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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

Setting up indexing rules

We already mentioned briefly the indexing rules that can be set up in the Indexing downloaded files recipe; however, we will now go into more detail about how they can be set up, and what you can use them for.

Getting ready

Make sure both the extensions DAM and dam_index are installed.

How to do it...

  1. 1. Go to Media | Tools | Indexing Setup.

  2. 2. In the file tree, select the folder that you would like to be the starting point for indexing. Click Next.

  3. 3. In Step 2, check the option Dry run.

  4. 4. Skip Step 3 and 4.

  5. 5. In the last step, copy the XML from the textbox.

  6. 6. Edit page properties on the Media SysFolder, and in the TSconfig field, enter the following:

    tx_dam.indexing.defaultSetup (

    Substituting the XML that you got in the last step.

How it works...

Files uploaded through the Media | File module are indexed one by one. Media | Indexing module provided by the dam_index extension, allows multiple files—even entire folders and subfolders...