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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

Converting audio using services

Now, we will combine our experience from the Extracting metadata from OpenOffice documents recipe earlier in this chapter, as well as what we learned in the last chapter to create a service that would convert audio files upon import.

We will create an extensible system for conversions, providing only a few converters at first, but allowing many more to be provided by extensions, which will use—you guessed it—services!

For the user interface part, we will use Ext JS, which is available for use in TYPO3 backend since TYPO3 4.3. If you haven't heard about Ext JS, it is a JavaScript library, designed to make powerful User Interface (UI) layouts easy to create.


For more information about Ext JS, go to To learn how to use it effectively, I recommend a book Learning Ext JS, Shea Frederick, Colin Ramsay, and Steve 'Cutter' Blades, Packt Publishing.

Getting ready

We will be creating a new extension, so make sure Kickstarter is installed. This...