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Old 03-18-2013, 09:15 AM   #1
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Cannot open or convert certain AZW3 books

This has happened off and on for maybe the last month or so. It doesn't happen with all AZW3 books and I can't find a common cause. But then, I'm not technically minded Here's what I got when I tried to open "The Time Hunters and the Spear of Fate:"

calibre, version 0.8.69
ERROR: Could not open ebook: invalid continuation byte

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\viewer\main.py", line 40, in run
File "threading.py", line 504, in run
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\oeb\iterator\book.py", line 99, in __enter__
File "site-packages\calibre\customize\conversion.py", line 239, in __call__
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\conversion\plugins\mobi_in put.py", line 40, in convert
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\mobi\reader\mobi8.py", line 70, in __call__
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\mobi\reader\mobi8.py", line 382, in expand_text
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\mobi\reader\markup.py", line 301, in expand_mobi8_markup
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\mobi\reader\markup.py", line 45, in update_internal_links
File "encodings\utf_8.py", line 16, in decode
UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf8' codec can't decode byte 0xc2 in position 151: invalid continuation byte

If you need what it said when I tried to convert it, let me know and I'll supply that. I don't update Calibre regularly as I only have dialup and it takes awhile.

Thanks for your help

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Old 03-18-2013, 10:51 AM   #2
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Your version of calibre is very old. Update to the current release and your errors will go away.
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Your version of calibre is very old. Update to the current release and your errors will go away.
yes, I realized after I posted that I should have first tried downloading the latest version. I didn't realize my version is as old as it is as up until recently it has done everything I wanted

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