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Old 08-24-2013, 11:33 PM   #1
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JBL fails on de-DRMed Amazon multivolume sets

Well, this is interesting. I figured I'd post here to see if anyone has encountered anything similar.

First, I'm using a JetBook Lite with the latest (last) firmware update. I'm also using Calibre 1.0 and the latest "tools."

I recently bought some "box sets" at Amazon -- multiple ebooks packaged as a single file. I liberated them from DRM, resulting in DRM free MOBI and AZW3 files. I then converted them to EPUBs. Nothing out of the ordinary, so far. This is what I do whenever I buy ebooks at Amazon.

The problem is trying to read them on the JBL. When I try to open the converted EPUBs I get the Hourglass icon for a few seconds, then the screen blanks to gray, and then it goes to the main screen -- the screen that allows you to select ebooks, photos, or administration. If I try to open the DRM free MOBI or AZW3 files it goes to the hourglass icon and stays there forever -- or, for as long as I've left it. I have to use the paperclip reset to use the JBL again.

These same DRM-free files work perfectly for reading in Calibre and when transferred to an Android tablet and opened with Aldiko.

No single volume ebooks I've gotten from Amazon have caused problems for the JBL -- not as MOBI or AZW3 files, and not as EPUBs.

Other "box set" or omnibus collections I've gotten from Barnes & Noble and Smashwords all work fine.

Has anyone encountered anything similar? I'd be interested in any suggestions.

I'd also be happy to split the "box sets" into their component volumes, if necessary. Can anyone suggest a way to do this? (Linux tools preferred.)
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:18 AM   #2
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I'd also be happy to split the "box sets" into their component volumes, if necessary. Can anyone suggest a way to do this? (Linux tools preferred.)
There's an ePub split plug-in for Calibre. I usually use that to initially split and then Sigil to tweak things in the individual volumes.
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Thanks! I'll see if that helps. I'd still like to know what the bug is, though.
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Okay, just a quick and dirty test on one multi-volume set so far, but the Epub Split plug-in for Calibre seems to work. The individual books that I split from the "box set" all open fine on the JBL and seem readable.
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cromag, as I recall, in 2010 one of the guys uploaded to the MR library an Oz Omnibus of 10 or 12 stories by L. Frank Baum.

I couldn't get it to work on my JBL. The hourglass never stopped.

That was so long ago, I don't remember the details regarding the format and such. I just deleted the file.

So I've just always figured that the JBL can't handle files larger than 1 meg.
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File size may be a factor, but it can't be the only issue. Two of the three "box sets" from Amazon that choked the JBL came in at 1.8 MB, but one was only 0.7 MB.

Meanwhile, I have a couple of Jack Vance's Omnibus (multi-volume) ebooks that I got from Barnes and Noble and worked just fine on the JBL -- The Demon Princes comes in at 3.0 MB, and The Cadwal Chronicles comes in at 3.3 MB.

I think Amazon, and the subsequent conversion, must be part of the picture. Of course, I might have to take a look at the Oz Omnibus, too.
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I have the OZ Omnibus on my JBL, it's only 2MB. I also have several history ebooks that are over 5MBs each. I remember having to do some work on the OZ Omnibus to get to work though, don't recall what I did though.

Looking at it on my AuraHD, I remember that it was the pictures at the start that needed fixing for the JBL to accept the OZ Omnibus.

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Hmmm ... I kept the pictures when I split the original epub, but there weren't very many -- just the cover, as I recall.
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