I couldn’t find any existing tool that could convert Zinio magazines into PDF (or any other format), so I assumed they had some complicated. Download & install the AIR reader for Linux (discontinued as of today, but you can install an old version). Download & install the Zinio reader. I want to subscribe to zinio and convert the mags to pdf, is there an app to do it?.

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I want to make them into pdf so I can read anywhere. It was easy to verify their claims. Here is how issueData request looks in practice:. Obviously, by trying each available method until the program compiles! I created an account, purchased one magazine and downloaded their Windows desktop nagazines from Microsoft Store.

Just as a small comment, the asker seems to have solved the “reading” problem. I started looking through autocompletion suggestions and found a field called Annots.

I started looking for any type or function that looked like it could t anything to do with annotations. Decompiling Zinio app I usually start with reversing the network API, but this time I changed the process and started with dxport the app first, because trying to decrypt the files is way more fun.


I had no idea what Zinio is, so I visited their website to learn more about their platform.

Removing Zinio DRM

This function tells us that the PDF password is encrypted with AES-CBC using the bit key derived from parameters called deviceId and uuid initialization vector is passed via cipher parameter. Email Edport, but never shown. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding.

But what about the remaining parameters, deviceId and uuid? Magazinrs to get the PdfObject out of the PdfPage? Super User works best with JavaScript enabled.

Removing Zinio DRM

Each request and response are self-contained XML documents, without custom HTTP status codes and headers; that made my job even simpler.

How do I do that? But where are all these parameters coming from? DecryptPdfPassword value2value3instance. You must log in or register to reply here. What’s new New posts New profile posts Latest activity. AddPage page if err! Zinio API is super simple, with only three interesting requests: My final code looked like this:. Few more hours of coding and my application could download, decrypt and merge individual files into a single PDF. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

Big Giveaway – Win prizes worth R3, I was hoping that the zinioo could expirt remove annotations.

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This time I used dnSpywhich is my new favorite tool for decompiling. The reader can be downloaded here. This part of the process was straightforward. EddieLowmax New Member Mar 11, The server responds to this request with the following response:. Is that not illegal advice that you’re asking for? In the xml file?


Here are the most important lines of the ParsePackingList function:. That was all I needed from the decompiled application.

LazyLion King of de Jungle Mar 11, Thanks Bwana I’m thinking of going in that direction. Welcome to Super User! Just crack the copy protection?

The question is primarily about converting to an open format which this answer unfortunately doesn’t seem to address, unless I am missing something?

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There are a lot of parameters here, and all of them are required. That meant my decryption key was wrong. You will have to register with an e-mail. This looked like it would be a very quick game over for Zinio.