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Old 03-17-2010, 10:22 PM   #1
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*SOLVED* Downloading Sony books in Firefox

I've been wishing I could do this for a while now, and finally broke out some sniffing tools to see if it could be done. It can, with some caveats.

In Firefox (and probably many other browsers) it is possible to use the ebookstore.sony.com site and buy and download books (downloading does require that Adobe Digital Editions is installed).

You just need to find one of the many available add-ons for changing your user-agent-string, and set it to
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Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/532+ (KHTML, like Gecko) ReaderLibrary/3.1
The store is a bit buggy this way, and occasionally throws up error messages (I always get one immediately after logging on), but if you are persistent enough you can do handy things like view your wishlist, or gift certificate balance without having to install the Sony software on all of your PCs.

Presumably the results would be even better on a webkit-based browser.

**update**
Sorry, buying books does not work with this method, but downloading books bought before does. If a moderator could change the subject, I'd appreciate it.

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Old 03-17-2010, 10:55 PM   #2
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Well... why don't you try it with Chrome or Safari and see how it goes.

I know Safari has a dev menu you can enable to change the User Agent. I'm not sure about Chrome. But both are web kit based.

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Old 07-18-2012, 07:45 AM   #3
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I have been using Firefox to access/dl books from the Sony store with no problems and without messing with "user client strings", I have also used explorer and chrome with no problems... 'course it could be hust dumb luck lol....
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:52 AM   #4
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But how long you've been buying through your browser? This is a 2 year old thread. Earlier this year, Sony updated their store so that it was possible to buy directly from their, rather than using separately installed software. Before that, as far as I know, it wasn't possible to buy without their Reader software.
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:02 PM   #5
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I shuld have been clearer I use the reader sw to buy stuff from the store but I use firefox to dl the free stuff and previously purchased books, i haven't tried to buy with firefox but I can log into my account without a problem so I don't forsee any difficulty I have been using the T1 directly for a while now so it might have changed...
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1) Nothing like bring up an over 2 year old thread.

2) Sony changed their bookstore so it is accessible by a browser.
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