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Old 06-11-2013, 03:24 AM   #16
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Make sure you have ticked the box for stop exporting "when last frame is reached"
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:55 PM   #17
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I have created an ORB page in our wiki for reference to this format.

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Old 06-24-2013, 02:00 PM   #18
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Not even mention some app for iPad o iPhone....
Really need some kind of software for this file extension on Apple devices...

Thank...
iPads and iPhones ARE Apple devices.
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:34 PM   #19
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iPads and iPhones ARE Apple devices.
Thanks for the info....!!!
I didn't know. If it wasn't for you, I would have never realized it.

Sent from my Apple Device... (iPad, iPhone, iPod).
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:46 AM   #20
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I have created an ORB page in our wiki for reference to this format.

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That's a great help. Thank you Sir.


Calibre is a major eBook Reader/Organizer/Converter by veteran programmer Kovid Goyal. It supports a lexicon of file formats.
I have requested the developers to add support for *.ORB format too.

Please support: [Format Support] *.ORB eBooks - MobileRead Forums

Sothink SWF Decompiler successfully decompiles the SWFs located inside the ORB into recognizable texts! I have requested them to add a feature like "Export as PDF". That could have been an excellent solution... We'd get a searchable PDF (i.e. a real text-image PDF format), not just an Image-only PDF (as obtained by image-conversion techniques, OCR recognition is always imperfect)...

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Old 09-19-2013, 12:45 PM   #21
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I followed the steps above but the Kurst SWF Renderer won't convert the SWF into PNG one by one. Instead it converts the first SWF filw into multiple PNG (1560 times to be exact, which is the number of pages in the book), then starts converting 2.SWF into multiple PNG files, etc etc.

Anyone please tell me what I've done wrong?
I have some problem, but I change the frame rate to 1, and in "stop exporting" setting, change to when last frame is reached, then change to 1 seconds, also need to select multiple swf file.
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:57 PM   #22
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Shell command to convert a .orb to a .pdf file (OSX):

1. Install pdflib, xpdf, swftools, renameutils, pdftk using homebrew, macports or other package manager
2. download swftools seperately and compile gfx2gfx (see this page)
3. (optional) comment out lines 275-287 in ./lib/pdf.c before compiling if you don't want to resample images
4. compile the library if there are errors
Code:
cd lib; make
5. create swf2pdf.sh file with your editor of choice (BBEdit, vi, etc)

Code:
#!/bin/sh
if [ ! -f "$1" ]; then
   echo "File does not exist: $1" >&2
   exit 1
fi
filename=$1
file_zip=${filename%.orb}.zip
file_pdf=${filename%.orb}.pdf
folder_unzipped=${filename%.orb}
mv "$1" "$file_zip"
unzip "$file_zip"
cd "$folder_unzipped"
rename .gau .swf *.gau
ls *.swf | sort -n | while read filename; do gfx2gfx "$filename" "${filename%.swf}.pdf"; done
pdftk $(ls *.pdf | sort -n) output "../$file_pdf"
cd ..; rm -rf "$folder_unzipped"; mv "$file_zip" $1
5. chmod +x swf2pdf.sh
6. ./swf2pdf your_orb_file.orb


Problem: text is not retained as such in resulting pdf but is converted to shapes (link) -> increased size & OCR necessary

P.S. Special thanks to my brother in law for being a linux genius

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Old 01-09-2014, 09:31 AM   #23
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.orb viewer for OSX

As of today there is an .orb file viewer for the mac: ORB reader

The developer is a really nice guy, he is quick to respond to any questions.

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Old 02-23-2014, 07:19 PM   #24
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.orb to .pdf on windows

Its reasonably straightforward to rename .orb to .zip. then unzip to a folder renaming all files to .swf too.

Let Adobe Acrobat Pro do the rest. (remembering that both .swf and .pdf are adobe formats).

My converted .orb ebooks to .pdf with swf --> pdf format with Acrobat Pro 11 are of a higher image file size like 800 kb per page, but the image quality is quite good.

However, as you turn the multi-file to pdf on with .swf on, each page is converted individually before Acrobat collates them in a single pdf. Cumbersome, but atleast the quality is nice.

Someone did a single page conversion video on youtube :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0OD5Sh-h-s

Tedious brainless person who created .orb, and now we reconvert it back again.
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:20 PM   #25
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Easy 30-step guide on converting .orb to .pdf.
You will need:
-One .orb file
-One SWF Renderer
-One Image2PDF
-One Abby FineReader
-One FoxitReader
-One Adobe Reader XI

1. Download ORB
2. Change name of the file from ****.orb to ****.zip
3. Unpack the file
4. Shit + Right click the folder with the *.gau files
5. Select 'open command line here"
6. rename *.gau *.swf
7. Select the last file.
8. Shit + Home to select all files from the last to the first
9. Right click the first file and select rename
10. Rename it as (10000)
11. Files are now numbered as (10000).swf, (10001).swf, (10002).swf, etc.
12. Open SWF Renderer (I know, it is a paid software, but no other program does this)
13. Set frame rate to 1, export format to PNG Encoder
14. Click "Add to render queue SWF Files"
15. Select all .swf files on folder (sometimes the program will crash if you select over 600 at a time).
16. Click "start render"
17. After finished, open Image2PDF
18. Click "Add directory" or "Add files"
19. Select the .png files created with SWF Renderer.
20. Click "Make PDF"
21. Open Abby FineReader
22. Open the PDF you just created with Image2PDF
23. After OCR, export it as PDF (not PDF/A)
24. Now open FoxitReader
25. Make your own Table of Contents for the PDF. Save it.
26. Now open Adobe Reader XI
27. Open the PDF you just created with Abby FineReader
28. Click "Save As..." and save it. Do this because Adobe Reader XI makes PDF faster.
29. ????
30. PROFIT!!!!
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