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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

Building an audioConversion service

In the previous recipe, Converting audio using services, we built a system that will convert audio files to a variety of formats using services. By itself, the system doesn't do anything, and relies on services to do the actual file conversion. We will now create an example service.

Getting ready

We will place the new service in the audio_conversion extension. If you've previously downloaded the extension, it should have the service we're about to create. Feel free to skip ahead to the How it works... section.

If you're creating your own service, make sure that you place it in a separate extension, and list audio_conversion under dependencies.

How to do it...

  1. 1. Define the service in ext_localconf.php:

    t3lib_extMgm::addService($_EXTKEY, 'audioConversion' /* sv type */, 'tx_audioconversion_sv1' /* sv key */,
    'title' => 'WAV',
    'description' => 'Converts to WAV',
    'subtype' => '',
    'available' => TRUE,
    'priority' => 50,
    'quality' => 50,