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Managing Media in the Cloud


Drupal is rapidly changing its ways when it comes to multimedia. In recent years, multimedia within Drupal was handled from a local perspective where all multimedia was handled and managed within a single server using local storage. However, it won't be long before the Drupal FILES folder is a thing of the past!

As Drupal matures and becomes a larger player in the media industries, it is becoming clear that the way to move forward with multimedia is to learn how to integrate with remote and cloud-based CDN's and 3rd party provides, and then to merge all of the media into a single and comprehensible user interface for your users. The idea is to make it seem seamless to your users... however, with Drupal... it is anything but that.

In this session, Travis will go over all the best practices for working with remote based multimedia, and also walk you through how to configure your Drupal site to show all of this within a single intuitive user interface. Here are some of the high level discussion points from this session.

  • Using Feeds to import remote media into Drupal.
  • Managing media with external API's.
  • Direct upload to CDN.
  • Working with YouTube and Vimeo.
  • Using MediaFront to display media from different sources within a consistent user interface.