How to Play Videos in Elgg 1.8

There has been no support for video playback in Elgg for a long time. Hopefully, after Elgg 1.8 came out someone developed a tool that would allow you to do that. In this article, I will give you a step by step guide on how to play videos in Elgg 1.8

1. First we are going to download the Plugin Veeplay here

2. Unzip the plugin and upload it to the mod folder of your Elgg site

3. Sign in as an Administrator and go to the Administration dashboard:

4. Look and Activate the plugin Veeplay. If you cannot activate the plugin, it is because you don’t have the files plugin activated. This plugin checks if that plugin is active on installation, so make sure the files plugin is enabled:

5. After activating the plugin, click on the settings link to change the behavior of the plugin

6. If you are going to use this plugin on our servers, please use this recommended setting:

Set Autoplay/Autostart for audio and video files to Off

And also turn off Sharing for both:

This now concludes How to play videos in Elgg 1.8

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