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Old 09-07-2007, 10:26 PM   #1
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I was just over at ficitonwise.com and found a book I have been looking for, but it is only offered in the following formats:

Secure eReader (formerly Palm)
Secure Microsoft Reader

Can the iLiad read either of these formats?
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Old 09-07-2007, 10:53 PM   #2
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I was just over at ficitonwise.com and found a book I have been looking for, but it is only offered in the following formats:

Secure eReader (formerly Palm)
Secure Microsoft Reader

Can the iLiad read either of these formats?
Short answer is NO. And therein lies the problem of DRM there is no ONE standard format, or the alternative would be to make all titles available in all formats for us to choose from.

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These formats are not directly readable on the iLiad.

If you can't find a Secure MobiPocket version, the Secure MS Reader version can be exploded to a DRM-free .oeb e-book (mostly html and images) on a Windows PC using, for example, ConvertLIT. If you zip up the resulting files and change the extension from .zip to .oebzip, then FBReader can read it. Alternatively, convert the exploded html and images to a DRM-free .mobi (.prc) file and read it with MobiPocket Reader or FBReader.
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Old 09-07-2007, 10:59 PM   #4
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These formats are not directly readable on the iLiad.

If you can't find a Secure MobiPocket version, the Secure MS Reader version can be exploded to a DRM-free .oeb e-book (mostly html and images) on a Windows PC using, for example, ConvertLIT. If you zip up the resulting files and change the extension from .zip to .oebzip, then FBReader can read it. Alternatively, convert the exploded html and images to a DRM-free .mobi (.prc) file and read it with MobiPocket Reader or FBReader.
Another solution is to just remove the DRM (using CLIT) without exploding it to HTML and load it into Book Designer and do any need cleanup/fixing of titles and then output to PRC format.
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Old 09-08-2007, 12:36 PM   #5
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Another solution is to just remove the DRM (using CLIT) without exploding it to HTML and load it into Book Designer and do any need cleanup/fixing of titles and then output to PRC format.
OK.

I bought the Secure Microsoft format.

What #@#$% pain in the @#$% that was.

After purchasing it, I had to download the book using IE for Windows (I am Mac user).

So I try downloading the book again, and the ficitonwise.com said I couldn't even download it until I activated MS Reader.

So then I downloaded and activated MS Reader, which errored out about seven times, and I had to create a Passport ID just to complete activation.

So I did all that, and FINALLY was able to just download the @#$% book.

It downloaded fine, and I could read it in MS Reader.

Found the file, and downloaded the ConvertLIT GUI software.

When I ran the software it "exploded it" into HTML (I think - there are a bunch of HTML files in the conversion folder).

Two questions:
1. How do you not explode it and just remove the DRM as you suggested.
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2. What is Book Designer?
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I don't know how to do it on a Mac, but on a PC you use the command line and type

clit.exe oldfile.lit newfile.lit

You have to have the file names twice. Newfile.lit will have the DRM removed but will be otherwise identical to the old file.

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I'm doing it on Windows XP in Parallels - I had to use the Windows OS to even be able to download the file.

What a piece of @#$% (MS Reader, that is).
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Book Designer is a program used to create ebooks. It will create MobiPocket format.

But then there are tools from MobiPocket to create ebooks as well.
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