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Old 10-05-2007, 05:14 PM   #1
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Automatic .Lit extractor for the iLiad

I'm attaching my port of convertlit for the iLiad along with a registry installer and extraction script.

To install, unzip, copy to your iLiad, run, and reboot. Then delete the installation folder.

Now, copy a drm-free .lit file to your iLiad. Then select it from the contentlister.

Here's what will happen.
  • Your iLiad will extract the .lit file in the same folder the .lit is located
  • It will automatically display the Author's Name, Book Title, and Cover Art from the .lit file in the contentlister.

After it has extracted, you will need to open the oeb file in FBReader (You can open it from the contentlister with the FBReader Registry installer)

After you verify it works, you can delete the lit file.

Post updated to support spaces in path and file names. Thanks ender and Tesa!

Editor's Note: The attached tool cannot be used to break DRM'ed lit files. We at MobileRead do not condone the use of tools to bypass DRM, and will not permit any discussion helping others to do so. The attached is posted in the interest of compatibility and bringing more available formats to the iLiad.
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Old 10-06-2007, 10:19 PM   #2
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Brilliant!
(If only I'd seen this before I started the massive effort to get all my LIT files converted... right about the time you posted this.)
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Old 10-07-2007, 04:46 PM   #3
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Make sure the .Lit file does not have any spaces of special characters.
What do you mean?
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Old 10-07-2007, 05:18 PM   #4
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Make sure the filename does not have any spaces or special characters.

It is difficult to make Linux scripts work cleanly with MS Windows filenames (with spaces and special characters). The typical Linux filename is alphanumeric plus underscore, dot and dash. See Basic Linux Operations FAQ - Filenames.
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Old 10-07-2007, 10:30 PM   #5
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Weird... did we lose some posts from this thread? Anyway, I'll check the filenames. That could be it. I have a script that could go through and rename all the files, inserting underscores as needed. Will I need to worry about commas in the directory names above the file, do you think?
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Will I need to worry about commas in the directory names above the file, do you think?
I think commas are probably ok, but it is easy to check. If the case with a comma fails, copy the same .lit file to a directory name without a comma and see if it works.
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Old 10-08-2007, 11:34 AM   #7
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Now that I think about it, commas and periods are legal in unix file names, so there shouldn't be a problem. I just need to get rid of the spaces....
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Old 10-13-2007, 02:04 PM   #8
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Hmmm I installed the file, and it said reboot the iliad. OK done.
I then clicked on a .lit file renamed in 1 word to avoid spaces or weird chars.
The Iliad green lamp blinks a bit and then nothing happens.
The content lister shows the .lit file as a known type, so it should be working!
So...has anybody else any success?
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Old 10-13-2007, 08:24 PM   #9
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Is the file copy protected?
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Old 10-15-2007, 06:01 AM   #10
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It is drm free sofar I know. where can I find a for sure non protected lit to verify it?
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Old 10-15-2007, 06:03 AM   #11
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http://www.mslit.com/default.asp?mjr=FRE

I used "War of the Worlds" and "The Time Machine" on this page for testing.
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Old 10-15-2007, 06:42 AM   #12
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Another good source for free unprotected MS Reader (LIT) files is the Baen Free Library.
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Old 10-15-2007, 05:33 PM   #13
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I had exactly the same symptoms/behaviour as DeGodefroi.The .lit files I ve tried are DRM free. (One was created by me actually for test purposes.)
Led blinks, content lister shows the .lit file as a known type but nothing else.
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Can you post the file(s) you are having problems with?
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Now that I think about it, commas and periods are legal in unix file names, so there shouldn't be a problem. I just need to get rid of the spaces....
Actually, the only diallowed characters in Unix filenames are / and nul (0x00). It's just that you need to quote the variables if you expect them to contain spaces. Anyway, here's a fix for the convertlit script that makes it work with spaces in file (and directory) names.
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