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Offline jessadia

DRM Tutorial
« on: April 09, 2012, 04:48 PM »
What is DRM?

-DRM (aka Digital Rights Management)is used by publishers to restrict what you can do with your eBooks. DRM controls which devices you can use to read your eBook, and stops you converting your eBooks from one format to another.

There are several different DRM schemes. Ebooks with one DRM scheme can’t be read on a device that uses a different DRM scheme. (For example, books purchased from Barnes & Nobles Nook store can't be read on an Amazon Kindle device) Some DRM schemes limit eBooks to one device only, so if you want to read that ebook on a different device, it’s necessary to download the eBook again. Others require new devices to be authorized by a central server on the Internet.

Ethics of DRM Removal
It shouldn’t really be necessary to say this, but just to be clear:

None of the developers and maintainers of these tools, the moderators or administrators of this site, or the authors or contributors of this helpful thread, are in favor of eBooks being ‘pirated’. We expect people to use these tools only to gain full access to eBooks they have bought themselves. DeDRMed ebooks should not be uploaded to open servers, torrents, or other methods of mass distribution, or uploaded to this site. No help will be given to people doing such things, and no links to such books should be posted here. Authors, Publishers and Ebook retailers all need to earn money to be able to carry on making great eBooks available.



The Tutorial:


Method 1: Remove DRM with Calibre

The first thing you need to do is download Calibre if you do not already have it (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login), then [/b]....you will need to unzip the file not the tools and store somewhere you'll remember like your Desktop). *You need to make sure that you have the most recent version of Calibre installed. Current version 1.6.0 1.7.0- updated every Friday.

You can also download the tools below or by clicking the link You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login.
Don't forget to uncheck the box where it says to download using the website downloader.. Otherwise you may get an "unsafe to download" message from your browser.
If you are unsure you can always download from this post



Next, open Calibre click on the 'Preferences' tab found along the top bar (next to 'Connect/Share'),looks like gears. In the bottom left hand corner under Advanced click on 'plugins', this will open a new window....in the bottom left corner click the 'Load plugins from file' tab. Now you will need to locate the 'tools' folder you downloaded, open, add all tools found in the 'Calibre plugins' file. (2 warning messages will pop up- hit 'yes', then 'ok'). In upper left corner click the green checkmark next to 'Apply'. *you may need to restart Calibre for the plugins to take effect.*

Which Calibre plugins unlock which types of books?
*eReader_PDB2PML- unlocks eReader files, such as books from FictionWise and older Barnes&Noble pdb files.
*Ignoble_ePub- unlocks Barnes and Noble Nook books as well as books from Diesel, Sony and Overdrive bookstores
*Inept_PDF- unlocks Adobe Digital Edition PDF’s
*K4Mobi_DeDRM- unlocks Amazon books (K4PC, K4Mac, standalone Kindles, Mobi Books)as well as books for other devices with fixed PID’s, such as Android.

*If you have a bookstore/file type to add to the list please feel free to post it and if you have a book store or file type and you can't figure out which plugin is the correct one to use/customize please feel free to ask. Please note however that when you correctly install the deDRM plugins into Calibre you are installing all the plugins listed above as a complete package.

Helpful Tips and Tricks for Calibre:
  • Remove the book from Calibre and re-add it then try converting. 80% of the time this is the problem.
    Make sure both your tools and Calibre are up to date.
  • You will need to customize your plug-ins with this latest batch of plugins, especially if you download from Barnes & Noble (customize with CC # and name) or directly to your Kindle device (customize with PID/serial #). Please refer to the customization guide below. I recommend downloading the Kindle 4 PC desktop app if you purchase books from Amazon since you don’t have to customize this plug-in.
  • To add books from Kindle 4 PC:
    Open Calibre, click Add Books, locate your Documents folder>>My Kindle Content. Locate the book you want to add and select the file with the blue icon that reads “Kindle Content”.
    *Please note that Kindle books have several different files- you want to make sure you are clicking on the one with the blue icon.
  • You do need to remove old plugins when updating to a newer version this time. See the txt document for instructions included in your tools.
  • When customizing with multiple credit cards be sure to separate by commas only no spaces.
  • Confirm that your Plugins appear correctly under Preferences -> Plugins -> File Type Plugins. If they do not, and/or if you're having trouble adding the plugins, make sure you're adding the correct zip file. Also make sure that you have not unzipped the plugins themselves, just the tools package. Calibre automatically unzips the files when added.


*You may need to customize your Calibre plugins if you use NookBooks (will need your credit card information used to purchase the book) or download Kindle books directly to Kindle (will need your PID or Kindle serial number) before stripping the DRM. To customize, go into Preferences---->Plug ins----> in the drop down list click on 'File Type Plugins'. For Kindle customization click on 'K4PC....' plugin and at the bottom click on 'Customize Plugin' enter PID/serial. For NookBooks click on 'Ignore ePub DRM' then 'customize plugin' enter CC info. Click 'Apply' to finish and save.


Method 2: Python method, not the All-In-One version.

*Note: this method is for the more 'advanced user'
Once again you will need the v_4.7 tools found below, you will also need to install Python on your computer. (Python is a programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more effectively.... )

To install Python:
1. Download ActivePython 2.7.1 for Windows (x86) (or later 2.7 version for Windows (x86) ) from You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login. Do *not* download the ActivePython 2.7.1 for Windows (64-bit, x64) version, even if you are running 64-bit Windows.
2. When it has finished downloading, run the installer. Accept the default options.

You will also need to install PyCrypto (PyCrypto is a set of encryption/decryption routines that work with Python). To install:
1. Download PyCrypto 2.1 for 32bit Windows and Python 2.7 fromYou are not allowed to view links. Register or Login[/url]
2. When it has finished downloading, unzip it. This will produce a file “pycrypto-2.1.0.win32-py2.7.exe”.
3. Double-click “pycrypto-2.1.0.win32-py2.7.exe” to run it. Accept the default options.

You now have Python and PyCrypto installed on your computer, and you can use the Python scripts contained below. Download the v_4.7 tools, unzip all (extract all), and follow the instructions found in the 'Read Me' text files (each one is self explanatory so i will not go into details about them, but if you need help feel free to ask)



Method 3: Requiem (for use with iTunes):

Note: Requiem no longer removes the drm for ebooks. If that changes I'll let you know

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.


** Most of the problems you run into are covered in the txt files included in your tools. Navigate to where you have your tools located, to the version you are currently using. Read READ ME FIRST, then go into Calibre_Plugins and read the applicable txt for more information.




Partial credit of this guide goes to Greyfox, for tips and tricks as well as his work on Method 3: The Requiem Method, and ApprenticeAlf for unknowingly allowing me to "borrow" parts of his guide.
:)
« Last Edit: October 21, 2013, 07:15 AM by drypen »
 

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Offline Nikita88

Re: DRM Tutorial
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2013, 01:32 AM »
hey drypen I just tryed to get the latest tools download but the site seems to be blocked  :-\   any clue on how to get past the block to get to the folder ?
 

Offline ninjumper

Re: DRM Tutorial
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2013, 02:22 AM »
Latest tools.
I had no problem accessing the site .

Try this link.
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and please uncheck the box where it says to download using the website downloader. (it's a tiny box below download button)
« Last Edit: May 07, 2013, 02:23 AM by ninjumper »
 
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Offline Nikita88

Re: DRM Tutorial
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2013, 03:09 AM »
yeh got it thankyou  :-*  arg such a tiny little thing and problem solved
 
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Offline GG drypen!

Re: DRM Tutorial
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2013, 12:02 PM »
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Latest tools.
I had no problem accessing the site .

Try this link.
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and please uncheck the box where it says to download using the website downloader. (it's a tiny box below download button)

Thanks for helping ninjumper. I've been meaning to add that to the OP for some time now!
 
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Offline 504SouthernBelle

Re: DRM Tutorial
« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2013, 10:08 PM »
Is there any way that someone can upload the tools on this site. As soon as i click on the link my screen turns red and McAfee refuses to let me go on the link. I tried at least 8 times with no luck. or can someone send the tools to my email please..
Holding a grudge is letting someone live rent free in your head.
 

Offline GG drypen!

Re: DRM Tutorial
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2013, 10:49 PM »
Tools v6.0.5 have been added to the OP
 

Offline GG drypen!

Re: DRM Tutorial
« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2013, 01:24 AM »
New Tools uploaded v6.0.7
 

Offline ereaderuser

Re: DRM Tutorial
« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2013, 01:43 AM »
The tech guy wiped my computer clean and now I've had to start over and download Calibre again. I'm trying to get the updated plug-ins working.

I'm getting this error message -

INVALID PLUGIN: The plug in tools_v6.0.7.zip is invalid. It does not contain a top-level_init_.py file

Can someone tell me what I need to do?

I buy from Barnes and Noble and also have a Kindle app on my computer so I can buy from Amazon. What else do I need to do to get everything working again? I can't figure out where to enter my credit card info, which I believe I had to do at one point before.

Thanks!
 
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Offline Katy_Did

Re: DRM Tutorial
« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2013, 03:32 AM »
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The tech guy wiped my computer clean and now I've had to start over and download Calibre again. I'm trying to get the updated plug-ins working.

I'm getting this error message -

INVALID PLUGIN: The plug in tools_v6.0.7.zip is invalid. It does not contain a top-level_init_.py file

Can someone tell me what I need to do?

I buy from Barnes and Noble and also have a Kindle app on my computer so I can buy from Amazon. What else do I need to do to get everything working again? I can't figure out where to enter my credit card info, which I believe I had to do at one point before.

Thanks!
Extract from the Tools folder the DeDRM_Plugin zip from the Calibre Plugins... then, install that file through calibren using the Load Plugin from File... After it installs, you'll need to Customize the plugins (where you add the CC #). Let me know if that helps :)
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Offline ereaderuser

Re: DRM Tutorial
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2013, 11:55 AM »
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Extract from the Tools folder the DeDRM_Plugin zip from the Calibre Plugins... then, install that file through calibren using the Load Plugin from File... After it installs, you'll need to Customize the plugins (where you add the CC #). Let me know if that helps :)

IT WORKED!! Thanks bunches!
 
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Offline Lexie

Re: DRM Tutorial
« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2013, 02:42 AM »
I'm having problems with Calibre. I can't remove the DRM of my book. :( This is what it shows me. I can't load the plugins. my bro got a windows 7. I crashed my laptop so I can't remove the DRM even if I wanted to use my own laptop.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2013, 02:45 AM by Lex.. »
 

Offline Lexie

Re: DRM Tutorial
« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2013, 02:54 AM »
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Extract from the Tools folder the DeDRM_Plugin zip from the Calibre Plugins... then, install that file through calibren using the Load Plugin from File... After it installs, you'll need to Customize the plugins (where you add the CC #). Let me know if that helps :)


What does that mean?? CC #??? Credit Card number?! :-\ I get that error too. Sigh. I already install it using that way... but still get that error. How to customize it?
 
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Offline GG drypen!

Re: DRM Tutorial
« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2013, 10:19 PM »
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I'm having problems with Calibre. I can't remove the DRM of my book. :( This is what it shows me. I can't load the plugins. my bro got a windows 7. I crashed my laptop so I can't remove the DRM even if I wanted to use my own laptop.
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What does that mean?? CC #??? Credit Card number?! :-\ I get that error too. Sigh. I already install it using that way... but still get that error. How to customize it?

There was a solution posted just above your question here:
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Try that & see if it works.
 
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Offline 3Butterflies

help!
« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2013, 07:25 PM »
Oh no!  This is why I usually avoid downloading programs I know nothing about  :(

I downloaded the tools and when I unzipped them I followed the directions until I got to a set of prompts which I didn't realize were ads, so I clicked Accept.  And I ended up "accepting" some new browser type thing called EasyLifeApp and no matter what I do under the Internet Options of the Control Panel, I can't change the browser back to what I had, even when I hit the "reset default" button.  I just googled this easylifeapp and there are sites saying it's some kind of hacker hijacker search engine!  What the heck??  I uninstalled it.  I deleted my cookies, cache, browsing history, and it's still there.  I don't know what else to do.  Sorry, I know I'm overreacting, but I'm a little freaked out because I'm clueless about this stuff.  I'm hoping someone can help.  I must be the only dumb idiot to do this, but I read all the posts and never saw anything like this come up so I was not expecting anything like this.
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Offline GG drypen!

Re: help!
« Reply #35 on: October 01, 2013, 07:32 PM »
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Oh no!  This is why I usually avoid downloading programs I know nothing about  :(

I downloaded the tools and when I unzipped them I followed the directions until I got to a set of prompts which I didn't realize were ads, so I clicked Accept.  And I ended up "accepting" some new browser type thing called EasyLifeApp and no matter what I do under the Internet Options of the Control Panel, I can't change the browser back to what I had, even when I hit the "reset default" button.  I just googled this easylifeapp and there are sites saying it's some kind of hacker hijacker search engine!  What the heck??  I uninstalled it.  I deleted my cookies, cache, browsing history, and it's still there.  I don't know what else to do.  Sorry, I know I'm overreacting, but I'm a little freaked out because I'm clueless about this stuff.  I'm hoping someone can help.  I must be the only dumb idiot to do this, but I read all the posts and never saw anything like this come up so I was not expecting anything like this.

Sounds like you installed the "installer" as well as the tools. I'm glad you uninstalled it but when I looked it up there were additional things you need to do to get it off your registry. Here's the link:
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Offline 3Butterflies

Re: help!
« Reply #36 on: October 01, 2013, 08:12 PM »
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Sounds like you installed the "installer" as well as the tools. I'm glad you uninstalled it but when I looked it up there were additional things you need to do to get it off your registry. Here's the link:
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Thanks.  So far it seems like it worked.  I've restarted my computer a few times and checked to make sure nothing new or unusual popped back up after a restart.  I even deleted the tools for this.  I think I'll be avoiding this for a while, but it was a great reminder to always be extra cautious.  Fingers are crossed this worked.  Thank you again.
 :-*
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Offline GG drypen!

Re: help!
« Reply #37 on: October 02, 2013, 03:32 PM »
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Thanks.  So far it seems like it worked.  I've restarted my computer a few times and checked to make sure nothing new or unusual popped back up after a restart.  I even deleted the tools for this.  I think I'll be avoiding this for a while, but it was a great reminder to always be extra cautious.  Fingers are crossed this worked.  Thank you again.
 :-*

That's good news. I've uploaded the latest tools to the OP so you can just download from there.
 
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Offline GG drypen!

Tools 6.0.8 available
« Reply #38 on: October 21, 2013, 07:11 AM »
Tools 6.0.8 available and uploaded to the OP.  :)
 
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Offline Ann-aBanana

Re: DRM Tutorial
« Reply #39 on: June 12, 2014, 12:48 PM »
hey,
in my calibre, it says: "ignoble epub deDrm 0.1.6; inept epub deDrm 0.1.7"

what should I do next, to fix it, 'coz the plug-ins don't work?
 

Offline ninjumper

Re: DRM Tutorial
« Reply #40 on: June 16, 2014, 04:20 AM »
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hey,
in my calibre, it says: "ignoble epub deDrm 0.1.6; inept epub deDrm 0.1.7"

what should I do next, to fix it, 'coz the plug-ins don't work?
Update your Drm TOols to 6.0.8
It has clubbed all drm capabilities in single plugin
 
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