View Full Version : Extracting html/images from within .imp files!


nrapallo
06-12-2008, 02:55 PM
This is a follow-up to the thread Converting .IMP to anything? WE ARE NOW THERE! (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22894)

I'm presently trying to reverse engineer the .imp format into hard (perl) code and will soon release some perl code to dump the entire contents of a .imp file. This will result in the exploding of the .imp into it's component parts (html styles/links and images used therein).

Since I've already managed to decompress the 'raw text' stored in the .imp (using 'deimp.exe'), the next goal would be for imp_dump.pl to merge this (decompressed) text with the html styles/links and images.

And further to a recent inquiry by 'vinicius0881', I am also going to explore how exactly the markups on the ebookwise could be transferred from the Smartmedia card to the PC. I haven't done any real testing of this yet (even if it is possible). EDIT: This is quite possible and easy to do, see thread Extracting markups (annotations and highlites) from your ebook! (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24969)

The perl code is still evolving and is lacking the decoding of a lot of detailed information, but for now it at least extracts the header and index info of each of the component .RES files as well as the .imp header info. The REB 1200 .imp and EBW 1150 .imp formats differ slightly which requires two different extractions depending on the imp type. This is slowing things down for me!

I tried it out on the REBTestDocument.imp (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=10791&d=1203826248) 1150 attachment and got the following output:
imp_dump.pl (version 0.1) Copyright (C) 2008 Nick Rapallo (nrapallo)
=======================
Imp Filename:REBTestDocument.imp
=======================
Version:2, "BOOKDOUG", CountRESFiles:32, LengthRESdirname:14, CountRemain:118
Compression:1, Encryption:0, ImpType:2, ZoomState:0
ID:REBTestDocument-10dec02-0945
Category:Content Creation, SubCat(not used):outPages=71&inPages=83
Title:REB Test Document
LName:, MName:, AuthorFNname:Ludo
RESdirname:REBtestdoc.RES
Book_Prop_length:87
Offset to .RES Table of Contents:149
Filename:BEDO, Filesize: 116352, Filetype:JPEG
Filename:BYVI, Filesize: 656, Filetype:ImRn
File:DATA.FRK, Filesize: 13694, Filetype:
Filename:DCXK, Filesize: 494, Filetype:HfPZ
Filename:DELY, Filesize: 550, Filetype:Tabl
Filename:DKRU, Filesize: 828, Filetype:Pcz0
Filename:DMNC, Filesize: 828, Filetype:PcZ0
Filename:FEXY, Filesize: 54, Filetype:BGcl
Filename:FONU, Filesize: 132, Filetype:ESts
Filename:FQTG, Filesize: 3822, Filetype:PcZ1
Filename:FUXW, Filesize: 25918, Filetype:Styl
Filename:HMNO, Filesize: 80, Filetype:pInf
Filename:HYLQ, Filesize: 494, Filetype:HfPz
Filename:JCZC, Filesize: 32, Filetype:Pc31
Filename:JIFU, Filesize: 90, Filetype:!!cm
Filename:MNYJ, Filesize: 1474, Filetype:!!sw
Filename:NCZG, Filesize: 3954, Filetype:Pcz1
Filename:PQJA, Filesize: 14420, Filetype:BPgZ
Filename:RENM, Filesize: 8246, Filetype:StRn
Filename:RGLS, Filesize: 64, Filetype:Mrgn
Filename:RYJS, Filesize: 3977, Filetype:PNG
Filename:RYXI, Filesize: 612, Filetype:AncT
Filename:TENW, Filesize: 32, Filetype:StR2
Filename:TEPA, Filesize: 1619, Filetype:TRow
Filename:TEPM, Filesize: 12857, Filetype:BPgz
Filename:TGBQ, Filesize: 2154, Filetype:GIF
Filename:VMBY, Filesize: 9093, Filetype:TCel
Filename:VQNM, Filesize: 156, Filetype:Hyp2
Filename:XITE, Filesize: 1270, Filetype:Lnks
Filename:XUFW, Filesize: 106, Filetype:HRle
Filename:ZQVA, Filesize: 96, Filetype:PPic
Filename:ZUZS, Filesize: 47, Filetype:Devm

======== JPEG ========
Filename:BEDO, Filesize: 116352, Filetype:JPEG
******** A new filetype encountered!!!
Header:TOCconst:01, TOCfname:JPEG, TOCoffset:116268

======== ImRn ========
Filename:BYVI, Filesize: 656, Filetype:ImRn
Header:TOCconst:01, TOCfname:ImRn, TOCoffset:642
Number of images indexed = 17
width:153, height: 61, constB:FFFB, offset: 1527, imgtype: FIG, imgID:0080
width:153, height: 61, constB:FFFB, offset: 14851, imgtype: FIG, imgID:0080
width:153, height: 61, constB:FFFB, offset: 14888, imgtype: FIG, imgID:0080
width:153, height: 61, constB:FFFB, offset: 14924, imgtype: FIG, imgID:0080
width:153, height: 61, constB:FFFC, offset: 15012, imgtype: GNP, imgID:0080
width:472, height:595, constB:FFFA, offset: 17845, imgtype:GEPJ, imgID:0080
width:472, height:595, constB:FFFB, offset: 17847, imgtype:GEPJ, imgID:8D4D
width:153, height: 61, constB:FFFB, offset: 17898, imgtype: GNP, imgID:0080
width:153, height: 61, constB:FFFF, offset: 18201, imgtype: GNP, imgID:0080
width:153, height: 61, constB:FFFE, offset: 18512, imgtype: GNP, imgID:0080
width:153, height: 61, constB:FFFC, offset: 18823, imgtype: GNP, imgID:0080
width:153, height: 61, constB:FFFE, offset: 19156, imgtype: GNP, imgID:0080
width:153, height: 61, constB:FFFE, offset: 19485, imgtype: GNP, imgID:0080
width:176, height:207, constB:FFFB, offset: 19949, imgtype:GEPJ, imgID:4D80
width:174, height:207, constB:FFFB, offset: 19951, imgtype:GEPJ, imgID:B7B8
width:176, height:212, constB:FFFB, offset: 19953, imgtype:GEPJ, imgID:8A1A
width:174, height:212, constB:FFFC, offset: 19955, imgtype:GEPJ, imgID:0F4E
Index1:Index1_const1:00, Index1_len:610, Index1_offset:32, Index1_const0:00

======== ========
File:DATA.FRK, Filesize: 13694, Filetype:
Extracting compressed DATA.FRK to "REBTestDocument.imp.txt" (13694 chars)

======== HfPZ ========
Filename:DCXK, Filesize: 494, Filetype:HfPZ
Header:TOCconst:01, TOCfname:HfPZ, TOCoffset:480

======== Tabl ========
Filename:DELY, Filesize: 550, Filetype:Tabl
Header:TOCconst:01, TOCfname:Tabl, TOCoffset:536

======== Pcz0 ========
Filename:DKRU, Filesize: 828, Filetype:Pcz0
Header:TOCconst:01, TOCfname:Pcz0, TOCoffset:814

======== PcZ0 ========
Filename:DMNC, Filesize: 828, Filetype:PcZ0
Header:TOCconst:01, TOCfname:PcZ0, TOCoffset:814

======== BGcl ========
Filename:FEXY, Filesize: 54, Filetype:BGcl
Header:TOCconst:01, TOCfname:BGcl, TOCoffset:40
BGcl_const1:FFFF, Red:FF (FF), Green:FF (FF), Blue:FF (FF)
Index1:Index1_const1:80, Index1_len:8, Index1_offset:32, Index1_const0:0000

======== ESts ========
Filename:FONU, Filesize: 132, Filetype:ESts
Header:TOCconst:01, TOCfname:ESts, TOCoffset:76

======== PcZ1 ========
Filename:FQTG, Filesize: 3822, Filetype:PcZ1
Header:TOCconst:02, TOCfname:PcZ1, TOCoffset:3714

======== Styl ========
Filename:FUXW, Filesize: 25918, Filetype:Styl
Header:TOCconst:01, TOCfname:Styl, TOCoffset:25904

======== pInf ========
Filename:HMNO, Filesize: 80, Filetype:pInf
Header:TOCconst:01, TOCfname:pInf, TOCoffset:52

======== HfPz ========
Filename:HYLQ, Filesize: 494, Filetype:HfPz
Header:TOCconst:01, TOCfname:HfPz, TOCoffset:480

======== Pc31 ========
Filename:JCZC, Filesize: 32, Filetype:Pc31
Header:TOCconst:02, TOCfname:Pc31, TOCoffset:32

======== !!cm ========
Filename:JIFU, Filesize: 90, Filetype:!!cm
Header:TOCconst:01, TOCfname:!!cm, TOCoffset:62

======== !!sw ========
Filename:MNYJ, Filesize: 1474, Filetype:!!sw
Header:TOCconst:01, TOCfname:!!sw, TOCoffset:736
sw_length:704
sw_record:
0001 0002 0012 0001 0002 0012 0001 0003
0003 0003 0003 0001 000C 0002 000B 0001
0002 0002 0002 0002 0002 0002 0002 0002
0001 0003 0003 0003 0003 0001 0002 0002
0002 0003 000C 0002 0002 0002 0002 000B
0001 0003 000D 0003 0013 0005 000B 0001
0003 000D 0003 000B 0001 000C 0003 000B
0001 000C 0003 000B 0001 0003 0003 0003
0003 0003 0003 0003 0003 0003 0003 0003
0003 0013 0005 0013 0005 0013 0005 0013
0005 0001 0003 0003 0003 0013 0001 0002
0002 0002 0002 0001 000C 0003 000B 0001
0001 0001 0001 0001 000D 0002 0002 0002
0002 000B 000D 0003 000B 000D 0003 0003
000B 0012 0001 0001 0001 0001 0001 000D
0002 0002 0002 0002 000B 000D 0003 000B
000D 0003 0003 000B 0012 0001 0001 0001
0001 0001 000D 0002 0002 0002 0002 000B
000D 0003 000B 000D 0003 0003 000B 0012
0001 0001 0001 0001 0001 000D 0002 0002
0002 0002 000B 000D 0003 000B 000D 0003
0003 000B 0012 0001 0003 0001 000C 0003
000B 0001 0003 000C 0002 000B 0001 0002
0001 000C 0003 000B 0001 000D 0003 0003
000B 0001 0002 0002 0003 0002 0001 0002
0003 0003 0003 0003 0003 0003 0012 0001
000C 0003 000B 0001 000E 0008 000B 0001
000C 0003 000B 0001 0002 0002 0002 0002
0002 0002 0002 0001 0001 0001 0001 0001
0001 0002 0002 0002 0002 0002 0002 0003
0008 0001 000D 0008 0002 0007 0004 000B
0001 000C 000A 0002 0002 0002 0002 0002
0003 0003 0003 0002 0010 000B 0001 000C
0003 0003 0003 0003 0003 0003 0003 0002
0003 000B 0001 000D 0003 000B 0001 000C
0002 0002 0002 0002 0002 0003 0003 0002
0003 000B 0001 000C 0002 0002 0003 0003
0003 000B 0001 000C 0001 0001 0002 0002
0002 0002 0002 0002 0003 0003 0003 000B
0001 000C 0002 0002 0002 0001 0004 0003
000B 0001 000C 0002 0002 0002 0002 0002
0002 0002 0001 0001 0001 0001 0001 0001
0002 0002 0002 0002 0002 0002 0002 0003
0003 0003 000B 0001 000C 0003 0003 000B

Index01:seqnum:140, len: 6, offset: 32, const4:04, filetype:AtTp
Index02:seqnum:139, len: 6, offset: 38, const4:04, filetype:SKtb
Index03:seqnum:168, len: 10, offset: 44, const4:04, filetype:stbd
Index04:seqnum:167, len: 8, offset: 54, const4:04, filetype:fnts
Index05:seqnum:166, len: 18, offset: 62, const4:04, filetype:bInf
Index06:seqnum:165, len: 10, offset: 80, const4:04, filetype:batr
Index07:seqnum:164, len: 22, offset: 90, const4:04, filetype:SMnu
Index08:seqnum:163, len: 14, offset: 112, const4:04, filetype:FRgs
Index09:seqnum:162, len: 10, offset: 126, const4:04, filetype:FRDt
Index10:seqnum:161, len: 8, offset: 136, const4:04, filetype:Form
Index11:seqnum:160, len: 8, offset: 144, const4:04, filetype:FItm
Index12:seqnum:159, len: 42, offset: 152, const4:04, filetype:FIDt
Index13:seqnum:158, len: 10, offset: 194, const4:04, filetype:FrDt
Index14:seqnum:157, len: 10, offset: 204, const4:04, filetype:BGcl
Index15:seqnum:156, len: 8, offset: 214, const4:04, filetype:Hyp2
Index16:seqnum:155, len: 38, offset: 222, const4:04, filetype:HfPZ
Index17:seqnum:154, len: 38, offset: 260, const4:04, filetype:HfPz
Index18:seqnum:153, len: 38, offset: 298, const4:04, filetype:BPgZ
Index19:seqnum:152, len: 38, offset: 336, const4:04, filetype:BPgz
Index20:seqnum:151, len: 4, offset: 374, const4:04, filetype:MRPs
Index21:seqnum:150, len: 8, offset: 378, const4:04, filetype:Dire
Index22:seqnum:149, len: 10, offset: 386, const4:04, filetype:MASK
Index23:seqnum:148, len: 4, offset: 396, const4:04, filetype:Dict
Index24:seqnum:147, len: 8, offset: 400, const4:04, filetype:Hyph
Index25:seqnum:146, len: 10, offset: 408, const4:04, filetype:AncT
Index26:seqnum:145, len: 10, offset: 418, const4:04, filetype:BPos
Index27:seqnum:144, len: 18, offset: 428, const4:04, filetype:PICT
Index28:seqnum:143, len: 8, offset: 446, const4:04, filetype:StR2
Index29:seqnum:142, len: 8, offset: 454, const4:04, filetype:STR#
Index30:seqnum:141, len: 8, offset: 462, const4:04, filetype:Clos
Index31:seqnum:138, len: 44, offset: 470, const4:04, filetype:TagS
Index32:seqnum:137, len: 14, offset: 514, const4:04, filetype:Glos
Index33:seqnum:136, len: 28, offset: 528, const4:04, filetype:ImRn
Index34:seqnum:135, len: 24, offset: 556, const4:04, filetype:Lnks
Index35:seqnum:134, len: 8, offset: 580, const4:04, filetype:Offs
Index36:seqnum:133, len: 24, offset: 588, const4:04, filetype:Tabl
Index37:seqnum:132, len: 16, offset: 612, const4:04, filetype:TRow
Index38:seqnum:131, len: 28, offset: 628, const4:04, filetype:TCel
Index39:seqnum:130, len: 18, offset: 656, const4:04, filetype:HRle
Index40:seqnum:129, len: 52, offset: 674, const4:04, filetype:Styl
Index41:seqnum:128, len: 10, offset: 726, const4:04, filetype:StRn

======== Pcz1 ========
Filename:NCZG, Filesize: 3954, Filetype:Pcz1
Header:TOCconst:02, TOCfname:Pcz1, TOCoffset:3846

======== BPgZ ========
Filename:PQJA, Filesize: 14420, Filetype:BPgZ
Header:TOCconst:02, TOCfname:BPgZ, TOCoffset:14384

======== StRn ========
Filename:RENM, Filesize: 8246, Filetype:StRn
Header:TOCconst:01, TOCfname:StRn, TOCoffset:8232

======== Mrgn ========
Filename:RGLS, Filesize: 64, Filetype:Mrgn
Header:TOCconst:01, TOCfname:Mrgn, TOCoffset:36
Mrgn1:FFFF, Mrgn2:FFFF
Index1:Index1_const1:81, Index1_len:2, Index1_offset:32, Index1_const0:0000
Index2:Index2_const1:80, Index2_len:2, Index2_offset:34, Index2_const0:0000

======== PNG ========
Filename:RYJS, Filesize: 3977, Filetype:PNG
Header:TOCconst:01, TOCfname:PNG , TOCoffset:3963
Index1:Index1_const1:00, Index1_len:3931, Index1_offset:32, Index1_const0:00

======== AncT ========
Filename:RYXI, Filesize: 612, Filetype:AncT
Header:TOCconst:01, TOCfname:AncT, TOCoffset:584

======== StR2 ========
Filename:TENW, Filesize: 32, Filetype:StR2
Header:TOCconst:02, TOCfname:StR2, TOCoffset:32

======== TRow ========
Filename:TEPA, Filesize: 1619, Filetype:TRow
Header:TOCconst:02, TOCfname:TRow, TOCoffset:1295

======== BPgz ========
Filename:TEPM, Filesize: 12857, Filetype:BPgz
Header:TOCconst:02, TOCfname:BPgz, TOCoffset:12821

======== GIF ========
Filename:TGBQ, Filesize: 2154, Filetype:GIF
Header:TOCconst:01, TOCfname:GIF , TOCoffset:2140
Index1:Index1_const1:00, Index1_len:2108, Index1_offset:32, Index1_const0:00

======== TCel ========
Filename:VMBY, Filesize: 9093, Filetype:TCel
Header:TOCconst:02, TOCfname:TCel, TOCoffset:6645

======== Hyp2 ========
Filename:VQNM, Filesize: 156, Filetype:Hyp2
Header:TOCconst:01, TOCfname:Hyp2, TOCoffset:128

======== Lnks ========
Filename:XITE, Filesize: 1270, Filetype:Lnks
Header:TOCconst:01, TOCfname:Lnks, TOCoffset:1256

======== HRle ========
Filename:XUFW, Filesize: 106, Filetype:HRle
Header:TOCconst:01, TOCfname:HRle, TOCoffset:92

======== PPic ========
Filename:ZQVA, Filesize: 96, Filetype:PPic
Header:TOCconst:01, TOCfname:PPic, TOCoffset:68

======== Devm ========
Filename:ZUZS, Filesize: 47, Filetype:Devm
Header:TOCconst:01, TOCfname:Devm, TOCoffset:33

Check below for the output text of both the EBW 1150 and the REB 1200 above .imp attachments.

More to follow... Isn't hacking/exploring fun? Seek and you shall explore...

DixieGal
06-12-2008, 04:56 PM
Holy Crap! Light years over my head!
Thanks again for helping me today.

zelda_pinwheel
06-12-2008, 08:31 PM
nick, i can't pretend to have any competence to help you, but i certainly appreciate all your work.

nrapallo
06-13-2008, 10:15 AM
That's ok, it's nice to have an audience and following (oooh groupies....) ;)

zelda_pinwheel
06-13-2008, 10:35 AM
That's ok, it's nice to have an audience and following (oooh groupies....) ;)

oh good, that's well within my reach. :smiley:

nrapallo
06-15-2008, 09:23 AM
I am now able to extract images in their original form. For now, I've only coded this for the REB 1200 .imp format, but am able to provide these insights:

1. the image is stored in its original size, not the reduced one you see in the ebook! (I tried this on a REB 1200 conversion of HarryT's "Pride and Prejudice" and the images looked very good. I attach one sample image, JPEG_11544.jpg, below.)

2. In addition to PICT (unknown internal format, but not the Apple (old) image format), these are image formats stored in their own filetype .RES files, namely: JPEG, GIF , and PNG . This PICT format is not understood by either nconvert or irfanview :(

3. the original image filename is not retained, but replaced with a image resource ID (2 bytes - 0 to 65535).

I attach the images within the REBTestDocument_1200.imp (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=10793&d=1203826248) ebook from the IMP books forum. The two PICT images are only in the .zip.

voidIndigo
03-09-2009, 06:34 PM
Hi, nrapallo

I recently bought a REB1200 with a very old firmware (2.0), and I'm having some trouble loading books into it. Basically, all the books I downloaded from here (*_1200.imp, mainly yours, I saw) either restart the reader ou show all the pages as blanks. Also, the books I created from PDFs with PDFRead show as blanks. All of them show ok in IMPView.

What I find unusual is that the books I created using BookDesigner, GEB Librarian or a photobook creator software are displayed without problems, color and all. Also, the GEB User Manual and a REB 1200 test document that came with ImpServe show ok. (The REB Test Document also seems to NOT show all of its content, specially pictures. Do you have the original file that created it?)

I suppose these errors are caused by the old firmware, but I would like to be certain. Have you ever heard of something like it? :blink:

Im planning to get the firmware update, but it'll take some time. Meanwhile, I would like to try to get some of the books to show in my REB. Do you know any way to do it?

Thanks for your attention,

void Indigo

nrapallo
03-09-2009, 07:32 PM
Hi, nrapallo

I recently bought a REB1200 with a very old firmware (2.0), and I'm having some trouble loading books into it. Basically, all the books I downloaded from here (*_1200.imp, mainly yours, I saw) either restart the reader ou show all the pages as blanks. Also, the books I created from PDFs with PDFRead show as blanks. All of them show ok in IMPView.

That's strange! The 2.0 firmware requires .RES expanded folders to be placed on the CF card and doesn't expand the .imp when sent to the card, I believe. Do you use unimp.exe?

What I find unusual is that the books I created using BookDesigner, GEB Librarian or a photobook creator software are displayed without problems, color and all.

The GEB Librarian and BookDesigner use an older PubUtil21.dll (version 2.1) and the togoWare Photo Album software doesn't use any version of PubUtil21.dll.

So I think the problem is the eBook Publisher's PubUtil22.dll (version 2.2) that I have used to create those _1200.imp ebooks. Can't really do anything here short of using Mobi2IMP and an older eBook Publisher or SBPublisher 1.5. Messy, but doable for the time being.

Also, the GEB User Manual and a REB 1200 test document that came with ImpServe show ok. (The REB Test Document also seems to NOT show all of its content, specially pictures. Do you have the original file that created it?)

I suppose these errors are caused by the old firmware, but I would like to be certain. Have you ever heard of something like it? :blink:

Im planning to get the firmware update, but it'll take some time. Meanwhile, I would like to try to get some of the books to show in my REB. Do you know any way to do it?

Thanks for your attention,

void Indigo

However, when you get the firmware update, all will be fixed. ;)

voidIndigo
03-10-2009, 10:05 AM
Hi, Nick

I used unimp at first (I can't remember if worked), but then Ive got Geb Librarian and after that Impserve, which made the transfers much easier. I download the .imps in my shelf folder and then transfer them to the REB through the ethernet cable.

I checked the Pubutil dlls and youre right about the version issues. Thanks.:2thumbsup

Would it be possible to unimp an 2.2 IMP (made with 2.2 pubutil) and then reimp(!) the RES folder with a 2.1 pubutil dll? (Just thought about it, I will do some search if there IS some kind of RES to IMP software)

I think only in July I'll be able to update the REB. Until then, I think Ill have some manual editing to do. :)

Thanks again,

Best regards,

void Indigo

DaleDe
03-10-2009, 12:56 PM
Hi, Nick

I used unimp at first (I can't remember if worked), but then Ive got Geb Librarian and after that Impserve, which made the transfers much easier. I download the .imps in my shelf folder and then transfer them to the REB through the ethernet cable.

I checked the Pubutil dlls and youre right about the version issues. Thanks.:2thumbsup

Would it be possible to unimp an 2.2 IMP (made with 2.2 pubutil) and then reimp(!) the RES folder with a 2.1 pubutil dll? (Just thought about it, I will do some search if there IS some kind of RES to IMP software)

I think only in July I'll be able to update the REB. Until then, I think Ill have some manual editing to do. :)

Thanks again,

Best regards,

void Indigo

The best way to deal with 2.1 vs 2.2 versions is to simply take a 2.2 version and rename it to 2.1 and then overwrite the older 2.1 file. The interface is the same. I always use a 2.2 version renamed to 2.1 for book designer.

Dale

nrapallo
03-10-2009, 01:17 PM
The best way to deal with 2.1 vs 2.2 versions is to simply take a 2.2 version and rename it to 2.1 and then overwrite the older 2.1 file. The interface is the same. I always use a 2.2 version renamed to 2.1 for book designer.

Dale

@Dale:

However, in this case, it's the newer ver 2.2 .dll that's causing the problem with his v2.0 (old) firmware.

He's trying to cope with having that older firmware that can't be upgraded for some time.


@voidIndigo:

Best thing to do would be to re-create those '_1200.imp' ebooks using the original source .html or if the .prc ebook is available, then reconvert it using Mobi2IMP to .imp using an older version of eBook Publisher by Gemstar installed or SBPublisher 1.5.

You can't just explode the .imp to .res then recombine it under the older version .dll. It needs to be created with the older version .dll.

If all else fails, then just take the .html/images extracted by Mobi2IMP from the .prc ebook and use GEB Librarian on that .html to recreate the REB1200 .imp!

nrapallo
03-10-2009, 07:07 PM
@voidIndigo:

Best thing to do would be to re-create those '_1200.imp' ebooks using the original source .html or if the .prc ebook is available, then reconvert it using Mobi2IMP to .imp using an older version of eBook Publisher by Gemstar installed or SBPublisher 1.5.

You can't just explode the .imp to .res then recombine it under the older version .dll. It needs to be created with the older version .dll.

If all else fails, then just take the .html/images extracted by Mobi2IMP from the .prc ebook and use GEB Librarian on that .html to recreate the REB1200 .imp!

I tried the above and it may work well for you! Check it out...

First install Mobi2IMP (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22178), then the attached ver 2.1 eBook Publisher by Gemstar and then try converting the attached .prc ebook. I converted it and produced the attached _1200.imp. Then use your Impserve transfer method.

I hope it doesn't reset your reader. :fingersx:

p.s. On a side note, I'm very impressed that Impserve works with firmware v2.0! It's a truly wonderful utility!

voidIndigo
03-10-2009, 11:22 PM
I hope it doesn't reset your reader. :fingersx:


That makes two of us. :)


p.s. On a side note, I'm very impressed that Impserve works with firmware v2.0! It's a truly wonderful utility!


I contacted with Ashish Kulkarni and he gave me some pointers to make it work with the 2.0 firmware. All it took was to change the site the REB calls (from ebooksystem.net to softbook.net) inside the main Python script (impserve.py) :2thumbsup

I'll try the conversion tomorrow. (It worked! Back to searching mobi books...)

:thanks: very much for your attention (good thing there's a smile to say thanks. I think I'll be using it a lot!! ;) )

Best regards

void Indigo