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Old 07-23-2009, 05:58 AM   #1
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Convert DRM-protected epub to LRF?

Just as the topic says.. I bought an ebook from waterstones.com and I got it on my Sony PRS-700 reader now. However, I would like to have it in LRF format as I like the formatting better (some spacing from the top along with different placement of the page number)..

But is it possible to do with DRM-protected epub books?

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Old 07-23-2009, 06:14 AM   #2
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Just as the topic says.. I bought an ebook from waterstones.com and I got it on my Sony PRS-700 reader now. However, I would like to have it in LRF format as I like the formatting better (some spacing from the top along with different placement of the page number)..

But is it possible to do with DRM-protected epub books?

Thank you!
It's only possible with non-DRM ePUBs. So to do it you'd need to not be inept at removing the Adobe ADEPT DRM. Perhaps eating cabbages would help.
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I have managed to strip off the DRM from Adobe ePub files and convert them. It involved installing Python 2.6 on my windows machine, installing python crypto things, and obtaining two scripts that allowed you to retrieve the adobe keys, and then convert the book to non drm. This thankfully worked a treat, but only works on books that you have bought yourself as it needs to have adobe digital editions to be logged in with your account so it can obtain the correct license keys.
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Ive stripped the DRM now, but still havent figured out how to convert the non-drm epub book to LFR..?

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Old 07-23-2009, 06:25 AM   #5
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Ah, figured it out now Thanks
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:56 AM   #6
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So to do it you'd need to not be inept at removing the Adobe ADEPT DRM. Perhaps eating cabbages would help.

Very clever indeed!!
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It's only possible with non-DRM ePUBs. So to do it you'd need to not be inept at removing the Adobe ADEPT DRM. Perhaps eating cabbages would help.
Okay. I've bought 3 pounds of cabbages and have eaten half of that. Now what?
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Okay. I've bought 3 pounds of cabbages and have eaten half of that. Now what?
So you could say, "i♥cabbages". Perhaps you should write a blog with that name. Unless someone's beaten you to it....
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So you could say, "i♥cabbages". Perhaps you should write a blog with that name. Unless someone's beaten you to it....
Thanks to Zelda for her kind words. Speaking of blogs, this seems an appropriate time to revive one of my earlier comments:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...080#post413080
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Ok, so I tried inept with a eTextbook and it didn't seem to work. Does anyone know something that will work with a Primus eTextbook (PDF)? Thanks.
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:41 PM   #11
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Ok, so I tried inept with a eTextbook and it didn't seem to work. Does anyone know something that will work with a Primus eTextbook (PDF)? Thanks.
This is the ePub forum. PDF is off-topic.

And the program used to remove the DRM from ePub does not work with PDF.


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Old 07-28-2009, 02:49 PM   #12
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Ok, so I tried inept with a eTextbook and it didn't seem to work. Does anyone know something that will work with a Primus eTextbook (PDF)? Thanks.
As Jon pointed out, you need another inept tool for DRMed PDFs.
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:35 PM   #13
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This might be the right thread for me. I'm a Sony devotee, but thanks to this site, my belief that pirating books is bad has been matched by my refusal to buy something that I don't really own. I've bought only one Sony book, because of this, and have otherwise stuck to LIT or MOBI that I can convert and read beautifully on the 505. (And have never sent them to anyone else. I'm lousy at lending paper books too!)

So if Sony is switching to ePub, what are the implications for not-terribly-computer-savvy me? Will it still read LIT and MOBI converted via calibre? Will calibre change? (Should this be in the calibre thread?) Will I be able to read all my existing books? Will it be easier to unlock Sony's DRM so I can buy straight from them? (I understand that direct links to DRM stripping aren't allowed here.)

Any tips for reading to get my head around this would be much appreciated.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:13 PM   #14
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So if Sony is switching to ePub, what are the implications for not-terribly-computer-savvy me? Will it still read LIT and MOBI converted via calibre? Will calibre change? (Should this be in the calibre thread?) Will I be able to read all my existing books? Will it be easier to unlock Sony's DRM so I can buy straight from them? (I understand that direct links to DRM stripping aren't allowed here.)

Any tips for reading to get my head around this would be much appreciated.
Essentially Sony moving to Adobe EPUB is a good thing because they will have a crackable DRM format much like the kindle already has. I am sure many people buy from Amazon as opposed to Sony due to Sony's lrx format not being cracked at this point. BTW Calibre converts to Epub brilliantly, in fact that's prob. what you should be converting those .lits and mobis into.
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So is there a way to convert drm epub (that I get from the library) in a format that I can read on my Kindle? Without having to eat the cabbages, thank you very much!
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