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Old 11-22-2008, 08:04 AM   #31
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It is, but it's a "container format" rather than a "data format" is what I meant. Asking whether an eBook Reader will read "PDB" files is rather like asking whether a word processor will read ZIP files; it's the "contents" that determine that, rather than the "wrapper".
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:28 AM   #32
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It is, but it's a "container format" rather than a "data format" is what I meant. Asking whether an eBook Reader will read "PDB" files is rather like asking whether a word processor will read ZIP files; it's the "contents" that determine that, rather than the "wrapper".
True, strictly speaking, you are correct.

However, a .prc format is a .prc ebook format when one uses it in the context of our forum, but it is also a "container" (Palm resource) format.

I think most here would view a .pdb "format" as an .pdb ebook format which would then need a specific (software) reader/viewer as indicated above by mtravellerh.

Case in point, I only can convert PalmDoc (TEXt/REAd) .pdb ebooks with my Mobi2IMP program, but I do facilitate a conversion from a .pdb format to an .imp format.
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:41 AM   #33
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A 10 MegaPixel camera with a 32 MB card?? They have to be joking!!

Good grief .... oh, that reminds me, I've got dozens of those smaller memory cards I really need to trash or give away ....
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A gift for you. You like?
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Old 11-22-2008, 11:47 PM   #34
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I love my little ebookwise reader! I have had it for a while now, and have not found the format conversion to be much of an issue. I just buy the books I want then convert them over if they are not available in .imp format to start with. I buy alot of books at fictionwise though, so it is possible to get stuff in .imp frequently.

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So I thought that these devices were no longer being manufactured. Does the 64 meg internal memory model mean that they are building more? Or upgrading existing models?

I keep hoping the either ebookwise or some other manufacturer will start making an e-ink reader with the eb1150's ergonomic shape. Maybe Astak will come through with that after all of the recommendations in that other thread.
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:18 PM   #36
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So I thought that these devices were no longer being manufactured. Does the 64 meg internal memory model mean that they are building more? Or upgrading existing models?
I don't think they are being manufactured anymore. It's just that with the supply of 128 MB SM cards being very limited at the eBookwise site, one can only assume that the 64 MB SM card supply is also dwindling.

This 64 MB internal memory modification appears to be a pre-emptive strike to not allow these readers to be sold with tiny SM cards (I know 'tiny' here is relative, I mean a tiny SD card today is 1 GB )

It just buys them extra time to exhaust their (perhaps huge) stockpile of these devices.

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I keep hoping the either ebookwise or some other manufacturer will start making an e-ink reader with the eb1150's ergonomic shape. Maybe Astak will come through with that after all of the recommendations in that other thread.
It looks as if their e-ink offering will be able to use the .imp format so all of your existing books should transfer over quite easily.

Now, the million dollar question is, when?!
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:55 PM   #37
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Luckily for the most popular of them (ereader and Aportis) there are easily available tools to reconvert them to html or txt.
What tools exist to convert DRM free eReader to HTML?
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Old 11-23-2008, 05:16 PM   #38
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eReader2HTML does that also, doesn't it?

If it doesn't, why not just run it through BookDesigner and do a Save-As to HTML?

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P.S. I just tried it and it seems to work okay...
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:40 PM   #39
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eReader2HTML does that also, doesn't it?

If it doesn't, why not just run it through BookDesigner and do a Save-As to HTML?

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P.S. I just tried it and it seems to work okay...
Because Book Designer does not work in all cases. And eReader2HTML will only work with DRMed eReader files.
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Jon:

For non-DRM'ed ereader .pdb to .html, you may want to try EBook-Tools by Zed Pobre (member AZed here).

I have installed it and using a very simple script (see below) can convert ereader .pdb to .html (mind you I only tried it on a couple of .pdb's as I normally only use PalmDoc .pdb!)

If you get it installed correctly, you can use this simple Perl script (just copy it and save it to ereader2html.pl):
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#!/usr/bin/env perl
# Usage: ereader2html.pl [ebook.pdb]
use EBook::Tools::EReader;

my $ebook = shift || 'ebook.pdb';
my $pdb = EBook::Tools::EReader->new();
$pdb->Load($ebook);

#print "Loaded '",$pdb->{title},"' by ",$pdb->{author},"\n";

#my $html = $pdb->html;
#my $pml = $pdb->pml;

$pdb->write_html($ebook.'.html');
$pdb->write_unknown_records;
and run it as follows on your ebook.pdb:
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ereader2html.pl ebook.pdb

- or for the windows executable -
ereader2html.exe ebook.pdb
If you want to try it out for yourself, I also provide a compiled .exe in the .zip below. This is crude and could be improved on. This is just to see if it can convert any ereader .pdb file you want to convert.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:27 AM   #41
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I'm used to having 2GB or 4GB cards in my reader. Ebookwise readers have just too little space for extensive libraries. However they are a good price for a reader in general.
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