MS Reader files (.lit)

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  1. dany592

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    Anyone know how to view these files on the IPAD? Do they need to be converted? What is a good APP to use? Thanks in advance!:D
     
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    Just google Calibre - E-book management

    A bit late, but this application is awesome!
     
  4. The Alternative

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    I agree! Calibre is a great conversion tool. And it converts from .lit (and many other formats) to .epub flawlessly.
     
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    Hi,

    It has been a while since any posts were made here. Is Calibre still the "best" solution for reading lit files? Does an iPad reader exist that simulates Microsoft reader?

    Thanks, Mike
     
  6. DaveSt

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    Calibre is pretty much the king of ebook management. It will convert almost any known format to the epub format so you can read in iBooks or Stanza. I'm a little surprised Apple allows this in iBooks but I can't say I am complaining. I have a ton of books that I purchased in various formats in the past and I have them all converted to epub now.
     
  7. MikeV99

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    Thanks.

    My wife is thinking about giving up her HP PDA and getting a iPad. She has a ton of books she reads using microsoft reader that she does not want to lose.

    Mike
     
  8. DaveSt

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    That's funny ... I read all of my books on a HP PDA for years as well. Almost everything I had was in either .lit or .pdb format. Calibre will take care of both no sweat. I had almost forgot about MS Reader. That was such a cool program when it first came out and now it is all but forgotten.
     
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    I am running into problems removing the drm so that Calibre can process it. I have tried Convertlit but am getting errors running ReaderKeyRecoveryTool.exe in convertlit 1.8. Very frustrating -- I have wasted a bunch of time and have gotten nowhere. Even if I can remove the drm the best that will happen is that it will be processed as a pdf which is not the best of formats...
     
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    OK, it has been a LONG time since I converted my .lit files to epub as I did this right after I purchased my 2G Ipod Touch so bear with me.

    When I converted mine, I used ConvertLit to strip the DRM from the books and that is all I used that program for. I did know my password already so I don't believe I needed any other tools. What you end up with after this is still a .lit file but the DRM has been stripped. Take this file and add it to Calibre. Then have Calibre convert that file to epub format and you should be good to go.

    It does appear that ConvertLit has not been updated in years. Are you running a more modern OS like Vista / Win 7 (64bit)? If so, you might need to run the program in compatibility mode or as administrator.
     

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