The history of working with media in Drupal is long and bumpy. The main goal of the Media module is to create a refined, centralized way of handling media on a Drupal site, and Media, version 1, is the main tool we'll be using to create our site. In this lesson we'll get an overview of the Media module and specifically take a look at:
- Unified interface
- Kinds of media
- Different versions (https://groups.drupal.org/node/215218)
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.