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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

Connecting to Flash Media Server to play video

Flash Media Server (FMS) is an amazing piece of software from Adobe that provides streaming and interactivity to the Web. Audio and video could be streamed in different resolutions, with limited buffering. Furthermore, Flash Media Server allows to stream live video!

We will not dig into the internal configuration of Flash Media Server, as that would require a book on its own. All the control elements for the client is packaged into a SWF file that can be deployed to the Web. In this recipe, we will look at how the code can be embedded in TYPO3 to communicate with a Flash Media Server.

How to do it...

  1. 1. Create an HTML element on the page.

  2. 2. Add the following code (you can copy it from the introductory page of the FMS installation). Replace the URLs to point to your Flash Media Server.

    <object width='640' height='377' id='videoPlayer'
    name='videoPlayer' type='application/x-shockwave-flash'