So many interesting and useful answers in this forum but no one has answered mine (from 30 Aug)!!
Could I put it before you again? It seems it should have a simple answer and would make my moodling life much easier.
Thanks again in anticipation
Hi and thanks to all for this very useful discussion and help.
From this documentation I have learned how to
a. compose webpages within moodle that include links to MP3 files which play through the cool little flash player, rather than downloading and opening in a separate media player.
b. link directly to MP3 files in the directory of uploaded files and have them play through the cool little media player.
All great BUT here's what I additionally want to do: upload htm webpages composed offline to the directory, and have the links to MP3 files in those webpages play with the cool little flash player. Obviously I have uploaded the MP3 files too so the links do work but I cant get them to stop downloading and opening in a separate media player.
I hope I have explained my problem so someone can understand and help! I would absolutely love to be able to do this - would save heaps of time to be able to compose offline and upload folders of pages and associated audio files.
Thanks in advance
You will need a player that will work with your webpages. Here is a nice tutorial to show you how to do it.
In case you dont know about it info is here and in links from here:
If you turn on the multimedia filter it words beautifully for files created with the add resource command. I would like it to also work with files created offline and uploaded.
Are you talking about the ones like here:
The Moodle player is okay, but there are, in my opinion, nicer ones...like here (audio player for WordPress):
or here, (PodPress for WordPress):
I don't think you will get the player in Moodle to work with uploaded webpages.
You are right the other ones are nice!
Right now I am in a development phase and I am after ease of use above all else! Being able to just link to the MP3 file and have the player happen automatically is really useful for trying out different effects.
Is there a reason why it couldnt work for uploaded files too?
To enable the flash player for uploaded HTML files, you need to change the filteruploadedfiles setting in Administration > Appearance > Filter settings to "All files" or "HTML files only".
I was very excited by your msg but alas it seems not to work.
I have set that parameter as you suggested but it still does exactly what it used to do:
it displays the page with the links highlighted and the words 'MP3 audio' added in brackets after the link but no player. When you click the link it opens the audio downloader - which is what I dont want. (It has added the words 'MP3 audio' in brackets all along - even before I set the parameter you suggested - which suggests it is filtering something somewhere. It uses the player correctly when I create the page in moodle which suggests the player itself is set up correctly.
I have looked around and tried a few things but afraid I will have to ask for help again - do you have any other thoughts?
It's difficult to understand why the flash player doesn't work for uploaded HTML files when it works for web pages composed in Moodle. Perhaps you could work around the problem by creating a web page in Moodle and copying the HTML code from a web page created offline.
Taking a cue from another poster I tried doing it in the demo course - uploaded an html file with a link to an mp3 (and the mp3), turned on the multimedia filter and did that setting in the Appearance tab - but it still wants to download the mp3.
Unlikely you will get to it before it all gets deleted to have a look (in case you do it is in resources, called flashdemo.
But it does rule out the possibility it is just something on my site. I'd love to get this working - could I bother you to make it work on the demo site and see what I must be doing wrong.
SOrry for the hassle!