I've created a Moodle 2.0.2 on a stick and it seems to be generally working fine, however I'm having a problem with the YouTube repository. It's enabled and visible through the Site Admin but whenever I go to add a file within a course, YouTube doesn't appear as an option within the File Picker although other repositories do. I have tried v 2.0.1 as well and this had the same issue. Am I doing something wrong?
Hi Chrissie Where are you accessing the file picker from? You should see the youtube option if you click on the Moodle media (filmstrip)icon in the TinyMCE editor but if you are going to add a resource>file and clicking on the file picker there, you won't see it.
Thanks I knew I was doing something silly. Works perfectly. So far I'm really impressed with Moodle 2.0. It's much better but still really familiar.
I'm wrestling with the same issue. While it's true that you can see the youtube videos if you click the Moodle Media button after choosing Add a File, you are still required to add an actual file, which kind of defeats the purpose. Unless I'm missing something?
It actually used to work -- YouTube would show up in the file picker, and you could search on YT. Now it doesn't show up at all.
We're using v 2.2.2+
I'm confused Bob - where are you not seeing /or seeing the youtube videos repository? You can search for and add youtube videos anywhere there is the Moodle media button but you shouldn't see it when you click the "add" button when you have selected to add a file.
Hi Mary. Thanks for the reply.
I do see it when I use the Moodle Media button after choosing Add a file. Then I see the filepicker repository list which includes YouTube. And that works.
However, I am still required to Add a file. If I leave that blank and click Save and return to course, it bumps me back and tells me that Add a file or folder is "required".
How can a file be required if I'm picking a URL?
Bob, what I think you are trying to do is this:
1. Selecting Add a file resource
2. Adding a youtube video to the description box.
This isnt how you add a video. You need to either use a URL resource type and enter the URL of the video or use the Page Resource type or Label Resource type and add the video through the media icon.
Thanks, Nigel. That works.
Next question: is there any way to add said YouTube resource to an already existing folder?
Not that I can see Bob
Hmm. That's too bad. You can add Moodle Media in the text box, so you can embed YT videos in there.
True, but the text box you are talking about is the desctiption box about the folder. That would be displayed under the folder name within the topic area and not inside the folder. Therefore the video would appear under the folder not within it.
Mary, you are helping me a lot, you are always my problem resolver. Hats off