Ticket #431 (new enhancement)
Support for ePub
|Reported by:||Frans||Owned by:|
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i've just uploaded an iphone screen recording here
in order to show the proof of concept.
The main idea was the automatization of a ePub publishing starting from MediaMosa / Matterhorn mediafiles.
As you know an .epub is a zip container with a ePub 2.0.1 compliant structure inside.
You can find good references on the web about embedding video files in a ePub page. The main idea is to use html5, the new <video> tag and a reader that support them.
The apple iBook app i used is based on WebKit? and those features are supported (as you can see i.e. here http://www.slideshare.net/freedomtw/html5-andebook
there are different ePub-html5 implementation/support at the moment).
The easiest way to get a proof of concept and discuss it has been to start from a basic ePub sample like this:
You can change it following some good references on the web:
and using free ePub editors like Calibre (only for editing and not as a viewer) for metadata obtaining something like this:
Once you created an ePub file you can publish it using an iTunes feed on a page (off-line delivery).
Maybe it could be useful for some edu applications/domains. I'm still wondering about it.
What do you think?
Another topic to consider is that there are some good examples of web-based (JS) ePub reader on the web:
All the best,