I think you're on the right track. Amazon and B&N have set up their
'systems' to be proprietary. ADE does not recognize or handle B&N content.
If you have ebooks that you've downloaded from B&N to your Nook - bypassing
ADE - then you should be able to read them with no issues. I think you may
have moved or downloaded ebooks from B&N via ADE to your computer, and that
would account for the warnings you're getting.
By way of editorializing, digital rights management is its own world. Adobe
Content Server is used the same way by 'most' ebook sites - except Amazon
Thanks for replying!
I understand some of what you're saying.
Yet is this a recent thing? I used to have TONS of B&N content, mostly samples, 2 years ago when I first got this (ver1 Nook).
As far as downloading; I go to 'My Nook' at B&N, mouse over my listed book, choose download (it doesn't show up in ADE), and save it to a folder I've created, just to contain files. Then I plug in my Nook to the computer and drag & drop the file onto the Nook bookshelf icon. This is when I get the warning.
Sooo...is my problem here still valid with your explaination?
As long as you use your Nook by connecting to B&N they way you describe,
you'll be able to continue to download ebooks from them. However, ADE does
not support the way that B&N has implemented DRM and also some of the quirks
that B&N has built into its version of ebook files. I don't go back to the
beginning of ereaders (which was more than ten years ago), so I can't say
that it's been this way always, but that's what you're dealing with now.
I get the sense that you are using ADE more as a library management system
and backup for your current Nook. That's not working with B&N content for
the reasons above. ADE will support content on the Nook if you download it
from another website. You'd have to download the material into ADE first,
and then transfer it to the Nook. And the Nook would have to be authorized
to ADE, which you could do independently, and leave your current B&N setup
unchanged. Check out the Help section of ADE ( the usual F1 key ) to get
the appropriate keystrokes to do that. If you go this route, you'll have
more than one source for ebooks!
Hope this helps!
It does help...kinda. lololol
My computer is authorized with ADE. My Nook is Authorized with ADE.
I can download library books to ADE and transfer them to my Nook.
Now...yes, I guess I am using ADE for a management system more than for a reader. So if I buy from say, Borders, that should work the way I have it set up now?
~Above is last question...honest! (prolly)
Yes, Borders works (personal experience). Others that work are (but are not
limited to) WH Smith, Gutenberg.org, and Manybooks.net. IOW, most other
sources that have adopted .epub and .pdf formats using Adobe Content Manager
for their DRM will work with ADE.
I think that's a common problem, many people have encountered.so we must clear that ADE supports epub and pdf with ade drm or no drm.
if you ebooks are not epub or pdf ,you should convert it to pdf or epub,but another question,if ADE can't read your pdf or epub,we can sure they
have protected by other drm,like kindle and nook.
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