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Old 11-18-2007, 12:57 PM   #31
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I guess he meant, that it is possible to setup a script that automates removing the drm and converting to mobi, so it is essentially just one command you enter - thus one step for the user.
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Old 11-18-2007, 01:07 PM   #32
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How easy is it to take a LIT file that has images and convert to mobi format so they keep the same size especially if the images are in GIF? lit2lrf and LRF do not care. They just work.
I don't have a large number of LIT e-books, but they all have jpeg images (and mobigen.exe -jpeg maintains image sizes). Where can I find a (non-DRM) LIT with GIFs larger than 64KB?

The lack of a lit2mobi command illustrates that there is much more 3rd party software available for LRF than for MOBI. It would be relatively easy to produce a lit2mobi command for Windows, but the need for wine to run mobigen.exe under OSX and Linux would make this harder to do in a cross platform manner.
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Old 11-18-2007, 01:12 PM   #33
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We also shouldn't assume that the conversion has to be to Mobipocket format to read on the Gen3 because it can also read HTML. You can do a LIT to HTML conversion as easy as a LIT to LRF. If the goal is to create a library without DRM I would argue that you'd also want it in an open standard format rather then proprietary. Hopefully ePub in the future and this whole discussion is irrelevant.
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Old 11-18-2007, 01:25 PM   #34
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How can LIT to Mobi be a one step process. Step one is removing the DRM. So there has to be at least a step two.
I have a simple script that calls clit and then fix the language tag in the opf file if needed and then calls mobigen. When I get a file where images need to be rescaled or converted I will add this to the script.
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Hopefully ePub in the future and this whole discussion is irrelevant.
I agree, and there is already an oeb2epub that can be combined with clit to give a lit2epub command.
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We also shouldn't assume that the conversion has to be to Mobipocket format to read on the Gen3 because it can also read HTML. You can do a LIT to HTML conversion as easy as a LIT to LRF. If the goal is to create a library without DRM I would argue that you'd also want it in an open standard format rather then proprietary. Hopefully ePub in the future and this whole discussion is irrelevant.
The gen3 does not link between multiple HTML. So you'd either be able to read the ToC or the book without a ToC. Of course, if the book converted to multiple HTML then you'd only get a part at a tme with no ToC.
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I don't have a large number of LIT e-books, but they all have jpeg images (and mobigen.exe -jpeg maintains image sizes). Where can I find a (non-DRM) LIT with GIFs larger than 64KB?
To be honest, I have not seen any LIT converted to html not have JPG images. Maybe I'll try adding a GIF to a word doc and making a LIT to see what I get back.

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The lack of a lit2mobi command illustrates that there is much more 3rd party software available for LRF than for MOBI. It would be relatively easy to produce a lit2mobi command for Windows, but the need for wine to run mobigen.exe under OSX and Linux would make this harder to do in a cross platform manner.
And that is where the 505 shines. Libprs500 works for Linux and OS X as well as Windows. So you can run it natively without having to run Wine or Parallels.
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