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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

Categorizing files by geolocation

DAM offers even more rules that can be used to modify the DAM record before it enters the database. Suppose your site deals with a lot of photographs, submitted by editors from all over the world. Images have good metadata describing the location of the shot, stored in IPTC tags. In this recipe, we will create a rule to add a category to these images based on the location where they were taken.

We will also use a different method for extending TYPO3—we will not create an extension, but rather make all the needed changes in the local instance. This makes sense in cases of specialized snippets of code that are not easily reusable, or are simply unique in their nature.

Getting ready

We will use the embedded metadata specifying the country and city to select an appropriate category. To fully test this code, you need to have a category tree with several countries, and their corresponding cities, and the files with embedded metadata that matches these locations.