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Old 02-20-2012, 07:35 PM   #5
AnemicOak
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Originally Posted by lorken View Post
1) I assume I have to do this (download the ADOBE DRM version) through my computer and not while on my vox - is that correct?
I don't use Aldiko anymore (I use Mantano), but still have it on my phone so I tried downloading right from the site. I got the option to download the book to Mantano, BlueFire or Overdrive, but didn't get an option for Aldiko. I know Aldiko will open the .ACSM files and download if you have the file on your device already, but apparenly the associations aren't setup right for downloading from the website.

What you'd do is download the books into ADE and then connect your Vox to your computer and then drag and drop the files from ADE to the Vox (it will show up as an icon in the left hand menu of ADE). I'm sure you could do it other ways too.



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2) When I logon to myLibrary right now through my computer, I see that some of my books have one download option beside them, and some don't have any download option beside them.

2a) For the ones that don't have any download option, does this mean I'm screwed and have gotten only the kepub version that is now on my vox?
I've heard they have a few books that are kePub only (or kePub and PDF) and don't have an ePub option, but I haven't run into it myself so I'm not sure.



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2b) For the ones that have a download option, it either says or "Adobe DRM epub" or "Download epub". Does this mean that I can only get the book in that one format?
All books are available as kePub's plus usually some other format. "Adobe DRM epub" will be a DRM'd ePub you need to download with ADE. "Download ePub" should mean it's a DRM free ePub (I'd assume those will download direct from their site fine).



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3) When I originally bought the books from kobo, I am sure I did NOT get a choice of two download formats: I bought my books using the computer (not the vox) and once they were paid for, the "Download book" button appeared and I pressed it. Then later, when I turned on my vox, my library updated itself and they showed up in it. Should I/Can I do something different to ensure I get the ADOBE DRM vershion and not the KEPUB version?
You get both. Usually that download button is for the ADE ePub or DRM free ePub, and you'll get asked by your computer what to do with it/where to save it. You don't have to pick one or the other as you can always go back and re-download whatever format's are available. I just re-checked and I have a small number of books that don't have the ePub option, one's a comic, a couple were freebie for the Vox (which I returned) and a couple are public domain classic in kePub only freebies (but there are better versions for free download here on MobileRead).



Hopefully some of that rambling made sense.

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