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Old 10-29-2010, 03:18 AM   #1
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Calibre to handle acsm file?

Is it possible to have calibre handle all acsm files when I download a book fro my library?

Right now I'm stuck using adobe digital editions or the sony software and I'd rather have everything go through calibre.
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:41 AM   #2
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No.

Those are small control files that tell ADE to download a DRM-infested file. ADE uses them to negotiate with the server, providing your adobe id, verifying geographic restrictions, and finally re-encrypting with your personal key and downloading it.

All of this is part of the infrastructure that most publishers insist upon because as everyone knows, we readers who buy books are all cheats, tramps, and thieves.
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All of this is part of the infrastructure that most publishers insist upon because as everyone knows, we readers who buy books are all cheats, tramps, and thieves.
Shouldn't that be 'Gypsies, tramps and thieves', because we all Cher files?
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:30 AM   #4
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No.

Those are small control files that tell ADE to download a DRM-infested file. ADE uses them to negotiate with the server, providing your adobe id, verifying geographic restrictions, and finally re-encrypting with your personal key and downloading it.

All of this is part of the infrastructure that most publishers insist upon because as everyone knows, we readers who buy books are all cheats, tramps, and thieves.
But this was a LIBRARY book that the OP ?borrowed? for a short time period and is what I consider the only reasonable use of DRM, since it is a non-owned book.
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All of this is part of the infrastructure that most publishers insist upon because as everyone knows, we readers who buy books are all cheats, tramps, and thieves.
Well, we are. Paying for other people's work? Outrageous! It might even shake the foundation of the economic system.

(Okay, I'm no big fan of DRM or anything, I'll have to add that. I like the authors to get the money I pay. And there lies the problem: I like the authors to get it, not the publishers.)
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:10 AM   #6
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No.

Those are small control files that tell ADE to download a DRM-infested file. ADE uses them to negotiate with the server, providing your adobe id, verifying geographic restrictions, and finally re-encrypting with your personal key and downloading it.

All of this is part of the infrastructure that most publishers insist upon because as everyone knows, we readers who buy books are all cheats, tramps, and thieves.
ok, I think this is relevant to what I've been trying to figure out.

After you've downloaded your library book into ADE, can you then move it across to Calibre to load onto your device.
I realise I can load it straight from ADE, but it keeps everything much tidier if I'm loading from one program (Calibre) rather than multiple
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:21 AM   #7
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After you've downloaded your library book into ADE, can you then move it across to Calibre to load onto your device.
Yes. You just need to find where ADE is storing the book on your computer. You can add it to your calibre library just like any other book. However, because it is DRM restricted you won't be able to do thing like convert. Also, you need to have your device authenticated with ADE. Calibre will just transfer the book and doesn't deal with any of the DRM stuff.
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:39 PM   #8
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Ok, finally got around to trying this, and it worked perfectly!

Thank you for the advice
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