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Old 11-12-2011, 05:43 PM   #1
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Calibre update 0.8.26 fix to recognize SD card in Vox

New update to Calibre today that allows it to detect the SD card in the Vox...! As that is where I like to store my books that is GREAT news!
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Old 11-12-2011, 06:15 PM   #3
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:22 PM   #4
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Jeff, they are good. But then so is the person who does the Kobo specific updates. He hangs out in these forums and introduced himself in a thread. But I forget which thread now. Darn.
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Very nice. Painless import.

Note: This process is using the internal SD card and doesn't require a micro SD card to be mounted into the slot.

Note 2: Once Calibre is finished and the SD card unmounted from your OS then you must go into your Kobo Vox library and import the books. That can take a while but there's a nice progress bar.
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they are great

I have to agree. My son has a reading disability and I just found some plugins for Calibre that allow me to turn most ebooks into audio books which he can then listen to on his ipod.

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GJSmith, now that's interesting! I've been telling folks that the Kobo Touch is great for those with visual disabilities.
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For sure they can be played on the Kobo we just don't happen to have one yet and his ipod is smaller.
In truth for some books it requires bending the law a bit. Not sure how those with a legal mind feel about it but there are many books that are not audio books for his age group. When we purchase the ebook it may require stripping the DRM to make it playable. Since it is only for his use I'm sure no one would mind.
Wish there were better voices though we use GhostReader and the voices are good but still sound computerish.

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In truth for some books it requires bending the law a bit. Not sure how those with a legal mind feel about it but there are many books that are not audio books for his age group. When we purchase the ebook it may require stripping the DRM to make it playable. Since it is only for his use I'm sure no one would mind.
Wish there were better voices though we use GhostReader and the voices are good but still sound computerish.
Seeing as how we don't have the DMCA in Canada, you are within your legal rights to circumvent DRM for intellectual property that you've paid for here. Even in the States, it's a grey area.

Within US (and Canadian) copyright law is a clause called "fair use". If you've purchased, licenses or otherwise gained the rights to the IP then you're covered by this clause. Ripping CDs, converting movies, and circumventing DRM for personal use are widely agreed upon as being covered by this. Almost every time it's gone to court, the legal system has agreed.

I don't think that circumventing DRM for personal use in order to aid in the education of a child with a reading disability would ever be considered outside of fair use.
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