8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 2, 2012 1:40 AM by Dietra1971 RSS

    CONVERT: Adobe Digital Edition to normal PDF?

    ChandlersCat2010 Community Member

      Hello,

       

      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!!

        • 1. Re: CONVERT: Adobe Digital Edition to normal PDF?
          Herbert Feutl Community Member

          Hi,

           

          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 ?!

          • 2. Re: CONVERT: Adobe Digital Edition to normal PDF?
            MichaelKazlow ACP/MVPs

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

            • 3. Re: CONVERT: Adobe Digital Edition to normal PDF?
              Herbert Feutl Community Member

              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 ?!

              • 4. Re: CONVERT: Adobe Digital Edition to normal PDF?
                CtDave Community Member

                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: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200505520&#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:
                ( http://forums.adobe.com/community/adobe_digital_editions )


                --| 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:
                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_formats
                Scroll down to the "Supporting Hardware" table to view what formats a device supports.


                Be well...

                 

                 

                 

                 

                • 5. Re: CONVERT: Adobe Digital Edition to normal PDF?
                  Herbert Feutl Community Member

                  hi,

                   

                  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

                  • 6. Re: CONVERT: Adobe Digital Edition to normal PDF?
                    Dietra1971 Community Member

                    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?

                    • 7. Re: CONVERT: Adobe Digital Edition to normal PDF?
                      CtDave Community Member

                      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...

                      • 8. Re: CONVERT: Adobe Digital Edition to normal PDF?
                        Dietra1971 Community Member

                        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?