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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-28123

Better solution to handle AAC and MP4

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Inactive
    • Affects Version/s: 2.1
    • Fix Version/s: STABLE backlog
    • Component/s: Filters
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      Install support for AAC / MP4 in your OS/browser. Exactly like any other multimedia codec/format. What else?

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      Install support for AAC / MP4 in your OS/browser. Exactly like any other multimedia codec/format. What else?
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_21_STABLE

      Description

      Currently AAC and MP4 file can only be play in Safari.

      Firefox, Chrome or IE doesn't support AAC/MP4 file.

      Feel free to leave any comment on how to handle the issue across different browsers.

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              stronk7 Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment -

              Pasting from MOBILE-46 to have everything here too:

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              But the change in the filter is not acceptable at all. It simply and suddenly drops support for playing AAC/MP4 files in the browser. I can imagine a lot of sites using AAC/MP4 (the same than WEBM or whatever and we are not explicitly dropping support for it). Nor for Flash.

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              It's crazy we continue supporting realaudio reproduction (no OS/browser supports them) and you want to drop AAC/MP4 reproduction, when it's possible to get them working under all OSs and browsers via plugins.

              Ciao

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              stronk7 Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment - Pasting from MOBILE-46 to have everything here too: ... ... But the change in the filter is not acceptable at all. It simply and suddenly drops support for playing AAC/MP4 files in the browser. I can imagine a lot of sites using AAC/MP4 (the same than WEBM or whatever and we are not explicitly dropping support for it). Nor for Flash. ... ... It's crazy we continue supporting realaudio reproduction (no OS/browser supports them) and you want to drop AAC/MP4 reproduction, when it's possible to get them working under all OSs and browsers via plugins. Ciao
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              skodak Petr Skoda added a comment -

              I agree with Eloy 100%

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              skodak Petr Skoda added a comment - I agree with Eloy 100%
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              skodak Petr Skoda added a comment -

              AAC and MP4 are supported via the html5 plugin, you need to disable the legacy quicktime player and supply valid alternative for firefox and others using the # syntax.

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              skodak Petr Skoda added a comment - AAC and MP4 are supported via the html5 plugin, you need to disable the legacy quicktime player and supply valid alternative for firefox and others using the # syntax.
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              lipousa Carlos Sánchez-Martín added a comment -

              Hello Petr, I see how your solution can work if we are using the URL, but if we are using the "Add a resource > file" we cannot apply that solution, so I wonder if this is going to be possible or that function within Moodle is going to become useless for videos. On the other hand, Chrome will play the mp4 videos, using the legacy plugin, but not IE.
              Thank you,
              Carlos

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              lipousa Carlos Sánchez-Martín added a comment - Hello Petr, I see how your solution can work if we are using the URL, but if we are using the "Add a resource > file" we cannot apply that solution, so I wonder if this is going to be possible or that function within Moodle is going to become useless for videos. On the other hand, Chrome will play the mp4 videos, using the legacy plugin, but not IE. Thank you, Carlos
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              marina Marina Glancy added a comment -

              We have detected that this issue has been inactive for over two years and also did not collect many votes. It is possible that it has been already implemented in a more recent version of Moodle, or it is not highly demanded. There are unlimited number of ways Moodle functinality can be expanded and improved but we would like to concentrate on the features that will benefit majority of users, and which can not be implemented as plugins. If you have a suggestion for improving Moodle core, and there is no open issue for it in the tracker, please start a new forum discussion to see how many other users agree with you, and then create a new issue providing as many details as possible.

              ==BLK2YIMP20141121==

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              marina Marina Glancy added a comment - We have detected that this issue has been inactive for over two years and also did not collect many votes. It is possible that it has been already implemented in a more recent version of Moodle, or it is not highly demanded. There are unlimited number of ways Moodle functinality can be expanded and improved but we would like to concentrate on the features that will benefit majority of users, and which can not be implemented as plugins. If you have a suggestion for improving Moodle core, and there is no open issue for it in the tracker, please start a new forum discussion to see how many other users agree with you, and then create a new issue providing as many details as possible. ==BLK2YIMP20141121==

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