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Old 08-02-2010, 10:02 AM   #1
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I'm new to ereading and am prefering Calibre to ADE for managing my growing library.
Question #1: epubs borrowed/downloaded from my public library into ADE will automatically lockup/expire after 21 days, both on ADE and on my kobo ereader. Is there any way that I can avoid this lockup by transferring the book to my reader via Calibre rather than ADE?
Question #2: When I attempt to view epubs that I have purchased on the Calibre Viewer, I get a DRM Error. Strange, as I am able to view these books on the ADE viewer.
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:33 AM   #2
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Question #1: epubs borrowed/downloaded from my public library into ADE will automatically lockup/expire after 21 days, both on ADE and on my kobo ereader. Is there any way that I can avoid this lockup by transferring the book to my reader via Calibre rather than ADE?
No, your book is locked with DRM.
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Question #2: When I attempt to view epubs that I have purchased on the Calibre Viewer, I get a DRM Error. Strange, as I am able to view these books on the ADE viewer.
ADE understands the DRM and works with it to allow the book to be read (for a limited period). Calibre viewer reads only books that have no DRM. You can still use Calibre to store and transfer your DRM'd books to an authorized e-reader, but not convert or read them.
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:37 AM   #3
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Question #1: epubs borrowed/downloaded from my public library into ADE will automatically lockup/expire after 21 days, both on ADE and on my kobo ereader. Is there any way that I can avoid this lockup by transferring the book to my reader via Calibre rather than ADE?
No, calibre will not change the restriction on those files in any way.

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Question #2: When I attempt to view epubs that I have purchased on the Calibre Viewer, I get a DRM Error. Strange, as I am able to view these books on the ADE viewer.
Not strange at all, calibre's viewer is a DRM free zone. ADE handles Adobe's DRM as designed.

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Old 08-02-2010, 11:18 AM   #4
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I was having some problems today and ended up formatting my Reader's memory and loading all the books back on again, one of which was a library book. When I had first loaded the book with ADE, it had a notation of the expiration date when it displayed on my Reader. After the format, I added it back to the Reader with Calibre (because ADE was going very slow and I was impatient) and it appears now as a normal book, with no indication that it will expire or that it is a library book at all. Perhaps this is a happy accident, since in ADE it still appears as a library book with the option of returning it. I guess I will find out in ten days if it has disappeared or not.

But everyone is right about not being able to view books. You can't use Calibre to view DRM-restricted books, no matter what the source.
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