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Old 12-25-2012, 07:48 PM   #1
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"invalid start byte" when trying to open a azw3 file with calibre

Hi!

I have a problem when trying to open an azw3 file with calibre. I get the error messages " invalid start byte". Something similar occurs if I try to convert it, but it has no DRM protection. Could someone please help me?
Thank you very much in advance!

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Old 12-25-2012, 10:52 PM   #2
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Error when opening and convertind an azw3 file

Thanks for the instructions, it is the first time I participate in the forum, and it is also the first time that I face this error in calibre.


Mi calibre version is 0.9.0
My operating system is Windows

I'm trying to open and convert an azw3 file (attached) and I get the following error messages:

- When I try to open it

"invalid start byte"
Spoiler:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\viewer\main.py", line 40, in run
File "threading.py", line 504, in run
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\oeb\iterator\book.py", line 99, in __enter__
File "site-packages\calibre\customize\conversion.py", line 239, in __call__
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\conversion\plugins\mobi_in put.py", line 40, in convert
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\mobi\reader\mobi8.py", line 70, in __call__
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\mobi\reader\mobi8.py", line 382, in expand_text
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\mobi\reader\markup.py", line 301, in expand_mobi8_markup
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\mobi\reader\markup.py", line 45, in update_internal_links
File "encodings\utf_8.py", line 16, in decode
UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf8' codec can't decode byte 0xb0 in position 4080: invalid start byte

- When I try to convert it to .pdf

Convertido el libro 1 de 1 (¡Votad la desglobalización!: Los ciudadanos somos más poderosos que la globalización (Estado Y Sociedad (paidos)) (Spanish Edition))
Resolved conversion options
calibre version: 0.9.0
{'asciiize': False,
'author_sort': None,
'authors': None,
'base_font_size': 0.0,
'book_producer': None,
'change_justification': u'original',
'chapter': u"//*[((name()='h1' or name()='h2') and re:test(., '\\s*((chapter|book|section|part)\\s+)|((prolog|pr ologue|epilogue)(\\s+|$))', 'i')) or @class = 'chapter']",
'chapter_mark': u'pagebreak',
'comments': None,
'cover': u'C:\\Users\\Pili\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\calibre_0 .9.0_tmp_di6o_t\\qt3kik.jpeg',
'custom_size': None,
'debug_pipeline': None,
'dehyphenate': True,
'delete_blank_paragraphs': True,
'disable_font_rescaling': False,
'duplicate_links_in_toc': False,
'enable_heuristics': False,
'extra_css': None,
'filter_css': u'',
'fix_indents': True,
'font_size_mapping': None,
'format_scene_breaks': True,
'html_unwrap_factor': 0.4,
'input_encoding': None,
'input_profile': <calibre.customize.profiles.InputProfile object at 0x02C4C7B0>,
'insert_blank_line': False,
'insert_blank_line_size': 0.5,
'insert_metadata': False,
'isbn': None,
'italicize_common_cases': True,
'keep_ligatures': False,
'language': None,
'level1_toc': None,
'level2_toc': None,
'level3_toc': None,
'line_height': 0.0,
'linearize_tables': False,
'margin_bottom': 5.0,
'margin_left': 5.0,
'margin_right': 5.0,
'margin_top': 5.0,
'markup_chapter_headings': True,
'max_toc_links': 50,
'minimum_line_height': 120.0,
'no_chapters_in_toc': False,
'no_inline_navbars': False,
'orientation': u'portrait',
'output_profile': <calibre.customize.profiles.SonyReader900Output object at 0x02C4CC90>,
'page_breaks_before': u"//*[name()='h1' or name()='h2']",
'paper_size': u'letter',
'pdf_default_font_size': 20,
'pdf_mono_family': u'Courier New',
'pdf_mono_font_size': 16,
'pdf_sans_family': u'Agency FB',
'pdf_serif_family': u'Times New Roman',
'pdf_standard_font': u'serif',
'prefer_metadata_cover': False,
'preserve_cover_aspect_ratio': False,
'pretty_print': False,
'pubdate': None,
'publisher': None,
'rating': None,
'read_metadata_from_opf': u'C:\\Users\\Pili\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\calibre_0 .9.0_tmp_di6o_t\\gggnt0.opf',
'remove_fake_margins': True,
'remove_first_image': False,
'remove_paragraph_spacing': False,
'remove_paragraph_spacing_indent_size': 1.5,
'renumber_headings': True,
'replace_scene_breaks': u'',
'search_replace': '[]',
'series': None,
'series_index': None,
'smarten_punctuation': False,
'sr1_replace': None,
'sr1_search': None,
'sr2_replace': None,
'sr2_search': None,
'sr3_replace': None,
'sr3_search': None,
'start_reading_at': None,
'tags': None,
'timestamp': None,
'title': None,
'title_sort': None,
'toc_filter': None,
'toc_threshold': 6,
'unit': 'inch',
'unsmarten_punctuation': False,
'unwrap_lines': True,
'use_auto_toc': False,
'verbose': 2}
InputFormatPlugin: MOBI Input running
on C:\Users\Pili\AppData\Local\Temp\calibre_0.9.0_tmp _di6o_t\t3p7hs.azw3
Found KF8 MOBI of type 'standalone'
Extracting text...
Python function terminated unexpectedly
'utf8' codec can't decode byte 0xb0 in position 4080: invalid start byte (Error Code: 1)
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "site.py", line 132, in main
File "site.py", line 109, in run_entry_point
File "site-packages\calibre\utils\ipc\worker.py", line 186, in main
File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\convert\gui_conversion.py", line 31, in gui_convert_override
File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\convert\gui_conversion.py", line 25, in gui_convert
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\conversion\plumber.py", line 989, in run
File "site-packages\calibre\customize\conversion.py", line 239, in __call__
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\conversion\plugins\mobi_in put.py", line 40, in convert
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\mobi\reader\mobi8.py", line 70, in __call__
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\mobi\reader\mobi8.py", line 382, in expand_text
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\mobi\reader\markup.py", line 301, in expand_mobi8_markup
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\mobi\reader\markup.py", line 45, in update_internal_links
File "encodings\utf_8.py", line 16, in decode
UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf8' codec can't decode byte 0xb0 in position 4080: invalid start byte


Thank you!
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:51 PM   #4
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Your description of OS is a little too general.
Which version? If Vista or newer: 32bit or 64bit?
Service pack level?

BTW 0.9.0 is now 10 releases old but I don't think this will have any effect on you problem, but it is still a good idea to bring your releas to current if you are having a new problem, just to see if the Guru's have addressed that issue.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:44 PM   #5
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Thank you so much, theducks!
It was a matter of installing the current version of Calibre, I hadn't realized I had an old one. Great!
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