How HTML5 manages live audio streams

Media embedding

Embed audio and video

Audio and video files can be embedded in a course in the following ways:

The link to the media file is then replaced by an appropriate multimedia player that can play the media type.

Enable embedding

In order to enable embedding of media files, the administration must activate the following:

  1. Appropriate multimedia player (see below)
  2. The Multimedia Plugins filter

Administrator settings

Administrators can activate multimedia players on the following page: Settings> Website Administration> Appearance> Media Embedding.

Available players

  • YouTube (plays videos from YouTube)
  • Vimeo (plays videos from Vimeo)
  • .mp3 - MPEG Audio Stream, Layer III
  • .flv - Flash Video
  • .f4v - Flash Video
  • .swf - Adobe Flash animation
Annotation: Use only in trustworthy texts as it poses a security risk
  • .ogg - HTML 5 audio
  • .acc - HTML 5 audio
  • .mp3 - HTML 5 audio
  • .webm - HTML 5 video
  • .m4v - HTML 5 video
  • .ogv - HTML 5 video

Older media players

The following players are also available but are not recommended for general use:

  • .mov - QuickTime Player (requires QuickTime Player or Codec)
  • .mp4 - QuickTime Player (requires QuickTime Player or Codec)
  • .m4a - QuickTime Player (requires QuickTime Player or Codec)
  • .mpg - MPEG Animation - QuickTime Player (requires QuickTime Player or Codec)
  • .wmv - Windows Media Player (Microsoft) - may not work in browsers other than iE and on non-Windows systems
  • .avi - Windows Media Player - may not work in browsers other than iE and on non-Windows systems

See also

  • [1] Developer documentation including information on changing the player size