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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

Rendering links to files using <media> tags

Imagine, for a second, a dark world of web development without content management systems. You have a simple website with some text and links to files to be downloaded. Now, imagine that you need to move the files into a different folder. You would have to go through each page, and update the links to point to the new location of the file.

In DAM, the physical file is separate from the record describing the file. Thanks to this separation, the pages can link to the DAM record, instead of the physical file. If the file is moved, only the DAM record will need to be updated (which happens automatically if you move the file within DAM modules), and all links will automatically update. We will now explore how the <media> HTML tag can be used to take advantage of this feature.

Getting ready

Make sure both DAM and htmlArea RTE extensions are installed. In the Extension Manager click on the DAM extension to get an overview of enable configuration...