[LMB] AKICOTL: OT: Kindle restrictions?

Mark Allums mark at allums.com
Sun Apr 5 03:05:43 BST 2009


Michael R N Dolbear wrote:
>> From: Mark Allums <mark at allums.com>
>> Date: 04 April 2009 20:27
> 
>> Or, can bypass Whispernet and download to your computer and then 
>> transfer it to your Kindle.  This is also a hack, and it required a 
>> driver for your computer.  MAC OS X can already speak to Kindles 
>> directly, Windows 32-bit needs a driver.  I don't think there is a 
>> driver for 64-bit Vista.  This will allow people in countries that don't 
>> yet have Whispernet--and probably never will--get books for their 
>> Kindle.  Handy for travelers.
> 
> {and residents of Montana and Alaska which don't have Whispernet coverage
> IIRC}
> 
> Not a hack, the method being described in the Kindle user guide as is the
> Amazon URL from which you can download your Amazon bought content to your
> computer. 
> 
> http://www.amazon.com/yourmedialibrary
> 
> "This is the only method of transferring audiobooks and MP3 files."  
> 
> It uses a USB connection to allow your computer to copy to the Kindle, ie
> the same way as the Sony, Bookeen etc. do it, so it ought to be operational
> on any modern PC or laptop. (I have never heard of any that won't accept a
> USB thumb drive/ memory stick).
> 
> Little Egret in Walton-on-Thames



http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2009/03/kindle-2-hacks-bypassing-whispernet.ars



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