NB: If I add a web page as a resource, make a link to a video I previously uploaded then this does work - the video plays within the Jeroen Wijering flash player. But this is too complex for the teachers I am working with.
I have been searching for a solution to this throughout the morning but can't see one.
Thanks very much
Adding .flv video to Moodle
(I know, Helen - completely unacceptable if it was for GHOP!)
Thank you very much for posting your tutorial here. This will save me a lot of time, since there is no need to convert .flv videos into .swf files.
The hint about removing the link text is great as this works with other file formats, such as .mp3, too.
The embeded .flv from our site. This is the bit I can't get to work. Embedding from youtube etc is fine.
I've given teacher access. You'll need to login twice; access to the internet is restricted until we've finished developing the courses. So when the prompt for access to the server occurs, you'll need to put the following user/pass, and you'll need to login to moodle using the same user/pass.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
The video tutorial was a great help. I've made a shortcut to it on my desktop to keep it handy!
I am just starting with moodle and was wondering about this flv file. We have a course that will have 100's of flv videos. We are concerned about using a regular player because if you can go to tools > source and see the location of the files. It looks like by using this method you are using a built in player in moodle and it does not look like this tools > source is an issue.
Am I looking at this correct? This would solve that problem?
Will they allow me to make it so they do not see the URL and can not right click and download the video they are watching?
I just went to your site e-blackboard. There is a video on the home page. I can not save it nor see the url. How did you do it, what player etc. so this is the case?
This is what i was looking at doing but was concerend about it.
That is actually an embedded file from blip.tv and there are about a dozen moodle tutorials on my site that I did that way but regarding your question about a student right clicking for the URL yes they can and in spite of what anyone tells you there is no such thing as a file that will play, stream or download that can not be snagged by a computer literate person who wants it. Screen recording utilities are readily available to anyone just like a video recorder in your home. You can't even cry foul unless they redistribute your content. Re distribution of the file is a copyright infringement.
I always figure the value of a class is not in the individual files but the knowledge and certification that the class offers. Of course I license most of my work under creative commons as my personal goal with most of the video's is to spread the knowledge not own my content for commercial reasons.
I understand about scree ncapture software and just plain old fashioned putting a video camera up to the screen. What i am concerend about is putting some road blocks up, like no right click ability, not beign able to see the URL in tools > source in IE. It seems as though your videos would be harder to capture, not impossible, but harder. I could not right click on yours, and was wondering how. This is actually linked to blip.tv?
you could of course use this link http://www.media-convert.com and convert the files to a more convenient format.
http://www.zamzar.com/ are currently in beta and the service is free at the moment - ZamZar is probably the best as it doesn't just convert video files, it converts a large amount of documents, zip / compressed archives , music, images and video. ZamZar for videos alone can convert all of the follwoing : -
3gp, 3g2, avi, flv, gvi, iphone, ipod, m4v, mov, mp4, mpg, ogg, rm, rmvb ,vob ,wmv
which is a most impressive array of possible video conversions. The good thing about these converters is that they work well using url links to the files you want to convert - this means no upload waiting times
Also another good free converter is http://vixy.net/ however this is a lot more limited an can only covert video files, here's the file types it can convert : -
AVI for Windows (DivX + MP3) MOV for Mac (MPEG4 + MP3) MP4 for iPod/PSP (MPEG4 + AAC) 3GP for Mobile (MPEG4 + AAC) MP3 (audio only) I use ZamZar to convert most problematic files for compatibility on my moodles (i.e. hyro Supplies) and my other websites. SW
Thank you so much Matt,
Your tutorial helped me a lot. Further, the video display size can be increased if you add: