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Old 08-13-2008, 02:14 PM   #16
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In order to help me make sure this doesn't happen for other people, what was the fix?
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:02 PM   #17
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My fix had to do with the startup of the computer..
I had used msconfig to list the startup programs and had eliminated some prior to downloading the revision..when I used google to find out what you meant by
"direct connection to the web or is it via a proxy", I realized I had eliminated some of the startups found in msconfig results.. I enabled all of the missing programs, found a "trojan slob" in doing so at the start up and then tried your program and everything worked out okay.. I attribute this to luck and remembering what I had done prior to your revision.

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Old 08-13-2008, 04:58 PM   #18
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I am afraid that I spoke to soon as I tried another periodical after downloading the nytimes which worked and the new download did not work.. below is the message I got.


Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
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C:\Documents and Settings\David Levy>feeds2lrf --verbose newsweek
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "convert_from.py", line 61, in <module>
File "convert_from.py", line 42, in main
File "C:\Program Files\calibre\library.zip\calibre\web\feeds\main.p y", line 92
, in run_recipe
File "calibre\web\feeds\recipes\__init__.pyo", line 72, in compile_recipe
File "c:\docume~1\davidl~1\locals~1\temp\calibre_0.4.83 _b9qpyi_recipes\recipe0
.py", line 4, in <module>
newsweek
NameError: name 'newsweek' is not defined

C:\Documents and Settings\David Levy>
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:21 PM   #19
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newsweek with a capital N
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:41 PM   #20
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Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\David Levy>feeds2lrf --verbose Newsweek
Unable to detect proxy settings: [Error 2] The system cannot find the file speci
fied
0% Fetching feeds...
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "convert_from.py", line 61, in <module>
File "convert_from.py", line 42, in main
File "C:\Program Files\calibre\library.zip\calibre\web\feeds\main.p y", line 11
4, in run_recipe
File "calibre\web\feeds\news.pyo", line 473, in download
File "calibre\web\feeds\news.pyo", line 582, in build_index
File "calibre\web\feeds\recipes\newsweek.pyo", line 62, in parse_index
File "calibre\web\feeds\recipes\newsweek.pyo", line 114, in get_current_issue
File "urllib2.pyo", line 124, in urlopen
File "urllib2.pyo", line 381, in open
File "urllib2.pyo", line 399, in _open
File "urllib2.pyo", line 360, in _call_chain
File "urllib2.pyo", line 1107, in http_open
File "urllib2.pyo", line 1082, in do_open
urllib2.URLError: <urlopen error (10061, 'Connection refused')>

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Old 08-13-2008, 06:06 PM   #21
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Im afraid there's something off in the internet setup on your computer. That error message means that calibre is unable to connect to the newsweek server.
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:27 PM   #22
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You asked me before about a proxy setup and I know I do not have one.. can you give me any place to look? It is strange that I was able to download the NY Times and when I tried another periodical, it did not work..
Thanks for your help.
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:02 PM   #23
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Can you still download the nytimes?
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The New York Times does not download.
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:28 PM   #25
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then you need to redo whatever you did in the first place to fix it.
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I know this is going to sound like a crazy question, but I found this site called Portable Applications (programs you install directly to usb storage devices) and I was wondering if Calibre could install on a usb portable device or it if it'll only run if installed on the PC.

I hope that makes sense.
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Old 08-25-2008, 02:34 PM   #27
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In principle, it can. Actually getting it to work would be somewhat non-trivial. Basically you'd need to make sure that whatever directory calibre is installed in, is in your path before launching it. Also if you want to use the GUI, then you have to make sure that the library1.db file is in the same location (absolute path) on all computers, or when you launch the GUI you'd have to manually choose the location of an existing library1.db
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In principle, it can. Actually getting it to work would be somewhat non-trivial. Basically you'd need to make sure that whatever directory calibre is installed in, is in your path before launching it. Also if you want to use the GUI, then you have to make sure that the library1.db file is in the same location (absolute path) on all computers, or when you launch the GUI you'd have to manually choose the location of an existing library1.db

Will have to try this out tonight on my spare usb device.
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:51 PM   #29
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Basic Help needed

Just downloaded Calibre today (10-27-08) but I can't figure out how to do what I want to do. It installed just fine, and I have put the ebook in question in the library.

I use Vista.
My file is a non-DRM mobi book which I wish to convert to text in some manner. The threads I've researched said that I could use mobi2oeb to convert to HTML and then I can save as text. That is perfect for me. I don't care about meta data, I just need the text.

My problem is: I can't figure out how to use mobi2oeb. Did it download with Calibre? Do I need to get it somewhere else? And, when I have it, how do I use it? Is it a command that I need to go to C:/ or is there a field in Calibre I type it in? What is the syntax?

My apologies if this is covered elsewhere, but I haven't been able to find it. I've search on the Calibre forum, I read the FAQ, I've started reading the user's manual, which has a blank page on the ebook conversion page.

Can you steer me in the right direction?

Thanks,

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FYI: I will use the text in my TTS software to make an electronic audio recording. My eyesight is going and I prefer to listen to my books. Unfortunately, the older books do not have audio versions out there.
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in the config dialog select epub as your output format. click convert. this will create an epub version of the file which you can unzip using winzip
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