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Maintained by Picture of Ankit Gupta Ankit Gupta
Repository plugin to record audio/video content.

This is a Moodle repository plugin to record audio/video content using the filepicker. The plugin currently comes with 3 recorders built in viz Nanogong (Java Audio recorder), Red5Recorder (Flash Red5 Video recorder) and Flash Audio Recorder.

The plugin automatically selects the appropriate recorder to display according to client configurations in the Auto detect mode. In the manual mode you can select from a list of available compatible recorders.

For installation instructions please read : https://github.com/ankitdbst/moodle-repository_mediacapture

Please note in order to get red5recorder running you need to have your own red5 server (v0.9.1, the recorder is not supported on higher versions of red5) running.

Download red5 from the following trunk : http://www.red5.org/downloads/red5/0_9/

If you have that set-up already, you simply need to :

1. Copy red5recorder-app within recorders/red5recorder/assets/ to your {RED5_HOME}/webapps/

2. Rename red5recorder-app to red5recorder

3. Restart red5

4. Specify the IP for red5 in the plugin settings.

If you are looking to add to the list of recorders installed (inside mediacapture) please follow the documentation http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Mediacapture_plugin_recorders

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  • Martin in black and white
    Wed, Aug 29, 2012, 3:08 PM
    Some more help inside the admin settings page would help in understanding the settings. Also "Start audio" and "Start video" buttons could be "Record audio" and "Record video". If you don't have red5 then there is a lot of unnecessary steps. And as James said, flash mp3s act like they are empty ... not only that but Java audio won't even save the file, for me.
  • Picture of Ankit Gupta
    Thu, Aug 30, 2012, 11:33 AM
    @James : I have fixed the problem and updated the version. Please download the latest version.
    @Martin : I have renamed the labels to Record Audio/Video. You are not required to complete Red5 steps if you don't activate the Red5 recorder in admin settings.
  • Picture of Ankit Gupta
    Thu, Aug 30, 2012, 1:20 PM
    @Martin About the Java audio recorder : I have checked the recorder in Win/Linux. It seems to be working fine at my end. Can you tell me which browser/os did you run the recorder ?
  • Ying Yang
    Mon, Sep 3, 2012, 6:06 AM
    Thanks Ankit, it now seems to upload OK. The weird thing is it does not play back correctly in web browser, but if I download the audio file it plays in a media player. I'm not sure if this may be a problem with the multimedia filter, an incompatibility between the two or an error in encoding the MP3 file.

    I record audio using Flash Capture, and it plays back OK in recording window. I then upload the file, if I then download the MP3 file I can play it in Media Player. If I then view it as a file resource the play bar appears in my browser window, but clicking play only plays a few seconds before audio cuts out. (e.g. 5sec of a 30sec file) I can jump forward in the file and it will play audio where I jump ahead for another 1 or 2 seconds and then cut out again.

    p.s. Could you please enable Issues on your GitHub repo as it is much easier to follow bugs than on this forum. Thanks James
  • Picture of Ankit Gupta
    Mon, Sep 3, 2012, 12:04 PM
    Hi James, I have enabled issues on Github. I am currently not on my Linux machine. I will check this as soon as possible.
  • Ying Yang
    Tue, Sep 4, 2012, 9:22 AM
    Thanks Ankit. I have submitted the above problem with some more details as an issue so it should easier to track. https://github.com/ankitdbst/moodle-repository_mediacapture/issues/1
  • Picture of Joao Alves
    Sun, Sep 23, 2012, 10:45 PM
    My Media Capture plugin appears not activated in the list of plugins. How can it be enabled?
  • Picture of Ankit Gupta
    Sun, Sep 23, 2012, 10:54 PM
    @Joao Did you try this : Settings > Site administration > Plugins > Repositories > Manage Repositories. Enable the Media Capture plugin (Enabled and visible)
  • Picture of John Holmes
    Thu, Sep 27, 2012, 2:52 PM
    Ankit,
    Thanks very much for this plugin. I love the audio so far and am keen to get the video one working.
    If I enable the flash video for video recording, can I enable the system so that it records using the local built in camera (on macbooks or mac airs)?
    Thanks
  • Picture of Ankit Gupta
    Thu, Sep 27, 2012, 8:01 PM
    John,
    Thanks for trying out the plugin.
    The flash video recorder requires Red5 server to be installed, apart from that it should work fine with your builtin camera. I do not have access to Mac so I cannot say for sure. But I can assist in case you encounter a problem.
  • Edu Labs Colombia
    Sat, Nov 24, 2012, 12:26 PM
    Hi Ankita. This plugi is awesome, I´ve been testing it with firefox and chrome and works great, but when i try to use it with IE it doesn´ t attach the video file.

    Thanks
  • Picture of Ankit Gupta
    Sat, Nov 24, 2012, 2:21 PM
    Thanks for your feedback. I'll look into the problem you are encountering. Please PM me the steps to replicate or post a bug on Github.
  • Picture of AjnabiZ ...
    Mon, Feb 4, 2013, 11:22 AM
    Any update for 2.4 ?
  • Picture of Ankit Gupta
    Mon, Feb 4, 2013, 12:10 PM
    Hi AjnabiZ, I haven't followed up on the plugin for quite some time. I haven't followed the changes in 2.4, but I can work on upgrading it if there are requests.
  • Picture of Sankar Mahadevan
    Thu, Feb 21, 2013, 3:06 PM
    Hi Ankit, as James Rudd said me too have the same issue in my Moodle 2.3 site. I can record audio or video from file picker menu. In the recording window I can hear the sound after finished recording. But after upload it, I can not hear the sound. What would be the issue? Any solution for that?
    Thanks in advance,
    Regards,
    Sankar.
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