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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 metadata from a DAM object

We'll use some very basic TypoScript and see how metadata stored in DAM records can be rendered on a page, along with the media objects, or even in them. This is commonly used for inserting accessibility tags (alt and title) into images.

How to do it...

  1. 1. Create a Template on the page.

  2. 2. In the setup field, add the following, replacing page.17 with a path to the object you want to place the content in, and replacing 1234 with the UID for a DAM record, whose caption you would like to display:

    page.17 = TEXT = DB:tx_dam:1234:caption
  3. 3. Save and preview.

How it works...

Data property is available wherever stdWrap is applied. So, you can display any of the metadata available in the DAM record, almost anywhere. Furthermore, because stdWrap properties are recursive, you can apply further processing to the values.


For more information about stdWrap, see the section of TSRef: