Question for Bremen: Kobo books vs. iBooks

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  1. Damiensmunki

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    Lookout...PM coming your way.
     
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    Sorry, I did not realize you were on a Mac. The info in my post only applies to PC Windows. I have edited it now to state that. Sorry :(
     
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    I was just looking at this and have a question. Have the pubs from Kob been exactly the same looking when used in iBooks as their iBooks counterpart? I ask because I tried using Kindle books in iBook (DRM stripped wnd converted) but it never looked the same as the iBooks book or as it looked in Kindle.
     
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    I of course have never bought a book from the iBook store. But, you had to convert the Kindle book to an ePub.... the Kobo books are already in ePub format so I would say they will look better. Converting from one format to another is not a perfect science, it is generally better to leave in it's "native" format if possible.
     
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    Well an easy way is to just test free books that are on both.

    Question though, I am trying to find the scripts but can't seemed to find them. Can someone send me a PM on where they are located? I did find them a awhile back when I was testing this with Kindle but now I just can't seem to find them.
     
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    Actually I pretty much have it figured out but I can't seem to figure out how to view the key so that I can decrypt.
     
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    Sorry for the billion posts. I was able to get it all figured out.

    I did test a free book from Kobo and the same book with iBooks. The decrypt Kobo book and put it in iBooks and it looked exactly the same.
     
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    I got everything working. Had to install pycrypto as well. Thanks for all the help!
     
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    Glad it all worked out! I am sorry I also assumed you had the whole Python thing already...... I am adding links to Python, pycrypto and ADE to my original post, might help others....
     
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    I didn't need pycrypto to strip the Kindle books, but apparently it's necessary for ADE books. Also, it's very difficult to get pycrypto installed on OSX. I found this really helpful article, if anyone else is struggling with this:

    How to Install Python and Pycrypto on Snow Leopard and PC | Dear Author
     

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