Repositories: MEDIAL Repository Plugin for Moodle

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The MEDIAL (formerly Helix Media Library) Repository Plugin for Moodle 2.x allows a MEDIAL content repository to be searched from within Moodle. *** This plugin has been superseded by the MEDIAL Activity and MEDIAL Assignment Activity Plugins ***
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*** This plugin has been superseded by the MEDIAL Activity and MEDIAL Assignment Activity Plugins ***

The MEDIAL repository plugin for Moodle 2.x allows a MEDIAL content repository to be searched from within Moodle. This means that streaming video and audio content hosted on the MEDIAL system (powered by Wowza Streaming Engine) can also be easily embedded with a couple of clicks without any technical knowledge.

It works in a very similar fashion to the YouTube file picker, the difference being that the content is securely hosted on your own streaming server. Since content is hosted on your own streaming server, the issues with hosting video and audio on Moodle itself are avoided and content is streamed back to the end user using the appropriate streaming technology. The Category Association Editor function within the repository plugin also allows for content exclusion from the search by pairing Moodle categories with MEDIAL content categories.

Embedded Content can be played back on PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Android!

For an Overview of how MEDIAL works with Moodle, watch the video below:



IMPORTANT NOTE: The MEDIAL repository plugin for Moodle 2.x works with MEDIAL v2.x and onwards.

Sets

This plugin is part of set MEDIAL.

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  • Anthony Borrow
    Fri, 8 Jun 2012, 4:35 AM
    I've asked Rob to remove the core patch prior to approving this plugin. Peace - Anthony
  • Picture of Streaming Limited
    Thu, 14 Jun 2012, 1:57 AM
    I have reuploaded the new version without the core patch
  • Picture of Steve Upton
    Tue, 19 Feb 2013, 5:27 PM
    With Moodle 2.3.4+ I'm getting error "Invalid table name {repository_helix_media_lib_cats}: name is too long. Limit is 28 chars"

    Moodle limited the size of table names to accommodate Oracle.
  • Picture of Chris Chapman
    Wed, 8 May 2013, 7:20 PM
    same error as Steve, anyone found a solution?
  • Picture of Streaming Limited
    Tue, 14 May 2013, 12:13 AM
    Hi Steve / Chris - this issue should be fixed in the following version:
    http://www.helixmedialibrary.net/builds/helix_media_lib-2012071301.zip. We'll get it up here soon.
  • Picture of Chris Chapman
    Mon, 20 May 2013, 10:49 PM
    I dont know whether its a problem with incorrect details but we're getting a SOAP connection fault when we enter Category Association Editor- know issue or is it just me?
  • Picture of Streaming Limited
    Tue, 21 May 2013, 12:25 AM
    Hi Chris, your best route would be to submit a support request on this and we can look into. If you are a UK user use support@streaming.co.uk, if you are in the US use: http://helixforum.realnetworks.com/helix_support
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