Available media players
  • 24 May 2022
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Available media players

The following media players can be enabled, disabled and uninstalled from your Totara site via Quick-access menu > Plugins > Media players > Manage media players

To use a media player you will need to ensure that it is enabled (the eye is open () in the Enable column). You can change this by clicking the eye icon.

A default width and height for videos can be set from the Manage media players page. Users adding videos via the Totara media button in the text editor may also specify a width and height.



This is the default player and it supports the following file extensions:

  • Video formats: .mp4, .m4v, .ogv, .webm, .f4v
  • Audio formats: .mp3, .aac, .flac, .m4a, .oga, .ogg, .wav

The VideoJS player also supports YouTube videos.

You can also configure the VideoJS player


Totara supports YouTube links, and if they are embedded as hyperlinks they will be automatically converted to embedded video. It is recommended that you use the VideoJS player for YouTube videos.

YouTube playlists are not yet supported by VideoJS.


Displays videos hosted on Vimeo.


HTML5 video

Supports the following file extensions: .mov, .mp4, .m4v, .ogv, .webm


HTML5 audio

Using the file extensions .ogg and .acc. 

Used primarily for mobile devices. Format support depends on browser.

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