I have been going through the process of writing down stuff only I know like how the house is wired, how our network is configured, to my recipes for chili, Blimps and finished with how my cannabis garden works. I am collecting the writings from a variety of places but what is of paramount importance is the format or container I use for this. I need something open source so no patent-anything can go wrong, plus open source formats tend to be better supported for a longer time than one locked down to a single company with other interests in mind.
So Epub seems to be the ambassadore wrt platform and OS support but there is one thing I am not sure of and hope maybe someone out there does, even a crumb of a clue. I have found I need multimedia support as well, the ability to embed sound and videos into a single container, linked to the text. Can the current state of Epub do that? If not I *can* go HTML if I have to but since that is just a file format standard, there is no sense of container or way of welding the multimedia assets to specific parts or lines in the book. If I copy this someplace or worse, someone ELSE copies it for someone other-ELSE, they need to keep a bunch of little files together for it to all work. I would prefer a way just to embed stuff right into the EPUB container. Can this be done? I guess if HTML is the only way I can create the prototype in HTML with assets and when done just zip it up or burn to CDROM or something, kind of a hard-enforced container...but that would take a lot of attention to detail I just don't have anymore.
Anyone? Class? Bueller?