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Re: Using Playbook for ereader - library books

You're mixing 2 issues, epub books will need the DRM removed unless they'read with an authorized reader. When you buy a book from Kobo the Kobo app will allow you to read it. I buy Kobo books and it works. You don't even download the books in the traditional manner. You buy them on either your computer or PB and when you open the Kobo App on your PB it downloads to your PB automatically. Epub books from libraries need to have the DRM removed until a newer App shows up for the PB. Kobo needs a lot of Customer Service help.
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Re: Using Playbook for ereader - library books

I'm going to try the DRM remove suggestion, makes sense.  Hope it works because the library is a huge resource lol

Thanks for the tip.

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Re: Using Playbook for ereader - library books

OK thanks for the feedback, not sure what went wrong the first time but I will give it another try!

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Overdrive-adobe digital

I have dled the beta 2.0 and overdrive. Is there a way  I can move books from Digital editions to overdrive so that I can read it on the pb? Anyway to do this with any software???

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Re: Using Playbook for ereader - library books

Yes there are workarounds.   I purchased an app,   PlayEpub from the App store.   $1.99 and worth it. But all library books have DRM security on them, so that needs to be removed.   Fortunately, PlayEpub has a DRM removal program that is free.  Playepub.com is their website.  Instructions are pretty good.

 

I think Overdrive is for 'talking' books.

You need Adobe Digital Editions which should be available from the library.

Let me know if it works for you.

 

Here is a bit of doc I created for myself so I can remember where things get put.

After you download your library book.

 

File will be in folder   c:\Users\your name \My Documents\downloads  and has the extension  .acsm

Double click on the file.   Adobe Digital Edition will open (ADE)

Back into File Explorer  c:\users\your name\My Documents\My Digital Editions.   (book is there in Epub format)

Use EPubee to remove  DRM  security.

Readable file is in  c:\users\your name\My Documents\Decrypt Output

Copy to  Playbook  Books Folder

 

Good Luck

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Re: Using Playbook for ereader - library books

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Another solution is to use the Amazon Cloud reader (it works flawlessly on the Simple Browser, not so much on the native browser). The public library lends Kindle books.

 

You do have to be connected to wifi to open the books, but once it is open you don't have to remain connected.

 

 

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Re: Using Playbook for ereader - library books

I too use the Amazon Cloud reader. Works great.


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Re: Using Playbook for ereader - library books

Unfortunately Canadian Libraries have book secured with DRM security.  I bought a Kindle and then noticed that only U.S. libraries work with the Kindle.  That's why the somewhat convoluted method to get books on the PB.

I don't know anything about the Amazon cloud!!

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Re: Using Playbook for ereader - library books

Chtck it out! Works great!


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Re: Using Playbook for ereader - library books

Can you help me?  I tried this back when i downloaded the beta version - no luck.  So I waited til today and now have the official OS2 downloaded and working fine.  Have Overdrive Media player.  I must be missing something as I can't see how to now connect to the library system - or do I go online to the local library and get at it that way?