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embed video for epub  cs5.5

Dec 27, 2011 11:43 AM

Tags: #video #indesign_cs5.5 #epub

I have viewed some of the tutorials for embedding video for epub. It seems fairly straight forward.....

I created a m4p video and placed it in my document.  When I export to epub, it never appears when I view the file in

Adobe Digital Editions.  When I look at the code in Sigil, there is no <video> tag. 

Could someone explain what I am doing wrong??

 
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    Dec 27, 2011 11:57 AM   in reply to rkolinsky24

    AFAIK, right now only iBooks has any support for audio and video in Epub.

     

     

     

    You should test it out on your iPad.

     

     

     

    Bob

     
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    Dec 27, 2011 12:08 PM   in reply to rkolinsky24

    Also, Sigil does not know about the HTML5 tags and strips them out as soon as you open the ePub.

     
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    Dec 27, 2011 12:29 PM   in reply to rkolinsky24

    Open iTunes and drag the epub to the books panel:

     

    Capture.PNG

     
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    Dec 27, 2011 2:43 PM   in reply to ottopia

    Sigil does a lot of stuff without anyone asking it to. I quickly abandoned it in favour of a simple text editor for my e-diting.

     
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    May 18, 2012 10:28 AM   in reply to [Jongware]

    Hey guys, I'm having a similar problem, I place an anchored mp4 video in my file and it doesn't appear on iBooks at all. I've tried encoding through Media Encoder to the H.262 standard and nothing, I've tried placing it outside text boxes, I've tried different formats-nothing. Any suggestions?

     
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    May 18, 2012 11:00 AM   in reply to mbc1987

    The problem with CS5.5 is that there is a bug which was never fixed.

     

    From my InDesign Magazine article Oct./Nov. 2011 #44:

     

    "Anything you set in the Media panel will be lost when you export to EPUB, which makes some tasks much more difficult. For example, to include a poster image,

    you must add a reference to the poster image in the <video> tag, add the poster image file to EPUB images folder, and edit the manifest in the content.opf file

    to include the video file. For information on editing EPUB files, see Gabriel Powell’s article “Editing eBooks” in InDesignMagazine #32 and Elizabeth Castro’s eBook "EPUB: Straight to the Point". www.elizabethcastro.com/epub

     

    The problem is fixed, and it works fine in InDesign CS6.

     
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