Users can now explore enhanced learning possibilities with the addition of an industry-leading media player in Moodle 3.2 that brings accessibility and usability for video and audio in your content.

Video.js has been chosen for Moodle 3.2 and includes the functionality for easy embedding of sounds and videos in Moodle sites.

What is Video.js?

Video.js is an open source HTML5 video player. It allows users to embed video and has a consistent look between all major browsers, including Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer 9.

Video.js is also compatible with many mobile and handheld devices like iPhone, iPad and Android, so that users can take full advantage of the new feature on on multiple devices

Features of Video.js for your Moodle site

Video.js is now the default player in new Moodle sites and also supports YouTube videos. In addition to being able to offer greater control over sound and video, the new media player has a lot of new capabilities, as outlined below.

When you add a media file using the media icon in the Atto editor in Moodle 3.2, you will now have many more options for its display, including:

  • the default dimensions of embedded videos,
  • whether you want to enable and disable players,
  • accessing individual player settings.
  • separate tabs for a URL
  • adding an alternative source to make sure videos work on desktop and mobile browsers
  • adding a thumbnail icon
  • uploading subtitles or captions in more than one language
  • adding an audio description, chapter titles and metadata

Pluggable support for other media players

If Moodle users have another preferred or favourite media player, a pluggable support in Moodle 3.2 allows administrators to easily add the new video player to their site.

  • To preview the functionalities of the new media player in Moodle 3.2 have a look at our explainer video below
  • To download Moodle 3.2: download.moodle.org
  • Download the Moodle 3.2 media player poster here
  • Join the conversation on social by using #MoodleBoost
  • View all of Moodle 3.2 new features: https://docs.moodle.org/32/en/New_feature

 

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