Installation of h5p on Moodle MAMP (Mac)


I'm new to h5p. I'm testing it out offline on a mac using 'MAMP' (Moodle installation). I can't seem to install h5p. I download the package (as a zip file) from the moodle website. Then within Moodle, I go to Administration > Install Addons. I locate the file, and press upload, but it doesn't install. I get to a screen which says 'Moodle 3.5 - Install plugin from ZIP file - Validating mod_hvp...' but the installation does not get any further than this. I have managed to install a different package on Moodle, so it looks as if there is nothing wrong with my MAMP installation.

Any pointers welcome!

Hi. I re-downloaded the h5p package, and now I can install. Obviously something happened with the initial download. Hooray!

BV52's picture

Hi Nick,

I'm glad that it is working now, if you have further questions feel free to post in the forums.


Same problem here: stalls while validating. I have MAMP 3.4 installed and the H5P zip is "". Is there a 3.4 specific plugin package that I need? 

I'm having the same issue, stalling during validation. I have MAMP 3.4 installed and the downloaded plugin zip is "". Is there a 3.4 plug in version that I need? 

BV52's picture

Hi Chris,

Since you are you using an old version of MAMP can you please check if the PHP version is 5.2 or higher. If so please provide the following:

  1. Detailed steps to reproduce the bug (exactly how and when did it happen)
  2. Platform and version number. E.g. Drupal, Wordpress, Moodle.
  3. Mobile or Desktop
  4. Browser: Chrome, Firefox, Safari etc
  5. H5P plugin version
  6. H5P content type and version (if a content type was used), and a sample URL or attached H5P.
  7. Any browser console errors
  8. Any PHP errors
  9. Screenshots if it's a visual problem

The more information you provide, the quicker the community will be able to fix it and the quicker you'll have a working solution!



Also - MAMP 4.1.1 shows PHP 7.0.15

Hi - thanks for the reply. Sorry for the double post originally.

  1. The issue is that I'm using MAMP 3.4, trying to install the H5P plug-in and at the end of the H5P module install it hangs on: Validating mod_hvp ... 
  2. Moodle 3.4
  3. Desktop (Mac OSX 11.13.6) - MAMP is installed on the system drive (an SSD) formatted with Apple's new file system: APFS
  4. Chrome 67.0.3396.99
  5. Release 1.9
  6. Just trying install the module in MAMP - no content yet
  7. No browser errors
  8. No PHP errors
  9. No visual issues

Any help is greatly appreciated.



thomasmars's picture

Make sure you have followed and

Also make sure that the web server is able to write to the required folders, as described in

Best regards, Thomas

Thanks for the info. Re-downloading the h5p package worked for me.

I've had the same problem for several hours, I changed max_execution_time in php.ini to 60 seconds (from 30), and now its worked fine.