android
  #1  
Old 03-09-2007, 11:59 AM
pclanman pclanman is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2
Default Read Ebooks and CBT's

Hi,
Just got a new Zen Vision M 30gb, does anybody know if it is possible to read ebooks or watch cbt's on this device ???

Thanks
Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]

  #2  
Old 03-09-2007, 12:11 PM
PaowZ PaowZ is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: South France
Posts: 75
Default

I don't think ebooks can be read..
what are cbt's ?
__________________
if you don't understand what I say..this is because my english is not fine enough
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old 03-09-2007, 12:13 PM
Sombra Sombra is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 88
Default

No you can't read ebooks on it, so hopefully that wasn't one of the reasons you bought one. There are some programs that will convert text files into jpegs so you can view them on the zvm but I haven't tried that. I understand there are people who have had great success with it...seems like a lot of work for not much pay off, but to each their own.
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old 03-09-2007, 12:24 PM
flautash's Avatar
flautash flautash is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sweden
Posts: 55
Default

Yes, it is possible. Check this program called TXT2JPG that will convert text to optimal jpgs/bmps. here

it's on franch but its really easy to get the point. bananas... it even preserves most of the formatting and the pics. amazing.

enjoy
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old 03-09-2007, 12:26 PM
pclanman pclanman is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2
Default

Thanks for your thoughts anyway guy's might try the jpeg conversion when I have nothing else to do.
CBT's are computer based training videos, would be very helpful if I could convert them to be played on the zen, would make good use of the hours spent on the train comuting.
Reply With Quote

  #6  
Old 03-09-2007, 02:07 PM
Nipperhead's Avatar
Nipperhead Nipperhead is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 85
Default

Although ebooks can't be read (would you really want to at that screen size?), audio books are a great option for the ZVM. While the best option, Audible, is a pay service (and a great one, at that), I've seen mention online of free MP3 audio books for download, although I haven't yet tried. I wonder if text-to-speech technology has become good enough to allow conversion of an ebook into something you could tolerate listening to for a few hours?
__________________
Victor Victrola Model VV-50, circa 1921 - The worlds first "portable" music player.
Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old 03-09-2007, 03:42 PM
electrick_eye's Avatar
electrick_eye electrick_eye is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Iowa
Posts: 288
Default

I'll have to try txt 2 jpg. I'd like having books on my zen. I just got some dilbert comics on my zen recently, so I'm interested in other print media too.
__________________
College Info Geek
Reply With Quote

  #8  
Old 12-06-2007, 02:27 AM
daja daja is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1
Default

RasterBook is another program for converting eBooks in html to jpgs which worked great for me. You can find it here: http://a-i-studio.com/rasterbook/
Reply With Quote

  #9  
Old 12-06-2007, 01:12 PM
XJ3F3Y's Avatar
XJ3F3Y XJ3F3Y is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: London, UK
Posts: 311
Default

http://julioangelortiz.net/?p=515

Use that and the instructions they give, the 2nd program "bulk rename" is good if it's an actual book your putting on.
Reply With Quote

  #10  
Old 12-08-2007, 08:55 PM
Kasrielle's Avatar
Kasrielle Kasrielle is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 43
Default

A word of warning - I used a program that converted txt to jpg - one short chapter was over 85 pages and over 200m of space! I've gone back to my old iPAC pda for reading ebooks... At only 32m it has plenty of space for tons of ebooks.
Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:46 AM.