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Drupal 8 - Media - Video Media Type - Create - Navigate to Media

1. Navigate to Media Type List

Go to Admin menu > Structure > Media Types.

Drupal 8 - Media - Video Media Type - Create - Click Add Media Type Button

2. Add a Media Type

Click on the Add Media Type button.

Drupal 8 - Media - Video Media Type - Create - Add Video Metadata

3. Add Video Metadata

A blank Add Media Type submission form will appear.

Name field = enter a name.

Description field = enter a description of this media type.

Media Source select field = select Video Embed Field.

Field Mapping fieldset = The options here a little confusing as the drop-downs only provide two selections, even though there are five select fields. We're going to apply what's provided, and then create and map the remaining fields in a following process.

  • Video ID select field = leave as is.
  • Video Source Machine Name field = leave as is.
  • Video Source Human Name field = select Name.
  • Copies Thumbnail Image to the Local Filesystem and Returns the URI field = leave as is.
  • Gets URI of the Locally Saved Image field = select Video URI.

Publishing Options fieldset

  • Published checkbox = leave checked.
  • Create New Revision checkbox = leave checked
  • Queue Thumbnail Downloads checkbox = leave unchecked (this is for displaying remote thumbnails, we're actually going to download them).

Click the Save button.

Drupal 8 - Media - Video Media Type - Create - Redirected to Media Type List

4. Completed Video Media Type

You will be redirected back to the Media Type list. The new Video media type will appear along with the others.