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Adding audio and video

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Video: Adding audio and video

Working with audio and video in a DPS Folio involves choosing the right media format, placing it into your layout, and then choosing play options in the Folio Overlays panel and then previewing to see how it works. Here's my document, and I would like to add some audio and some video to spice it up, and it's easy to remember which formats are best to use; MP3 and MP4, MP3 for audio and MP4 with H.264 encoding for video. If you'd like to know more about using the Adobe Media Encoder to convert to the formats you need, see the movie on that topic in this series.

Adding audio and video

Working with audio and video in a DPS Folio involves choosing the right media format, placing it into your layout, and then choosing play options in the Folio Overlays panel and then previewing to see how it works. Here's my document, and I would like to add some audio and some video to spice it up, and it's easy to remember which formats are best to use; MP3 and MP4, MP3 for audio and MP4 with H.264 encoding for video. If you'd like to know more about using the Adobe Media Encoder to convert to the formats you need, see the movie on that topic in this series.

On the first page, I've created a slideshow for DPS with a multi-state object, and I'd like to enhance that slideshow with some Roux theme music that will play when this page is viewed. So I need to place the MP3. I'll press Command or Ctrl+D to get the Place dialog box, and in the Links panel, I'll scroll down until I see roux_theme_music.mp3. Click Open, and I'll click it to place it in my document. Now right now this audio file has no visual representation in the layout.

It has no posters selected, and I'm actually not going to select one. Instead, I'm going to go to the Folio Overlays panel where I can select the Audio and Video Overlay, and the first option here is Controller Files. If I click on the folder, I can navigate and select a folder containing images I want to be displayed when the music is playing. In this case, I just want a simple play and pause effect. So while the music is playing, a Pause icon is displayed, so people know they can click to pause the music, and if the music is paused, a Play icon is displayed, so folks know they can click that to play the music.

So let's navigate to that folder; Exercise Files > Links and the folder is AudioAssetControls, and if I open it, you can see it contains two files; AudioAsset_pause.png and AudioAsset_play.png. I'll click Open and I'm going to deselect Show First Image Initially in the Folio Overlays panel. I'll select Auto Play with no delay. If I didn't select Auto Play, the audio file would play when it was tapped. All right, let's preview our page with the audio file and the slideshow.

(audio playing) And as soon as the page loads, the slideshow starts, and so does the audio. I can see my audio controller, and if I tap it, it pauses the audio, and I can tap it again to play the audio. (audio playing) Let's close the Content Viewer, and we'll go to the next page in the document, and place some video.

So again, I'll press Command or Ctrl+D to get my Place dialog box, and in the Links folder, I'll place roux_testimonial.mp4. I'll click in the layout to place that, and in the Folio Overlays panel I can see my video options. I can either set it to Auto Play or have it play when tapped. I could also create regular InDesign buttons with actions to play, pause, or stop either audio or video. If I have the video set to Auto Play, I can also set a delay, so it doesn't start immediately when the page is viewed.

I can set it to play in line or full screen. Either way, the video needs to be sized properly for best results. If it's going to be a full screen video, and I'm targeting iPad 1 and 2, the video should be 1024 pixels wide. If I'm targeting iPad 3, the video should be 2048 pixels wide. If video is going to play in line, it should be sized properly for that too. For example, this one is 640 pixels by 360. I also have the option to Tap to View Controller. With this selected, tapping the video while it's playing makes the Controller Bar appear.

If I don't select this, tapping the video pauses the video, and then tapping it while it's paused will restart it. Let's set this to Auto Play with a Delay of 2 seconds, and I'll select Tap to View Controller. Now, let's preview. There's the delay and then the video starts playing. (video playing) If I tap it, the controller appears, and I can pause the video, I can scrub ahead, I can mute and unmute it, and play it again.

(video playing) Now you might be wondering if it's possible to stream audio and video from the web in this type of overlay. And the answer is no, right now you cannot do that. But that doesn't mean you can't stream these media into a DPS Folio, you just have to use a different approach and use a web content overlay or an HTML article. We'll see web content overlays in another video in this series. In this video, we saw how to place audio and video content into a DPS Folio, and how to use the Folio Overlays panel to set options for how and when audio and video play, as well as the size and appearance of their controls.

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InDesign CS6: Interactive Documents

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  1. 1m 45s
    1. Welcome
      1m 2s
    2. Using the exercise files and scripts
      43s
  2. 22m 41s
    1. Case study: tomaxxi's InDesign shortcuts guide
      4m 19s
    2. Case study: The Magic of Reality app
      3m 20s
    3. Exploring PDF digital magazines: InDesign Magazine
      2m 45s
    4. Looking at digital newspapers: BostonGlobe.com
      3m 44s
    5. Reviewing digital magazines: National Geographic
      4m 58s
    6. Exploring iamboundless.com
      3m 35s
  3. 21m 56s
    1. Setting preferences for interactive documents
      6m 32s
    2. Customizing the workspace
      5m 48s
    3. Understanding intent and presets
      3m 5s
    4. Working with images and swatches
      5m 2s
    5. Installing scripts
      1m 29s
  4. 37m 24s
    1. Using Liquid Layout
      9m 17s
    2. Creating alternate layouts
      4m 4s
    3. Using primary text frames
      3m 49s
    4. Using the Content Conveyor
      5m 42s
    5. Linking text
      4m 32s
    6. Linking page items
      3m 19s
    7. Fitting frames to content
      3m 33s
    8. Using style mapping
      3m 8s
  5. 49m 48s
    1. Reviewing what we're going to build
      1m 56s
    2. Previewing with the SWF Preview panel
      4m 51s
    3. Presentation design tips
      2m 41s
    4. Setting up a presentation file with layers
      4m 53s
    5. Creating a navigation system
      8m 32s
    6. Creating a title and content slides
      7m 57s
    7. Overriding master page items
      5m 59s
    8. Setting page transitions
      4m 34s
    9. Creating hyperlinks
      3m 40s
    10. Using the slug for notes
      4m 45s
  6. 37m 40s
    1. Understanding what we're going to build
      1m 11s
    2. Building an interactive table of contents
      5m 9s
    3. Building a navigation system
      4m 5s
    4. Creating PDF-only buttons
      3m 33s
    5. Using a SWF slideshow in a PDF
      9m 33s
    6. Placing a video and using the Media panel
      5m 44s
    7. Setting navigation points
      4m 28s
    8. Placing a video from a URL
      1m 21s
    9. Creating hyperlinks from URLs
      2m 36s
  7. 18m 6s
    1. An overview of PDF forms
      2m 6s
    2. Creating text fields and signature fields
      3m 13s
    3. Creating list boxes and combo boxes
      3m 55s
    4. Creating checkboxes and radio buttons
      3m 47s
    5. Creating tab order for PDF forms
      3m 14s
    6. Creating Submit, Print, and Clear Form actions
      1m 51s
  8. 53m 36s
    1. Exploring the Animation Encyclopedia script
      10m 57s
    2. Using the Animation panel
      6m 56s
    3. Animating on a motion path
      3m 57s
    4. Animating a list
      4m 29s
    5. Creating navigation buttons
      5m 15s
    6. Creating a multi-state object
      6m 23s
    7. Creating a page number indicator
      2m 57s
    8. Animating an opening page
      3m 9s
    9. Creating a multi-purpose button
      3m 11s
    10. Exporting your presentation and embedded fonts to SWF
      3m 46s
    11. Working with transitions and animation
      2m 36s
  9. 40m 34s
    1. An overview of the DPS workflow and the publishing process
      4m 31s
    2. Creating hyperlinks
      5m 17s
    3. Creating slideshows
      3m 25s
    4. Using the Image Sequence feature
      4m 58s
    5. Adding audio and video
      5m 6s
    6. Creating panoramas
      4m 21s
    7. Adding web content
      3m 56s
    8. Panning and zooming
      4m 1s
    9. Creating scrollable frames
      4m 59s
  10. 27m 18s
    1. Using the Folio Builder panel
      5m 28s
    2. Creating a folio
      5m 28s
    3. Adding articles to a folio
      5m 47s
    4. Using the Content Viewer to preview a folio
      3m 53s
    5. Using the Folio Producer
      4m 54s
    6. Viewing a folio on an iPad
      1m 48s
  11. 49s
    1. Next steps
      49s

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