External Video source for Interactive Video Content in Moodle

Hi Guys,

I am newbie to H5P and Moodle. And I would like to get some help here.

I am currently checking other external video source options for H5P - Interactive Video content.

One of the suggested Video streaming engine brand from our team is Wowza.

And my questions are:

1) Is there anyone know whether H5P accept External Video source from Wowza Streaming (https://www.wowza.com/)?

2) What are the criteria/requirements of External Video source for Interactive Video?

3) Any other recommendation on Video Streaming engine with on-premises option?

Many thanks for your help.


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Hi Sam,

Welcome to the community!

  1. You should be able to any video source. But IV expects there to be a file-ending to be able to use it. A small hack to fix it, if your video url doesn't end with .mp4 (or similar), is to just append something like &t=.mp4 to the end of your url. (See this explanation too)
  2. At leat  webm and mp4 are supported. And you must to the hack in answer 1.
  3. I'm not familiar with any of those.

You might want to subscribe to the h5p.com mailing list.It will be released laster this year, and have some more advanced video support.

 - Tom


I recently learned about this great tool at a conference and have installed the Moodle plugin with interactive video. We have encountered one key issue that doesn't seem to have much documentation about (beyond this, https://h5p.org/node/75279). Is it possible to integrate m3u8 streams into the player? We have tried the hack suggested by Tom in the node above, but unfortunately it still throws an error.

Here is an example of a file/server call that we are working with (the video file is being passed to wowza which then servers streaming packets - currently to JWPlayer, but in these test cases, to H5P instead):

If anyone has any information about this or things we might try, it would be greatly appreciated.


tomaj's picture


Unfortinatly the m3u8 format, or other playlist formats are not supported.

- Tom