Originally Posted by Jay22
I am trying to convert a Mobipocket prc file created with Mobipocket Creator into an epub file. I am using Ecub to do this as I have been told that it can create a cleaner file than Calibre on its own, and so I want to compare them. Ecub uses Calibre for some of the conversion.
I have installed Ecub 1.11 on a windows system. I have also installed Calibre 0.7.23. Within ecub preferences/helpers tab, I have pointed to C:/Program Files/Calibre2 as the Calibre folder containing the conversion utilities. However, once I get to the step where I select the prc file that I want converted and then click next, the program shows an error notice that it cannot find the conversion file: C:\Program files\Calibre2\mobi2oeb“-o”. I have done a search of the Calibre installed files, and there is no file within it called mobi2oeb“-o”. Can anyone tell me how to point ecub to the Calibre conversion files in the versions I have installed, or do I need to use an earlier version of Calibre?
Thanks for your help
You actually need to look for "mobi2oeb" without the quotes and the -o. However, on my recent install, that file doesn't exist. I suspect it was replaced with a different file doing a similar job but with better results.
I don't know anything about ecub, but, calibre is an absolutely fantastic program these days and I'd be surprised if much formatting cruft ended up in any conversions.
If you want to continue this experiment for informational purposes, you might dig through old versions of calibre looking for mobi2oeb files, or google for the file name and see what useful information comes up.
Otherwise, you could reasonably use calibre as is now and be content knowing your epubs will be nicely formatted. I'm still dipping my toes into epub conversions but I've read on this forum that Sigil is "the" stand-alone program to use for precise epub editing.