I asked this question a year ago and I had actually found a hack to do this.
But it appears somewhere down the line in the past year an upgrade broke the solution.
We want to embed video Canvas as files into a quiz.
We do not have Kaltura.
Any external video hosting service does not comply with our privacy legislations and not an option.
We are also using the self-hosted Open-Source version of Canvas.
In Fall2014, we were able to achieve this with this piece of code
<p><video width="500" height="300" src="/courses/####/files/#####/course%2520files/<file name>.mp4" controls></video>
Anyone have any ideas?