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Are there any e-reader client on Android (ie PDN) that can read ADE DRM-epub files? I have the ADE client on my Win7 PC for reading the ebooks I borrow from my local library. Clunky but works well. Would love to do the same on the PDN.Thanks for any suggestions.
 

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there's the adobe reader, doesn't that work?
 

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Adobe eReader that comes on the PDN works for me. You have to authorize the PDN in ADE on your PC the first time you connect the USB cable with ADE running. The PDN manual has a chapter on it.
 

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Thank you for the reminder that the PDN had a ADE reader natively. I totally forgot about it since I had been using the PDN as an android device. I have since authorized the native PDN ADE reader and I can now read my borrowed e-books from the library.Thanks again!
 

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my PDN requests a name and credit card number when I open a digital editions book, I don't know what it wants exactly.
 

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Sounds like a B&N encrypted file & it wants the name & credit card used for the purchase! Of the major eBook sellers, they are the only one I know of using this encryption. Did you purchase this book?
 

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No I downloaded it from the library, it seems the books have to go on to the internal memory, when I removed the SD card and downloaded the books to internal memory it stopped asking for the password. Now if I could remove the title bar in the digital editions app I would be golden.
 

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zero_o,I was trying to do the same thing the other night but was unsuccessful. Is your library book only authenticated for a certain period of time? Where did you copy it on the Novel? Were there other files you also needed to copy? And,... what format was your eBook in? I'd appreciate your help!Thanks
 

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cjnaff,For my library ebooks, here is what I did to get them over to the PDN.1> You need to first install the Windows or Mac ADE version client on your PC (requires a free Adobe account setup) and then select and download the ebooks you want to check out. 2> Now connect the PDN to your PC which has the ADE client vis the USB. The PC should identify and you should see the PDN_Novel icon in the ADE client. You will be asked to authorize the mobile device. The PC will link to the Adobe site and authorize your PDN.3> Now drag and drop the ebooks that you have already d/led from the library into the Novel icon within ADE.4> Disconnect the PDN. Launch the Adobe ebook reader (not the Adobe PDF reader if you have installed one) and your ebooks will appear. Select and view the books.I have NOT been able to d/l directly the DRM-epubs from PDN using the web browser. My library only provides me a link which triggers my PC-ADE client which actually does the downloading of the epub file. After than you have to drag & drop the files in the PC ADE client to the PDN before it will appear. Simply copying the epub file over using a file browser does not work.This link does not work on the PDN. BTW, do note that the library (at least mine) only allows for 3 tries of the download link.
 

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OK, I've hit a wall again. When I drag and drop my library book to the PDN via Adobe Digital Editions, it does put it on the PDN, but in a Digital Editions folder on that device. It only adds the book to MyLibrary when it's in the eBooks directory. I am still getting the dialog Unlock Book with credit card# when i try opening it. It sounds like I need to figure out how to get Adobe Reader for Android app installed on the PDN. Does this require 'the hack' where I load a different home page and getting access to root? I've not attempted this yet.
 

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Did you authorize the Adobe E-reader that came natively on the PDN? You have to do that WHILE the PDN is connected to the PC and within the ADE client on the PC.As noted, don't confuse the Adobe PDF reader for Android (which you must install after the hack) with the Adobe Ebook reader that came with the PDN (which must be authorized).The Adobe E-reader is the only one which can handle DRM-protected E-books.
 

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Thanks everyone for your help! I didn't notice that I had a two ereader icons... 'EReader' for Barnes & Noble books, etc in My Library, and the other Adobe Reader which in fact does reference my library book and allows me to read it. I'm set to go now. So glad I can read library books on this thing. Would have been a big bummer if I couldn't get that resolved.
 
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