How to play a mp3 file

  1. If you want to make use of an mp3 file that already exists on another website, then get its address and jump ahead to step 4.
  2. If you need to create your own mp3 recording, click here.  If you already have your own mp3 file, make sure it is clearly recorded and smaller than 3 Mb.  Files larger than 3 Mb. are prone to playback haltingly on most systems; hence, they should be edited or broken down into smaller segments. If your audio file has another format, click here.
  3. Upload your mp3 file into our server in San Diego by clicking here. Once uploaded, right-click on the file name, then left-click on properties.  Highlight and copy (Ctrl-C) the url address given. 
  4. Reflections of an author (click on arrow-->) to insure yourself that your computer is ready to playback mp3 files. [Note: If you are unable to hear this recording clearly, check (a) that your speakers are properly plugged in and, if necessary, turned on and (b) that the volume control is set on high.]
  5. Highlight and copy (Ctrl-C) this code:  

    <p><a href="http://www.catherinecollege.net/moodle/
    file.php/24/hschlaack.mp3"><strong>Reflections of an author
    (click on arrow--)</a></p>

  6. Open up another copy of your website.  Then find the page where you want to paste this code. Go into editing mode and then type in "@@@@@" at the place where you want your audio playback to show up.  
  7. Then toggle on the HTML Source Code (<>).  Find the place where @@@@@ appears and highlight it.  Paste (Ctrl-V) the code.  [Note: Use Ctrl-F if you have trouble spotting the @@@@@.]
  8. You, however, will want to substitute your url address between the quotation marks where my  address is shown in red:

    <p><a href="http://www.catherinecollege.net/moodle/
    file.php/24/hschlaack.mp3
    "><strong>Reflections of an author
    (click on arrow--)</a></p>

    Once you do this, then click on "Save and Display." 
  9. Click on the arrow and enjoy your results!

How to play a video

Once you have been successful at playing a mp3 file (above), the same process can be transposed to take care of video files.  Here are the steps:

  1. If you want to make use of a video file that already exists on another website (e.g., YouTube), then get its url address and jump ahead to step 4. 
  2. If you want to create your own video recording, click hereVideo files should be kept under 6 Mb and should be playable using Microsoft Media Player.  Click here if you encounter problems. Files larger than 6 Mb. are prone to playback haltingly; hence, they should be edited or the playback screen size reduced. 
  3. Upload your video file into our server in San Diego by clicking here. Once uploaded, right-click on the file name, then left-click on properties.  Highlight and copy (Ctrl-C) the url address given. 
  4. Double-click on this icon to insure that your computer is ready to playback videos:

    load video


  5. Highlight and copy (Ctrl-C) this code:  

    <p align="center"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZLk_Q3Cq2Ns&rel=1">
    <img
    title="double-click to load video" height="222" alt="load video" hspace="0" src="http://johnwijngaardsmoodle.org/pluginfile.php/2041/mod_page/content/1/sienlogo.jpg" width="150" border="0" /></a></p>

  6. Open up another copy of your website.  Then find the page where you want to paste this code. Go into editing mode and then type in "@@@@@" at the place where you want your audio playback to show up.  
  7. Then toggle on the HTML Source Code (<>).  Find the place where @@@@@ appears and highlight it.  Paste (Ctrl-V) the code.  [Note: Use Ctrl-F if you have trouble spotting the @@@@@.]
  8. You, however, will want to substitute (a) your url address between the quotation marks where my address is shown in red and (b) your pic address (and height/width) between the quotation marks where my address (and height/width) is shown in green. 

    <p align="center"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZLk_Q3Cq2Ns&rel=1">
    <img
    title="double-click to load video" height="222" alt="load video" hspace="0" src="http://johnwijngaardsmoodle.org/pluginfile.php/2041/mod_page/content/1/sienlogo.jpg" width="150" border="0" /></a></p>


    Once you do this, then click on "Save and Display." 
  9. Click on the arrow and enjoy your results!

How to display a PDF file 

Once you have been successful at playing a mp3 file (above), the same process can be transposed to take care of PDF files.  The code looks like this:

<p><a href="http://www.didache.info/PDFs/eglbs99.pdf">"How the Didache Attracted, Cooled Down, 
and Quenched Prophetic Fire"</a></p>

This code is exactly what one has for a mp3 file save for the fact that Moodle treats it differently because it sees the PDF file instead of the mp3 file.  The results look like this:


"How the Didache Attracted, Cooled Down, and Quenched Prophetic Fire"

Last modified: Saturday, 16 May 2015, 12:41 AM