I have a course with lots of flv video. And flow player read them correctly.
My problem is all the video are prelauch by flowplayer which make the course very slow. Some time i need to wait few minutes to see a ressource that is the first section, since moodle is busy trying to load a video on a label.
How can i desable the preload fonction on flowplayer?
Thanks a lot
i know it would be a quick solution, but i wanted to avoid this solution since my user are used to see video directly on the main page of the course.
I'm sure there is a way to setup flowplayer so it doesn't preload the video until the user click on it
How are you inserting your videos? I put mine in as "Add a Resource > File" type. This creates an icon that users have to click on to play the video. There is no preloading going on and everything behaves properly.
- In a Label, insert link. Result: Cannot get it to NOT embed and preload. (I'm pretty sure it is preloading)
- In a Label, insert multimedia. Ditto. Plys changed Text to the filename of the video clip.
- As Doug says, Insert as a file: leave as 'automatic'. Result: no embedding. Link as you name it.
- Insert a file, change to 'Embeded', result: no embedding.
- Insert URL, does't work. This is not for linking to files uploaded to Moodle.
Ideally I'd like to be able to put videos in a label and for them to either NOT pre-load or to Not embed.
What I often get unsure about is the effect of the various media fileters and preferences set at system level.
Too late to edit my post.
I decided I'd spellout what I'm hoping to achieve. In a label, I'd like to LINK to an uploaded MP4 video clip, not embed (below) and I know there is a work around of having label, then file (where the linking works), then another label. But I am lazy, and I also would like this to work in a book. There must be an easy way to do this!!
Are you saying Mary that there is no way to stop a video using Flowplayer to preload?
I have added an FAQ here in anticipation of some sort of answer: http://docs.moodle.org/23/en/Media_FAQ#Can_you_stop_Flowplayer_from_preloading_a_video.3F
I have a related question about this...
Why is Flowplayer the only method Moodle uses for playing video? Or, if it isn't, then how does one go about making a different video player the default?
Doug, this probably got caught in a slew of notifications, or someone knowledgeable would have answered.
See these links:
What exactly is it you want from that FP doesn't give?