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Old 08-18-2009, 02:58 PM   #16
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Isn't there a tool available to convert LRF back to HTML? You should then be able to convert the HTML to ePub.
Tested Lrftools and I got the best results when converting to html, which is quite convenient as a base for reconverting to anything.
It requires some time investment to understand howto, but it works.
And it does batch processing converting at once all lrf files in a folder.

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Yes there is, try doing a search for ABC Amber Sony converter that purports to convert LRF (not LRX) to PDF, HTML, CHM, DOC, RTF, TXT, HLP documents.
Last time I tested ABC, I got very poor results. It's basically plain txt without any formatting in different format containers: pdf, html, doc,... Pretty useless IMHO.
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:24 PM   #17
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Yes there is, try doing a search for ABC Amber Sony converter that purports to convert LRF (not LRX) to PDF, HTML, CHM, DOC, RTF, TXT, HLP documents.
ABC Amber Sony Converter is not good. It loses the formatting and graphics. The author did tell me that he was going to update it to handle all this and given the time frame, I'd say he never will.
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:41 PM   #18
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ABC Amber Sony Converter is not good. It loses the formatting and graphics. The author did tell me that he was going to update it to handle all this and given the time frame, I'd say he never will.
I agree but it may be the best there is currently. You can find it here.
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:56 PM   #19
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Old 08-27-2009, 07:21 AM   #20
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Thanks for the link Slayda! After going thru the trouble of changing to LRF, I feel like I better make a backup of some things in basic format.
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FYI, there is a Website that converts some formats online, among them LRF to ePub: http://www.lib2go.com/

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Lib2Go is based mainly on "calibre", a e-book library management application and utilites. Calibre is free, open source and cross-platform. You can download it here.
So maybe they have already added the missing pieces to calibre for LRF -> ePub conversion?

Conversion gave no optimal result for me though (some words were in a tiny size etc.) but it's better than nothing.

Would be great to see LRF->ePub (etc.) in Calibre some Day, am still using my Palm, so I need mobi, and in mobileread e-Book Upload Forum there are sometimes free eBooks that are LRF only...

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Old 09-15-2009, 09:39 PM   #22
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Does Calibre convert epub to LRF? I am working on some items and want to make sure that I can do the proper conversions....
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:05 PM   #24
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Does Calibre convert epub to LRF? I am working on some items and want to make sure that I can do the proper conversions....
Calibre does convert ePub to LRF. But, version 0.5.14 does a better job at converting to LRF then 0.6.x does.
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Old 09-16-2009, 01:29 PM   #25
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Another tool

I didn't much like either ABC or LRFtools, finding their output to be poor. The best luck I had for converting non-drm lrf to epub was a combination of calibre and "lrs2html.rb", a script available here:
http://www.spontaneousderivation.com...e-rough-guide/

Probably works best under linux, but I had fairly good results with the chain lrf->lrs->html->epub, using calibre for the first and last steps.

This guy proved Kovid's assertion that most of the work was already done!

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Old 09-16-2009, 04:25 PM   #26
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It really just needs a few hundred lines of code.
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:33 PM   #27
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It really just needs a few hundred lines of code.
Would love to help. Unfortunately, if i wrote a few hundred lines of code it certainly wouldn't end up doing anything remotely useful.
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:46 PM   #28
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Actually since I'm currently stuck at an airport and I'm bored of fixing bugs, let me give it a go, should end up with something that should do at least as well as lrs2html.rb and should be possible for those who care to improve relatively easily.
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All done in 650 lines of code. Attached is an LRF file and the EPUB from it. Enjoy
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File Type: lrf html2lrf.lrf (823.4 KB, 94 views)
File Type: epub html2lrf.epub (184.9 KB, 105 views)
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Old 09-17-2009, 01:38 PM   #30
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Great! Will you be adding this to the next revision of Calibre?
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