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Mobiperl Mobiperl - Perl tools for handling MobiPocket files
#11  tompe 12-21-2007, 06:37 PM
The uwinnipeg repository is need for the GD package. I also had to include the Palm:oc module in the mobiperl distribution since the package containing this module had an old version that did not work for MOBI files.
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#12  delphidb96 12-21-2007, 09:42 PM
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The uwinnipeg repository is need for the GD package. I also had to include the Palm:oc module in the mobiperl distribution since the package containing this module had an old version that did not work for MOBI files.
I guess the one big problem I have with these tools is that I've got to put Yet Another Stupid Scripting Tool onto my system just to get it to run. And ActivePerl costs *money*! What?!? I've got to pay money to a *THIRD* party in order to run your apps? Hunh-unh! If I'm going to pay money, it should go to you. I done paid enough money when I paid HP and Microsoft for my computer system. Been There, Done That, Ain't Gonna Do It Again!

So, as nice as your mobitools appear to be, I won't be using them until they are turned into true executable apps.

Derek
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#13  delphidb96 12-21-2007, 09:44 PM
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I guess the one big problem I have with these tools is that I've got to put Yet Another Stupid Scripting Tool onto my system just to get it to run. And ActivePerl costs *money*! What?!? I've got to pay money to a *THIRD* party in order to run your apps? Hunh-unh! If I'm going to pay money, it should go to you. I done paid enough money when I paid HP and Microsoft for my computer system. Been There, Done That, Ain't Gonna Do It Again!

So, as nice as your mobitools appear to be, I won't be using them until they are turned into true executable apps.

Derek
P.S.

If scripting tools are so wonderful, why do I need so many of them? Ruby, Python, Perl, Javascript, VBscript... Then there's the MS .Net - GAWD!

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#14  tompe 12-22-2007, 05:24 AM
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I guess the one big problem I have with these tools is that I've got to put Yet Another Stupid Scripting Tool onto my system just to get it to run. And ActivePerl costs *money*! What?!? I've got to pay money to a *THIRD* party in order to run your apps? Hunh-unh! If I'm going to pay money, it should go to you. I done paid enough money when I paid HP and Microsoft for my computer system. Been There, Done That, Ain't Gonna Do It Again!

So, as nice as your mobitools appear to be, I won't be using them until they are turned into true executable apps.
ActivePerl does not cost money. There are versions that cost money but the basic version is free. Unfortunately the webb site is a bit confusing and I understand why you did not find the free version. Here is a link

http://www.activestate.com/store/productdetail.aspx?prdGuid=81fbce82-6bd5-49bc-a915-08d58c2648ca

to a page where you can choose ActivePerl which is free.

But I totally undestand that having executables is much better and will try to fix that. But if you want to be able to do extensions yourself or help to find bugs you need the development environment.

On the other hand you install or have a lot of programs on your computer that works on non executable code so it should not be an issue. Why do you have a program to read books? Why is not each book an executable?
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#15  diabloNL 12-22-2007, 07:03 AM
I successfully changed the title of my book with mobi2mobi on my Windows XP. Thanks for the program Tommy! A small question though, when I imported it in MobiPocket Reader and then trying to send it to the Cybook, he asked me for the Login data of Fictionwise where I have bought the book. Could it be that mobi2mobi does something with the PID inside or sort?


EDIT: If the book already has a cover image, should it show the new cover image set by mobi2mobi? I tried it and it keeps showing the original.
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#16  tompe 12-22-2007, 10:53 AM
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I successfully changed the title of my book with mobi2mobi on my Windows XP. Thanks for the program Tommy! A small question though, when I imported it in MobiPocket Reader and then trying to send it to the Cybook, he asked me for the Login data of Fictionwise where I have bought the book. Could it be that mobi2mobi does something with the PID inside or sort?
It should not do anything but the data concerning the DRM are manipulated so there might be some bug. But it worked just moving the file to the Cybook?

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EDIT: If the book already has a cover image, should it show the new cover image set by mobi2mobi? I tried it and it keeps showing the original.
No, not currently but I can do it the way that it always replaces the cover image with what you specify. Maybe that is the logical way for it to work.

Thanks for the feedback.
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#17  diabloNL 12-22-2007, 11:43 AM
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It should not do anything but the data concerning the DRM are manipulated so there might be some bug. But it worked just moving the file to the Cybook?

The way I solved it is to import the book in MobiPocket Reader. Then I try to open it and it comes with a pop-up with the login screen for Fictionwise. After I log in I can open the book.

Now I send the book to the Cybook and again I need to log in to activate it. After this I make a copy of the book on the Cybook and keep it as backup, because this file will work on the PC and the Cybook.

The same will happen if I download a purchased book and want to install it on a reader that has not been authorized for that book, also in this case it will come with the login screen for Fictionwise. So it seems that something in the file has changed causing that MobiPocket needs to check if it is authorized.
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#18  tompe 12-22-2007, 12:22 PM
If you just move the book to the Cybook using the mounted USB-disk does it work then?

I am fixing so that Meta data such as author can be changed and will test this with my dictionary and if this work I will do a new release.
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#19  diabloNL 12-22-2007, 12:39 PM
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If you just move the book to the Cybook using the mounted USB-disk does it work then?

I am fixing so that Meta data such as author can be changed and will test this with my dictionary and if this work I will do a new release.

No, when I just copy it via USB-disk and try to open it it says: "File format not supported"

Let me know if you want me to test more.
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#20  tompe 12-22-2007, 07:08 PM
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No, when I just copy it via USB-disk and try to open it it says: "File format not supported"

Let me know if you want me to test more.
I just copied version 0.0.9 to the usual place. I added a flag --coverimage that will replace existing cover images. I fixed so that you can add an author to a MobiPocket file (and to DRM:ed files). I tested all this on my DRM:ed dictionary and it worked to just copy the result to the Cybook.

If it does not work for your file could you send me the file so I can check that I have not made any assumptions that are to strong. I assumed for example that the version of the file was 5 for a DRM:ed file but maybe this is wrong. It is a bit limiting only having on DRM:ed file to test with :-)
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