I’m wondering the same, both for video and audio, specifically on WordPress…I certainly do see pages viewed, but I equally need to know is what content is played. To me, these media plays and the time/order they’re clicked in, are just as important as full page view data.
I’m tried using and tweaking the documentation tracking code in both the official Piwik WP plugin (which is useless, because for some odd reason you can tweak all sorts of other things, but can’t actually edit it to insert the tracking code), along with a third party version (which will).
Still, in both cases, no media events are tracked at all, whether using the stock HTML5 audio/video players WP now provides (JQuery-based), or the other HTML5 or Java-based third-party plugins offered there.
The only exception is when playing content via WP’s players in a playlist, and only in a specific situation - a media played event appears as a download if you explicitly click on an item in a WP media playlist. While this helpful in a crude way, no clicks on play/pause/forward/rewind or next/previous track buttons are caught, nor are position marker timings when this happens.
Like the previous poster, I’m not a coder, but thanks to a computer science degree and a decade in QA at an audio software company, I’m computer-savvy enough to perform advanced level config stuff like doing my own Piwik and WordPress installs on my hosting company’s server - so I kinda know a bit about what I’m doing here - but even then, I am finding the documentation on how to set up event tracking puzzling and lacking lesser-geek understandable detail.
The only third party solution where I’ve seen this leveraged properly (and for free, no less!) appears to be with the Leanback Player, which has it’s own Piwik plugin. Sadly, it doesn’t appear to be working - apparently the developer hasn’t updated the app or his plugin code since Piwik 1.x back in 2012…
C’mon, guys - some more detailed help on would really be appreciated on this, whether via improved code within Piwik to actually catch these kinds of things, or at least with improved, more human-readable documentation and real-world code samples (i.e. working examples on globally widely-used platforms like WordPress, which would be a great start not just for me, but many others I’m sure).