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      • 60. Re: DRM change?
        Mercury_Glitch

        It should work Dean.

         

        I installed Nook Study for Mac (not Yuza) and it worked.

         

        It should be noted that it's a one time process, once you've created the code it should work for any new book.

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        • 61. Re: DRM change?
          DeanGibson

          Mercury_Glitch wrote:

           

          It should work Dean.

           

          I installed Nook Study for Mac (not Yuza) and it worked.

           

          It should be noted that it's a one time process, once you've created the code it should work for any new book.

           

          I'm sorry;  I'm missing a piece here.  What do you mean, "Created the code"?  You mean the code that B&N just generated for my most recent purchase?  That's a new code that replaces my credit card #, and it's a constant, and I extract it using NookStudy, and then use the DRM-removal tool to apply it to my recent DRMed ePub?

           

          Is this process clearly documented somewhere?  I spent about 1/2 hour searching mobileread, without much success.

          • 62. Re: DRM change?
            kamas716

            I looked at the mobile reads forum last night and then Alf's blog. I tried the work around listed by 'nobody you know', but it still didn't work on the eBook I downloaded with the greasemonkey script. Since I STILL can't get NookStudy to work on either the XP or Win7 machines I'll just wait to see if it comes up free somewhere else.

            • 63. Re: DRM change?
              Mercury_Glitch

              The code I was talking about was the encryption key generated by a certain Calibre plugin when following the steps in the help file in Alfs latest tools.

               

              That does require Nook Study, Calibre, the plugin, and you digging a bit in the specified directory.

               

              I'm not sure if this process works with the greasemonkey script or not.

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              • 64. Re: DRM change?
                kamas716

                Yeah, if I could get NookStudy to work it wouldn't be a problem. As it is, Problem! I'm tired of screwing around with it. I'll just get my books somewhere else, it's become too much of a hassle.

                • 65. Re: DRM change?
                  Mercury_Glitch

                  Can't say as I blame you, B&N keeps adding hoops to jump through for its customers, but with few to no rewards for the extra added effort. 

                  • 66. Re: DRM change?
                    DeanGibson

                    Mercury_Glitch wrote:

                     

                    ... B&N keeps adding hoops to jump through for its customers, but with few to no rewards for the extra added effort. 

                     

                    Neither to the customer, nor to B&N investors, judging by B&N stock behavior.  I wonder who it does benefit ...

                    • 67. Re: DRM change?
                      DeanGibson

                      kamas716 wrote:

                       

                      I looked at the mobile reads forum last night and then Alf's blog. I tried the work around listed by 'nobody you know', but it still didn't work on the eBook I downloaded with the greasemonkey script. Since I STILL can't get NookStudy to work on either the XP or Win7 machines.

                       

                      Were you able to at least install NookStudy and view your eBooks??  If not, did you install in the DEFAULT directory?

                      • 68. Re: DRM change?
                        keriflur

                        kamas716 wrote:

                         

                        Yeah, if I could get NookStudy to work it wouldn't be a problem. As it is, Problem! I'm tired of screwing around with it. I'll just get my books somewhere else, it's become too much of a hassle.

                        This is where I'm at also.

                        • 69. Re: DRM change?
                          kamas716

                          Re-installed to default directory, several times. I'm unable to log in. It says it can't connect to the server. So, unable to view anything. It's been this way since last summer.

                          • 70. Re: DRM change?
                            DeanGibson

                            keriflur wrote:

                             

                             

                            This is where I'm at also.

                             

                            Wow, the only problem I had installing NookStudy for Win XP & 7 (available from NOOK Study , on the Amazon servers at https://customer-care.s3.amazonaws.com/nook-study-install/NOOKstudy_Setup.exe ) was that, when I told it to install in a non-default directory, it started to do so, and then tried to install a file in the default directory (doesn't B&N do any significant software testing?).  However, since it hadn't created the default directory, the install failed.  Restarting the install in the default directory worked.

                             

                            I had no problem connecting to whatever B&N servers this version (2.1.2.28770) of Nook Study wanted to, and I downloaded my recent B&N purchases.

                             

                            Dealing with DRM was a bit more interesting, since the key needed for those eBooks downloaded via Nook Study is different from that for the Nook 1stEd, at least for my most recent purchase, and the credit card # did not work for accessing files created by either eReader software.  That appears to make the Nook 1stEd less useful than I thought it would be.  It also seems to make ADE totally useless.  That's fine with me, as I cannot believe that an eReader program should take ten seconds or more to load on a fast PC, even if it IS written by Adobe..

                            • 71. Re: DRM change?
                              bobstro

                              I am SO GLAD I decided the sky was, indeed, falling back when the nonsense with B&N blocking downloads started. I cashed in every gift card point I had, future-proofed everything and have studiously avoided buying any B&N content since.

                               

                              At this point, even if B&N comes out with stellar devices, I am going to have a hard time coming up with any reason to try one. After the "more open" approach of providing GoPS on the HD/+ line and NGTS, the seem to have gone full-on bonkers with the one thing they have as a strength.  They don't seem to understand in the least that one reason NOOKs sold is that they weren't as locked up (at least initially) as Kindles. Now? Sheesh.

                              • 72. Re: DRM change?
                                gb18

                                Has anyone tried any of the Icarus, Onyx, or similar ereaders with full Android operating systems?

                                • 73. Re: DRM change?
                                  DeanGibson

                                  Bob George wrote:

                                   

                                  ...

                                   

                                  At this point, even if B&N comes out with stellar devices, I am going to have a hard time coming up with any reason to try one.  ...

                                   

                                  Just to make it clear, I was able to make my B&N eBooks "more readable" with the process described by Mercury.

                                   

                                  Other than the Nook Color and Nook Tablet (which were real leaders in the marketplace), I was never particularly enthralled with the other B&N devices when new.  My eInk Nooks were bought used at really good prices, and I bought the HD/+ devices at discounted (eg, Black Friday) prices.  The latter have since been sold, except for one HD+, which is happily running CM11.  I've never even been in a B&N store to see the Samsung devices (or for any other purpose) in the past year.

                                   

                                  If one has a cellular account with a data plan, the prices on the current tablets are hard to beat.  In fact, I think the market for WiFi-only devices is going to shrink significantly in the next year or so, which will help close-out prices but not new device prices.

                                   

                                  That leaves eBooks.  So long as I can buy one eBook at a time and "liberate" each one, I don't mind staying with B&N;  the ePub format is worth it.

                                  • 74. Re: DRM change?
                                    bobstro

                                    gb18 wrote:

                                    Has anyone tried any of the Icarus, Onyx, or similar ereaders with full Android operating systems?

                                    I almost went for the Onyx Boox T68 last year, but I happened to be in Montreal and liked the Kobo H2O in the shop, so bought that instead. From what I've been reading, it was probably a wise decision.

                                     

                                    There's a thread over on Mobileread about many of these devices. Using one sounds a lot like rooting a NOOK or other device. Some stuff works, but you spend a lot of time tweaking it, and a lot of programs don't work well with black and white displays. When I read about battery life, wifi and screen quality issues with eink, I lose interest quickly. While I'd really like some way of wirelessly sycing my sideloaded reading position on eink devices, I can survive without it if it means a good renderer and screen quality (not to mention waterproofiness). To be fair, I wasted a LOT of time in past years rooting and tweaking my NSTs myself, so if you enjoy that sort of thing, they do sound interesting.

                                     

                                    If I were to purchase one now, I'd try loading up Moon+ on it and little else. Moon+ handles the sync nicely with Dropbox. The only problem is that it doesn't render technical epubs as well as some other readers. It's great for fiction though.

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