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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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