William Wang: It does work for a book published in 2008.
Martin White: I installed everything, plugins and all but still nothing
HughWheelerDrums: Cannot find the plugins folder
witchdiva: Very clear. Will try later.
robNdina Liou: Thanks!...it finally worked (technically challenged :)...there was some
Adware my antivirus detected while downloading...I do have a question
When I use Calibre to convert books into PDF for instance, will I be able
to change sizes and fonts? The writing is HUGE! Please tell me how I can
change the size and spacing...thanks!
EagleFeatherUSA: Thanks this just what I needed!
Nikolay Sitkarev: cool. that worked for me
David Furphy: I prefer epub over pdf for books mainly because the text flow adjusts to
the screen size of the device you are using and the font size you choose.
You're not limited to viewing the original page layout as you are with a
pdf. Of course, in some documents with complex page layouts this can be a
problem in an epub and so you're better off with a pdf. But for books I
definitely stick with a ebook format rather than a page based format to
avoid the problems you're experiencing.
supaskunk1111: Hi thanks for the video! But i have a problem, i have followed your
instructions to the word but still the AZW3 file wont unlock, or the DRM is
still on. I keep getting the error : No key found in 4 keys tried. Any
David Furphy: I'd avoid converting to pdf and stick with epub. If you must have pdf, I'm
guessing there might be better tools for epub->pdf. Beyond that I'm afraid
I cant help much.
David Furphy: 1992ipodlover, Alf's toolkit does NOT work for iBooks DRM. He has a post on
his blog with the heading "Apple and ebooks: iBookstore DRM and how to
TheNjoachim: Hi - I am trying to convert an azw file to epub. I followed all of the
steps exactly as you presented them, but when I got to the "convert book"
step, I got an error message that said "Cannot convert Lonely Planet Japan
Travel Guide. This books is locked by DRM. To learn more about DRM and why
you cannot read or convert this book in calibre, click here. A large number
of recent, DRM free releases are available at Open Books." Any idea what I
might've done wrong? I'm working on a MacBookPro
RawR Fest: YOU SIR... ARE FANTASTIC!
David Furphy: Could have been due to the extra coverage the issue is getting following
reports of Amazon deleting someones kindle library. A story today on
Lifehacker links to the Alf Apprentice blog.
wriggley05: Great video, I have been trying to get the books I have on my rubbish Sony
reader into my Kindle and found Calibre but could not find the plugins in
the right format (mac opens zip files automatically and Calibre needs them
zipped). your video and link to apprentice Alf did the trick. I have a
whole lot of expensive books I can start reading again. Many Thanks
David Furphy: I believe the PRC format is slightly different from AZW. This statement
from apprenticealf's website may help If you have Mobipocket ebooks, where
you either entered a PID on the retailer’s web site, or you must read them
in Mobipocket Reader, you must enter the PID you entered on the retailer’s
web site, or the PID of your installation of Mobipocket Reader into the PID
customisation field of the K4MobiDeDRM plugin
David Furphy: This how-to vid is about converting to epub - not pdf. Jahstice, I think
you'll need to search for a more relevant video or maybe even a software
tool that fits your needs better than Calibre. Try Adobe Acrobat its only
Steingrímur Jón Guðjónsson: Thanks for the help! Very professional video
benjamin colin: hi, nice work! but it doesn't work for me.. i can't get to know why.. :(
hiro8128: Hi. This seems to work well. I tried this with a few book, but one of them
won't work. Same error as benjamin colin is having.
Erika Carter: It worked perfectly. Thanks!!!
David Furphy: Thanks Hurschti97. I agree, a similar solution for iBooks would be great
but Alf's tool set doesn't handle their DRM. For me that's a good reason to
be buying on Amazon. If you find a good solution let us know.
b78pl: Did all as per instruction, but doesn't work for the book that is really
important to me. When adding the error decoding comes up. The book was
published in August 2011, is it possible that the DRM key is not recognised
by the DeDRM plugin 04.5 ?? please help, thanks.
Daniel Silverberg: I've also followed all the steps and installed the plug-in, but have not
been able to convert any of my kindle books to Epub. Get the same message
as TheNjoachim about the DRM. Any ideas? Thanks!
shaniyyy: Thanks, I just did this now, worked perfectly!
tara94100: I follwed everything here and it seemed to work well. Removing the DRM and
installing the plug in seemed to work well. However, when I went to add my
book, the book I want is not there in my Kindle content. There are other
books, but not the one I am trying to put on calibre. Any suggestions?
waywardbard: I am too.
Jahstice: i also have another question. Maybe you can help out with that as well. If
I converted my file from epub to pdf or anythign else to pdf. how do I keep
my direct links from the table of contents, to directly jump into the
wanted topic? The table of content is underlined in the pdf, but i cannot
click on this. any idea how or what to set during the conversion? Thanks
David Furphy: sorry to hear that benjamin. Let us know how far you got, someone might
have some suggestions.
batterista: Great, but doesn't work. Can't handle the latest AZW encryption.
smartypantswastaken: Worked like a charm, even for this technically-challenged reader. :) Very
helpful info/tutorial. Thanks!
nishantkumar19: I have the exact same problem. :(
silverbright75: I agree, It's probably not installed right. Macs can be tricky - like
wriggley 05 stated "mac opens zip files automatically and Calibre needs
them zipped". I'd make sure you have the most current version of the tools
and follow the AA Blog's directions for installing on a Mac. You'll see it
listed as "DeDRM Application for Mac OS X 10.4 and above" on the right in
Sebastian Niţu: Hey, Apprentice Alf's blog is down for a while now, where can I get the
plugin? Please help!
silverbright75: Did you do this? From the AA Blog: "If you have Amazon Kindle ebooks that
were downloaded to your eInk Kindle, you must enter your Kindle’s serial
number into the Kindle serial number customization field of the K4MobiDeDRM
plugin. (You can copy the serial number from your Amazon account page.) If
you need to enter the serial numbers of more than one eInk Kindle, separate
the serial numbers with commas." Are you using K4MobiDeDRM v04.10?
Sebastian Niţu: THANKS A LOT! Just used a VPN to connect to the site!
Jahstice: why do i want epub? all my books on ym computer i have as pdf files. I dont
own a single epub file yet, and i dont even know how to open them. I like
pdf's because I can read them individually without openeing another reading
MedievalMemory: You're terrific at explaining this material. :-)
David Furphy: Have you tried converting other azw books? If you have done so successfully
and its just this particular book that's a problem then I guess there must
be some extra DRM not present on most kindle books. If you are having
problems with other books as well, it would seem the plugin has not
installed properly. I suggest you check out Alf's pages for more details
and remove and reinstall the plugins. Anyone else seen this problem?
MrsDAucoin: This was so incredibly helpful!! Thanks SO much!
David Furphy: Seems to be working for me. I added another link in the description. This
is the post that includes links to the tools download
Canal Cristiano: Hi, after following all the steps, when I added the amazon eBook to Calibre
I only got the format PRC and I can't convert it epub or mobi.. any
suggestions would be very much appreciated.. Thanks
Hurschti97: Tanks for that awesome Video. But Is it also possible to Remove the
iBook-DRM an Transfer it to the amazon-kindle? If yes, it would be great if
you could make a Video about it. Happy New year!!!
Jahstice: hi man, i hope you can help me out. I did convert 2 books from their
original format to pdf (azw & azw3). The pdf's however were horribly messed
up. Having way over 1200 pages, and the total structre of every sentence
and character size were differently. How can I fix this? I would like to
have the pdf vewrsion equally (readable and structured) as the original
form. Hope you can help me out
David Furphy: Thank you
David Furphy: Hi battistimo, I'm interested in any more more details you have. When you
say "the latest AZW encryption", how recent do you mean? Do you have any
links or sources for when or how the encryption has changed and how
widespread is its use? I have been successful with some recently purchased
books. Does anyone else have insights on this?
David Furphy: pleased to hear it
David Furphy: TheNjoachim and others having problem with some azw files, You might want
to check out Alf's has updated toolkit. He says "Just updated to 5.6.1.
This is a bug fix release, fixing some problems with the Windows DeDRM, and
some minor bug in handling of Kindle and old PalmDoc files." Make sure you
delete the old plugins before you install the new version.
David Furphy: According to Apprentice Alf, who's tools are used in the video "There has
been no recent change to Amazon’s DRM system that stops the tools from
working with Kindle ebooks. The last change was to the Kindle iOS
application, when Apple stopped developers using the iOS device’s UUID.
Currently the tools will not remove the DRM from Kindle ebooks downloaded
to an iOS device. But they certainly do work with ebooks downloaded to any
eInk Kindle, or to Kindle for Mac or Kindle for PC."