I just finished the most awesome ebook on how to create enhanced ePub files with video and audio. It’s available from Liz Castro here: www.pigsgourdsandwikis.com. She goes into all the specifics. It’s very well done. She also has a basic guide for creating ePubs, which is great, but I wonder why she doesn’t go into Sigil and Calibre. Regardless, I still learned quite a bit, even after having done many, many books.

Getting ready to do my first video and audio enhanced ePub. Wish me luck!
Lisa

P.S. Not being compensated to talk about her blog. I was just impressed and wanted to share.

3 thoughts on “Creating Enhanced Video and Audio ePubs for iBooks

  • August 14, 2011 at 11:31 pm
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    I’d like to know how your enhanced eBook went. What size did you use for your videos? I’m experimenting with different output options for my video files. I think that the iPad’s full-screen display allows for a crisper and larger output than specified in Castro’s eBook. Please post an update!

  • August 15, 2011 at 3:41 am
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    Hi –¬†I used QuickTime X and exported to the iPhone format first. With about 8 video files, this ended up creating a 50MB file. The client wasn’t expecially impressed with the quality so I tried the export to computer setting. The final file size was 210MB and the client was pleased¬†with the quality. The size was widescreen 480 x 270 for both. Video on the iPad is really cool because you can go full screen with it.

  • February 20, 2012 at 4:21 pm
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    Good itoirmanofn. Any author totally against E-books will be left behind I think when it comes to making money. I will always love books but the convenience can’t be beat.

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