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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

Extending the media content object for more rendering options

While the media object is really powerful, occasionally, you may need a specialized method for rendering files. Luckily, the object is extensible. In this recipe, we will create a new plugin for rendering audio files.

Getting ready

As we will be creating a new extension, make sure Kickstarter is installed.

We will be using SoundManager 2 JavaScript code as an example. You can integrate any other audio or video plugin into the media object. To learn more about SoundManager 2, visit

How to do it...

  1. 1. Go to the Extension Manager module, then Create new Extension.

  2. 2. Enter your extension key, and be sure to register the key, so no one else uses it. For this extension, you can enter soundmanager2.


    If you're creating an extension that will only be used in your installation, and will not be released to TYPO3 Extension Repository (TER), use a user_ prefix in the extension key.

  3. 3. Click...