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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

Extracting metadata from images

Extracting metadata from images, when they are uploaded, is very easy. Extension cc_metaexif in combination with DAM handles all the work for you.

How to do it...

  1. 1. Install cc_metaexif. Extension cc_metaexif is a service extension that is executed when new files are uploaded. It parses the metadata stored in the EXIF and IPTC sections of the image file, and stores this data in the DAM record associated with the image file.

  2. 2. To test how the extension is working, upload an image with modified metadata. You should see the metadata used in DAM fields, such as Title, Description, and Copyright owner.


    If you click on the Extra data tab, you will get access to raw data as it was imported from the file. Most of it probably didn't match any of the DAM fields, so remained unparsed. You can still make use of it by writing custom extensions that can manipulate this data and make use of it for your particular purpose. We will cover this later on in the book.

How it works...