The Media module is an ambitious project that serves to provide an extensible framework for handling the various media assets used in a Drupal site.

Our OSU Drupal 7 configuration of the Media module will work with any internally stored image or document file:

  • Image files
    • jpg
    • jpeg
    • gif
    • png
  • Document files
    • txt
    • rtf
    • doc / docx
    • ppt / pptx
    • xls /  xlsx
    • pdf
    • and more...

Additionally, Media will help you manage and display your externally hosted files.  We currently do this with the following three video services:

  • YouTube
  • Vimeo
  • OSU Kaltura

There are also plugins for other cloud services such as Flickr, SoundCloud, and Prezi that might be worth investigating in the future.

Currently the Media module provides two very distinct pieces of functionality:

  • Media Library
    • Serves as a storage and search tool for all uploaded or referenced media in a site
  • Media Browser
    • Serves as an uploading and embedding tool while in the process of creating pages

Follow the links below for more detailed information regarding both of these features.

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