oEmbed Filter

Filters ::: filter_oembed
Maintained by James McQuillan, Mike Churchward
A filter that will swap hyperlinks pointing towards supported websites with an embedded version using code retrieved from the site using the oEmbed protocol. An option for "Lazy" loading of some sites is also available.

oEmbed Filter

Moodle 3.1
Released: Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 3:09 AM
This is a text filter for Moodle that converts urls from many different media sites into embeded content.
Embed code is retrieved from the original site so should work even if the site changes embed format.

Download the source files. (zip file is available under download section)
Unzip the package
Copy the "oembed" folder to moodle/filter on the Moodle server.
Login as an admin on the Moodle site and install the filter.

To use:
By default the oembed filter is enabled for all content. You can change this under Plugins > Filters.

When inserting a media link url into a discussion, create a hyperlink and insert the url as the target.
When the discussion is posted the url will be changed into the embed content.
N.B. if you enable the "Convert URLs into links and images" filter ahead of this then it is easier for users to embed media.

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Supported software
Moodle 3.1
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.1

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Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Filters

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the filter plugin.
  3. Place the folder (eg "myfilter") in the "filter" subdirectory.
  4. Visit http://yoursite.com/admin to finish the installation