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Old 07-22-2012, 02:47 PM   #16
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:04 PM   #17
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Thank you, now I can deDRM all my kindle books. ^_^

But even without DRM, azw3 files still cannot be sent to @kindle.com as personal documents? I thought amazon said azw3 files were supported

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Old 07-28-2012, 04:08 PM   #18
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Red face AZW3 files...

So with a fresh re-install of Calibre, I have come to the conclusion that while some azw3 files open just fine with all of the patches and plugins; there are some stubborn files that refuse to give up their drm.

I'd like to be able to enjoy my books all through Calibre, so they're all neatly on the same "bookshelf", but these few are just getting under my skin.

Is there some new form of encoding or are these files simply evil?

I thought it had to do with the release date of the newer files - but some azw3 files that were released two weeks ago work fine, while the ones released back in Nov 2011 - Jan 2012 refuse to open.

Was there some experimental encoding going on during this time window, or am I simply doing something improperly?
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:34 PM   #19
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****NEW NOTE: after two days of fighting with my computer, it finally decided to allow me access to the DRM files in Calibre. Whew! I was about to start a petition for Amazon to stop being so stingy with the files their CUSTOMERS PAID FOR. No need. Just run a good uninstaller that takes all of Calibre away and reinstall everything - complete with patches and restarting your machine. "Throw 'em in the wash, it'll be grand."
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Thank you, now I can deDRM all my kindle books. ^_^

But even without DRM, azw3 files still cannot be sent to @kindle.com as personal documents? I thought amazon said azw3 files were supported
If you can't email them as azw3, then why not just use calibre to convert them to plain old .mobi, then email it to your kindle?
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:10 PM   #21
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If you can't email them as azw3, then why not just use calibre to convert them to plain old .mobi, then email it to your kindle?
Not a good idea since deva1984 has a Kindle Touch.
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But even without DRM, azw3 files still cannot be sent to @kindle.com as personal documents? I thought amazon said azw3 files were supported
Are you sure that it's not simply the ".azw3" extension that Amazon doesn't like? Try renaming the file to have a ".prc" or ".mobi" extension, and see if that helps.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:21 PM   #23
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Are you sure that it's not simply the ".azw3" extension that Amazon doesn't like? Try renaming the file to have a ".prc" or ".mobi" extension, and see if that helps.
You know what? I had actually tried this dirty way before. And amazon was proven to be more clever than that.

I use the same method babarous have suggested currently. Not so bad, just one more step indeed.
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Calibre even see AZW3 file available for selection

Hi

I have a kinlde touch and have tried to create a AZW3 file instead of a MOBI to get rid of some formatting problems with an ebook I created.

Calibre converts to AZW3 successfully I think but does not list it as a format that can be sent to the device? I have tried changing the extension of the file selected to AZW but this makes no difference.

Has anyone else had this problem with Calibre?

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I have a kinlde touch and have tried to create a AZW3 file instead of a MOBI to get rid of some formatting problems with an ebook I created.

Calibre converts to AZW3 successfully I think but does not list it as a format that can be sent to the device? I have tried changing the extension of the file selected to AZW but this makes no difference.

Has anyone else had this problem with Calibre?

Cheers
You need to check the "AZW3" box in Calibre's Kindle driver. By default it's not enabled.

To do this, select "Preferences", then navigate to "Plug-ins", "Device interface plug-ins", select the "Kindle 2/3/4/Touch" item, and click the "Customise plug-in" button. You'll see a list of formats that can be sent to the Kindle; check "AZW3", then click "OK" to save the changes.

You may need to restart Calibre for the change to take effect, but you should then find that you can send AZW3 files to your Kindle.

Hope this helps!

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Old 08-17-2012, 09:27 AM   #28
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Have you taken any steps to remove DRM on these files in case the Calibre message is correct? If a book DOES ahve DRM then you need to get it removed before Calibre can do anything other than file it for you.
I removed calibre and kindle for the pc from my system (completely) and then reloaded them both along with the calibre plug-ins and both me and my calibre are very happy now. It works fine with the azw3 files now.

I found when I just work with calibre itself installing and uninstalling just didnt work, but when I did the kindle for pc uninstall and reinstall 'something' clicked!

Just thought I'd pass this along.
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I have now read your thread and tried what you suggested. AZW3 is now available on my Kindle touch.

Thanks for your help.
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I found removing calibre and the kindle for pc and then and then reloading calibre - updating the plugs and then reloading the kindle for pc made the azw3 files acceptable.

They now work fine for me in calibre.
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