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Old 08-30-2013, 12:31 PM   #1
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azw to epub conversion failure

hello, could you plz help me with the following:

- i'm on Ubuntu 12.04, using Calibre 1.0.0 (plus latest DeDRM plugins 6.0.7) + Wine 1.6 with Active Python (Windows x86 MSI Installer replacing previously installed ActivePython-2.7.2.5-win32-x86) + pycrypto-2.1.0.win32-py2.7.exe.

- 'azw to epub' conversion no longer works ('azw' to 'azw3' or 'mobi' doesn't either, while 'azw3' to 'epub' works). Replacing Active Python 2.7.2 with 2.7.5 was a waste of time.

- i tried the usual routine: uninstall + re-install everything + de-register and re-register Kindle for Windows, to no avail.

- i'm attaching the conversion log the pops up about 2 seconds after hitting the conversion button on Calibre, if it helps.

potential bug? plz let me know if you need more info. thanks.
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:49 PM   #2
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According to that error message the file you are trying to convert is DRMed. DRMed files cannot be converted, unless you remove the DRM first.
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Old 08-30-2013, 01:23 PM   #3
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Thanks kovidgoyal. Here's what I forgot to add to my original query: three years ago I went into a shop and bought a Sony e-reader PRS-650. I only run Linux operating systems on my machines, and make use of Linux-compatible software to get things done the way someone using either Microsoft or Apple products would do. Normally I buy ebooks online, download them on my machine, and read them on my Sony. This is a perfectly legal and legitimate process in the country where I live. Now, I don't care about DRM, what it is, what it represents, and whose interests it protects. I've simply bought a book and now I can't read it. Can someone please help me read this book? I'd be really grateful. My eyes are bad and can't read it on a back-lit screen. Thank you in advance.
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Old 08-30-2013, 03:22 PM   #4
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Calibre cannot handle books that are DRM protected. Unless you can find a way to remove the DRM then Calibre cannot convert the book.
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The standard response here is to Google apprentice Alf and see what you might find.
I caution you though, we cant provide any help here at all with his tools, you need to ask where you find them.
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This is a perfectly legal and legitimate process in the country where I live. Now, I don't care about DRM, what it is, what it represents, and whose interests it protects.
You misunderstood Kovid's response, he simply stated it was DRM protected. Calibre can't convert books protected by DRM. The line where Kovid talks about legal reasons is his forum signature and is at the end of every post he makes.

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I've simply bought a book and now I can't read it. Can someone please help me read this book? I'd be really grateful.
As others have stated detailed instructions on how to remove DRM is not permitted on this forum and you need to remove the DRM from your book before calibre can convert it. You'll have to ask for help on DRM removal from the site where you obtained the tools plugin.

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My eyes are bad and can't read it on a back-lit screen. Thank you in advance.
My experience: My 54 year old eyes are very sensitive to back-lit screens (more so since Lasik surgery) about a year ago I purchased a Nexus 7 and to my surprise I discovered that by using the right theme in Moon+ Reader (and its ability to lower the brightness of the screen) I was able to read comfortably for hours without eye strain. Computer screens still give me fits but I moved from my Sony PRS-950 eInk reader as my main reader to my Nexus 7 and never looked back.
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