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Old 11-01-2009, 03:54 AM   #1
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Unexpected conversion

I have been using Calibre on linux until now, but today I installed it on my Windows 7 netbook. I told it to copy some ebooks to my Astak reader, and, unexpectedly, it asked if I wanted to convert the books as it copied them onto the device. I said yes, just to see what it would do. It converted them to mobi format, even though it's output format for conversions is set to ePub.

When I downloaded these books from Fictionwise I selected ePub. On Windows 7 using IE, it downloads a zip file, but under linux using Firefox, it downloads an .epub file. The zip file contains the same contents as the epub (after all, an epub is really a zip file anyway)

So this is why Calibre needed to convert, but the question is, why to .mobi, when a simple rename would have made it an epub?

Also, why does Win7/IE down a zip file from the same link/menu choice on fictionwise, that linux/Firefox doewnloads an epub?
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Old 11-01-2009, 12:07 PM   #2
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the default format for the astak is set to mobi, you can change it in preferences->plugins->device drivers.
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Old 11-01-2009, 06:56 PM   #3
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Ah, thanks. I never thought to look in the plugin section for a preference like that. I will change it.
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:40 AM   #4
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the default format for the astak is set to mobi, you can change it in preferences->plugins->device drivers.
I see nothing named "device drivers" under plugins. The nearest is "Device Interface Plugins". In there, I find a list, but no default setting - however, I presume that moving ePub to the top of the list is, in fact, what you meant for me to do?
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either unselect mobi or move epub to the top
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