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Using the Editor Media Player

The fckMedia player comes installed with LAMS v2.3.
In the near future, there may be a backport available for older version of LAMS. Until then, you can use the flvPlayer plugin, details of which are here.

  • To insert media onto a LAMS page, click the Insert Media button:
  • There are several media types you can select:

.avi

Audio Video Interleave

Video and Audio.

.flv

Flash Video

Audio and Video. Used on youtube, google video, etc.

.mov

Quicktime Movie

Audio, Video. More common on Mac systems.

.mp3

not MPEG-3.

Common audio format.

.mp4

MPEG-4

Common audio/video file.

.mpv

iPod video file See here.

.wma

Windows Media Audio

Windows proprietary audio file.

.wmv

Windows Media Video

Windows proprietary audio/video file.

.f4v

Flash Video.

We've had some problems with testing this on non-quicktime systems. Best to avoid this format if possible.

  • The media player can also pull content directly from video sites such as Youtube.

Uploading and Playing Media

  1. Click the Insert Media () button.
  2. In the properties box that appears, click Browse Server.
  3. The Editor file browser will appear.
    • If you have previously uploaded a media file, you can select it in the main window and include it on the page.
    • To upload a new file from your computer, click Browse... and select the file to upload.
      The file will appear in the file browser window.
      Click the filename to add the file.
  4. If necessary, you can specify the dimensions for the object, and selecting Autoplay means that the file will play as soon as the page loads, rather than learners having to click play.

The Editor Media player automatically selects the appropriate codec for each file using inbuilt Open source codecs. There is no need to select the appropriate filetype as this is done automatically!

Youtube Videos

To insert a youtube video into a LAMS page, simply add the URL of the video to the Media player.

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2 Comments

  1. user-6db84

    Who authored the fckmedia plugin? Thanks!

    1. Info in the fckeditor (now called ckeditor) can be found on their website