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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

Getting files from Amazon S3

Amazon S3 is the distributed file system that can be used over the Web. It's nearly limitless in terms of storage capacity, it's cheap, and you pay only for what you use. S3 has recently become very popular for these reasons.

Getting ready

Before we get started, you need to understand some of the basic features of S3, in order to create an application that makes the best use of the system. There are two resources under S3—buckets and objects. Objects are files, while buckets hold collections of objects. Buckets can be public or private, with Access Control Lists (ACLs) for finer permissions control. Objects can be accessed through the browser by URIs. Objects can also have complex names, making up for the lack of folders.


To learn more about S3 and sign up for the account, go to

We will be using the Amazon S3 PHP class for all our interfacing with the S3 service. You can download it from