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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 audio and video using content elements and rgmediaimages extension

Various extensions modify and build upon default TYPO3 behavior (as we have seen already). In this recipe, we will make use of the rgmediaimages extension to add videos to the Text with image content element. This is a classic example of extending default TYPO3 behavior and adding more functionality to the system.

Getting ready

We assume you have already installed the rgmediaimages extension. If not, use the information in the Chapter 1 recipe Installing needed extensions to install it now.

How to do it...

  1. 1. In the Template module, modify the template for the page (click edit the whole template record).

  2. 2. In the Includes tab, under the Include static (from extensions) field, select the Media files & images (rgmediaimages) template, as shown in the following screenshot, and save.

  3. 3. In the Page module, create a new Text with image content element on the page.

  4. 4. Under the Text tab, enter any text you would like.

  5. 5...