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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

Using custom media player to play video

Much like we did with audio, we will now create an extension to embed FLV player and render a custom video. You can use the same approach to embed any other custom video player to play your movies.


For more information about FLV player, visit

Getting ready

Make sure you have read and understood Extending the media content object for more rendering options recipe covered earlier. This recipe follows the same steps, using slightly different code. You should have created an extension skeleton in Kickstarter.

How to do it...

  1. 1. Create ext_localconf.php if it doesn't exist, and add the following content:

    if (!defined ('TYPO3_MODE')) {
    die ('Access denied.');
    // Register Hooks
    mediaitems.php']['customMediaRenderTypes'][$_EXTKEY] = 'EXT:' .
    $_EXTKEY . '/class.tx_webflvplayer.php:tx_webflvplayer';