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#1  Munner3000 11-03-2011, 10:46 AM
Has anyone figured out how to load books not purchased from Kobo to this new Ereader?? How about calibre???

Thanks very much!!
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#2  taming 11-03-2011, 10:52 AM
It's called sideloading, and it works for drm free ePUBS. I have my Calibre library as a Sugar Sync folder. In the Kobo app, I click on import books, and then choose the book I want. Other folks do it over USB as a cut and past/drag and drop. Folks use DropBox, too.

For books with Adobe ADE, use another reader program that supports it, like Aldiko.
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#3  msxman 11-03-2011, 11:49 AM
From Calibre I convert to epub and save to disk- disk being the vox drive letter your pc gives it.

If you bought from amazon or barnes and noble, you can easily add the programs for their readers and dload them to there. The links with instructions are http://goodereader.com/blog/electronic-readers/essential-kobo-vox-apps-and-tools/
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#4  some1else 11-03-2011, 08:03 PM
I am having an issue with my new Vox, it won't import books off the micro SD card, keep getting "something went wrong" message. I can't drag and drop books from Adobe Digital Editions or Calibre because my computer does not recognize the ereader (but the Vox recognizes being connected to the computer) I emailed Kobo Help and it has been greater than 48 hours and no reply.

I am not a happy camper right now.
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#5  Cdesja5 11-03-2011, 08:09 PM
If you load the Aldiko reader you could use the Calibre server to load your books wirelessly and then move them to your Kobo app if you prefer to read them there
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#6  some1else 11-03-2011, 08:17 PM
*****If you load the Aldiko reader you could use the Calibre server to load your books wirelessly and then move them to your Kobo app if you prefer to read them there ****

I'm not sure what that means, but I'll google Aldiko and go from there. Nothing to lose, I've already spent 2 days trying to get this Vox to work. :-(
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#7  Haesslich 11-03-2011, 09:01 PM
Quote some1else
I am having an issue with my new Vox, it won't import books off the micro SD card, keep getting "something went wrong" message. I can't drag and drop books from Adobe Digital Editions or Calibre because my computer does not recognize the ereader (but the Vox recognizes being connected to the computer) I emailed Kobo Help and it has been greater than 48 hours and no reply.

I am not a happy camper right now.

If they're DRM'ed, the reader can't unlock them unless the Kobo is authorized. ADE won't recognize the Vox to auth it?
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#8  AnemicOak 11-03-2011, 09:17 PM
Quote Haesslich
ADE won't recognize the Vox to auth it?
According to this it's not compatible with ADE out of the box (big mistake IMO)...

Quote pokee
I spoke to Darrell today, who is a Customer Engagement Analyst at Kobo. He said that the Vox was not designed to be recognized by ADE - and they don't have any plans to make it be (although, I asked if he could ask the development team, as he sits in round-table discussions with them).

The overdrive app is available for download on the Vox. I was able to do it myself and I can read my library books from there. I would rather sideload my books to the Kobo app. from ADE so I can use Pulse and Reading Life for my library books, but alas - it is not to be. I complained about this to Darrell, so hopefully one day we'll be able to use ADE with the Vox...

A person could load Aldiko or Mantano on it to get ADE support.
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#9  Cdesja5 11-03-2011, 09:37 PM
Quote some1else
*****If you load the Aldiko reader you could use the Calibre server to load your books wirelessly and then move them to your Kobo app if you prefer to read them there ****

I'm not sure what that means, but I'll google Aldiko and go from there. Nothing to lose, I've already spent 2 days trying to get this Vox to work. :-(
Here's the basics...
Set up Calibre as a catalogue in Aldiko and use the Calibre server to download to the Vox wirelessly. Name the catalogue whatever you want (I always use "Calibre" for this source) and then enter the catalogue url.
Use this format for the URL: http://xxx.xxx.x.xxx:80xx
192.168.1.xxx is the IP address
80xx is for the port Calibre uses (usually 8080), you can check that in the Calibre preferences in the Sharing over the Net menu.

Works for me every time I want to load a book. Apparently you can move the book to the Kobo app if you prefer to read on that one. I haven't tried that, someone else has posted the process in another thread.
In the Aldiko settings you can set up your Adobe Digital Editions id so that you can open any DRMd books that you had in Calibre. To get there tap on the Vox's Home button (the middle icon on the bottom of the screen) from within the Aldiko Catalogue menu.
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#10  Cdesja5 11-04-2011, 04:39 PM
Has anyone tried and succeeded in using the Calibre server? Just curious as to whether my instructions are clear enough!
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