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Old 01-23-2014, 05:17 PM   #1
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Conversion failure, Delphi Complete Works of Jules Verne (Illustrated)

Had a promotion to use up at Amazon, so I picked up some low-cost eBooks. Attempting to convert:

Delphi Complete Works of Jules Verne (Illustrated)
(48.8MB AZW)

to epub is failing. Job log has:

Failed to parse content in <longname>.html
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
MemoryError

Referenced file u'<longname>.html' not in manifest
Parsing <longnameL.html ...
Failed to read from manifest entry with id: added, ignoring
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
MemoryError

Spine item 'id1' not found
Python function terminated unexpectedly
Spine is empty (Error Code: 1)
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
calibre.ebooks.oeb.base.OEBError: Spine is empty

Is this forum the correct place to report more detail, attach files, ask for help? Should I be in some other form or tracking system instead?

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Old 01-23-2014, 10:59 PM   #2
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Use the 64bit version of calibre on a computer with lots of RAM and the conversion should work fine.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:08 AM   #3
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My only platform is Windows XP Pro 32-bit. Am I correct in assuming that the 64-bit version of calibre won't operate on this platform?

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My only platform is Windows XP Pro 32-bit. Am I correct in assuming that the 64-bit version of calibre won't operate on this platform?

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Yes. You need both 64-bit capable hardware and a 64-bit Operating system running on that hardware to run 64-bit Calibre.

It appears that the conversion of that particular book needs more RAM than the 32b-it version of Calibre can handle which is why it is failing. Maybe you have a friend with a suitable machine that can do the conversion for you?
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:29 PM   #5
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You may be able to use the kindleunpack plugin to just repackage this to an epub - if it's the newer amazon kf8 format.
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I saw this problem experienced by another elsewhere some time ago with the big Delphi Classics, so I ran a test, just out of interest using the Dickens collection (a little bigger than the Verne one) epub (not azw) as the source on a 64 bit, but only 4GB RAM machine.

I cannot remember if I tried an epub to epub conversion or an epub to mobi or azw now, but whatever it failed after a long run and I did not persevere.

My suggestion would be to go to the Kobo discount code sticky thread http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=115233 in the Deals, Freebies and Resources forum and get a discount code for the Kobo store; you will then be able to buy an epub of Delphi's Verne for next to nothing (which is what I have done for a few I wanted).

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Old 01-27-2014, 08:11 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone. I've got the 64-bit version crunching away on a borrowed Win7 machine ... Sitting at 67% done, grinding through the "Splitting on page-break at id=" part of the work, with a working set that seems to have leveled out at 3.1GB. I'll let that either complete or fail before I throw more money at the collection.
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