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Old 03-05-2009, 08:00 PM   #1
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how to convert azw files?

Hello All,
I am trying to figure out how to convert azw files to other formats. I belive that once i strip the drm, i should be able to use calibre to convert the file.

First question, is that true, can i use calibre to convert an azw file that has been stripped of the drm?

Second question, How do i strip the drm?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:04 PM   #2
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Yes, you can strip the DRM from most AZW files. And, once you have, you'll have a standard MobiPocket file that Calibre can convert to LRF, ePub, etc. You won't be able to get direct instructions on how to strip DRM at this site, but try googling mobidedrm for some help.
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:51 PM   #3
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There should a little app that could do this a lot quicker.
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Old 03-08-2009, 06:02 AM   #4
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Since AZW is MOBI, mobidedrm can strip AZW DRM. I don't know if Calibre recognizes .azw as a valid filename extension. If not, then rename DRM-free .azw files to .mobi (or .prc). When using mobidedrm this can be done as part of the command.
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I don't know if Calibre recognizes .azw as a valid filename extension.
It does since a fairly recent update. .137 or something.

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Old 03-08-2009, 01:00 PM   #6
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Can I read an AZW 1 file on my windows laptop?
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:03 PM   #7
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Can I read an AZW 1 file on my windows laptop?
AZW1 are Topaz files, so no, they can only be read on the Kindle.
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:05 PM   #8
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AZW1 are Topaz files, so no, they can only be read on the Kindle.
or an iPhone/iPod Touch
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:40 PM   #9
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HI

Can you use Calibre? I think this is a free ware if u use this for solving your probleam.


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Hello All,
I am trying to figure out how to convert azw files to other formats. I belive that once i strip the drm, i should be able to use calibre to convert the file.

First question, is that true, can i use calibre to convert an azw file that has been stripped of the drm?

Second question, How do i strip the drm?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-15-2010, 01:15 AM   #10
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Its best to just use .mobi rather then .azw, as for cracking drm check my sig and calibre will do all the conversions you need.
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:44 AM   #11
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me 2 want the same answer
As ahintz suggested, to remove DRM from a Kindle 1/2/DX AZW use mobidedrm.py. If you don't have a Kindle, there are a couple of ways to remove the DRM from Kindle for PC AZW's and the easiest to use is unswindle.pyw.

A DRM-free AZW is a MOBI, and Calibre can convert it to whatever format you want.
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:47 PM   #12
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The latest version of mobidedrm comes with instructions to make it a calibre plugin. Just download to computer, import into calibre, and it is stripped and saved as a mobi file.
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