We have a server dedicated to housing our video library. Is there a way to create a repository that will display all these videos to the teachers, who then can embed a link to them in their courses. We don't want to have to copy over the whole video into the Moodle server.
Sorry if this has been covered. I am still pretty new to Moodle 2.0
We could also do with a repository that could deal with this. At the moment i have the Video server as a virtuall directory within iis which allows you to see the folders and videos but whenever i need a video on the moodle site i have to manually add the url links to the courses needed so this would be very usefull if the staff could just select this as a repository and add their videos as links as they want, and also saving space as only links to the actuall files on our TV server.
I still explore with Kaltura video server without its moodle plugin (since it has not work with moodle 2.0).
What I've done is in following steps:
- Upload video content to kaltura, and kaltura will process the transcoding, metadata, etc.
- Get the "embed code" of video
- Create a Page inside a course
- Put the embed HTML code into editor (view in HTML editor)
The page will contains the video which streamed from the Kaltura video server.
Hope it helps!
Do we have any other ideas on this as i have been tyring to get Webdav working to do this but it does not seem to be working at the moment.
Their must be a way to create a simple repository pointing to your virtuall directory on the server, and then just linking the video files onto the course. linking is a must due to the size of the videos.
any help would be appreacated.
To Nick: I don't think so. Not out of the box anyway. But writing a repository for Moodle 2.x is not so tricky, and there are lots of reference repositories you can copy and edit. Have a look at the youtube one and you will see what I mean. Probably more importantly you would need to write some sort of search api for your video server that the repository would hook into.
if you didn't want to go that route, if you mounted that directory of video files as a local directory you could access the files via a file system repository. The files would be copied over into moodle as you selected them ie not linked. Maybe that is not so bad. It would only be the files you were using.
To David: If the directory is on the same server as moodle couldn't you access it as a file system repository? That is how we handle all our monster directories of audio and video.
Thanks for the repily Justin i was thinkin of having a look at the youtube plugin to see if it could be modified but have limited programming exp. we are still running with 1.9 but i have just finished a fresh 2.2 install and migrated our 590 courses across. On the 1.9 installation and the 2.2 i have the "TV Store" as we call it as a virtuall directory in the iis with directory browsing for the few people that needed it on the old version. i have done the same on the new 2.2 install but as i think this would get used more and more would like to get the teachers to be able to click and link with minimal fuss.
I was thinking of just using the file picker but dont rearly want to use any more space than needed. Our TV Store at the moment is over 500 gig so dont rearly want to duplcate any of this to yet another server. And with it being a virtuall dir it allows the staff/students access externally while logged in removing the need to externally NAT another server.
Just a shame that you cannot create external url file pickers as you can with the local repos.
im off at the moment but will have a play with the youtube repo when i get back "fingers crossed"