Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2012 1:14 PM (in response to James Orlowski)
The video format may not be correct for iBooks although I got an error when I tried to drop some wrong formatted files into iBook Author. I think it is more restrictive than the iPad. The error message isn't very helpful? Maybe you need to ask Apple again about how to determine the missing file. During the upload process when you get the error message it may be possible to click on 'some link' and see more details. At least that's what happened for me. My screenshots weren't the right size. I need to go back to the FAQ and check out best practice for media, image size and format, etc. for v2.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2012 4:58 PM (in response to James Orlowski)
It's this file: EA646B428BBC67B.obsl
1. Change the extension of your .ibooks file to .zip
2. Un-zip the file.
3. Look for EA646B428BBC67B.obsl and delete it. (I have no idea what file format that even is, but something added it)
4. Change the file extension back to .ibooks.
5. Try delivering again.
Hopefully it'll work.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2012 4:59 PM (in response to Nathan Pinard)
Thanks. I actually just tried again, and it seemed to have worked. We'll see.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2012 4:11 AM (in response to James Orlowski)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2012 12:18 AM (in response to K T)
Are you really sure you can't update the ibook content itself? Can you point me out where Apple is confirming that? It makes sense in such a way that I can explain why I have import errors...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2012 4:07 AM (in response to renhagedis)
I can't confirm. All I can say is the two times I tried, I would get that "import error" in the history.
Has anyone else successfully "updated" a traditional ePub file with a new iBooks version?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 28, 2012 4:22 AM (in response to James Orlowski)
It is no problem updating books in iBooks. Have done it several times.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2012 5:17 AM (in response to James Orlowski)
Yes you can update all the time. But not if you get an import error. The ones I got had to do with the video's. But especially with only some of them in which I used the start/stop en poster function. All the videos were correct via export option in Quicktime convertered. So I guess something is going wrong there. Apple didn't confirm me that it was a known issue
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2012 5:22 AM (in response to renhagedis)
Thanks. Perhaps my problem is the videos. But I did correctly format them for use in iBooks (they work perfectly in my tests on my iPad). The regular e-book just has still images where the videos are supposed to be with links to Youtube versions if the reader wants to view them. The iBooks Author version I was trying to replace it with actually has those videos embedded in the book. Maybe that's a problem.
I've pretty much ditched the option of converting my regular e-book to the new iBooks Author format. I may try later, but I'm not losing any more sleep over it now.