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CONVERT: Adobe Digital Edition to normal PDF?

Aug 17, 2010 8:03 AM



I bought an Ebook which can only be written by that Adobe Digital Edition...I dont want to have spent my money for nothing so is it

possible to convert that digital edition format to normal PDF format which I can read on my Kindle?


Many Greetz from Germany!!

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    Feb 2, 2011 12:59 AM   in reply to ChandlersCat2010



    I am interested in that as well, is it really such a hazle to get proper ebooks supported on most devices?!

    especially if you wanna have german ones, you have to convert somehow or you are limeted in purchasing possibilities!


    So is there a way to convert the adobe drm to kindle ?!

    why does adobe not support a conversation ?!

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    Feb 2, 2011 8:51 PM   in reply to Herbert Feutl

    Adobe doesn't support this because it would probably violate the the Digital Millennium Copyright Act---DMCA

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    Feb 2, 2011 11:25 PM   in reply to MichaelKazlow

    Hmm, thats a nice description


    OK how do I convert it to be able to read it on my Kindle which supports DRM ebooks - but as it seems not the one from Adobe ?!

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    Feb 3, 2011 7:50 AM   in reply to Herbert Feutl

    OK how do I convert it to be able to read it on my Kindle which supports DRM ebooks - but as it seems not the one from Adobe ?!



    "ebook" is not a format & it is the format that is key.
    Kindle does not (currently) "do" EPUB.
    See: recognize
    DRM ebooks, for Kindle, use the Kindle DRM scheme for AZW files.
    To view an "ebook", whose publisher applies DRM, on Kindle I suspect that you will have to obtain it from the Kindle book library .

    An Adobe DRM'd document can only be viewed via Adobe Digital Editions (ADE)
    ADE is part of a "package" to assure the intellectual property rights of a publisher are protected.
    Summarizing information provided by Jim Lester over in the Adobe Digital Editions Forum:
    ( )

    --| The .acsm file isn't the book - it a purchase ticket that allows you to download the book.
    --| Content Server 4 protected ebooks can not be opened in either Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader and can only be opened in Digital Editions.
    (An eBook publisher would use Adobe's Content Server to apply Digital Rights Management (DRM) to the PDF/EPUB)
    --| "Can I view a Adobe DRM'd document (.ePub or PDF) in a program other than Adobe Digital Editions?" — The answer is: No.
    (No legitimate "convert" to a non-DRM PDF/EPUB either - being able to do so would defeat the purpose of publishing with DRM.)

    The following file formats can be converted for the Kindle (AZW):
    --|  Unprotected PDF (so, *no* DRM applied)
    --|  TXT
    --| Unprotected MOBI (so, *no* DRM applied)
    --|  PRC natively
    --|  HTML, DOC, RTF, JPEG, GIF, PNG,  or BMP


    Calibre can convert a non-DRM PDF or EPUB file into the unprotected Mobipocket format that the Kindle can read.

    A useful reference for users of eReaders is at:
    Scroll down to the "Supporting Hardware" table to view what formats a device supports.

    Be well...





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    Feb 4, 2011 4:35 AM   in reply to CtDave



    thanks for the answer, there is all in there which I wanted to know!


    now I am only a little dissapointed by all those different DRM solutions, it makes it for a customer like me hard to get its books without killing thousand of trees.


    seems the only way to get a book which is readable all the time is buying a hardcover version - otherwise you are stuck at different technologies which are not really interchangable to work with.


    thanks anyhows

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    Dec 31, 2011 5:50 PM   in reply to Herbert Feutl

    Ok I find this a very interesting thread.... basically I have bought a digital dutch book, which I wanted to put on my kindle.... but if I understand this thread correctly...

    It is not possible because Adobe does not condone it?


    I payed for the book. Why does Adobe care on what E-reader I actually read it???


    I bought the Kindle because I buy a lot of books at Amazon. But I am dutch, so would also like to be able to put dutch books on it.... But Adobe doesn't allow for that possibility?

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    Dec 31, 2011 9:45 PM   in reply to Dietra1971

    Amazon determines what can be put on a Kindle not Adobe.

    For the Kindle Amazon use a proprietary DRM rather than Adobe's Content Server.


    Be well...

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    Jan 2, 2012 1:40 AM   in reply to CtDave

    True... but that goes for every single Ereader, doesn't it? All Ereaders have certain formats they allow and don't allow. As customers we should be allowed to convert the files (by whatever programm) to a format our Ereader does use.


    This has nothing to do with Amazon or Kindle. This has to do with Adobe not allowing for his Epub to be converted to PDF, even if it's a legally bought book. So it's not Amazon obstructing my purchase in this case .


    Amazon does not sell all languages and does allow for a lot of formats on his Kindle. So I should be allowed to format my dutch book to a format that can be put on the Kindle. I don't really care that Adobe does not agree with Amazon's policy. Lol Sony has certain formats too... does Adobe have a problem with that too? PDF is also an Adobe format, so what do they care?

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