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Old 04-14-2010, 05:08 AM   #1
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ERROR when converting mobi to epub? help! (new at this)

Hi everyone. i'm new at this. i just got this error when trying to convert a mobi to epub. any help?

Convert book 1 of 1 (Eating Animals)
Resolved conversion options
{'asciiize': False,
'author_sort': None,
'authors': None,
'base_font_size': 0.0,
'book_producer': None,
'chapter': u"//*[((name()='h1' or name()='h2') and re:test(., 'chapter|book|section|part\\s+', 'i')) or @class = 'chapter']",
'chapter_mark': u'pagebreak',
'comments': None,
'cover': '/var/folders/H3/H3O4DUh0HamBsxkiKrMvNE+++TI/-Tmp-/calibre_0.6.47_W9QV7r.jpeg',
'debug_pipeline': None,
'disable_font_rescaling': False,
'dont_justify': False,
'extra_css': None,
'font_size_mapping': None,
'footer_regex': u'(?i)(?<=<hr>)((\\s*<a name=\\d+></a>((<img.+?>)*<br>\\s*)?\\d+<br>\\s*.*?\\s*)|(\\s* <a name=\\d+></a>((<img.+?>)*<br>\\s*)?.*?<br>\\s*\\d+))(?=<br>)' ,
'force_max_line_length': False,
'header_regex': u'(?i)(?<=<hr>)((\\s*<a name=\\d+></a>((<img.+?>)*<br>\\s*)?\\d+<br>\\s*.*?\\s*)|(\\s* <a name=\\d+></a>((<img.+?>)*<br>\\s*)?.*?<br>\\s*\\d+))(?=<br>)' ,
'inline_toc': False,
'input_encoding': None,
'input_profile': <calibre.customize.profiles.InputProfile object at 0x63acd50>,
'insert_blank_line': False,
'insert_metadata': False,
'isbn': None,
'language': None,
'level1_toc': None,
'level2_toc': None,
'level3_toc': None,
'line_height': 0.0,
'linearize_tables': False,
'margin_bottom': 5.0,
'margin_left': 5.0,
'margin_right': 5.0,
'margin_top': 5.0,
'max_line_length': 0,
'max_toc_links': 50,
'newline': u'system',
'no_chapters_in_toc': False,
'no_inline_navbars': False,
'output_encoding': 'utf-8',
'output_profile': <calibre.customize.profiles.OutputProfile object at 0x63acf30>,
'page_breaks_before': u"//*[name()='h1' or name()='h2']",
'prefer_metadata_cover': False,
'preprocess_html': False,
'pretty_print': False,
'pubdate': None,
'publisher': None,
'rating': None,
'read_metadata_from_opf': '/var/folders/H3/H3O4DUh0HamBsxkiKrMvNE+++TI/-Tmp-/calibre_0.6.47_I6w7H_.opf',
'remove_first_image': False,
'remove_footer': False,
'remove_header': False,
'remove_paragraph_spacing': False,
'remove_paragraph_spacing_indent_size': 1.5,
'series': None,
'series_index': None,
'tags': None,
'timestamp': None,
'title': None,
'title_sort': None,
'toc_filter': None,
'toc_threshold': 6,
'use_auto_toc': False,
'verbose': 2}
Python function terminated unexpectedly: All strings must be XML compatible: Unicode or ASCII, no NULL bytes
InputFormatPlugin: MOBI Input running
on /Users/****/Calibre Library/Foer_ Jonathan Safran/Eating Animals (4)/Eating Animals - Foer_ Jonathan Safran.mobi
Extracting text...
Adding anchors...
Extracting images...
Cleaning up HTML...
Parsing HTML...
Malformed markup, parsing using BeautifulSoup
MOBI markup appears to contain random bytes. Stripping.
Extracting text...
Adding anchors...
Extracting images...
Cleaning up HTML...
Parsing HTML...
Malformed markup, parsing using BeautifulSoup
MOBI markup appears to contain random bytes. Stripping.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/Applications/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/Python/lib/python2.6/site.py", line 147, in main
return run_entry_point()
File "/Applications/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/Python/lib/python2.6/site.py", line 116, in run_entry_point
return getattr(pmod, func)()
File "site-packages/calibre/utils/ipc/worker.py", line 99, in main
File "site-packages/calibre/gui2/convert/gui_conversion.py", line 24, in gui_convert
File "site-packages/calibre/ebooks/conversion/plumber.py", line 787, in run
File "site-packages/calibre/customize/conversion.py", line 211, in __call__
File "site-packages/calibre/ebooks/mobi/input.py", line 27, in convert
File "site-packages/calibre/ebooks/mobi/reader.py", line 331, in extract_content
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 23, in fromstring
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 67, in _parse
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 77, in _convert_tree
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 87, in _convert_children
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 87, in _convert_children
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 87, in _convert_children
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 87, in _convert_children
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 87, in _convert_children
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 87, in _convert_children
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 87, in _convert_children
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 87, in _convert_children
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 87, in _convert_children
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 87, in _convert_children
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 87, in _convert_children
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 87, in _convert_children
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 87, in _convert_children
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 87, in _convert_children
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 87, in _convert_children
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 87, in _convert_children
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 87, in _convert_children
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 87, in _convert_children
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 87, in _convert_children
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 87, in _convert_children
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 87, in _convert_children
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 87, in _convert_children
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 87, in _convert_children
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 87, in _convert_children
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 89, in _convert_children
File "site-packages/lxml/html/soupparser.py", line 103, in _append_text
File "lxml.etree.pyx", line 836, in lxml.etree._Element.tail.__set__ (src/lxml/lxml.etree.c:33020)
File "apihelpers.pxi", line 667, in lxml.etree._setTailText (src/lxml/lxml.etree.c:15438)
File "apihelpers.pxi", line 1242, in lxml.etree._utf8 (src/lxml/lxml.etree.c:19848)
ValueError: All strings must be XML compatible: Unicode or ASCII, no NULL bytes
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:08 AM   #2
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That error typically indicates a damaged MOBI file, perhaps during deDRMing?
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:52 PM   #3
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thanks. i'll try again tonight and see what happens.
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