Thread: PRS-500 PDB header format
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Old 07-16-2007, 06:11 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Avian View Post
I just ordered a Sony Reader and in preparation for it's arrival want to convert my unencrypted PDBs to TXT.
After a quick search I couldn't find anything that could do it in batch (I tried ABC Amber? but it crahed after a couple of files), so I'm trying to write a quick java app to do it for me.
So far I've been able to decode the text OK but I still have a couple of hundred garbage bytes in the header. I want to disguard this information but as it's not a constant length it's hard to do.
Does anyone know the header format for these files?
Thanks very much for your help and if anyone is interested in the app and doesn't care about a paragraph of rubbish at the start I can make it available.

avian
If you are looking to move the PDB files over to the Sony Reader, then you can use Book Designer to load and convert to proper LRF with ToC.
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