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Old 10-25-2008, 11:53 AM   #1
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Using MobiDerm to convert PRC to Iphone readable

I am relativley new to this. I purchased a DRM protected book several weeks ago. I read it fine on my computer, however I wish to have it on my iphone as a pdf, or a pub (so it can be compatible with ereader from fictionwise).

I am not asking for the software

But can some break it down for me? how can I do the conversion without error.

I appreciate it in advance.!

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Old 10-25-2008, 12:42 PM   #2
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But can some break it down for me? how can I do the conversion without error.
Sorry, you can't convert a DRMed file. Assuming you know that then you know you need to break the DRM. So, do that. Then, you need to find a way to convert the mobi format to ePub or eReader. I don't think eReader reads ePub, but Stanza does. I'm not aware of hand of how to do that... but I'm sure the tools are out there.

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Old 10-25-2008, 12:51 PM   #3
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calibre does mobi(DRM free)->epub
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Old 10-25-2008, 12:52 PM   #4
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My question is the how process. I will happily upload the file and someone can do it for me. hell i'll pay lol.
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My question is the how process. I will happily upload the file and someone can do it for me. hell i'll pay lol.
It is likely copyrighted and anyone doing it for you would be breaking the law. The Adobe DRM is not breakable from any known means so the only way to convert the file would be to do screen captures or print it out and then OCR the results.

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If you can break the Mobipocket DRM, then Stanza will happily display the un-DRMed Mobipocket file on your iPhone without further format conversion.

If you really want to take it to eReader, that's a lot more complex. You'll need to extract the html from the un-DRMed Mobipocket file, using mobi2html (one of the excellent Perl scripts for manipulation Mobipocket files), and then convert the HTML to eReader markup. I don't know of any automated way to do that - multiple search/replace might work OK. And then you need to compile up the eReader source using one of the tools eReader provide for that purpose.

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I am relativley new to this. I purchased a DRM protected book several weeks ago. I read it fine on my computer, however I wish to have it on my iphone as a pdf, or a pub (so it can be compatible with ereader from fictionwise).

I am not asking for the software

But can some break it down for me? how can I do the conversion without error.

I appreciate it in advance.!
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Old 10-25-2008, 01:23 PM   #7
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Well. Breaking the drm is what I need to focus on then. Stanza will do fine. It is a workout book. I bought the book on mobipocket which didn't help me. I own the actual hard cover book as well. Carrying the book on my iphone at the gym seems easier.
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Old 10-25-2008, 02:04 PM   #8
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See Secure Mobi to something I can use on my 505?. The final step is Calibre for the PRS-505 or for ePub (i.e. for Stanza), so this is completely relevant.
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Old 10-25-2008, 02:11 PM   #9
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nice. I will give it a try. Nice to know that if there are problems the community can help.
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Old 10-25-2008, 02:20 PM   #10
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If you can break the Mobipocket DRM, then Stanza will happily display the un-DRMed Mobipocket file on your iPhone without further format conversion.
Well, that is almost true. In actual practice Stanza does convert your document to ePUB format for display on your phone but it is automatic when you transfer it from your desktop. The display on your iPHONE stanza is always from ePUB.

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Old 10-25-2008, 02:26 PM   #11
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Well, that is almost true. In actual practice Stanza does convert your document to ePUB format for display on your phone but it is automatic when you transfer it from your desktop. The display on your iPHONE stanza is always from ePUB.

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What do you mean? I should use the desktop stanza to convert then put it on the phone?
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What do you mean? I should use the desktop stanza to convert then put it on the phone?
Yes and no. Actually, when you connect to Stanza from your iPhone the conversion will happen automatically in the background.

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Old 10-25-2008, 05:51 PM   #13
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THANK YOU!. I HOPE IT WORKS. I leave work soon. I'll report here when I have succeeded.
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:12 PM   #14
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I am lost. I have the book and script on my desktop. and no clue how to incorporate into python.
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:25 PM   #15
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where do I put these files. Please help I have no clue what this stuff is.
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