EPUB vs. Web Audio/Video Players

Have you tried to embed the YouTube video player in your EPUB book only to find it doesn’t work anywhere except maybe¬†in the overly-loose browser-based Readium?

Felt the urge to rail against the EPUB working group for saying that audio and video can live outside the container only to get snagged on this problem?

You wouldn’t be the first, but opening EPUB to web-based audio and video players, as opposed to just¬†files, is risky, and more complicated than just making an exception for “online players”.

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Some Nuances of Media Overlays

Although support for text and audio synchronization in EPUB reading systems still isn’t complete or perfect, we’ve been learning more about the optimal ways to generate the content.

I keep having conversations about overlays and then keep forgetting to write down what the issues and resolutions are, so decided to make that the topic for the day.

This post will probably be a bit of a hodgepodge of ideas, so you’ll just have to bear with me.

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