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Old 10-03-2012, 04:45 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by AlPe View Post
I am wondering about the same issue, as I am working on a pet project involving an audio eBook.

Specifically, I would like to customize the audio player control bar (not necessarily on iBooks --- for example Readium or Calibre ebook-viewer now support the audio element as per EPUB 3 specs). The EPUB 3 specs do not seem to provide much meat, nor the "official" samples do.

The support is --- surprise, surprise --- spotty. When I change chapter in ebook-viewer, the audio track that has started playing stops. On iBooks, on the other hand, this does not happen. So, if I need to listen to a different track (from, say, Chapter 2), I need to go back and stop the track associated with the previous chapter (say, Chapter 1).

Does anyone have good pointers to solve/document these issues? Thanks in advance.
i'm kind of unclear on what it is you're trying to do, but it sounds like you might be attempting to use the <audio> element to create a media-overlay(?)

as i understand the specs, an audio clip should be included using the html5 audio element, but an ambient soundtrack or narration should be done with a media overlay. i think that playback controls for media-overlays are provided by the e-readers, though.
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