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Old 08-25-2009, 08:13 PM   #61
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I've just downloaded an epub file from the google library into the sony ebook library, from there to my prs-505 ... and nothing has changed : the text is not justified on the right, page number in the right margin and "strange" page numbering in the "status bar".

this is a big disappointment
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Just started using the Mac version - so far, so good. I was able to re-download some titles and load them on my PRS-505. I plan to spend some time going through my Amazon wishlist and see how prices compare between Amazon and Sony (not that I couldn't have done this before, but it is nicer in a fully native environment).

Now, if Sony releases an iPhone app that syncs your location in the book with the desktop software/Reader Daily Edition (a la Whispernet), I will be ecstatic!
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I've just downloaded an epub file from the google library into the sony ebook library, from there to my prs-505 ... and nothing has changed : the text is not justified on the right, page number in the right margin and "strange" page numbering in the "status bar".

this is a big disappointment
I'm guessing any on-device epub justification will require a firmware update. Whether or not that is in the cards, is anyone's guess.
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:19 PM   #64
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I'm guessing any on-device epub justification will require a firmware update. Whether or not that is in the cards, is anyone's guess.
There's a firmware update available for the 505 now. If you go to the main page and click the new devices on the slideshow, on that page there's a link for the firmware update.

My question is, I never updated my old version, so when I open the library it still says I need to do that update. When I update that, will the new one pop up afterwards?
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:20 PM   #65
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I'm guessing any on-device epub justification will require a firmware update. Whether or not that is in the cards, is anyone's guess.
I figured as much. Personnaly, I don't really see the point of this new software version (for windows), considering the previous version was almost identical from my point of view.
Of course, for mac-os users, to have the ebook library software running natively is a good thing. (even if i find calibre better).
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Got the Mac version installed and registered to my PC. It looks very similar to the PC version. Granted, this app is mainly a wrapper around a web browser control... I'm surprised it took so long to put out for the Mac.

I don't like the fact that it has a package installer. But, I guess that is probably necessary to hook in a USB/Device driver type shim to support authorizing readers.

I can't test it with a reader of course, because I don't have a Sony reader any more. I was really curious if it would work with the 500... but it has a new Happy Cat owner now.

I have attached a screen shot of it here... it looks very much like the PC one above.

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Old 08-25-2009, 08:24 PM   #67
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There's a firmware update available for the 505 now. If you go to the main page and click the new devices on the slideshow, on that page there's a link for the firmware update.
Are you sure ??
The only update i see is the 1.1 version,which is quite old ...
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:25 PM   #68
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Well, I tried it on my xp sp3 machine and it just locks up. I was able to add my library and then view it. I tried to open a book and it just froze. It finally lets loose and goes back to the library listings. I tried half a dozen times and it just wouldn't work. It also took forever to load the software. I watched the hd light working like crazy to get it to load. It was using 99% resources and I had nothing else running. My system is a few years old, but its got a 2.41 ghz processor and 3 gigs of ram on a Asus mobo. I'll try it later after a lot of the bugs and complaints are fixed. The only new thing I saw was notes, so I just uninstalled, removed the kinoma and sony files and reinstalled the old stuff. Reloaded my library and it works like it should. The software leaves a lot to be desired and I was hoping Sony had listened to our emails, but the new one is just as bad as the old one. Oh, except I can get the old one to work. That was a wasted hour. Now to go try it out on the mac mini
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There's a firmware update available for the 505 now. If you go to the main page and click the new devices on the slideshow, on that page there's a link for the firmware update.

My question is, I never updated my old version, so when I open the library it still says I need to do that update. When I update that, will the new one pop up afterwards?
What's available on the site is still the one single firmware update with initial ePub support. No justification yet I'm afraid
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What's available on the site is still the one single firmware update with initial ePub support. No justification yet I'm afraid
Oh ok, gotcha.
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Installed Sony eBook Library 3.0.00.08240_MAC on my G3 Mac running last version of OS X Tiger. The application opens, shows a series of menus. Nothing else. No window(s), nothing. Menus appear not to work - except for quit.
Any other reports?
Speculation: I have calibre installed. could calibre be interfering?

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Old 08-25-2009, 08:32 PM   #72
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Installed Sony eBook Library 3.0.00.08240_MAC on my G3 Mac running last version of OS X Tiger. The application opens, shows a series of menus. Nothing else. No window(s), nothing. Menus appear not to work.
Any other reports?
Speculation: I have calibre installed. could calibre be interfering?
No I doubt calibre would have anything to do with it. I have it installed too.

Do you have 10.4.11?

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Old 08-25-2009, 08:33 PM   #73
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Just installed the mac version and it saw my old books. Big deal is that it saw the library book I downloaded and installed it onto my reader flawlessly!!! I am so psyched, no more running Windows off of Bootcamp to do library books, which are my main source of reading material.
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No I doubt calibre would have anything to do with it. I have it installed too.

Do you have 10.4.11?

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Old 08-25-2009, 08:34 PM   #75
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Got the Mac version installed and registered to my PC. It looks very similar to the PC version. Granted, this app is mainly a wrapper around a web browser control... I'm surprised it took so long to put out for the Mac.

I don't like the fact that it has a package installer. But, I guess that is probably necessary to hook in a USB/Device driver type shim to support authorizing readers.

I can't test it with a reader of course, because I don't have a Sony reader any more. I was really curious if it would work with the 500... but it has a new Happy Cat owner now.

I have attached a screen shot of it here... it looks very much like the PC one above.

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For the Mac version, it stated:
Device: Works with Reader Digital Book by Sony (Models: PRS-505, PRS-700, Reader Pocket Edition and Reader Touch Edition). Not currently compatible with the PRS-500 model.
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