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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 audio

In Chapter 7, we will create a service that will handle audio files and extract ID3 tags. If you've jumped ahead and created the service already, here is how you can utilize it. As always, there are several methods for accomplishing anything, and you can jump to the There's more... section to see another extension that extracts the ID3 metadata.

How to do it...

  1. 1. Install the cc_meta_audio extension. Refer to Chapter 1 for information on how to do that. Alternatively, you can skip ahead to Chapter 7 and follow the recipe for creating this extension.

  2. 2. Upload an audio file. Verify that ID3 tags exist in the file, and upload it. The service will be executed automatically upon file indexing.


    To double-check, upload an audio file with ID3 tag, and check that they all show up in the Extra data tab of the file info:

There's more...

Another extension that allows the extraction of audio and video metadata is ma_meta_audiovideo. This extension depends on an external...