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Old 07-05-2010, 11:15 AM   #1
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rar file conversion

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I have several rar files. Is there a way for calibre to open and/or convert them? How do I do this?
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:36 AM   #2
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Please forgive me if this is a duplicate post.

I have several rar files. Is there a way for calibre to open and/or convert them? How do I do this?
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It depends on what is inside them. Here is my experience: If it's a single book format, it will be opened and added as that format. If it's got lots of stuff in it, Calibre can't figure out what to do with it, so it will be stored as is - as a rar or zip. There may be other rules, but that's what I've seen.
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ok so I did convert the rar files (all single titles) to epub using the convert feature. Some of them though did not convert. I got the following error:

ERROR: ERROR: Unhandled exception: <b>ValueError</b>:No plugin to handle input format: rar

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\actions.py", line 1082, in convert_ebook
File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\tools.py", line 39, in convert_single_ebook
File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\convert\single.py", line 124, in __init__
File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\convert\single.py", line 163, in setup_pipeline
File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\conversion\plumber.py", line 522, in __init__
ValueError: No plugin to handle input format: rar

One book I got the following error:

WARNING: Could not convert some books: Could not convert 1 of 1 books, because no suitable source format was found.

Midnight Hour The



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Old 07-05-2010, 04:48 PM   #4
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that means calibre was unable to find an ebook inside the rar archive.
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thank you for the info
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