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TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook

Dan Osipov

Over 50 great recipes for effectively managing multimedia content to create an organized web site in TYPO3
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Book Details

ISBN 139781847198488
Paperback228 pages

About This Book

  • 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

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started
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
Chapter 3: Operating with Metadata in Media Files
Inserting metadata into images
Extracting metadata from images
Inserting metadata into audio
Extracting metadata from audio
Extracting metadata from PDF
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
Getting files from Amazon S3
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

What You Will Learn

  • 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.


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