User talk:Derek Chirnside

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Multimedia plugins question

Hi Derek, just moving your multimedia plugins question here. Sorry I don't know the answer. If you've not done so already, how about posting it in a Using Moodle forum. Hopefully you'll have the answer soon and can then add question and answer to Multimedia plugins FAQ. My message can also serve to test whether you receive any talk page email notification ;-) --Helen Foster 15:33, 30 August 2011 (WST)

I am using Moodle 2.0 (Build: 20101214) for streaming lecture videos. The vids are encoded as FLV (flash video), H.263 video and MP3 audio. Aspect ratio is 4:3 (640x480). I upload the vids to a repository, and use the "add a file" feature.
The built-in player (flowplayer 3.2.3) works nicely, until you attempt fullscreen viewing. Flowplayer apparently has the scaling set to 'scale', which fills the screen and ignores aspect ratios.
from, I see that available scaling options are:
   * fit: Fit to window by preserving the aspect ratio encoded in the file's metadata.
   * half: Half-size (preserves aspect ratio)
   * orig: Use the dimensions encoded in the file. If the video is too big for the available space, the video is scaled using the 'fit' option.
   * scale: Scale the video to fill all available space. Ignores the dimensions in the metadata. This is the default setting.
My question is, how do I change this setting? where would I find it?"
Useful information to have, maybe.