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Spotlight: Media Module

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    that provides a framework for managing
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    media assets on your Drupal site.
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    It can do this whether or those assets
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    have been uploaded to the site and therefore,
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    live on the same server as your website
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    or if those assets live elsewhere, anywhere else on the internet.
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    So it can bring all of that together
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    and make everything still function well on your site.
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    Now, one thing I want to point out
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    before we dive into this lesson is the version that we're using.

Spotlight: Media Module


The Media module for Drupal 7 solves a number of long-standing media-related problems in Drupal. At its core, Media provides a framework to manage media assets on a Drupal site, regardless of whether those assets exist on the site’s server or somewhere else on the Internet. Media has had much active development over time, and was a moving target when Using Drupal was written, so the latest version of Media is a fair bit different from the version we cover in this lesson, "2.0-unstable3." Version 2 of Media is very, very different from version 1, which is a much older version. We highly recommend that you learn the fundamental pieces of Media 2.0 using the source code that comes with the book and is covered in the About the Using Drupal series. That will allow you to follow the lesson without getting lost in the changes. Then, when you upgrade to the latest version down the road, you will have a solid foundation to explore the newer versions.