Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2012 7:40 AM (in response to David Markus)
Within Parallels, I've freshly installed Mac OS X Lion (10.7.3) with iBooks Author 1.1. And you know what? Over there it works like a charm...
The installation on my iMac was installed over Snow Leopard, with all of its history... I'll see if there are some quicktime addons from the past that are interfering...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2012 8:06 AM (in response to David Markus)
In /Library/Quicktime I found 15 extra components of which at least 6 were from years ago... Funny how they got there. Apple's migration assistant appears to be thorough...
Well, after moving them, restarting QTX, iBooks Author liked my exports...
/edit: I start to like talking to myself
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2012 4:59 AM (in response to lucian.horrobin)
@Lucian: sorry for the long wait... I had 15 non-original codecs, a bunch from Canon, DivX, Flip4Mac and some old FCP codecs. The oldest one was from 2006, from back in the days when I was still working on my iMac G5.
@ Xavierpl: Glad I could help
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2012 3:12 PM (in response to lucian.horrobin)
Yes I'm curious to know which components you removed also. How did you know what the right cut-off date was? Shouldn't Apple's system updates replace anything that's old which handles H.264 stuff anyway?
This whole "render a video then convert it in QT" is generally an inefficient process. Not sure why Apple doesn't accept straight .mov files encoded in H.264 but for now anything to help avoid roadblocks is appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2012 4:47 PM (in response to Dan-o )
To simply put it, I removed them all except the ones from Apple. But if you insist on a list, here you go:
Flip4Mac WMV Import.component
Flip4Mac WMV Advanced.component
Flip4Mac WMV Export.component
FCP Uncompressed 422.component
Save as AVI.component
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2012 3:27 PM (in response to David Markus)
I have a similar problem and followed this advice of this thread. I only have Apple and QT components in my library folder and all from 2011. Still no success with importing m.4v files into IBA.
Any ideas anyone?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 12:18 AM (in response to MichiHenning)
I also removed everything non apple or quicktime and moved them into a back up folder. This way I can put them back, one by one as I need them.
The removed component included perian, flip4mac, canon, livetype, FCP uncompressed, IMXcodec, EyeTV, DVCHDpro, x264, mp4v, divx, Xvid, msmpeg.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 11:20 AM (in response to matthewfrommason)
Thanks for your splendid answer, but if you had bothered to read the topic, you might have noticed I already solved my own problem. Also, I think most of the people participating in this topic have a perfect idea about how to add a video to iBooks Author... Next time, try to be a bit more constructive and at least read a bit...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 9:45 AM (in response to David Markus)
I know you've already solved your problem, but just in case you need to add in some of those components back for some reason....
I had a similar issue, but once I used Apple's "Compressor" app it solved all my problems. It did require paying for "Compressor" but it was worth it, as I needed to keep some of the other components for other work.
And by using "Compressor" I was sure all my files were as tiny as possible. "Compressed" to the maximum so to speak.
Our book had tons of video: it's an American Sign Language (video on every page) and English (audio and text on every page). So making sure our files were as small as possible was important.
Thanks for sharing your solution.
If anyone is curious, here is our American Sign Language & English book, using Compressor, here it is: