Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Formats > Kindle Formats

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-05-2009, 03:42 PM   #1
Sydney's Mom
I Bleed Cubby Blue
Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Sydney's Mom's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,440
Karma: 5258059
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Chicago
Device: Kindle PW2, Fire HDX and Samsung Tab 2 and Note 8
BooksonBoard purchase won't convert. Help please?!

I have been downloading books all over the place, and converting them to AZW with kindlefix.py. So I thought no problem, I would buy a book last night at BOB. Well, I saw that when I listed the PID for my kindle, it omitted the *. Stupid me pressed buy, anyway. Is there any way to get this on my kindle? I can read it on my computer, but what fun is that?

Thanks to anyone who can help, and I am a computer novice. I was able to get kindlefix and mobi2mobi, but that is about it. I tried mobi2mobi GUI last night, and only succeeded in converting the prc file to a mobi file. I am going to fool around with some other settings, but am not hopeful.
Sydney's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 05:04 PM   #2
JSWolf
Resident Curmudgeon
JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
JSWolf's Avatar
 
Posts: 36,087
Karma: 17100000
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Sony Reader PRS-650, iPad, nook STR
The only solution you have is to find a version of MobiDeDRM.py that will work to remove the DRm from that eBook. Then without the DRM, you can view it on your Kindle.
JSWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 01-05-2009, 05:11 PM   #3
Sydney's Mom
I Bleed Cubby Blue
Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Sydney's Mom's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,440
Karma: 5258059
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Chicago
Device: Kindle PW2, Fire HDX and Samsung Tab 2 and Note 8
Thanks. A googling I go!
Sydney's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 05:19 PM   #4
wallcraft
reader
wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wallcraft ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
wallcraft's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,979
Karma: 5183568
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
Device: Kindle 3 and Fire
As you have found, kindlefix only works with OverDrive Secure MOBIs and BoB sells both OverDrive and MobiPocket Secure MOBIs.

You should be able to completely strip the DRM using mobidedrm, which is a Python script that is used similarly to kindlefix (but with an additional argument). Also, use your PC's PID (it typically contains a $).

Obviously, since mobidedrm strips DRM it has a different legal status than kindlefix. However, doing this for personal use on ebooks you bought harms no one.

The best place to start to look for copies of the MobiDeDRM python script is in the responses to DarkReverser's Weblog. Since 0.05 just came out, start with the most recent responses. The Dark Reverser originally posted the python script (source code) to pastebin.com, it gets deleted from there periodically but if you find it there the download is .txt which needs to be renamed .py.
wallcraft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 06:08 PM   #5
Sydney's Mom
I Bleed Cubby Blue
Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Sydney's Mom's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,440
Karma: 5258059
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Chicago
Device: Kindle PW2, Fire HDX and Samsung Tab 2 and Note 8
Ok,thanks. Let's say someone copies 185 lines of code from a page. I need to paste it where?

Thank you! I was up until 2 lastnight, trying to figure this out!
Sydney's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 06:54 PM   #6
Sydney's Mom
I Bleed Cubby Blue
Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Sydney's Mom's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,440
Karma: 5258059
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Chicago
Device: Kindle PW2, Fire HDX and Samsung Tab 2 and Note 8
Please Wallcraft? I have read all your excellant postings in Okay, Seriously Confused about Mobidedrm. But I'm still confused!
Sydney's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 07:42 PM   #7
FizzyWater
You kids get off my lawn!
FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
FizzyWater's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,853
Karma: 5153443
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Device: Dell Axim, PRS350/650, Nook Glow, PB Touch Lux 623
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sydney's Mom View Post
Ok,thanks. Let's say someone copies 185 lines of code from a page. I need to paste it where?
You could open up Notepad, paste the text there, and save it as something like MobiDeDRM05.py.

Then save it in your python "scripts" folder.

I see you've read some of the other threads on this script, so I won't go into what to do with once you have it!
FizzyWater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 08:45 PM   #8
Sydney's Mom
I Bleed Cubby Blue
Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Sydney's Mom's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,440
Karma: 5258059
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Chicago
Device: Kindle PW2, Fire HDX and Samsung Tab 2 and Note 8
I am so close I can almost taste it!! Here is what I get

Error: Invalid PID checksum I used both my kindle pid (which BOB won't recognize) and my computer PID, which is how I downloaded it in the first place.

Any ideas? Please?
Sydney's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 09:15 PM   #9
Sydney's Mom
I Bleed Cubby Blue
Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sydney's Mom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Sydney's Mom's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,440
Karma: 5258059
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Chicago
Device: Kindle PW2, Fire HDX and Samsung Tab 2 and Note 8
I DID IT!!!! I had to play around a little, but I converted the mobi version (did that about 2 last night with Mobi2mobi GUI) using nothing special. mobidedrm4.py bookname.mobi revbookname.azw [PC's PID, no quotes, no nothing. Maybe took 15 seconds after I finally got it! Thank you everyone. This is a very helpful board, and I have learned a lot all over. Debra
Sydney's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BooksOnBoard 20% off Certain Authors NightBird Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No Self-Promotion) 0 02-27-2010 01:37 AM
UK customers of BooksonBoard callwing Sony Reader 0 10-21-2009 01:31 PM
Free from Booksonboard.com thianliongpatpoh Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No Self-Promotion) 7 05-26-2009 12:04 AM
Musicophilia, and BooksOnBoard.com Taylor514ce Reading Recommendations 1 10-23-2008 11:28 AM
BooksonBoard 50% Too =X= Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No Self-Promotion) 0 10-10-2008 01:12 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:36 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.