InStep: Creating Video Controls
Adding video and audio controls in InDesign offers unique options when exporting to interactive formats.
Too often, designers get pigeonholed into thinking about InDesign as a print-only application. But if the most recent releases of InDesign have taught us anything, it’s that InDesign is capable of far more than that. With its ability to output to digital publishing formats such as interactive PDF, EPUB, and DPS, we have more publishing options than ever before. And with those options come opportunities for including all sorts of fun modern gadgets that Mr. Gutenberg himself never dreamed of! Video and audio controls are just a few of the interactive features that you can add in InDesign, but they’re arguably the ones that can have the most impact, as well as the most support across the different interactive formats.
For this article, we’ll be outputting to the Fixed Layout EPUB format (FXL). FXL offers some powerful features and good compatibility across supported devices and EPUB readers including Kobo, iBooks for iOS and Mac, and Readium for Chrome.
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