HTML5 audio/video to MP4 filter

Filters ::: filter_html5avtomp4
Maintained by Nicolas Dunand
This filter allows the automated creation of MP4 sources for HTML5 and elements.
Latest release:
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Moodle HTML5 audio/video to MP4 filter

This filter allows the automated creation of MP4 sources for HTML5 <audio> and <video> elements.

This is particularly useful if some users are using atto_recordrtc because most browsers create ogg files for audio and webm files for video, which are not playable in Safari.

This plugin then check for the existence of an mp4 source and provides it automatically if it exists. In the case the mp4source does not exist, it is created via a scheduled task.

Requirements

A working ffmpeg installation, and the correct path to be set in the plugin settings.

In Debian-like GNU/Linux environments, ffmpeg can be installed by issuing the following command:

apt-get install ffmpeg

Installation

You need to at least:

  1. install ffmpeg (see above),
  2. set the pathtoffmpeg in the plugin settings.

Optionnally you can:

  • change the other plugin settings as required,
  • tweak the execution times of the scheduled task running the file conversions.

Hints:

  • Read https://docs.moodle.org/en/Managing_filters how to activate and order filters.
  • The order in which the HTML5 audio/video to MP4 filter is placed has an effect on its correct working (whether it converts or not).
  • The filter HTML5 audio/video to MP4 filter should be placed at least before filters Convert URLs into links and images and Multimedia plugins.

Issues

Report issues on https://github.com/ndunand/moodle-filter_html5avtomp4/issues .


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Contributors

Nicolas Dunand (Lead maintainer)
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  • Fri, Jun 7, 2019, 4:52 PM
    Approval issue created: CONTRIB-7741
  • Tue, Jan 26, 2021, 3:36 PM
    Magnificent plugin! - you deserve a medal for creating and sharing this! Only one issue to watch out for, which is where this filter comes in the the order of filters listed at the site level (it needs to be above the multimedia and covert links... ones); but, otherwise, it works like magic. Thank you again!
  • Tue, Jan 26, 2021, 3:38 PM
    Thanks Roland for your feedback. Thanks also for your comment about other filters order; this point has been noticed days ago and will be added to the setup information file.
  • Tue, Feb 23, 2021, 11:48 PM
    We have a forum open where students intervene with videos and Apple Safari users cannot see these videos. Does it support 3.10? If not, the alternative would have to be to recommend the installation of a browser other than Safari. Thanks
  • Mon, Mar 1, 2021, 9:27 PM
    Roberto,
    It should work without issue on Moodle 3.10 but has only been thoroughly tested on Moodle 3.7 to 3.9 yet.
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