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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

One of the easiest ways to distinguish a PDF epublication from a simple PDF export of a print publication is to add multimedia in the form of audio or video. InDesign and its accompanying Adobe Media Encoder make it easy to prepare, place, and include in your layout any audio or video your publication needs.

Preparing Audio and Video Files

PDF files support the inclusion of only MP3 audio, but will accept video—standard and high definition—in any of the following formats, all of which can be placed within InDesign:

  • Flash in FLV, F4V, and SWF formats
  • MPEG-4 (MP4 and M4A)
  • Other video files encoded in H.264
Legacy Formats
PDFs will accept other audio (AIFF, WAV) and video (MOV, AVI) files, but these are what we call ...

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