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cipher57
01-17-2009, 09:49 AM
Tried to open and convert several lrf with ABC Amber Sony lrf converter and am told it is not a BBeB book.

Saw a web page that states that all lrfs are not Sony... But little else in the way of converting non sony lrfs.


http://www.raiden.net/?cat=2&aid=184&pid=3

LRF is a non DRM version of the Sony BeBB format. Several programs such as BookDesigner support it as an output and several conversion routines are currently in development to translate DOC, TXT, and HTML to LRF. All of these currently seem to be hit-or-miss and can be classified as beta versions at best.

http://mikecane2008.wordpress.com/2008/12/05/how-amazons-kindle-will-bite-your-ass/

2) No, LRF is *not* BBeB. BBeB is Sony’s proprietary DRM format. LRF is a file format that lacks DRM. I suspect, however, that you already know that and was using a shortcut there.



Anybody got a handle on this?

Patricia
01-17-2009, 10:15 AM
My understanding is that Bbeb and lrf are the same format. Sony's DRM'd version is called lrx.

And people have reported patchy results with the Amber converter.
Some of the problems might be in the source file. What format is the book that you are trying to convert? Does it have DRM?

cipher57
01-17-2009, 11:28 AM
My understanding is that Bbeb and lrf are the same format. Sony's DRM'd version is called lrx.

And people have reported patchy results with the Amber converter.
Some of the problems might be in the source file. What format is the book that you are trying to convert? Does it have DRM?

LRF is a non DRM version of the Sony BeBB format is what I'm reading, i.e. lrf is something different from Sony's proprietized version called BBeB.

I have a few hundred files from a torrent that show file type as .lrf

More on non Sony lrf
http://filext.com/file-extension/LRF


Extension: LRF
Program and/or Extension Function [What's This?] Company [What's This?]
BroadBand eBook
Specific Notes [What's This?]
LRS is the source format for Sony eBooks which are also known as BBeB (BroadBand eBook). The LRS format follows the Xylog XML format. LRS is compiled into LRF files in a proprietary way to produce the files used on the Sony Portable Reader. These files are compressed and may also contain the pagination data for the various font sizes used on the device.

Thanks for any help...

gwynevans
01-17-2009, 04:33 PM
You should probably look at the Calibre utilities rather than ABC Amber - It includes an lrf2lrs.exe and, probably more useful, a lrf2html.exe.

cipher57
01-17-2009, 04:58 PM
Thanx...

No go. Calibre can't do anything with this. Oh well, I guess I'll find those books again.

Patricia
01-17-2009, 05:01 PM
But what are you attempting to convert? What format is the file in?

JSWolf
01-17-2009, 06:56 PM
lrf2html in Calibre does not yet work.

HarryT
01-18-2009, 05:10 AM
2) No, LRF is *not* BBeB. BBeB is Sony’s proprietary DRM format. LRF is a file format that lacks DRM. I suspect, however, that you already know that and was using a shortcut there.

This is incorrect.

Both LRF (non-DRM) and LRX (DRM) files are BBeB files.