Activities: Videofile

mod_videofile
Maintained by Picture of Jonas NockertJonas Nockert
Easy cross-browser compatibility videos using Video.js.
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Videofile is a Moodle 2.4+ resource plugin intended to provide teachers with easy handling of cross-browser compatible videos using Video.js. In most cases it should be enough to add .mp4 video files which will then play in an html5 player in modern browsers and in a flash player in older browsers.

Videofile and Video.js also supports WebVTT captions as well as a poster image that displays before the video is started. It works well with responsive themes.

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  • Picture of Matt Long
    Tue, Dec 1, 2015, 5:23 AM
    Hi Rhys,
    We recently updated from 2.5 to 2.9 and the Videofile activity is still working fine. Not sure about 3.0, though. If you have a test version of your site, you might try it out there first.
  • Picture of Neil Pollock
    Wed, Dec 2, 2015, 12:13 PM
    We have it running successfully in 3.0 after upgrade from 2.7. Just had to edit the videofile\version.php file to change all instances of $module to $plugin.
  • Picture of Maria Emilia De Bernardo Saralegui
    Mon, Dec 14, 2015, 10:03 PM
    I would use it in Moodle 3.0 but it gives me error , someone made ​​modifications to use the latest version of moodle ? thanks
  • Picture of Nadirshah Ferozepurwalla
    Sat, Jan 9, 2016, 1:08 AM
    Debugging output enabled
    ZIP /home/ishiftglobal/.cpanel/alfalahmd/temp/tool_installaddon/901a3633-11fd-4efc-9711-fd84e00708b0/plugin.zip
    Validating mod_videofile ... Error
    [OK] Name of the plugin to be installed [videofile] Help with Name of the plugin to be installed
    [Error] Unsupported syntax detected in version.php file [$module]
    Installation aborted due to validation failure

    help
  • Picture of Paul Clarke
    Tue, Jan 26, 2016, 4:05 PM
    Ok, I used this a lot in my Moodle. worked really well. I have now upgraded to Moodle 3.02 and I had to remove it before I could do the upgrade as there was an error in the version.php

    Is there a Beta that I can use for Moodle 3 or is there a workaround?
  • Picture of Paul Clarke
    Tue, Jan 26, 2016, 4:11 PM
    Its OK, should have read Neil Pollock's post, Maria you may want to check it as well. I opened up the version.php file in Notepad++ and just did a replace as Neil suggested. It made 8 replacements and it then installed just fine.
  • Picture of Andrew Bauer
    Thu, Feb 25, 2016, 8:21 AM
    Is it possible to add HLS streams with this plugin?

    Video.JS does have the ability to do them via the videojs.hls.min.js file. From my experience, there is a gotcha in that the HLS javascript file needs to be within the same domain as the page embedding the videoplayer.
  • Picture of Josiah Carberry
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016, 3:30 PM
    Is version 1.06 compatible with PHP7?
  • Picture of Sudan Maharjan
    Sat, Apr 2, 2016, 4:33 PM
    Neil Pollock's solution on error with version.php posted Wed, Dec 2, 2015, 12:13 PM worked for me... Thanks mate..
    for moodle 3.0+
    "just replace $module to $plugin in version.php in mod/videofile/version.php"
  • Picture of Josiah Carberry
    Tue, Apr 5, 2016, 10:25 PM
    Am using videofile 2015061101 on moodle 3.0.3 (Build: 20160314).
    A course consists of sections, each of which contains a videofile, a quiz and an assigment.
    When logged in as an administrator, if I select to change role to an Authenticated User, who should not be able to see anything at all. I see all the videofiles but none of the quizzes and assignments. I have no special access restrictions set for ANY of the activities. So why am I seeing those videofiles where I should not? Any ideas?
  • Picture of Josiah Carberry
    Sun, May 29, 2016, 7:25 PM
    When you add multiple video files to a single resource, how does videofile decide which one to use? And, I presume that the links following, "Video not playing? Try..." are in the order of the files added, but showing only the file extensions does NOT help to disambiguate them.
  • cb userpic w harvey
    Wed, Oct 5, 2016, 4:48 AM
    FYI, 3.1.2 install gave this error: Install plugin from ZIP file

    Debugging output enabled
    ZIP /var/www/moodledata/temp/tool_installaddon/8ca3a555-d5d9-45d8-b845-2d09d5391135/plugin.zip
    Validating mod_videofile ... Error
    [OK] Name of the plugin to be installed [videofile] Help with Name of the plugin to be installed
    [Error] Unsupported syntax detected in version.php file [$module]
    Installation aborted due to validation failure
  • Picture of cecilia dal bon
    Mon, Nov 14, 2016, 7:54 PM
    Hi,
    i'm using videofile in a Moodle 3.0 and the big problem is that the logs to the resource are not tracked...(as reported here --> https://github.com/lemonad/moodle-mod_videofile/issues/20).
    Any idea if this will be fixed or not?
    best regards
    cecilia
  • Picture of Becka M
    Thu, Jan 12, 2017, 1:11 PM
    Hello! I downloaded this, and was wondering how to use a URL link. I have many, many videos to use, but I don't want to bog down my moodledata folder with them.
  • Picture of Lavanya Manne
    Sat, Sep 19, 2020, 5:56 PM
    Hello Jonas Nockert! Could you tell me what would be the exact file type for (.vtt) file.
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