Join Mike Rankin for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding audio and video, part of iBooks Author for Teachers: The Basics.
Adding media like audio and video to your projects might sound like it would be…a tough job, but actually it's not much harder than adding an image. As long as…you stick to the file formats that iPad and iBooks Author supports, you won't…have much hassle at all bringing your projects to life.…So let's go ahead and see how to add some multimedia.…The first thing to know about working with media in iBooks Author is that you…can't place just any kind of file into your projects.…Apple recommends that you use MP4 files for video and M4A files for audio.…
But in reality, iBooks Author can place any file format that you can open with QuickTime.…Here in this Finder Window, I have an Avalanche.wav sound file, and I can…actually play it in the Finder--…(audio playing)…--and hear the sound of an avalanche.…Now I'll just click and drag it into my project, and when I do, iBooks Author…optimizes the audio file.…I can click to play it and pause it.…
One more note about converting media file formats.…Converting media before you place it into iBooks Author is definitely the way to…
- Creating and editing layouts
- Setting text preferences
- Working with color and images
- Importing and moving content
- Adding an image gallery widget
- Creating scrolling sidebars and pop-overs
- Incorporating audio and video
- Creating reviews with multiple choice and matching questions
- Sharing iBooks Author projects via email and PDF
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1. Working with Layouts and Pages
2. Working with Text Elements
3. Working with Color and Images
4. Importing and Moving Content
Importing content from a PDF4m 50s
5. Working with Widgets
6. Working with Reviews
7. Sharing iBooks Author Projects
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