I also don't know anything about the "Moodle Flash Player". Are you able to create Hot Potatoes pages with media objects that work outside the Moodle environment? There is code for a very simple flash player through http://web.uvic.ca/hrd/hotpot/howto/audio.htm click on "start" then click on "I'm an expert".
Nice to see you here I've been helped by you many times in the Hot Potatoes forum at Yahoo but I did not expect to get your help here as well.
I have no problems with flash players in general in Moodle (well, actually, for some reason PYG's player is not working now although it did last year). But Moodle has a multimedia filter which, if activated, will make a flash player appear every time an mp3 file or other audio or video files are linked to. You don't have to introduce any code. Moodle detects it and calls the player for you. That's what's not working. I wanted to use Moodle's flash player to make it easier for our professors. I must be doing something wrong but I don't know exactly what. The HotPot module that Gordon developed is supposed to convert relative paths to absolute paths, so the path to the mp3 file should not be the problem. I'm stumped.
Since you you want to end up with the Moodle player, then you can specify ANY type of player when creating the quiz in Hot Potatoes, and then when you add the quiz to your Moodle course, set the "Force media plugins" to "Yes" and the HotPot module will replace the player added by Hot Potatoes with the Moodle media player.
In the next version of the HotPot module, I intend to enable the Moodle filters, and also link to glossary terms and a whole host of other improvements. I will being that work next week and expect the new module to be available by April.
What I did was simply link to an mp3 file (tried both with relative and absolute URLs). Since what the HotPot module generates is a web page (whether you load the HotPotatoes quiz as an HTML file or as a HotPotatoes format file), shouldn't Moodle Flash player be activated automatically if Moodle's multimedia filter is activated? This would make the life of our professors a bit simpler since introducing the code for the Flash players (plus uploading the flash players to Moodle) is slightly more complicated than simply linking to an MP3 file.
sorry if I wasn't clear before. The current module does not apply the Moodle filters at all, so a simple link to a mp3 in the Reading Text screen would NOT be converted to a player.
However, the next version of the HotPot module WILL use the Moodle filters, and so in the near future the HotPot module WILL be able to do what you want to do.
hope that's a little better explained
It was well explained from the very beginning . I just thought that the fact that I was trying to insert it in the Reading Text screen might make a difference.
I'm really looking forward to seeing the next version of the HotPot module.