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Old 08-01-2007, 01:25 AM   #1
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Mobipocket Reader for GNU/Linux, Mac, all!

Hey Guys,

I have documented a way to take the Mobipocket Reader used in the iRex iLiad and run it on just about any Java capable platform.

Anyone who has been wanting to read their legally purchased (DRM'ed) Mobipocket formatted eBooks on an un-supported platform (GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Mac OS X, HP-UX, etc.) can now do so.

Here's a link to the hack:
http://www.saudette.net/projects/ind...et_Reader_Hack

Enjoy!
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Old 08-01-2007, 07:27 AM   #2
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I had a feeling this would be possible to do...Good work.
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Old 08-01-2007, 07:50 AM   #3
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I think it should not be too hard to write a program which provides the navigation buttons needed and enslaving the Reader program.

Ah, your test program is already a first step towards such a program.

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Old 08-01-2007, 08:00 AM   #4
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Can someone try to get it running on the Sony Reader? Please? Pretty please?
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Old 08-01-2007, 08:12 AM   #5
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The Reader doesn't have a JVM.
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Old 08-01-2007, 08:17 AM   #6
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The Reader doesn't have a JVM.
Shoot. I forgot. And porting one to the Reader is a non-trivial exercise. Drat.
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Old 08-01-2007, 09:06 AM   #7
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No what we really need is mobigen for Linux. How come mobigen is Windows only ? Most online content providers use Linux and not Windows.
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:36 AM   #8
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So the mobipocket drm format ist cracked?
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:39 AM   #9
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So the mobipocket drm format ist cracked?
No, using the posted method, it's just as if you installed a Mobipocket reader on your computer.
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:14 AM   #10
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Just to make it clear.
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Originally Posted by http://www.mobipocket.com/en/DownloadSoft/DownloadManualInstall.asp
Für MacOs und Linux User:
Mobipocket Reader is not supported on Mac or Linux systems, but you can install Mobipocket Reader on your PDA/smartphone via a Mac or Linux by downloading an individual installation package for your device:
That's why it's a cool thing to use iLiad's java viewer on a Linux PC:

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Old 08-01-2007, 02:31 PM   #11
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Mobipocket has said it will release a Linux version of mobigen.exe, but it is not a high-priority project.

joblack, why do you think mobigen.exe could not be analyzed to crack the DRM? Mobipocket will probably not release the Linux version as Open Source. It should be as hard as cracking the Windows version.
In itself the DRM cannot be that complicated. The mobigen.exe options talk about vouchers and from the PID we can deduce that it is mainly an encryption with the PID.
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Mobipocket has said it will release a Linux version of mobigen.exe, but it is not a high-priority project.
If they want people to widely use Mobipocket (for both public domain books and other original books) they should make it a high-priority project: emulating mobigen with wine isn't exactly the best thing for a server.
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:11 AM   #13
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Reminder for the spelling!

Just a reminder for the spelling. It is MobiPocket, not MobiPockt.

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Old 08-02-2007, 12:13 AM   #14
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Just a reminder for the spelling. It is MobiPocket, not MobiPockt.

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