I have created a HP exercise with JQuiz and I want to insert a link to a video file and I want the player and the exercise to remain on the same page like in this exercise.
The first time what I get is just the sound but no video clip!! Strange, isnt' it?
Can any body help me please?
When I look at your example exercise (in FIrefox), I see a link to the video, not an embedded player. When I click on it, WMP opens and I can play the video. What your user will see on the page will depend entirely on what browser they're using, and what media players and codecs are installed. Is there a way we can see the exercise you're having trouble with, inside Moodle?
As more and more Moodle (and HP) users are a) wanting to use audio or video files embedded in their activities and b) switching from MSIE to FireFox, it is quite irritating for them to notice that almost none of the "standard" formats will work in FireFox, while they will in MSIE.
With MSIE, however, there is the recent (irritating) addition of the "safety" device which will oblige the user to click on the embedded player each time they want to play it.
Of course this has nothing to do with either Moodle or Hot Potatoes, but isn't it time there was an easy, user-friendly, foolproof way of embedding multimedia files in HMTL pages?
All the best,
PS.- Yes, I know, there is Flash, but not everyone is ready/able/willing to convert their media files to Flash.
a) it doesn't depend on ActiveX -- which is a Windows-only thing anyway -- and
b) the user happens to have the player installed.
The proper way to do this is to used nested object tags, and this approach works very well if you use it properly. In fact, in this case, it did work correctly; in Firefox, when the ActiveX control couldn't load (thankfully), the link nested inside it did show up, so I was able to get to the video if I wanted to. If the user had provided the video in other formats, and nested those object tags (Flash, QuickTime, RealMedia), then I would have been able to view it in Firefox. The problem really is that people create and embed only one video format, expecting all users to have the same OS, player and preferences as they do. Embedding video reliably can definitely be done; it just takes a bit of work.
Thanks Gordon for the prompt reply!
Actually my HP exercise is on my PC at home! I 'll show it to you later today!
Thanks a lot and have a good day !
Thanks also to Martin Holmes and
There was a problem uploading this video in the forum; the file is too heavy !!
How can I show this HP exercise?