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Old 10-10-2021, 03:54 AM   #1
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uploading multiple formats

This is not a suggestion, just something that I've been wondering about.

Several years ago I came across a web site where you could upload a book and it would convert it to different formats. My vague memory was that I uploaded a test epub and had it convert it to azw3, or maybe vice-versa. It was obvious from the css classes in the conversion that it was using Calibre to do the converting.

So assuming that the technical expertise was available I was thinking that the book library here could restrict uploads to one format, epub most likely, and when someone downloads a book they could specify the format and it would convert it to the other formats on the fly.

I can think of several advantages for doing it this way but ignoring the issues of the technical expertise needed to implement it I'm wondering what disadvantages there might be.
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