I have a situation where I need to provide access to some very large files from within a Moodle (2.2) course. (By very large I mean up to a couple GB in size). Trying to upload this through Moodle (and thus PHP) is not feasible, so I am trying to use a File System Repository.
I have created the repository for a course, and placed the desired files in the repository via FTP. Unfortunately, the files show up fine in the file picker, but I cannot use them. Any way I have tried leads to a "This file is bigger than the maximum size" message. I understand this message when setting file upload sizes, because then Moodle is dependant on a couple PHP settings. But in this case, the files are already uploaded - I simply want to link them.
I have tried adding them as a File resource, and have also tried to create a link from within the WYSIWYG editor when creating a Page resource. Same error. Increasing the PHP settings isn't really an option when looking at files this big.
Any suggestions? I really don't want to have to resort to Legacy Course Files, but am not having any success with the current file picker.