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Old 03-01-2010, 11:09 AM   #1
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De-DRM Mobi to ePub

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I've been wanting to get the Robin Buss translation of The Count of Monte Cristo with all the footnotes, etc., but no one seems to have it for sale in ePub. I don't have a Kindle, but Amazon does sell this translation for the Kindle. If it's possible to strip the mobi DRM and convert it to ePub and have a reasonably decent-looking result with footnotes intact, I'd probably just buy the Amazon offering and do this so I can read it on my Sony. Anyone have any experience with doing this to say yea or nay?
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:38 AM   #2
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Anyone have any experience with doing this to say yea or nay?
It's possible. If it's a Topaz book, then it can take a lot more work to clean up OCR errors than if it's a Mobipocket book. And I don't know how footnotes are handled in Topaz, and it's only possible that they're handled well in Mobipocket - there's no guarantee.
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I have the Kindle version (which is an AZW) and I just tried it using Sony eBL after conversion to ePub using Calibre. The footnotes are intact, and they include a return hyperlink to get back to the main text (not required on the Kindle or for MobiPocket, since they have a "back" option). If eBL has a back key, I could not find it - but the return link worked.

Note that the external TOC does not include the chapter headings (even in the AZW/MOBI version), but there is an internal chapter TOC as a set of hyperlinks.
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:22 PM   #4
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That's great, wallcraft, thanks for the info. Do I understand you correctly that Calibre will convert this book to epub directly (without having to go through some DRM-stripping process)?
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That's great, wallcraft, thanks for the info. Do I understand you correctly that Calibre will convert this book to epub directly (without having to go through some DRM-stripping process)?
Calibre will only convert non-drm files. So you'll need to remove the drm first.
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Calibre will only convert non-drm files. So you'll need to remove the drm first.
Thanks.
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Calibre will only convert non-drm files. So you'll need to remove the drm first.
It is now possible to add recent versions of mobidedrm.py as a pre-processor to Calibre.
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Wow, even better. Thanks again.
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