Interesting discussion going on about Pluggable Audio/Video players in Moodle #Moodlecommunity

There is an interesting discussion going on in Moodle developers forums right now about introducing pluggable audio video players in Moodle instead of a single player so that the site administrators can choose which players suits best for their purpose.

Interesting discussion going on about Pluggable Audio/Video players in Moodle #MoodlecommunityThe roots of the discussion dates long back in 2013 when Ruslan created a Moodle tracker issue MDL-38158 to introduce Flowplayer HTML5 as the default HTML5 player in Moodle. However, the issue got a traction in past few days due to the necessity of the issue.

The most notable suggestion in the discussion came from Ruslan as:

I think we need just one filter_media that will act as abstraction layer between media html content (<video>, <audio>, legacy <a>) and Media API, which in turn:

  • implements a new plugin type for media players;
  • makes possible to clearly describe players-specific capabilities in terms of features and supported formats;
  • provides unified process of embedding players from other areas of Moodle
  • informing other areas of Moodle of players features and current configuration;

If you would also like to improve the way how Moodle handles Audios and Videos then you can also provide your feedback/suggestions in this Moodle forum thread.

Which HTML5 player can provide a consistent media experience in Moodle? Share your ideas in the comments section below.

Jaswinder Singh

Jaswinder Singh, passionate about using Moodle in improving the Indian Education System and reaching the students in far flung areas where still education seems to be a impossible prospect of life. He is the author of the popular Moodle Book "How to use Moodle 2.7". In October 2016, Jaswinder was elected as the Moodle User's Association Committee member - the first to make it from India.

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