Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit 2012

All the drops gather here.
Seattle, October 20-21, 2012

Working with Media Assets

Development and Code
Experience Level: 

One of the major improvements in Drupal 7 is the addition of a way to have a shared media asset library with the Media module. While a lot of work has been done to work with some of the major media providers, sometimes Youtube, Vimeo, Brightcove, etc. are not enough. Learn how Media integrates with other modules such as WYSIWYG. Learn how you can write custom plugins to connect to other media providers.

You'll learn:

  • The current status of the Media module
  • The hooks the Media module exposes
  • How to write custom Media plugins


Submitted by michael.k on

Will you be discussing more than the Media module? It would be helpful to see a discussion about working with media in general that includes professional workflows that upload or acquire assets locally, not just ones that come from third party sites.

Also, please address the pain points of uploading thousands of images into nodes; uploading and transcoding videos (I use Video module with FFmpeg, but it doesn't play well with Media module); publishing media assets via a CDN like Amazon or Rackspace; uploading and theming large quantities of audio assets with transcripts; assigning date and other information/metadata to assets using EXIF, getID3, and other libraries.