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Old 03-15-2010, 12:37 PM   #1
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ebook-convert read cover from remote http location

I tried to run ebook-convert with the cover argument pointing to a remote url, but the conversion fails.

The converter reports the following: (22, "invalid mode ('rb') or filename") (Error Code: 1).

With a local copy of the cover the conversion produces the epub output.

This is the --cover argument I passed to test the ability to read from a url:

--cover="http://craphound.com/someone/cover-small.jpg"

I use: ebook-convert.exe (calibre 0.6.24).

Is there a way to read the cover from a remote http location or is this not supported?

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Old 03-15-2010, 12:44 PM   #2
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this feature was added ina newer version of calibre, 0.6.24 is too old
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Old 03-15-2010, 01:00 PM   #3
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Thanks for your quick response. I downloaded 0.6.45 and it works. Should have tried before posting.

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