UPDATE: See update at the bottom
As MP4 seems to have become the default movie format in the last few years it has become more frustrating that moodle doesn’t natively support MP4′s!
The multimedia filter in moodle uses JW Viewer as the player for flv’s but the most recent version of this player now supports playing MP4′s! So I figured I would have a go at updating the filter to support MP4′s (and M4V’s) using the latest version of JW Viewer
Well it turned out to not be that complicated… I haven’t done a complete tidy up, but it seems to work as you would expect and means that students don’t need to have Quicktime installed on the client machine to play back MP4′s
To install this (very BETA) version of the plugin, simply download the attached file, unzip and upload the folder to replace the /filter/mediaplugin folder. Then click on the “notifications” link to udate the settings…
The just upload the mp4/m4v file to your moodle install and put a link to it (as normal) and it should get replaced with the JW viewer…
Note: If you are using this for comercial purposes then you need to purchase a license from Longtail Video
Please let me know if it works for you!
UPDATE: It occoured to me that rather than hacking the core multimedia fiter it might work better if I just wrote a new filter just to deal with MP4/M4V files so that this would continue to work through upgrades etc… So attached below is the all new (beta!) MP4 Filter
Download the original Mutimedia Filter <- May be useful if you downloaded my original attempt!
To install just download and extract the mp4filter folder and copy it to the filter folder, then make sure you remember to activate the filter!!