Activities: MEDIAL Video Streaming Activity

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This plugin allows Teachers / Lecturers to upload video or audio files to MEDIAL using a specific MEDIAL Activity which then creates a link to the video or audio file on the course page
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If you face the challenge of your users uploading large video files to Moodle on a regular basis then the MEDIAL Moodle video streaming plugin is for you!

MEDIAL is a software application that you can host on our own network/hardware. A Windows Server is required. The application can also be Cloud Hosted if required.

For a full demo of how MEDIAL works with Moodle please visit: or watch the videos below:

This plugin allows Teachers / Lecturers to upload video or audio files to MEDIAL using a specific MEDIAL Video Activity which then creates a link to the video or audio file on the course page

Users can upload video and audio within Moodle with the content being hosted on MEDIAL and not Moodle. MEDIAL then does all of the hard work in terms of transcoding media for different devices types. It also ensures that the transcoded content is then streamed back to any device that tries to play it back

The plugin is built using Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) so users are able to manage their media content once uploaded as well

Also available is the MEDIAL Assignment Activity Plugin which allows Teachers to set Video Assignments that Students can reply to with video responses



This plugin is part of set MEDIAL.


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  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Wed, 20 Aug 2014, 4:56 PM
    Hi. Thanks for sharing this plugin with the community.

    When trying to install the module, the following debugging warning is raised: "XMLDB has detected one TEXT/BINARY column (intro) with some DEFAULT defined. This type of columns cannot have any default value. Please fix it in source (XML and/or upgrade script) to avoid this message to be displayed."

    I noticed that your plugin is storing its settings in the mdl_config table rather that the mdl_config_plugins. In order to avoid $CFG bloat and potentional collisions, it is recommended to use get_config to pull the data out of mdl_config_plugins.

    Please try to avoid the closing PHP tags ?> at the end of files. They are not needed and they are known to cause troubles in certain situations.

    I am marking this as needing more work. Please re-schedule the plugin for re-approval once these issues are fixed. Thanks for your patience with the review and approval process.
  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Tue, 2 Sep 2014, 7:39 PM
    Thanks for fixing the raised issues promptly. I've been able to check the changes and install the plugin successfully. You are cleared to land now, welcome to the Plugins directory.
  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Tue, 2 Sep 2014, 7:41 PM
    Please note, in order to have your plugin registered with the AMOS tool at, you will have to upload a new version with the lang/en/helixmedia.php file fixed at the line 25. Do not use the concatenation operator there as the current AMOS parser does not support that. Thanks in advance.
  • Picture of Chen ZhongWei
    Thu, 19 Mar 2015, 9:46 PM
    Hi, David,
    We upgraded the moodle from version 2.7.2 to new version of moodle 2.8 yesterday. Unfortunately, the HLM server could not be connected. Something message like auth failed were shown. But still works well on the moodle 2.7.2.
  • Picture of Graham Stone
    Mon, 13 Jun 2016, 5:09 PM
    Hello, just wondering when this is going to be updated for 3.1? Thanks
  • Lina
    Wed, 7 Dec 2016, 12:07 PM
    Hi David,
    We are using Moodle 3.1 and I found the completion track function is not working for the video activity. I've set "the student must view this activity to complete it", but after the students viewed the video, the track state didn't update.
    Would you please help with this issue?

  • Picture of Kevin Calle
    Thu, 6 Apr 2017, 5:08 AM
    Hi everyone

    Is there a free version of this nice plugin ?
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