Book, Adobe® PDF, Adobe Digital Editions 1.5 or later, TXT, RTF, EPUB, Microsoft® Word (Conversion to the Reader-requires Word to be installed on your PC)

    NOTE: If Microsoft®Word is installed on your computer, Word files will be automatically converted to RTF files by Reader Library during transfer to your Reader Digital Book or compatible memory card.

  • DRM Text: Adobe DRM-protected content, Epub - Purchased through the eBook Store from Sony

    NOTE: Adobe Digital Editions 1.5 or later and Adobe DRM-protected content requires the installation of the most current version of the Reader (eBook) Library software which is available through the software and drivers link on this page.

  • Unsecured Audio: MP3 and AAC7
  • Image: JPEG, GIF, PNG, and BMP