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Old 04-18-2009, 10:56 AM   #16
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I'm trying to get this to work right now, and I'm having no luck. Whether or not I rename the files, the reader won't read them. It says "Protected Page," and that's all.
Your reader is registered to your Sony account where you bought the .lrx file? Does it work if you use the Sony eBook Libray to move it?

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Old 04-18-2009, 09:57 PM   #17
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I just purchased a 700 this week. I kept all of my .lrx books (from my 500) in the Sony Windows software. Today I connected the 700, registered, and downloaded all my books again. I used the Sony software to push them to the 700. I then used Caliber under OS X to download from the 700 all those .lrx books. In Calibre, I am able to edit the meta data. I removed the tags left by Sony (on all the books) and modified the "series" information for a trilogy. I have since deleted them from the 700 and uploaded them again with Calibre and have had no problems.

As far as I can tell, there is no need to rename files, and Calibre edits the meta data just fine.
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:43 AM   #18
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*headdesk*

Thanks -- I didn't realize I had to do anything special to authorize my reader. I guess my brief flirtation with a Kindle accustomed me to auto-authorizing devices. I just authorized the reader through the Sony ebook thingamajig, and used Calibre to upload books, and it works just fine.

Thanks for alerting me to my error.
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Sorry to resurrect a very old thread. I have some lrx books on my old 505 which I want to move to my paperwhite (for the benefit of the frontlight). I managed to load one into Calibre, but can't do anything with it, not view it nor view the metadata.

I'm getting re-acquainted with Alf, but from reading through his blog it's unclear whether the tools deal with lrx.

Is it possible to read the lrx books on a kindle? Will Calibre convert this format?

Thanks.
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Is it possible to read the lrx books on a kindle? Will Calibre convert this format?
Sony reader supported LRF and LRX file types (besides rtf and txt, later epub)
LRX is encrypted (DRMed) and LRF is not.

I think that old versions of Calibre did do conversion of LRF. I am not sure there ever was a tool to de-DRM LRX. It was a long time ago since I have last seen LRX "in the wild" ... I used to own the legendary Sony PRS-500.
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Sony reader supported LRF and LRX file types (besides rtf and txt, later epub)
LRX is encrypted (DRMed) and LRF is not.

I think that old versions of Calibre did do conversion of LRF. I am not sure there ever was a tool to de-DRM LRX. It was a long time ago since I have last seen LRX "in the wild" ... I used to own the legendary Sony PRS-500.
Thanks. I can convert lrf but the drm'd lrx is a problem. I have several on my Sony prs 505 which I downloaded from Sony years ago when they dealt in ereaders. Unfortunately, I've been spoiled by the frontlight on my paperwhite (and have poorer house-lighting than I had at my old house) so want to put them onto the Paperwhite. This can't be a unique situation.

I realise drm stripping isn't discussed here, but I can't see any way of asking Alf, and lrx isn't mentioned.
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Thanks. I can convert lrf but the drm'd lrx is a problem. I have several on my Sony prs 505 which I downloaded from Sony years ago when they dealt in ereaders. Unfortunately, I've been spoiled by the frontlight on my paperwhite (and have poorer house-lighting than I had at my old house) so want to put them onto the Paperwhite. This can't be a unique situation.

I realise drm stripping isn't discussed here, but I can't see any way of asking Alf, and lrx isn't mentioned.
Going back a few years but all I remember about lrx and removing drm was that there was no tool to remove lrx DRM. The suggestion from when Sony switched to epub was to re-download the books in epub format and use the standard Adobe tools. Later when Sony sold their customers to Kobo, you downloaded the epubs from your Kobo account.
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LRX DRM was never cracked. It was never a sufficiently popular format to make it worth the time to do so.
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Thanks. I suppose the lrx books are stuck on my old 505 and I'll have to read them there. Maybe if we have a nice summer I'll sit out in the garden with the 505 . . . The battery should last for an hour or two.
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Thanks. I suppose the lrx books are stuck on my old 505 and I'll have to read them there. Maybe if we have a nice summer I'll sit out in the garden with the 505 . . . The battery should last for an hour or two.
Can you use a 505 while it charges? Get one of thos battery packs that folk use to extend the run time on their tablets. The only inconvenience is a USB cord between the battery pack and the device.
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LRX DRM was never cracked. It was never a sufficiently popular format to make it worth the time to do so.
At one moment, LRX was the most popular ebook format on all e-ink readers in the world ;-).
It was also the reason why Sony Librié business model failed.
Back then you couldn't load your own texts on your own reader, only those purchased from Sony (in LRX) could be read. And even those had an expiry date. That was too much even for Japanese customers. In a desperate attempt to save Librié, Sony published software that allowed users to load their own texts on their own readers, but it was too late.
If I remember correctly.
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At one moment, LRX was the most popular ebook format on all e-ink readers in the world ;-).
It was also the reason why Sony Librié business model failed.
Back then you couldn't load your own texts on your own reader, only those purchased from Sony (in LRX) could be read. And even those had an expiry date. That was too much even for Japanese customers. In a desperate attempt to save Librié, Sony published software that allowed users to load their own texts on their own readers, but it was too late.
If I remember correctly.

This makes me glad I didn't get into ebooks until the 505 was "established"...
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Can you use a 505 while it charges? Get one of thos battery packs that folk use to extend the run time on their tablets. The only inconvenience is a USB cord between the battery pack and the device.
Yes, I have the proprietry charger and the Sony is almost always plugged in, otherwise it 'dies'. But if I want to read in the garden it will have to be unplugged. The battery lasts a couple of hours unplugged, which is all I would need for a read in the sunshine (my house lighting is awful, did Sony ever make covers with lights that I might find on ebay?)
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