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mdgbayly

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Embedded Audio/Video in books in Kindle on iPad
Posted: Jan 17, 2011 1:45 PM
 
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I've downloaded books with embedded audio from Amazon that will play in the Kindle app on my iPad.

I wanted to explore these capabilities for myself so downloaded a copy of kindlegen and the Kindle Publishing Guidelines which explains the steps that should be followed. However, I have not been able to get the Jabberwocky sample that is included with the kindlegen download to work.

The book opens ok and shows the audio icon, but when I click it I get an error saying "Unable to play audio" - There was a problem downloading the audio content of this title. Please remove the book from your device and re-download it."

The audio is embedded in the sample mobi file, so it should not need to download it. I've even tried rebuilding the sample on both a windows PC and a mac, in case there were issues related to one of these platforms or the sample was not built correctly in the first place. However, I always get the same error.

If I just open the html file that is packaged in the mobi in a browser, the audio plays fine, so I know it's not a problem with the audio file itself or the html reference.

Has anyone managed to get this to work?

Thanks
Martin
oddjar

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Re: Embedded Audio/Video in books in Kindle on iPad
Posted: Jan 26, 2011 1:51 AM   in response to: mdgbayly in response to: mdgbayly
 
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I'm having the exact same problem. I've tried embedding audio both with the Jabberwocky sample and with an ebook of my own and the audio never works.

Can anyone help?
pm00

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Re: Embedded Audio/Video in books in Kindle on iPad
Posted: Jan 27, 2011 6:08 AM   in response to: mdgbayly in response to: mdgbayly
 
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the same, it is not working, neither on the KINDLE for mac OSX,
but the mp3 file it works fine in all browser.....
somee

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Re: Embedded Audio/Video in books in Kindle on iPad
Posted: Feb 21, 2011 4:57 AM   in response to: mdgbayly in response to: mdgbayly
 
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I'm too running with the same issue hence repeating the same question:

Has anyone managed to get this to work?
nbruech

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Re: Embedded Audio/Video in books in Kindle on iPad
Posted: Mar 10, 2011 7:18 AM   in response to: somee in response to: somee
 
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Hi, I'm struggling with this, too. I did a lot of trying today, using http://www.macroplant.com/iphoneexplorer/ to see what's happening in the file system on the ipad. I think original kindle books are re-packed after the upload to amazon and there are additional mechanisms for decompressing the mobi file. I loaded a title with video from the kindle store to see where the files are saved. Media files are stored in a separate folder after downloading, and my guess is that this does not work with selfmade oder sample mobi files.

I would be glad if someone from Amazon could help, we have to test our enhanced books before we uplod them, right?
spanublication

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Re: Embedded Audio/Video in books in Kindle on iPad
Posted: Jul 20, 2011 1:54 AM   in response to: mdgbayly in response to: mdgbayly
 
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Bump again! Can someone from Amazon PLEASE give us a response to this question?
zakmckracken82

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Re: Embedded Audio/Video in books in Kindle on iPad
Posted: Sep 22, 2011 8:43 AM   in response to: spanublication in response to: spanublication
 
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Unfortunately or fortunately I'm not from Amazon. But I investigated this problem a bit further. I currently have the same problem. Neither my multimedia-mobi nor the Jabberwockey-sample supplied with Kindlegen works on my iPad. Although the Kindle for iPad App states that my ebook contains "audio/video", it is unable to playback video and audio.

So I downloaded from Kindle Editions a Ebook with Multimedia-Content. I transferred the file to my Mac, unzipped it and wondered: There were no multimedia files incorporated. The src attribute of the video tags in the XHTML referred to a not existing media directory.

I started the iPad explorer again and when you follow the path "/Apps/Kindle/Library/eBooks/" you'll find your purchased Mobis (in AZW-format) and a folder named "Media". Therein are all multimedia files stored.

Now, my problem is how to supply the videos, when you can't pack them in your mobi file?

Kind regards and help is really appreciated!
stevestravelguide

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Re: Embedded Audio/Video in books in Kindle on iPad
Posted: Oct 28, 2011 9:00 AM   in response to: zakmckracken82 in response to: zakmckracken82
 
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Anyone have any luck with this. Am also trying to create my own "Vook" and am seeing cookbook instructions that work.

Thanks!
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