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Old 12-15-05, 10:32 AM   #1
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which ebook reader can read .lit ebooks?

I am looking for best suggestions on which ebook reader to get for .lit extension formats. I read that the microsoft one requires some activation thingy which sounds painful. Any other readers out there that can do the job with the microsoft b.s.

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the MS reader will read non-drm books just fine in the .lit format. It's the DRM'ed books that are pain in the butt.

I believe uBook and Mobireader will do .lit, but not sure if they have to be unprotected or not.
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Originally Posted by Villain
the MS reader will read non-drm books just fine in the .lit format. It's the DRM'ed books that are pain in the butt.

I believe uBook and Mobireader will do .lit, but not sure if they have to be unprotected or not.
I haven't been able to read ".lit" books with anything but MS Reader. Neither uBook nor Mobireader can do it. It's not difficult to register MS Reader and it's free, but you only get six registrations between pda's and pc's, etc., so don't waste them.

If anyone knows how to get extra registrations, I'd be glad to hear it. I've tried the MS Reader link to get more but it always says "no".
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Old 12-15-05, 01:59 PM   #4
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I'd like to recommend uBook Reader

http://www.gowerpoint.com/uBook_main.html
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Old 12-15-05, 04:23 PM   #5
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Activating MS Reader is usually not an issue: I submitted this a while back and it is pinned in the E-book forum:
http://www.aximsite.com/boards/showthread.php?t=38104
YOu can easily save your activations. Personaly I have had either an x-5 or x-50V for 3+ years and have had to reactivate only a couple of times so I don't think its really an issue.
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Old 12-15-05, 05:39 PM   #6
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Tiny ebook reader reads non-drm'd .lit books. It's not free, but it's another option.
http://www.goldencrater.com/software/phone/features.htm
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Old 12-15-05, 09:13 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by xdalaw
Tiny ebook reader reads non-drm'd .lit books. It's not free, but it's another option.
http://www.goldencrater.com/software/phone/features.htm
Fictionwise offer a free reader that they call the "Fictionwise Reader" (snappy name, huh?) that is basically a rebranded Tiny eBook Reader. As a Tiny eBook Reader clone, it reads unencrypted .lit books ...
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Old 12-16-05, 01:30 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Moe The Cat
Fictionwise offer a free reader that they call the "Fictionwise Reader" (snappy name, huh?) that is basically a rebranded Tiny eBook Reader. As a Tiny eBook Reader clone, it reads unencrypted .lit books ...
Sweet! I've got over 400 ebooks in .lit format and I can't install MSReader on my work computer because I don't have admin rights, but I certainly can install this. How am I going to get any work done now?
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As I understand it, the .LIT format is based upon an open text based format. There are a nubmer of utilities that can convert the .LIT files to HTML for easy reading. You can then re-convert the HTML into another format of your choice. All of my previous books were in .LIT when I was using MS Reader. Once I switched to MobiPocket, I converted all of my old ebooks (including the DRM'ed ones) to the MobiPocket format. I can't remember which one I used but if you search the Internet for "LIT converter" (in quotes) you should be able to find a few that should work should you want to do that.
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