Media Manager

Tips, Tricks, and Tools for hacking and cracking SDL Media Manager inside and outside of Tridion.

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This year, SDL decided to host a hackathon that launched at SDL Innovate. And I, having a full time job, school, and a side project, needed something to keep me busy. So I decided to participate. I had some ideas for Media Manager, so I figured this was a good excuse to start experimenting with

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SDL has this spiffy little product called Media Manager. Media Manager is a tool for uploading and managing multimedia assets, and it does a really good job at working with video, in particular. With videos, you could upload a video in just about any format imaginable, and Media Manager would do some magic behind the

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At my Media Manager presentation at Tridion Developer Summit a few weeks ago, I showed a trick for resizing your Media Manager videos outside of Media Manager’s outlets. This morning, I learned that there was a bug with the approach, and this afternoon, I found a fix. Let’s discuss.

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A few months ago Robert Curlette invited me to speak at the first ever Tridion Developer Summit. Unfortunately, he only allowed me to pick one topic. Surprise! I chose SDL Media Manager. What I want to do today is provide follow-up to my presentation, as well as links to my presentation, also.

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As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’ve been working with Media Manager pretty heavily these last few months. One thing that I’ve noticed is that there’s no real jQuery plugins out there to assist with embedding Media Manager videos. Well, that’s no longer the case!

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For the last few months, I’ve been doing a substantial amount of front-end work on SDL’s Media Manager tool. While you can find a pretty decent amount of information on Tridion via blogs and stack exchange, you won’t find much on Media Manager. Let’s start by introducing outlets.

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Media Manager is by far one of the cooler products that SDL could offer. It appeals to my inner geek. It offers rich asset management over a content distribution network and it does codec conversion. It’s an HTML5 developer’s dream. I don’t claim nearly the experience around Media Manager that I would ┬áTridion, but I