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Old 12-15-2012, 08:49 AM   #1
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Djvu to ePub - not really working for me

From archive.org I have downloaded the djvu file ( the only one I could read) of this file: http://archive.org/details/TheGoldenLotusVolIII

It is big (almost 22 MB), when I try to convert it via Calibre into EPub, it takes a good while to become a very small one and nothing shows up.

What am I doing wrong?
If anyone can do better as for download and actually read, here is the "big" download" link: http://archive.org/details/TheGoldenLotusVolIII

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Old 12-15-2012, 09:18 AM   #2
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calibre's djvu conversion only supports djvu files that have actual text in them, not just scans of pages like that file.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:41 AM   #3
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I am still lost .. how am I to know what has text in it or not . when I read it via djvu online it as text in it .. ?
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:47 AM   #4
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I am still lost .. how am I to know what has text in it or not . when I read it via djvu online it as text in it .. ?
Actually what it has is pictures of text rather than the actual text stored in the file! A good sign would be the size of the file. A pure text file will tend to be relatively small, while an image based file would be much larger.
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:40 PM   #5
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I give up - once again .. so none of the files for this book on archive.org is actually downloadable and cannot be read by calibre?
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:52 PM   #6
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I give up - once again .. so none of the files for this book on archive.org is actually downloadable and cannot be read by calibre?
I am not sure where on that site you are getting books. Some appear to be part of a (legal) lending program and will be protected by DRM. Calibre can only store those books.
To be legal, you need to use their required viewer.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:22 PM   #7
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I am not sure where on that site you are getting books. Some appear to be part of a (legal) lending program and will be protected by DRM. Calibre can only store those books.
It is hard for me to believe that you aren't familiar with archive.org. Nothing on this site is part of any lending library nor is it DRM protected.

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I give up - once again .. so none of the files for this book on archive.org is actually downloadable and cannot be read by calibre?
When I go to that page and click on the "All Files: HTTPS" at the bottom of the View the book column I have choices and the RTF and TXT directories have all 400 pages of the book in non-image format. It would be up to you to combine all 400 pages into one RTF or TXT file so you could add it to calibre and convert the book to ePub.

Good Luck.

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Old 12-18-2012, 03:02 PM   #8
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You can convert a djvu file containing images to a pdf file using Irfanview with the djvu plugin installed. Unfortunately, I can't remember the exact details - it was a one off quite a while ago - but you will find all the details buried in this post. And I know it works 'cos it worked for me. Of course, converting a pdf file containing only jpeg images to a text epub file is another story.

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Old 12-29-2012, 07:10 AM   #9
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Thank you all and sorry for the late reply .. I have now found out how to convert djvu to pdf and is "good" from here:-)
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I have now found out how to convert djvu to pdf and is "good" from here:-)

So... Adelous.... what exactly did you find out? There are others of us who might benefit from knowing. Thx
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So... Adelous.... what exactly did you find out? There are others of us who might benefit from knowing. Thx
Send a PM and ask. You'll have a better chance of getting an answer.
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