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Old 12-29-2007, 06:05 PM   #46
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Hello out there, I'm new here. I have an iliad on the way .Trying to learn about it.Do you have to connect to a computor to download books?
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Old 02-07-2008, 12:55 PM   #48
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Hi all!

I am waiting for my cybook to come to the distant shores of Canada (Québec) through the great work of NAEB. Meanwhile I have made a lot of book purchases. I am using mostly fictionwise and the DRM Mobipocket format.

I am thinking very seriously about changing my laptop for a Mac. Is there any chance that in the near future Mobipocket reader could be available for the Mac ???

Does somebody has any "inside" information about this ???

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Old 02-07-2008, 01:38 PM   #49
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Hi all!

I am waiting for my cybook to come to the distant shores of Canada (Québec) through the great work of NAEB. Meanwhile I have made a lot of book purchases. I am using mostly fictionwise and the DRM Mobipocket format.

I am thinking very seriously about changing my laptop for a Mac. Is there any chance that in the near future Mobipocket reader could be available for the Mac ???

Does somebody has any "inside" information about this ???

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If you look at the MobiPocket Forum there is certainly enough requests I think but no output yet.

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If you look at the MobiPocket Forum there is certainly enough requests I think but no output yet.

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Thanks Dale! I was almost sure the information was there somewhere!

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Old 05-20-2008, 02:28 AM   #51
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I'm a Mac user, but I always keep a PC around for these exact situations. I purchased the Sony 505 (has not arrived yet) and I plan on using the libprs500 software when I'm away from home with just my Mac. Plus I purchase a lot of books from Fictionwise as well. If I find that it's too painful on the Mac, I'll just install Windows on my Macbook. I'm hoping that if I need to buy a book when I only have my Mac, I can just buy the .lit version from Fictionwise and convert.
Mac (10.4.11) user waiting on CyBook:
•Spun up Virtual PC 6.0 (ick) and d/l MobiPocket Reader and Creator (work fine so far, lot's of RSS feed ready to go)

•spent all day here (reading recommendations and reviews) and on Fictionwise – my "wishlist" is over 30 books now... a few don't come in "Secure Mobipocket" so....
•do I choose "Secure MS reader" format? I've d/l convertlitosx and it seems to run fine, now I gather I'll need MS Reader (& IE7, not Firefox... ugh) or something in order to d/l the book and then convertlit (explode) it - being extra-super-careful about path filename.

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•do I choose "Secure eReader" format (I assume it's .pdb) and then what?
I know I'll have to be jumping back and forth between OSX & VPC in order to end up with something I can d/l to the CyBook. Which is easiest/recommended?
Sorry if this has been duplicated elsewhere. I've been pouring over the lists and can't seem to find the answer (w/o using darknet deDRMing things that can't be discussed here {good policy, BTW}) this thread has come closest to what I need. in advance.
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For any Secure format other than MOBI you will need to strip the DRM. The traditional choice is LIT, because both it and MOBI are based on the OEB format. There are several options for conversion, for example (a) ConvertLIT to remove DRM, then lit2mobi (Mobiperl), or (b) ConvertLIT to explode into a OEB, then MobiPocket Creator (or Reader) on the resulting .opf file.

The only issue with LIT is the MS Windows requirement. If you can't get this to work, then ereader2html on a Secure eReader file is the other option. Then use html2mobi (Mobiperl) or MobiPocket Creator (or Reader) on the resulting .html file.
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For any Secure format other than MOBI you will need to strip the DRM. The traditional choice is LIT, because both it and MOBI are based on the OEB format. There are several options for conversion, for example (a) ConvertLIT to remove DRM, then lit2mobi (Mobiperl), or (b) ConvertLIT to explode into a OEB, then MobiPocket Creator (or Reader) on the resulting .opf file.

The only issue with LIT is the MS Windows requirement. If you can't get this to work, then ereader2html on a Secure eReader file is the other option. Then use html2mobi (Mobiperl) or MobiPocket Creator (or Reader) on the resulting .html file.
Ahhh... clear concise information ahhh
I think I'll go with option #1(b) and hope MSW doen't hurt me too much

Thanks again
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Hi all!

I am waiting for my cybook to come to the distant shores of Canada (Québec) through the great work of NAEB. Meanwhile I have made a lot of book purchases. I am using mostly fictionwise and the DRM Mobipocket format.

I am thinking very seriously about changing my laptop for a Mac. Is there any chance that in the near future Mobipocket reader could be available for the Mac ???
I'm using a Mac with my Cybook and it's just fine .. i have just started using windows tho with VM ware (there's also parallels) so i can use the mobipocket reader thingy now and i spose it is slightly more user-friendly

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