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ePublishing with InDesign CS6: Design and produce digital publications for tablets, ereaders, smartphones, and more by Pariah Burke

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Adding Audio and Video to Ebooks

You might think that it’s difficult to include audio and video in ebooks, but it’s surprisingly easy, especially with InDesign. In fact, there’s a lot more to preparing and using static image graphics than there is to preparing and using audio and video files.

Ebook Audio and Video Formats

Ereading devices that support audio and video all support the same two standard formats (and may support others). Ergo, you should always use these two standards. For audio, the standard is MP3; that’s right—common, everyday, all-over-your-iPod MP3s. For video, the standard format is the easy-to-produce-but-complicated-sounding H.264 video with AAC audio compression, otherwise known as MPEG4 M4V video, the same format you’ll ...

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