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mod_autoview
Maintained by Me ! Tim Williams
Lecture capture system, supporting synchronised slides and subtitles with a web editing interface.
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AutoView presenter is a Lecture Capture module which allows you to put video on-line with synchronised slides and subtitles (similar to Microsoft Producer). A web based editing interface is used to configure the video/slide/subtitle sources and to set the slide trigger times.

Supported Video Plugins:

  • Flash Video (including FlashLite on Mobile clients)
  • Quicktime
  • Real Player
  • Windows Media
  • VideoLAN VLC
  • Silverlight
  • Java (Audio Only)
  • HTML 5 Video (disabled by default)

If you have a problem, please visit the AutoView website and discussion forums on http://autoview.autotrain.org. Questions posted here may go unanswered.

Please check our website for the latest plugin releases.

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Tim Williams (Lead maintainer)
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  • Picture of vinoth kannan
    Thu, Dec 19, 2013, 11:51 AM
    I get this error
    "The Course File Area repository has not been installed. This is required to use AutoView in Moodle 2.x with internal file storage."
    and also a warning
    Warning : No suitable XSL parser has been found. Please update your PHP installation with XSL support enabled. Please see the ReadMe file in the autoview module directory for more information on how to do this.
  • Me !
    Fri, Dec 20, 2013, 5:29 PM
    Hi Vinoth,

    As the messages you are seeing state, you'll need some extras installed to get AutoView to work. You'll find the Course File Area Repository and the associated Repository File Manager block in the Plugins directory here, please install in the normal way.

    The XSL parser will require you to upgrade your server software. XSL parsers are normally part of a standard PHP install, it's unusual for them to be missing these days, however if you read the readme file you'll find some instructions to help you inget this fixed.
  • Picture of vinoth kannan
    Mon, Dec 23, 2013, 6:42 PM
    Hi Tim,
    Thank you very much. You saved my day. Got your message and i made some corrections in server file and XSL parser is enabled and it is working fine.
    I got an doubt can we restrict some videos only to be viewed and not to be downloaded by the users using autoview is there any options available.
    I dont know where to post it on forum so only i am posting it here.
    Thank you very much for your support.
  • Gareth J Barnard
    Mon, Jan 20, 2014, 10:40 PM
    Hi Tim,

    Please could you read this thread https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=252370 and see if there is a real issue with the plugin.

    Cheers,

    Gareth
  • Picture of vinoth kannan
    Fri, Feb 14, 2014, 11:34 AM
    Hi Tim,
    I run the cron job and it is showing the following error. We use Moodle 2.4.2
    Processing module function autoview_cron ...!!! Error writing to database !!!
    !! SQLState: 42000

    Error Code: 102

    Message: [Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 11.0][SQL Server]Incorrect syntax near '`'.


    DELETE FROM mdl_autoview_keys WHERE `time` < 1392263615
    [array (
    )]
    Error code: dmlwriteexception !!
    !! Stack trace: * line 429 of \lib\dml\moodle_database.php: dml_write_exception thrown
    * line 260 of \lib\dml\sqlsrv_native_moodle_database.php: call to moodle_database->query_end()
    * line 367 of \lib\dml\sqlsrv_native_moodle_database.php: call to sqlsrv_native_moodle_database->query_end()
    * line 1153 of \lib\dml\sqlsrv_native_moodle_database.php: call to sqlsrv_native_moodle_database->do_query()
    * line 146 of \mod\autoview\lib.php: call to sqlsrv_native_moodle_database->delete_records_select()
    * line 259 of \lib\cronlib.php: call to autoview_cron()
    * line 88 of \admin\cron.php: call to cron_run()
    !!

    Thanks in Advance

    Vinoth
  • Picture of vinoth kannan
    Fri, Feb 14, 2014, 1:58 PM
    Hi Tim,
    Please see this post https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=254187 for detailed view about the error while running cron through web interface.
    Thanks in Advance
    Vinoth
  • Picture of Jarosław Maciejewski
    Fri, May 8, 2015, 7:08 AM
    I don't see lang strings for your module. Please add them to AMOS
  • Picture of Tamao Araki
    Mon, Sep 28, 2015, 4:13 PM
    Hello,
    Thank you for making and maitaining the useful plugin. I wish I have the Japanese interface with this tool and add the Japanese subtitles to the video material. Is it possible, and if it is, what can I do for you? I am not a moodle specialist but have an experience of using moodle for about 10 years and some knowledge about PHP. Thank you for your kind attention.
  • Me !
    Sat, Oct 10, 2015, 12:04 AM
    Hi Tamao,

    I'll happily put your translation into the official download, email me on tmw@autotrain.org for a quicker response. You'll find the translation guide on the AutoView website, see http://autoview.autotrain.org/mod/page/view.php?id=29 .

    I've got some updates sitting on my dev system, which are primarily aimed at integrating the DASH-IF player into AutoView so that you can play video streams in any browser which supports the Media Source Extensions API. I just need to find time to finish the testing and put out the update. I've had a lot of 3rd party work the last few months. I'll try and fix the AMOS issue at the same time.

    Tim W
  • Picture of Tamao Araki
    Sun, Oct 11, 2015, 5:38 PM
    Hi Tim,
    Thanks for the guide for translation and the latest info about the development. I will start translating the phrases into Japanese soon. I may contact you via your e-mail address during this task.

    The addition of another streaming function sounds just wonderful. I look forward to the next update. Thank you again for your work on this excellent plugin.

    TA
  • Picture of Jarosław Maciejewski
    Tue, Nov 17, 2015, 12:17 AM
    Hello,

    Please update your plugin for Moodle v3.0

    While installating I get errors [all text with debugging option on]:

    Unsupported $module syntax detected in version.php of the mod_autoview plugin.
    line 322 of /lib/classes/plugin_manager.php: call to debugging()
    line 348 of /lib/classes/plugin_manager.php: call to core_plugin_manager->load_present_plugins()
    line 217 of /lib/classes/plugininfo/base.php: call to core_plugin_manager->get_present_plugins()
    line 143 of /lib/classes/plugininfo/base.php: call to core\plugininfo\base->load_disk_version()
    line 97 of /lib/classes/plugininfo/base.php: call to core\plugininfo\base::make_plugin_instance()
    line 408 of /lib/classes/plugin_manager.php: call to core\plugininfo\base::get_plugins()
    line 368 of /lib/classes/plugin_manager.php: call to core_plugin_manager->get_plugins_of_type()
    line 758 of /lib/classes/plugin_manager.php: call to core_plugin_manager->get_plugins()
    line 668 of /admin/index.php: call to core_plugin_manager->all_plugins_ok()
    Plugin mod_autoview does not declare valid $plugin->component in its version.php.
    line 328 of /lib/classes/plugin_manager.php: call to debugging()
    line 348 of /lib/classes/plugin_manager.php: call to core_plugin_manager->load_present_plugins()
    line 217 of /lib/classes/plugininfo/base.php: call to core_plugin_manager->get_present_plugins()
    line 143 of /lib/classes/plugininfo/base.php: call to core\plugininfo\base->load_disk_version()
    line 97 of /lib/classes/plugininfo/base.php: call to core\plugininfo\base::make_plugin_instance()
    line 408 of /lib/classes/plugin_manager.php: call to core\plugininfo\base::get_plugins()
    line 368 of /lib/classes/plugin_manager.php: call to core_plugin_manager->get_plugins_of_type()
    line 758 of /lib/classes/plugin_manager.php: call to core_plugin_manager->get_plugins()
    line 668 of /admin/index.php: call to core_plugin_manager->all_plugins_ok()
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    Plugin "mod_autoview" is defective or outdated, can not continue, sorry.

    More information about this error

    Debug info: Unsupported $module syntax detected in version.php
    Error code: detectedbrokenplugin
    Stack trace:
    line 612 of /lib/upgradelib.php: plugin_defective_exception thrown
    line 427 of /lib/upgradelib.php: call to upgrade_plugins_modules()
    line 1641 of /lib/upgradelib.php: call to upgrade_plugins()
    line 677 of /admin/index.php: call to upgrade_noncore()
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  • Me !
    Tue, Nov 17, 2015, 12:31 AM
    Jarosław, change $module to $plugin in version.php and it should install.

    I'm currently working on Moodle 3.0 for all my plugins (some of which are listed under the my clients names, not mine), but the ones I get paid to write come first. Hopefully Autoview for Moodle 3.x will come out before Christmas, but no promises. I've also got MPEG-DASH support in the new version, this needs to be tested properly alongside Moodle 3.0.
  • Picture of Mark Davis
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016, 3:58 AM
    Hi Tim,

    I am just wondering how difficult it would be to add a target for Autoview presentations of "_blank" instead of the current "_top"? It would be great if that could be an option (checkbox) in the configuration of each Autoview. In the interim (if you decided to implement this), is there a "quick fix" I could implement in the source code to achieve this? Thanks.
  • Picture of Mark Davis
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016, 11:34 PM
    Hi Tim,

    I believe this is a bug and it has been around a while, I just keep forgetting to mention it. When backing up and restoring a course which contains Autoview videos in it, the config .avx files in the moodledata directory do not get copied. We have to manually log in to the server and copy the moodledata directory over to the new course to make the Autoview videos work again. Is this something that can be fixed?
  • Me !
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016, 7:24 PM
    Hi Mark,

    That's actually an issue with the Repository file manager not AutoView and it's not easy to fix. The Moodle backup system doesn't really provide any way to backup files which aren't held in the standard Moodle file store, so backing up the .avx files and any other files through the standard Moodle interface can't be done without either a major patch to Moodle or by writing an alternative backup system as a plugin. The recommended procedure is to use the zip function in the repository file manager, or do as you are doing and zip moodledata.

    Unfortunately the design of AutoView (which was allows for use outside of Moodle) is fundamentally incompatible with the Moodle 2.x file API's so I can't rewrite the plugin to work without the repository file manager. If I was writing this again now, I would probably write an independent AutoView server and tie it in with LTI, but that wasn't an option back in the early 2000's when AutoView was first written.

    I tried very hard to persuade Moodle HQ to continue to provide a "real" moodle manageable file store area as part of Moodle core when 2.x came out, but my arguments fell on deaf ears, so I had to do my best using plugins.
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