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eyrlab
01-19-2010, 05:30 AM
Hi there,

Even if i know much of the readers such as Sony, Kindle, etc., can't read videos, some devices like iPhone, netbook and the future Apple Tablet can read ePub AND videos, so...

Can we imagine ePub with video that could be supported and red by those devices ?
In this case, does video in ePub really works and does the ePub file is not to big if it contains severals videos ?
Is .swf the only way to bring video in an ePub file ?

Thanks for your answers.

pietvo
01-19-2010, 06:32 AM
It is not part of the standard but can be done as a nonstandard extension. See http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23395 and http://blog.threepress.org/2009/11/15/using-html5-video-in-epub/

eyrlab
01-19-2010, 07:06 AM
Thanks for the links.

I'd already knew Lisa Daly's solution, but not the other thread, so thanks.

By the way, it seems only a few readers can read ePub with video, even on computer or netbook, none with talking about iPhone.

We noticed ADE, but what more ?

JSWolf
01-26-2010, 03:02 PM
Can we please stop the nonsense about this mythical Apple tablet? It doesn't exist and even if it was to be announced, we have no idea what capabilities it will have. Personally, I'm hoping the announcement is not this tablet.

eyrlab
01-29-2010, 04:02 AM
I'm sorry, but what the matter with what I was talking about ?

I'm just asking what kind of device can support ePub with embedded flash videos...

I don't get on this point.

nikkie
01-31-2010, 05:40 PM
Use the HTML5 solution and not the swf (flash) solution if you want it to work on devices that don't support flash (e.g., iPad).

Valloric
01-31-2010, 07:36 PM
Use the HTML5 solution and not the swf (flash) solution if you want it to work on devices that don't support flash (e.g., iPad).

HTML5 features are not supported in epub OPS documents. Neither is SWF for that matter...

nikkie
01-31-2010, 11:48 PM
HTML5 features are not supported in epub OPS documents. Neither is SWF for that matter...

The article explained some methods to make it work.