Since it takes forever to load PDF files on a Archos, some people suggested to convert PDF into JPG. I've bought loads of ebooks (24 CDs, about 8.5GB) and I want to read them on the go. The Archos is able to read the files, but it does this extremely slowly. I want to convert them to JPG, but the files are secured (And I had to use Prazzi CD rights to rip them from the original CD!!!). Is there any free software that can batch convert PDFs to JPGs? Thanks a lot.
If you don't need pictures and want to just read without scrolling and flip to the next page of text quickly then this works very well.
I searched a bit but could not find the original post here. I did save the post so here it is.
Hi, just thought id post here my findings on reading on the archos without the web browser plugin, the slow pdf reader, or the Qtopia hack.
I convert my books (txt, lit, html, pdf) to images and then i read them on my archos in either landscape or portrait mode through the fast image viewer.
The program i use is one called Ebook to images by merlin software, it can be downloaded from here: http://www.merlinsoftware.com/ebook/ebook-setup.exe
NOTE: It is thanks to pwright8 on another thread that i found this program.
Step 1- Download and install the program
Step 2- Run the program and insert the following settings:
Mp3 player: Custom
Screen Width: 800
Screen Height: 480
Image type: PNG
Image -> Tick "Page numbers"
If you want to read in portrait tick "rotate 90 degrees" (if landscape dont tick)
Font -> I choose verdana with the font size 17, and leave the colours alone. Try experimenting if you want.
Text -> ignore/leave this
output -> This is also up to you. You can choose to either have all your images in one folder (can be hard to find your page), or the program will split them for you. I choose 100
Step 3: Click on "convert to images" found on the bottom of the page.
Step 4: copy your folder(of images) to your archos images folder and start reading.
Btw, if your reading in portrait mode, you might find it interesting to note that flicking your finger quickly on the top of the archos will change the page. (if you dont already know)
Also, the page number is written on the top right corner of the screen, In VERY SMALL writing.
Anyway have fun reading.
Forgot to say you can also listen to music while reading your book.