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35 Year DVD-ROM to IPad?

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  • From: NW Tennessee
35 Year DVD-ROM to IPad?
Posted by SMEAC on Friday, December 13, 2019 7:01 PM

I've searched both the Kalmbach FAQ and then here on the forums with no luck thus far on my question. But, I figure if any folk know, you all would; and besides, many of you were instrumental in making the 35 year collection of Scale Auto Magazine a reality for us all to enjoy. 

Question is: Has anyone discovered a way to place the collection Upon their iPad, Nook, or Kindle yet?  I would so very much more so enjoy my collection if I could use it on a tablet. I understand the reason for protections against those who would be so nasty as to pirate, but Adobe is MORE than capable of handling protection/encryption protocols.  Thank you in advance for your responses!

S/F, Gunner B

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, January 9, 2020 2:19 AM

The DVD has a built-in app for viewing them, but the actual files on the DVD are PDFs.The app has an option to copy the files to your HDD so you don't need the disc. Next step would be to copy them to your device. The only issue is they are copy-protected so you have to view them with the app.

Maybe Kalmbach should consider having the viewer available for IOS and Android, but i'm not sure how they'd implement ongoing copy protection. (i assume the same system they have now)

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Posted by Joyfulgirl on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:00 AM

If the CD ROM is just a collection of PDFs and is not locked, you should be able drag and drop the information in the DVD drive onto your PC. The PDFs themselves may have security, but you should be able to access the folders and files individually from there.

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Posted by SMEAC on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 4:26 PM

The CD-ROM is protected and the images are protected too because there is a built-in/up viewer intergrated with it all that enables the search/hotlink functions while preserving the security of the images.  The problem I have with the product as it is concerns the fact that shortly after the release of the disk advertised/promoted/sold to work with Windows or with Mac, that the entire product is not supported with the MacOs that was pushed to all apple computers nearly immediatley after release of the DVD and it's still being sold that way.  I've searched high and low across the internet and across Kalambach's sites to see if they have or will be releasing an updated viewer.  All that would be required is that we download what ever viewer that provide and use it with the existing disk.  After all, the files on the disk are what we want, and the viewer is just a conduit between the disk and the screen.  Kalambach's software they used to develop these were updated by the companies that made the products they used, so why is that not passed on to us?  Basically, I have an expensive 35th Anniversary Collection that I can not use/view.  I shouldnt have to go purchase a legacy computer just to operate this dagum disk.  I'm so very grateful for all the work that went into building the project, but really think Kalambach should better support them and the subscribers who spent a good chunk of money on this.  Just my 2 cents.

Edit: To add- Basically it boils down to this.  The project was built by painstakingly taking each issue apart. In some cases they did'nt exist in archive and some readers donated their copy to the company for the project.  I say donate, because they were cut up as part of the process which effectivly destoryed the magazine.  But then was placed into an antiquated 32 bit program even though the entire world knew that the window for 32 bit supported programs only had a few months remaining.  This had long been announced and was common knowledge for developers and publishers.

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:05 AM

Joyfulgirl
a collection of PDFs and is not locked,

They are locked. Try and open a pdf directly (not through app) and it'll ask for the password.

 

SMEAC
Basically, I have an expensive 35th Anniversary Collection that I can not use/view

I'm using it on Windows 10 64 bit. sometimes it won't open the file, but mostly it works as intended after a reboot.

SMEAC
But then was placed into an antiquated 32 bit program even though the entire world knew that the window for 32 bit supported programs only had a few months remaining.

The PDFs can be read by any PDF reader that Kalmbach wants to use, even a 64 bit version. the files themselves will look the same. All they need to do is offer a patch to update the reader app and still use the same DVD disk.

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  • From: NW Tennessee
Posted by SMEAC on Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:01 PM

Absolutely, a patch is the simple fix. I dont see/hear of any desire to support us on this though. Its not like it had been out for years and software just finally moved on either. Not rocket science as the cliche would go.

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