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TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook

By : Dan Osipov, Adrian Zimmerman
Book Image

TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook

By: Dan Osipov, Adrian Zimmerman

Overview of this book

TYPO3 is one of the world's leading open source content management systems, written in PHP, which can be used to create and customize your web site. Along with text content, you can display high quality images, audio, and video to your site's visitors by using TYPO3. It is essential to manage various types of multimedia files in content management systems for both editors and the users on the frontend of the site.The book gives you a step-by-step process for organizing an effective multimedia system. It also gives solutions to commonly encountered problems, and offers a variety of tools for dealing with multimedia content. The author's experience in large-scale systems enables him to share his effective solutions to these problems.If you choose to work through all the recipes from the beginning, you will start by setting up a basic web site set up, aimed at future expansion and scalability. Next, you will cover the basics of digital asset management—a major topic important in all enterprises. You can organize user groups because next you will be creating accounts for users and assigning permissions. Then you will jump into metadata—text information describing the multimedia objects—and learn how it can be manipulated in TYPO3. You will embed multimedia on your site when you have read the various methods for embedding mentioned in this book. Before you finish the book you will learn about some advanced topics, such as external API integrations and process automation.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Setting up a filemount

Filemounts limit a user to just a specific folder tree under the fileadmin directory. This is good for security purposes, as well as general usability in a multiuser environment. Instead of browsing through all the files available in the system, the user can be directed to just the files he/she needs to manipulate.

Getting ready

To set up filemounts, you must have a directory structure in place. For the recipe that follows, we will assume that we decided on a "by user" tree (see recipe Setting up file structure).

How to do it...

  1. 1. Use the List module and go to the root page of the site (PID: 0, usually the topmost node).

  2. 2. Click the Create New Record button.

  3. 3. Choose Filemount. You should see the following screen:

  4. 4. Fill in the required Label field. The Label field allows you to name the filemount to something you would remember, and could pick out from a list and know where it points.

  5. 5. Fill in the required Path field. The path refers to the file system path to the directory...