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Flash musicplayer button not working in Moodle 2.4 in TaskChain
 

Hi again Gordon,

I downloaded the musicplayer Flash button from Stan Bogdanov's site on his Flash mp3 players page. I made an exercise which validates and works fine outside of Moodle. It also works fine on Moodle 1.9.19 in QuizPort as you can see here: 1-9 Audio. It also works in Book on 1.9.19.

But on Moodle 2.4 it doesn't as you can see here in TaskChain: 1-9 Audio - it doesn't work in Book either.

Any ideas?

Cheers,

Glenys

 
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Stan Bogdanov
Re: Flash musicplayer button not working in Moodle 2.4 in TaskChain
 

Hi Glenys,

I looked at the source code (see below) and the path to the swf is discovered (in blue), but the path to the mp3 file is not (in green). I guess song_url (in red) is not among the parameters for url rewriting. It should be easy for Gordon to include it:

<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://bateson.kanazawa-gu.ac.jp/24/pluginfile.php/116/mod_taskchain/sourcefile/1-9/musicplayer_button.swf?&amp;song_url=06.mp3&amp;b_bgcolor=E6E6FA&amp;b_fgcolor=E6E6FA&amp;b_colors=000000,000000,aa0000&amp;" width="17" height="17" style="vertical-align:middle;"><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></object>

Cheers

Stan

 
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Re: Flash musicplayer button not working in Moodle 2.4 in TaskChain
 

Hi Stan,

Thanks for that. I do hope it's something easy for Gordon to fix.

I have a lot of exercises where a button player is appropriate.

Cheers,

Glenys

 
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Re: Flash musicplayer button not working in Moodle 2.4 in TaskChain
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Glenys,
the URL you gave for the exercise running in Moodle 1.9, is a link to the HTML file within the course files area. Relative links work fine in that situation, so the "song_url" works just as it is.

I suspect that if you ran that html file via QuizPort the player would not appear because the "song_url" needs to be converted to am absolute URL in that situation.

Thanks for supplying the file for me to test on. I will try to have a look at it in the near future.

Gordon

 
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Re: Flash musicplayer button not working in Moodle 2.4 in TaskChain
 

Hi Gordon,

You're perfectly right, of course, it doesn't work in QuizPort either. I was just in a muddle.

I don't understand why some Flash players work and not others but there's no rush - just testing and learning about TaskChain and Moodle 2.4.

Cheers,

Glenys

 

 
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Re: Flash musicplayer button not working in Moodle 2.4 in TaskChain
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Dear Glenys and Stan,

I have made the HotPot module for Moodle 2.x aware of the "song_url" setting and checked (using Glenys's file and Stan's sample code) that the "song_url" is now correctly converted to a absolute URL.

I have also modified the QuizPort and TaskChain modules so they can detect the "song_url" setting too.

best regards
Gordon

 
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Stan Bogdanov
Re: Flash musicplayer button not working in Moodle 2.4 in TaskChain
 

Thanks Gordon!

I'll check it on my Moodle and report as soon as I have a moment.

cheers
Stan

 
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