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Activities: Media Player

Maintained by Matt Bury Matt Bury
The Media Player plugin activity module for Moodle is a UI tool to deploy the JW FLV Player 5.0 in Moodle. It does the following: Deploys FLV, MOV, MP4, F4V and other web video formats and supports H.264 AVC Supports a range of plugins and manages their settings to make using the Media Player module as easy as possible Supports playlists and other media types such as MP3, JPG, GIF, PNG and SWF Can play video directly from, and any sites that have the necessary crossdomain.xml policy file in place Can be used with media servers and a variety of types of media streaming Comes with a wide selection of UI skins to change the visual appearance of the player Basic video playback on operating systems where Flash Player is not supported, i.e. iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod. Please note: This may not be the latest version. Please see the project site downloads page hosted on Google Code.


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  • MD shot of me from his iphone4
    Wed, Feb 13, 2013, 4:37 PM
    Hi Matt,
    i was just thinking the 'mplayer' usage here was referencing but i'm not sure, does it?
  • wen photo
    Tue, Aug 20, 2013, 1:32 AM
    Can this plugin be used on Moodle 2.3.x, 2.4.x, and 2.5.x? If not, is there another plugin that can easily replace Moodle's default flowplayer? The play button on the flowplayer is just too small! Thanks!
  • Matt Bury
    Tue, Aug 20, 2013, 1:58 AM
    Hi Wen,

    I'm currently developing the SWF Activity Module for Moodle 2.5+: which will also support media playback functions. It can support a number of popular Flash based media players and comes with JW Player 5 (as used in the Media Player module) and the free and open source Strobe Media Player (SMP).

    See some demos of SMP here:

    Demos of the SWF Activity Module for Moodle 2.5+ are here:

    The project is still in beta so please let me know what you'd like to do with it and If there's any changes you think would make the module more useful, and I'll see what I can do.

    Cheers! Matt
  • Picture of Vinay Khosla
    Fri, Sep 20, 2013, 3:22 PM
    Hi Matt,

    When do you think this release would be available?

  • Matt Bury
    Fri, Sep 20, 2013, 11:07 PM
    Hi Vinay,

    I'm still getting feedback and making changes. When I think that it's in a final enough state to release, I'll announce it on my blog: or if you have a account you can subscribe to updates on the repository.

    All the best,

  • Picture of Aleksandar Marjanovic
    Fri, Dec 13, 2013, 7:17 AM
    Hi Matt,
    When can we expect to see a version of Media Player for Moodle 2.5+? Are you working on this module or you have abandoned it?

    One more question - is it theoretically possible to install the current version of this plugin on a Moodle 2.5.3?

    Best regards,
  • Matt Bury
    Fri, Dec 13, 2013, 10:33 AM
    Hi Aleksandar,

    The SWF Activity Module for Moodle 2.5+ plays videos using the same media player (JW Player) as well as the free and open source Strobe Media Player:

    It's still possible to upload video files via FTP, using the Moodle File System repository, so if your HTTP upload limit is set too low and you don't want to/can't change it, you can still upload them smile

    Moodle 2.x isn't backwardly compatible with 1.9 plugins. Plugins require redevelopment.
  • Picture of Valery Fremaux
    Fri, Aug 8, 2014, 8:36 PM
    Hi Matt,

    I processed to a quick module upgrade to Moodle 2.x version here for a local customer of mine. Basically works fine, and processed to the essential mplayerfile handling conversion. I will probably refine a bit with a set of side features the immediate needs requires before pulling more budget on it. DO you want to get this code back ? (Core standards complying writing) cheers !
  • Picture of Ahmed Ibrahim
    Sun, Jan 11, 2015, 10:29 PM
    Does this plugin work with moodle 2.8?
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