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.
Sounds like you've answered your own question, but here's 2 cents:
Move the Gig files into a directory outside of Moodle. Remove the repo created for it in MDL. Simply use a regluar http:// link directly to the file(s).
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Might be able to use DropBox, BoxNet. or Amazon's S3 (the freebie), as well as SkyDrive services and link accordingly. None of those, however, are really 'control' in MDL's built in document management system, but rather the permissions/availability set up with those systems.
'spirit of sharing', Ken