MobileRead Forums
  • PW2 Several questions about the "BBB Filter"
  • Hi!
  • kindle firmware update weirdities and oddnesses
  • Can't get Calibre to email my books to Kindle
  • I have a book in .mobi and .epub formats. Should I convert to .azw3?
  • Ereader Showdown: Amazon Kindles, Compared
  • How often do you read on your cell phone?
  • Copy and paste
  • Touch Technogeek needs help.
  • Hi from milky way
  • Question about reading and listening text simultaneously.
  • paragraph formatting help
  • A firmware updater for all Kobos
  • Calibre won't load on Mac
  • copy books into folders named by collection and not author?


  • MobileRead Forums
    PW2 Several questions about the "BBB Filter"

    Hi, I'm new to Kindle. I downloaded the KUAL extensions "BBB Filter", and have some questions about the extension.
    1. What's the meaning of "Block Big Brother" in the introduction?
    2. Can the extension act as a way to prevent the silent update of Kindle?
    3. Do I need to load the BBB Filter if I want to use SSH?

     
    Hi!

    Hi, Everyone!

     
    kindle firmware update weirdities and oddnesses

    kindle firmware update weirdities and oddnesses

    Just 12 days ago I downloaded all available kindle firmware updates for all eink kindle models.

    I discovered that a couple of the update*.bin files were slightly different sizes than files I had previously downloaded awhile ago. I extracted and compared the contents of these update files. The ONLY difference was that a different method of updating the java certificates was used.

    Previously, the (text file) certs were patched with a huge monolithic script that ran "bspatch" on a ton of binary patch files that patched both binary and text files.

    In the latest download of the latest update files WITH THE EXACT SAME FILENAME as the older versions, the certs update patch files were removed, and the huge monolithic script has had the cert patching code snippet removed. Instead, there is a new (complete) cert file, and a new script to replace the old cert file.

    Today, I downloaded a bunch of update*.bin files for multiple of my kindle models, and comparing them shows that the file sizes have also changed on those files, even though the download file names are exactly the same as the previous different downloads of these same file names.

    Kindle does not mention anything about multiple different versions of firmware update files with identical file names, nor any need to update your kindle. I wonder how this will affect folks (such as myself) who have already installed the old versions of the latest firmware files on some of their kindles... :chinscratch:

     
    Can't get Calibre to email my books to Kindle

    I'ved used Calibre successfully in the past with several devices. It's been probably a year, but it's not working! I have a new Tablet; Samsung Elipsis 10, and I want Calibre to send my books to the Kindle App. I have the kindle email address of the new device. CONSTANT errors :(

    Starting job: Email The Virgin Suicides to 1968lori@kindle.com
    connect: (u'imap.gmail.com', 587)
    connect: (u'imap.gmail.com', 587)
    reply: '220 smtp.gmail.com ESMTP w140sm8823797oif.24 - gsmtp\r\n'
    reply: retcode (220); Msg: smtp.gmail.com ESMTP w140sm8823797oif.24 - gsmtp
    connect: smtp.gmail.com ESMTP w140sm8823797oif.24 - gsmtp
    send: 'ehlo LoriLaptop.attlocal.net\r\n'
    reply: '250-smtp.gmail.com at your service, [2602:306:cd6c:c0a0:9df6:40e5:845a:650d]\r\n'
    reply: '250-SIZE 35882577\r\n'
    reply: '250-8BITMIME\r\n'
    reply: '250-STARTTLS\r\n'
    reply: '250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES\r\n'
    reply: '250-PIPELINING\r\n'
    reply: '250-CHUNKING\r\n'
    reply: '250 SMTPUTF8\r\n'
    reply: retcode (250); Msg: smtp.gmail.com at your service, [2602:306:cd6c:c0a0:9df6:40e5:845a:650d]
    SIZE 35882577
    8BITMIME
    STARTTLS
    ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES
    PIPELINING
    CHUNKING
    SMTPUTF8

    Sending failed...

    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\email.py", line 43, in run
    File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\email.py", line 130, in sendmail
    File "site-packages\calibre\utils\smtp.py", line 135, in sendmail
    File "site-packages\calibre\utils\smtplib.py", line 580, in login
    SMTPException: SMTP AUTH extension not supported by server.


    Retrying in 12 seconds...

    Waiting 12 seconds before sending, to avoid being marked as spam.
    You can control this delay via Preferences->Tweaks
    connect: (u'imap.gmail.com', 587)
    connect: (u'imap.gmail.com', 587)
    reply: '220 smtp.gmail.com ESMTP y7sm8721449obx.28 - gsmtp\r\n'
    reply: retcode (220); Msg: smtp.gmail.com ESMTP y7sm8721449obx.28 - gsmtp
    connect: smtp.gmail.com ESMTP y7sm8721449obx.28 - gsmtp
    send: 'ehlo LoriLaptop.attlocal.net\r\n'
    reply: '250-smtp.gmail.com at your service, [2602:306:cd6c:c0a0:9df6:40e5:845a:650d]\r\n'
    reply: '250-SIZE 35882577\r\n'
    reply: '250-8BITMIME\r\n'
    reply: '250-STARTTLS\r\n'
    reply: '250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES\r\n'
    reply: '250-PIPELINING\r\n'
    reply: '250-CHUNKING\r\n'
    reply: '250 SMTPUTF8\r\n'
    reply: retcode (250); Msg: smtp.gmail.com at your service, [2602:306:cd6c:c0a0:9df6:40e5:845a:650d]
    SIZE 35882577
    8BITMIME
    STARTTLS
    ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES
    PIPELINING
    CHUNKING
    SMTPUTF8

    Sending failed...

    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\email.py", line 43, in run
    File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\email.py", line 130, in sendmail
    File "site-packages\calibre\utils\smtp.py", line 135, in sendmail
    File "site-packages\calibre\utils\smtplib.py", line 580, in login
    SMTPException: SMTP AUTH extension not supported by server.

    Job: "Email The Virgin Suicides to 1968lori@kindle.com" failed with error:
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\threaded_jobs.py", line 83, in start_work
    File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\email.py", line 98, in __call__
    SMTPException: SMTP AUTH extension not supported by server.

    Called with args: (u'C:\\Users\\Lori\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\calibre_ nwge31\\5ktkuvcaltmpfmt.mobi', u'The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides.mobi', u'1968lori@kindle.com', u'E-book: The Virgin Suicides', u'Attached, you will find the e-book\n\nThe Virgin Suicides\n\tby Jeffrey Eugenides\n\nin the MOBI format.') {u'abort': , u'log': , u'notifications': }

     
    I have a book in .mobi and .epub formats. Should I convert to .azw3?

    Basically just wondering if I should just use .mobi on my Kindle Paperwhite 3 or convert to azw3. If I should convert, should I convert the epub or the mobi to azw3? Thanks a ton!

     
    Ereader Showdown: Amazon Kindles, Compared

    Article on Lifehacker.com : http://lifehacker.com/ereader-showdo...red-1773881849


    They compare:

    ·Kindle: Amazon’s basic Kindle retails for $79.99. It’s about as basic an ereader as you can get, which means it doesn’t come with a built-in light and at 167 ppi, this Kindle has the lowest resolution of all the models available.

    ·Kindle Paperwhite: The Paperwhite is $119.99. It features a backlight powered by four LEDS and a 300 ppi resolution screen.

    ·Kindle Voyage: The Voyage was Amazon’s first foray into luxury Kindles and comes in at $199.99. It has six LEDs and an adaptive light sensor for the backlight, as well as a touch sensor on the case to change pages.

    ·Kindle Oasis: The Oasis is the newest Kindle model, and costs an absolutely insane $289.99. That $300 gets you a backlight powered by 10 LEDs, hardware buttons for turning pages, and a charging cover that keeps your Kindle alive for months between charges instead of weeks.

    Hope this helps some of you that are on the fence and don't know which to choose...

     
    How often do you read on your cell phone?

    A couple of weeks ago, I upgraded from a Samsung Galaxy 3 to a Samsung Galaxy S7. It is, obviously, a much better phone, and I am finding that I'm reading on it pretty often.

    It has a good screen, it's fast, I can read from Scribd on it. It's really convenient. If I'd had such a nice cell phone earlier, I don't think I'd have bothered with a Kindle Fire.

    It's small. That's the downside, but OTOH that's part of why it's so convenient. Plus I'm used to having it with me everywhere. I don't always think to tote an ereader around, but I always have my phone.

    How common is it to read on a cell phone here?

     
    Copy and paste

    I want to copy and paste all the books on the Kobo to a folder on Windows.

    I'll sort it out there. The Glo is too slow to do anything with.

    Problem is that Calibre says I have 185 books and Kobo twice that. Since the counts don't match, something's missing from somewhere.

    I tried exporting to a folder, made up a name for the folder I didn't even have on the computer (a rarely used obscenity) and was told the folder was in use!
    Edited the whole path every which way and Calibre still said the same.

    How do you get everything transferred in one fell swoop?

    I'm getting ready to give Kobo the gate and delete my account.

    Thanks

     
    Touch Technogeek needs help.

    I have huge problems with my Kobo Touch:
    a) unable to sync since Feb 2016.
    b) Last 5 books I purchased weren't downloaded to my Touch because I'm told my device is full.
    c) Because of b) I removed quite a few books from my ereader but I'm still told it's full.
    d) Suddenly whilst trying to sync yet again all of my books removed themselves from my ereader and are now apparently on "the cloud".
    e) I now have no access to any of my books as my library on Touch is empty, although they show on my desktop library but minus the blue symbol against each one (which would depict that they're in my ereader library).
    Thus there seems to be a major problem with my Touch ereader and (I feel) a major problem with my Kobo desktop, which I feel has corrupted itself. PLEASE HELP soonest, as Kobo seems disinclined to :(

     
    Hi from milky way

    ...more precisely from Italy. I have a Kobo Aura H2O and I am very satisfied. Good reads to everyone!

     
    Question about reading and listening text simultaneously.

    Hi! :)

    I am really new with E-readers as I received my ONYX BOOX T68 PLUS last week. It has exceeded my expectations and I have been spending more time with it than I thought I would

    The main reason I chose the T68 PLUS, was because it had the 3.5mm headphone jack and open Android. Besides reading books, I was planning to use the device to learn Russian, by reading and listening Russian texts simultaneously.

    So now I am asking if anybody knows instructions or an app which would make it possible? I only found instructions for the TTS, but it's not the same...

     
    paragraph formatting help

    I apologize if this issue is dealt with elsewhere in the forum, but I couldn't find anything and hoped others might point me in the right direction.

    I've been formatting ebooks ever since palm prcs were the only way to go. I know Sigil isn't designed to be a fully functional text editor, yet it would be nice to have the ability to 'paragraph format' text which is otherwise page formatted, so that wraparound lines don't create blank spaces on the devices tiny screen. I had written a vb application to do exactly that, stripping CR/LF from each line except the end of paragraph, with flag inserts to block text you wanted preserved (ie- poems, lists, etc.), but long ago lost the app with some Windows upgrade.

    Other issues occur often when dropping text into Sigil, like multiple blank lines inserted between paragraphs, no blank lines between paragraphs (which makes reading difficult if the first line is not indented), etc. It would also be nice to have the ability to adjust fonts used in the final publication. Some simple page formatting controls would make Sigil amazingly more useful for converting much of the available text into fine epubs.

    How does one propose such an add-on to the developers, or, does anyone know of the most useful and easiest app for formatting text before Sigil is used for epub development? Any info would receive grateful thanks.

     
    A firmware updater for all Kobos

    I have created a Kobo firmware updater for Linux because Kobo desktop does not work on Linux, and I also don't sign in with a Kobo account and I want to be able to update. This has been tested with the Kobo Mini, Kobo Aura, Kobo Glo, and the Kobo WiFi. This should work with any device. How to run 1. Plug in your e-reader 2. Type: bash <(wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/geek1011/KoboUpdater/master/KoboUpdate.sh) , and then press ENTER 3. Follow the prompts 4. You are done! How it works It finds the mount point of your Kobo: mount | grep KOBO | head -n1 | cut -d' ' -f 3, and quits if it cannot find it It finds the info about your Kobo:The model id is the last field in the file KOBOPATH/.kobo/version : cat .kobo/version | rev | cut -d',' -f 1 | rev The serial number is the first field in the file KOBOPATH/.kobo/version : cat .kobo/version | cut -d',' -f 1 The current firmware version is the third field in the file KOBOPATH/.kobo/version : cat .kobo/version | cut -d',' -f 3 The affiliate is in the affiliate value in KOBOPATH/.kobo/affiliate.conf : cat .kobo/affiliate.conf | grep "affiliate=" | sed "s/affiliate=//g" It then confirms it for safety It uses the Kobo API to check for a new firmware version: https://api.kobobooks.com/1.0/UpgradeCheck/Device/$MODEL_ID/$AFFILIATE/$FWVERSION/$SERIAL It checks for an update by looking at the value in UpdateType: 0 for none, and 2 for anything else If it is 2, then it continues, if it is 0, it quits It then downloads the url returned (which is a zip file) After it downloads, it extracts the files into the KOBOPATH/.kobo/ directory It then ejects the Kobo, and tells the user to unplug it The Kobo will then finish installing the update Is there a Windows version? Soon. Please leave a reply if you tried this. Report any issues on GitHub (http://github.com/geek1011/KoboUpdater) See the link for more information! http://geek1011.github.io/koboupdater-for-linux/ kIl1G3w8qhA

     
    Calibre won't load on Mac

    I'm running version 2.56 with a Macbook version 10.10.5. When I try to open Calibre, I get the bouncing icon, then it disappears without loading the app. I created a new user in OS X and was able to access my libraries. This happened several installations ago & I've just been switching users but this is less than optimal. I've seen several suggestions in the forums. I'm not sure whether to completely uninstall (and if so, how?) or delete prefs (couldn't find that file?) :blink:

    Thank you for your suggestions!

     
    copy books into folders named by collection and not author?

    Hi.

    Is it possible to set calibre to copy all books into folders?

    Currently when I copy a book onto my kindle touch a folder is generated with the authors title. The collections in calibre are on the kindle.

    Is it possible to change this, so calibre copies the books to folders named by the collection and not by author?

     

    Generated by mobilerss.net