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Media Asset Management Overview

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    [Media Asset Management Overview] [with Addison Berry]
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    Drupal is a content management system.
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    But oftentimes when people think of content
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    they tend to think of text-based content.
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    You know—blog posts, the about us page, or something like that.
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    And we think about a form where we type text in
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    and then we see it on the site.
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    But we also have rich media going on.
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    We have audio clips and we have videos.
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    We have photos that have been taken and that kind of thing.

Media Asset Management Overview


Drupal is a Content Management System and most often when we think of content, we tend to think of the text-based content we type into into web forms and see as a blog, or an about us page. Digital media creators, however, also have to deal with sound clips, videos, and images. Those things need to be stored, retrieved and displayed just like text, and understanding the needs and processes around this will make working with them in our site a better experience.

In this lesson, we're going to look at the major needs for media asset management in Drupal with:

  • Uploading and storing files
  • Retrieving files
  • Displaying files

Note: This series is covering Media Module version 1.x. To learn about Media Module 2.x, check out our Using Drupal Chapter 4: Media Management series.

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