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Old 09-21-2010, 12:56 PM   #76
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That certainly looks to be the one Dave!
OK, that advertisement did not say which book reader application came with the device, if any, so you may have to download whichever book reader strikes your interest from reading this thread. I could tell from the specifications of that device that it will not have Android Market access, so finding a book reader application will involve a bit of searching. Maybe one of the alternative markets like SlideME may have a book reader application that you can use.

http://slideme.org/
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very interesting! Thanks for the "find" Dave!
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Thanks Dave, I think it will be a while before I can get my head around all of the info, I am hoping to find someone local here to 'show' me the way! I don't think I have enough experience yet to go alone. I will let you all know how I get on. Thanks again to you Dave and everybody else who responded to my queries

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I was wandering on adobe's website site
http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublis...ported-devices

Aldiko is adept proof ?
Apparently not yet, according to their import instructions: "Note that DRM-protected books are not currently supported."

I imported and tried to open an adept epub anyway, but couldn't open it: "Failed to open book. Possible reasons: The file is DRM-protected...."
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Interesting that they show an Ipad screen and icons.
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:33 PM   #81
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A few thoughts then a plea for help....

I've finally broken down and have several ereaders on my phone (Android - myTouch). I've used my PDA for years for scriptures but have avoided using a lot of ebooks otherwise, but my wife has been using ebooks for many years starting with her Pam TX, then her WinMo phone, and now on an Android Tablet.

Reveal Reader - I use this for my scripture app. Targeted toward the LDS (Mormon) market, it has decent functionality, an active user community and far and away the most directly accessible content. It's very much a niche app, and uses outdated formats. As a general reader you'd have problems finding new material in the right formats.

iReader - I have it loaded, my wife uses this as one of her primary readers. Decent functionality, and the paid version supports DRM for eReader and Mobi formats - doesn't render perfectly, but useable. Recently eReader became available for Android, it's still the only game in town for Mobi - my understanding is Kindle supports non DRM only. It is nice to have an Android option for people with significant investment in older formats with DRM.

Now, for my quandry.

I have Wordplayer, Kobo, Nook and Kindle all loaded, sitting side by side in my main panel.

Kobo - mobile app connects via data to load the mobile version of books. You cannot load epub into it. Epubs you purchase from Kobo are for use with their own reader, Sony reader, etc. I like the app, but a book I've purchased has been VERY unreliable - the mobile versions of the books simply haven't always worked. It may be just be that one is buggy but it annoys me when it's a paid book and it isn't reliable. The ePub version works fine in the adobe digital editions software on the PC, and I can browse it on the web.

WordPlayer syncs with Calibre. Can't seem to handle the DRM books, but I love Calibre's ability to make ebooks of newspapers, online serials, txt, pdf, and html files, etc. Not the prettiest app but reliable.

Kindle - I'm not fond of proprietary formats and haven't forgotten how they evaporated paid content ex post facto. But it works smoothly and reliably.

Nook - Also works smoothly and reliably, and B&N supports ebook lending.


So, what do I do with the DRM books? Calibre can't open them, Adobe Digital Editions shows everything on my device which shows as a "B&N ereader" without regard to which application I use to read it, but doesn't give me a way to "load" content into the device or any application libraries.

I'd like to have the flexibility to use common stores like B&N, etc., but it's problematic if I have to load a different reader to manage DRM.

Any ideas? Recommendations?
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:27 AM   #82
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The above is why I convert everything to epub (after removing the restrictive drm) and do not buy ebooks that can't have the drm removed. I also don't even attempt to read pdfs on an ebook reader or android app.
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So, what do I do with the DRM books? Calibre can't open them, Adobe Digital Editions shows everything on my device which shows as a "B&N ereader" without regard to which application I use to read it, but doesn't give me a way to "load" content into the device or any application libraries.
Txtr is the only app I've found so far that supports Adobe Adept DRM (epubs and pdf). It's not pretty; it has practically no functionality. And I couldn't find a way to sideload books onto the device. It says it can open books from your browser or email client, but I couldn't get that to work. I had to sign up for an account on their website (txtr.com) and upload/download via their website. And it does not support B&N's DRM.

Aldiko does not currently support DRM'd epubs. But someone posted on the Adobe ADE forums that they had contacted Aldiko and was told their next release "coming soon" will support DRM. No date was given for when that will be.
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Old 10-07-2010, 03:42 PM   #84
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Remove the DRM. That makes you a criminal (at least, in the US) but it's the only way to be able to reliably use the materials you have bought and paid for.
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I went to update this post today, but it seems the market is pretty stable now as far as eBook reading clients go.

I thought about adding a few notes on clients designed for Arabic script, but most of them are for specific books and not eBook reading in general. Also, most require modding the Android system to do so, and that's way beyond the scope of this post.
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:36 PM   #86
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Aldiko does not currently support DRM'd epubs. But someone posted on the Adobe ADE forums that they had contacted Aldiko and was told their next release "coming soon" will support DRM. No date was given for when that will be.
Aldiko has confirmed on their facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aldiko/133203453381) that the next release will include DRM support. Since it's already had a few beta releases, I would imagine that release is coming soon.

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Probably worth mentioning in this thread what has been stated elsewhere on mobileread which is that when Sony announced their next generation of e-readers at the end of August, they also announced that would be creating software apps for Android and iOS. If I remember correctly the press release said November 2010 for release. Now Sony is probably doing this to bolster their "ecosystem" (even though it could cannibalize some of their hardware sales) then it would make sense to assume the apps will be able to read epubs with ADEPT DRM. Thus I would suggest we will have another epub ADEPT DRM reader for Android other than Txtr before the end of the year
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Probably worth mentioning in this thread what has been stated elsewhere on mobileread which is that when Sony announced their next generation of e-readers at the end of August, they also announced that would be creating software apps for Android and iOS. If I remember correctly the press release said November 2010 for release. Now Sony is probably doing this to bolster their "ecosystem" (even though it could cannibalize some of their hardware sales) then it would make sense to assume the apps will be able to read epubs with ADEPT DRM. Thus I would suggest we will have another epub ADEPT DRM reader for Android other than Txtr before the end of the year
Cool, but with Sony being EPUB now...not sure it's that big a deal.
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The Bluefire Reader thread over in the Apple device forum mentioned they are working on an Android app which should be out in a couple months. The Bluefire ithing app supports Adobe Adept DRM and also B&N's DRM.
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Just downloaded the latest version of Moon+ Reader. It now gets my vote for the best ereader app for Android. The biggest issue for me was finding a good ereader with smooth autoscroll and this one is darn near perfect. Supports txt, html, epub, umd and zip files. Other features (from their website) include:

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I gave it five stars and I've never done that with any other app on Market.

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