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Old 11-21-2008, 11:14 PM   #31
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Can anyone answer my question? Also is there a reader that I can use to read my purchased ebook from mobipocket? Its a .prc file
You can read your .prc file in Mobi Reader on your PC, or in Mobi Reader on a handheld device such as a PDA. If you don't have that software, you can download it for free from Mobipocket. Did you say what kind of device you wanted to read it on? If so, I missed it.

I would guess that if you can read the file without supplying any kind of code, then your file is non-DRM.

Others here have more detailed knowledge than I do, so if I haven't answered your question, hopefully someone else will.
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Old 11-22-2008, 02:00 AM   #32
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Can anyone answer my question? Also is there a reader that I can use to read my purchased ebook from mobipocket? Its a .prc file
You can't tell if it is a DRM file by just looking at it. There are several readers that can read DRM files Mobi format. The iLiad, the Digital Reader, both from iRex; The cybook and the Hanlin (EZ Reader, BeBOOK, Walkbook, lBook) can all read this format. With igorsk scripts you can also read DRM Mobi on a Kindle. Non DRM can be read directly on all of these devices.

If you have already purchased the book then you will have to register the device and redownload the book to read it if it has DRM.

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Old 11-22-2008, 04:34 AM   #33
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How do I know if my Mobipocket book is DRM? Its a .prc file. I thought I could use Bookshelf to read mobipocket books?
If you had to select one format before buying the ebook then most likely it has DRM. If you have a Windows PC, try reading it with Windows MobiPocket Desktop Reader. If it does not open (e.g. you get an error about vendor not found), then it has DRM and it is not authorized for your PC. If it does open, then in the library view right click on the ebook and select options to see if it is encrypted or not. On a Mac, try reading it with Stanza - if it does not open it probably has DRM.

A DRMed MOBI ebook can be authorized for up to 4 devices, so if your target device has Reader software from MobiPocket available all you need do is register its PID and redownload the ebook. However, MobiPocket does not have a reader for the iPod Touch yet. So your best option is to use mobidedrm to strip the DRM and then use Stanza (say) to read the ebook.
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Old 11-22-2008, 09:19 AM   #34
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How do I know if my Mobipocket book is DRM? Its a .prc file. I thought I could use Bookshelf to read mobipocket books?
Do you know the PID? If you do, you can run it through MobiDeDRM.py 0.04 amd see if it removes the DRM. Or you could try viewing it with Mobipocket Reader that has a different PID.
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:59 AM   #35
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I got Bonjour working with Shelfserver for the Bookshelf. But, says device not autorized. So, I take it I need to remove the DRM? I guess I'll just download the book, through fictionwise and read it on ereader. Bummer, spent money on mobipocket book...what a waste!

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Old 11-24-2008, 12:06 PM   #36
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I guess I'll just download the book, through fictionwise and read it on ereader. Bummer, spent money on mobipocket book...what a waste!
More bad news, I am afraid. You cannot read Mobi books with eReader. Once you have purchased and downloaded the book in a protected format (Mobi, in this case), you cannot generally get it in another secure format, such as eReader.

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Old 11-24-2008, 01:10 PM   #37
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No, I mean buy the book again, but through ereader. Which is what I did. Works perfectly with my touch now!

By the way, can I bookmark with ereader? How?
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Old 11-24-2008, 02:09 PM   #38
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No, I mean buy the book again, but through ereader. Which is what I did. Works perfectly with my touch now!

By the way, can I bookmark with ereader? How?
Just tap the upper right corner of the page. It should put a graphic there that looks like dog-eared paper.

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Old 11-25-2008, 08:53 AM   #39
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How do I know if my Mobipocket book is DRM? Its a .prc file. I thought I could use Bookshelf to read mobipocket books?
What was its format described as in the eBook store that you bought it from? Did you have to enter a device PID when you bought it?
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Old 11-28-2008, 04:45 AM   #40
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i have a touch2.0 i use my touch as a pda, yes there is actually a great pda program out for the touch now and i've had pda's since the palm pro(and every other device since) this is the best pda i've ever seen, ok aside from that i use it to read a lot pdf's i'm back in college and all my books are in pdf now, the itouch looks amazing, it puts my ds to shame if it had the same viewable area as my psp it'd put that to shame too, and i actually find it more comfortable to read on the touch than my laptop or computer.

i use airsharing it was free when i downloaded it, it's simple to use, download it, put in a few settings and you copy, yes thats right you can copy all the pdfs you need to the touch from wifi, none of that stupid read online storage crap, it lets you actually use the 8/16gigs for more than music or video storage.

the screen is beautiful, if apple made a novel size version of the touch(like sony prs or kindle) i would buy that instantly i love this so much, navigation is a blessing, however it is damn small!!! i can flip it horizonal and read w/o scrolling side to side but i just have to scroll up and down, lots.

i find myself using the touch to read with a lot but i find myself wishing apple would make a bigger version, like now(cuz i have no idea how the sony does pdf's), oh i hate apple btw, i even engraved that they are the evil empire since they offered free engraving.
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Old 11-28-2008, 10:21 AM   #41
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Hi lanx,

What's this great PDA software that you use? I'd like to check it out.
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:20 AM   #42
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:08 AM   #43
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I'm already setup with free transfer/access with ssh (winscp) and there's a free USB transfer program who's name escapes me. Diskaid, that's the one.
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