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TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook

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TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook

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 video using media content object

One of the new features in TYPO3 4.3 is a new multimedia content object. In this recipe, we will make use of this object to render a video. This method can be used to embed videos in the frontend of the site, allowing visitors to play them from within the page without requiring them to download the file and open it in an external application.

Getting ready

We will render a video in MPG format. Other formats can be rendered just as easily as well, so you can give it a try using the same procedure. Be sure to upload a video into the fileadmin folder. See the There's more... section to see how to render a video from a URL.

Make sure your template record includes the CSS Styled Content static template, otherwise, you will get an error:

ERROR: Content Element type "media" has no rendering definition!

How to do it...

  1. 1. Create a New content element, and select Media type from the Special elements section as shown in the following screenshot:

  2. 2. Under relative...