convlit, so I thought I'd give it a mention all its own.
convlitbasically simplifies everything I've posted about converting Lit files. Instead of the contortions I documented earlier, all you really need now is to just install one package. And...it works.
Converting a book with
convlitfollows the basic format:
clit ebook-propietary.lit ebookdirectory\
(Take note, the executable is
ConvertLIT comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details see the COPYING file or visit "http://www.gnu.org/license/gpl.html". This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions. See the GPL license for details.
This program has three modes of operation: First, is ** EXPLOSION **, or the expanding of a .LIT file into an OEBPS compliant package.
To explode, you type: clit
clit ebook-propietary.lit ebook-oebps\
If the directory does not exist, you MUST put a trailing \ or / after it!
To disable creating multiple subdirectories, use the "-d" flag.
Second, is the DOWNCONVERTING of a .LIT file down to "Sealed", or DRM1 format for reading on handheld devices.
To downconvert, you type: clit
clit "drm5 ebook.lit" ebook-open.lit
Third, is the INSCRIBING of a .LIT file which allows you to label your ebooks. This is very similar to downconverting, you just add a third argument: clit
clit ebook.lit inscribed.lit "the Library of Basil Frankweiler"
DRM5 is supported if you have a "keys.txt" file that contains the private key(s) for your passport(s) in either the CLIT program directory or the current directory. Use the -k
flag to force the location of your keys.txt
This is a tool for **YOUR OWN FAIR USE** and not for stealing other people's ebooks.
Please do not use this program to distrbute illegal copies of ebooks.... that would make Baby Jesus sad.