4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 1, 2012 2:35 AM by lynjon1
lynjon1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

I'm trying to insert two audio widgets on the same page, but iBooks Author doesn't seem to allow this. I've installed the first audio widget without any problem, but when I try to install a second audio widget on the same page the imported file simply refuses to load. I darg the file over but it just flips back to its original location. Any idea why this is?

  • MilwaukeeBraves Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    I was able to insert two audio widgets on the same page without a problem. If you can add two Media Widgets but are unsuccessful when adding your audio content you may have problem with the audio file type you're trying to load. The Media Widgets will only accept audio files that are QuickTime compatible. If I understood correctly, you mentioned that you were successful in dragging one of your audio files to a Media Widget but were unable to drag a second audio file to the second Media Widget. Try adding the first audio file (the one that was successful) to both Media Widgets. If it works on both, then you definitely an unsupported format for the other audio file that didn't load. A list of compatible audio formats can be found at  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3775

     

    If that's the case, you'll have to convert your auido file to one that is compatible with with QuickTime. There are a bunch of free audio converters on the web that you can use.

  • lynjon1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Thanks, this is helpful.

  • MilwaukeeBraves Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    Give it a try and let us know if it works for you.

  • lynjon1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I have now sorted the problem. The audio format was indeed part of the problem (so thanks for your advice) but there was a further squiggle. Once I was sure that I had the file in the correct format I tried to drag it from iTunes direct into the Media Widget box in my iBook file. It refused to go. After much frustration I then tried dragging it to the desktop, and from there into the iBook file. This time it worked. And I can replictae this behaviour. So everytime I want to insert a an audio file I first need to drag it to the desktop and from there to the iBook file. Weird but it works.