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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 PDF

By now, you probably see a pattern regarding embedding and extracting metadata in various file types. We will cover one more format—PDF, which is a format most often used for documents shared on the Web. You are likely to read this book in its PDF version, and even if you don't, it is available in PDF format. The PDF contains some metadata that is standard for all files of the type—title, description, author, date of creation, and more. This metadata can be embedded when the file is created in Adobe Acrobat or other application capable of writing PDF files.

How to do it...

  1. 1. Install the cc_metaexec extension.

  2. 2. Install pdfinfo. This utility can be installed on both Windows and Linux machines. We will install it on a Debian server using APT:

    Shell > apt-get install xpdf

    This command will install pdfinfo, along with other related tools.


    In Debain, the pdfinfo tool is hidden inside a different package. This may be the case for your operating system as well...