View Full Version : best format to convert to mobi


rcuadro
03-12-2009, 10:35 AM
So I have a Sony 505 and a bunch of LRF's... I want to convert most of them into mobi to use on my Kindle 2.
I sort of have the hang of using LRFTools to convert them to something else... but what is the best format to convert LRFs to before converting them to mobi?

I am on a Mac and will not have access to a windows pc until mid april...

Ideas?:thanks:

AnemicOak
03-12-2009, 10:36 AM
Will LRF Tools make an epub out of an LRF? I can't recall, but if it does you could do that and then use Calibre to make a Mobi.

rcuadro
03-12-2009, 10:47 AM
Will LRF Tools make an epub out of an LRF? I can't recall, but if it does you could do that and then use Calibre to make a Mobi.

I didnt think of epub! I tried HTML and XML and they dont come out well. I was starting to think there was a special trick or something. Lets see if it works :)

pilotbob
03-15-2009, 12:57 AM
So I have a Sony 505 and a bunch of LRF's... I want to convert most of them into mobi to use on my Kindle 2.

I am on a Mac and will not have access to a windows pc until mid april...


Where did you get the LRF files? Most sources for these files also contain other formats such as mobipocket.

BOb

rcuadro
03-15-2009, 05:36 AM
Where did you get the LRF files? Most sources for these files also contain other formats such as mobipocket.

BOb

Some of them are from the sony store and I am trying not to count those books as a loss...
I did download the books again that I got from feedbooks and maybooks.net so those are not a problem...

HarryT
03-15-2009, 05:43 AM
Some of them are from the sony store and I am trying not to count those books as a loss...
I did download the books again that I got from feedbooks and maybooks.net so those are not a problem...

Books downloaded from the Sony Store will be "LRX" files, generally speaking, not "LRF". These cannot be converted to other formats.

JSWolf
03-15-2009, 08:15 AM
So I have a Sony 505 and a bunch of LRF's... I want to convert most of them into mobi to use on my Kindle 2.
I sort of have the hang of using LRFTools to convert them to something else... but what is the best format to convert LRFs to before converting them to mobi?

I am on a Mac and will not have access to a windows pc until mid april...

Ideas?:thanks:
Since some of these LRF, are LRX, why not just read then on your 505? It's a lot easier then the hassle of trying to convert.

rcuadro
03-15-2009, 09:51 AM
Since some of these LRF, are LRX, why not just read then on your 505? It's a lot easier then the hassle of trying to convert.

Because I want to sell my 505 now that I have a Kindle 2 :thumbsup:

rcuadro
03-15-2009, 09:55 AM
Is there something that will convert LRX's?

AnemicOak
03-15-2009, 10:57 AM
Is there something that will convert LRX's?

Nope. Sony's DRM has not been broken.

pilotbob
03-15-2009, 11:44 AM
Some of them are from the sony store and I am trying not to count those books as a loss...

Well... that might be the case. About the only way I can think to convert them it to cut-n-paste them from the Sony eBook Library viewer into files... then format and create a mobi book with them using Mobicreator or Book designer.

I'm not even sure if this is possible. The Sony viewer may block cut-n-paste. I have never tried it.

BOb

AnemicOak
03-15-2009, 11:50 AM
Well... that might be the case. About the only way I can think to convert them it to cut-n-paste them from the Sony eBook Library viewer into files... then format and create a mobi book with them using Mobicreator or Book designer.

I'm not even sure if this is possible. The Sony viewer may block cut-n-paste. I have never tried it.

BOb


IIRC it does block cut 'n paste on DRM'd books.

pilotbob
03-15-2009, 11:51 AM
IIRC it does block cut 'n paste on DRM'd books.

Ah... well in that case... Screen Grabs and OCR. But, at this point it doesn't see cost effective. I would say, read them on your 505 or keep your Sony software/account so you can read them on your PC.

BOb

kevindorsey
03-15-2009, 05:11 PM
Can LRF be converted to .txt and back to kindle somehow?

Lilly
03-15-2009, 07:50 PM
Can LRF be converted to .txt and back to kindle somehow?

Here's the difference, LRF is non-DRM Sony files and LRX is a DRM Sony file; Sony store ONLY sells LRX (DRM has not been broken and can only be read on Sony reader and computer). Yes, Sony has a library software that allows you to read your books from 6 different devices, and those devices can be readers or computers. Like I have the Sony library installed on 3 computers and I have my reader, so I can download a book purchased from Sony on all 4. So an LRF fife (non-drm Sony file) could easily be converted to Mobi by Calibre.

AnemicOak
03-15-2009, 08:07 PM
Can LRF be converted to .txt and back to kindle somehow?

Look at LRF Tools, but you'd be better of with something else like epub or html then Kindle/Mobi as opposed to txt. With txt you lose things like em dashes and italics from the book, and sometimes other formatting.