TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook

TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook
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Table of Contents
Sample Chapters
  • Create impressive web sites by adding image, video, and audio files to a TYPO3-driven web site and customizing their display
  • Organize you web site by effectively managing your multimedia content in your TYPO3 site
  • Enhance your CMS by adding different processing capabilities such as parsing metadata and converting files to your site
  • Part of Packt's Cookbook series: Each recipe is a carefully organized sequence of instructions to complete the task as efficiently as possible

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 228 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : February 2010
ISBN : 1847198481
ISBN 13 : 9781847198488
Author(s) : Dan Osipov
Topics and Technologies : All Books, CMS and eCommerce, Flash, Cookbooks, Content Management (CMS), Open Source

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started
Chapter 2: Managing Digital Assets
Chapter 3: Operating with Metadata in Media Files
Chapter 4: Rendering Images
Chapter 5: Rendering Video and Audio
Chapter 6: Connecting to External APIs
Chapter 7: Creating Services
Chapter 8: Automating Processes
  • Chapter 1: Getting Started
    • Introduction
    • Setting up a web server on Debian
    • Setting up a multithreaded environment
    • Setting up a web server on Windows
    • Creating a scalable architecture
    • Setting up an NFS share
    • Setting up TYPO3
    • Installing needed extensions
    • Creating a template for a site
  • Chapter 2: Managing Digital Assets
    • Setting up a file structure
    • Setting up a filemount
    • Setting up rights for backend users
    • Setting up FTP access
    • Setting up a category tree
    • Creating a frontend upload form
    • Debugging code
    • Creating frontend user groups
    • Creating frontend users
  • Chapter 4: Rendering Images
    • Rendering images using content elements
    • Embedding images in RTE
    • Rendering images using TypoScript
    • Rendering links to files using <media> tags
    • Creating a gallery using ce_gallery
    • Rendering metadata from a DAM object
  • Chapter 5: Rendering Video and Audio
    • Rendering video using media content object
    • Rendering audio using media content object
    • Rendering audio and video using media TypoScript object
    • Rendering audio and video using content elements and rgmediaimages extension
    • Extending the media content object for more rendering options
    • Using custom media player to play video
    • Connecting to Flash Media Server to play video
  • Chapter 6: Connecting to External APIs
    • Introduction
    • Getting files from Amazon S3
    • Uploading files to S3
    • Creating a bucket in S3
    • Uploading DAM files to S3
    • Getting recent Flickr photos
    • Uploading files to Flickr
    • Uploading DAM files to Flickr
    • Reading list of movies from YouTube API
    • Authenticating requests to YouTube API
    • Showing video list with frontend plugin
  • Chapter 7: Creating Services
    • Extracting metadata from OpenOffice documents
    • Processing audio using a service
    • Converting a video to FLV upon import
    • Converting audio using services
    • Building an audioConversion service
  • Chapter 8: Automating Processes
    • Adding FTP access to the media repository
    • Indexing downloaded files
    • Setting up indexing rules
    • Categorizing files by geolocation

Dan Osipov

Dan Osipov has worked with TYPO3 CMS for over two years on a full time basis. He created the system architecture used to power high-traffic, dynamic news sites, where emphasis is placed on multimedia and relevancy. He is also a member of Digital Asset Management team, focused on development of the DAM extension for TYPO3.

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What you will learn from this book

  • Create impressive web sites by embedding images and manipulating them within Rich Text Editors by using content elements
  • Render videos and customize their display with the options in the content media object
  • Render your audio and video on several pages by administering it just in a single location using a TypoScript object
  • Create services that will automatically update Digital Asset Management records when an audio file is uploaded to your site
  • Allow web users to upload files into the system by creating an extension in TYPO3
  • Extract different formats of metadata and classify files using file metadata
  • Expand the system by leveraging services, specifically Amazon S3, Flickr, and YouTube and achieve limitless storage using Amazon S3
  • Enhance your CMS by adding different processing capabilities such as parsing metadata and converting files to your site
  • Automate workflows and processes in TYPO3

In Detail

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.

A quick step-by-step guide to the TYPO3 system that covers its support for multimedia—from uploading files to automatic file conversion and processing for display on the Web


The TYPO3 Multimedia Cookbook presents over 50 effective recipes for managing multimedia in your TYPO3 site. Each recipe comprises step-by-step instructions followed by the analysis of what was done in each task and any relevant information. The book is designed so that you can refer to it chapter by chapter, or you can look at the list of recipes and read them in no particular order.

The book has recipes to tackle specific problems along with detailed explanations that will help you to customize the recipes as per your individual needs. Since learning comes from doing, the reader is encouraged to follow along with the examples using the book as a practical guide.

Who this book is for

This book is for anyone who is looking for effective systems for managing multimedia content. You will find this book interesting if you are running, or starting, web sites rich in multimedia content. This book assumes some prior knowledge about TYPO3, which is available either from official documentation, or other books on this topic.

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