Training and Development for Drupal

Filefield + jQuery Media Screencast

FAIL (the browser should render some flash content, not this).

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Here is a fast lesson on one of the many (many) ways of hosting and presenting video on your own Drupal website.

The CCK Filefield and jQuery Media modules are a one-two knockout combination that allow users to upload media files to fields in your custom content types and then play back the media files in the correct player or handler. It's a great replacement for the video module and integrates nicely with any modules that like to do things with fields.

Let this screenie get you started in only 13 minutes, and please drop me a line or leave comments if this is meaningful to you. Also note that the Boston Drupaltherapy workshop on July 25, 2008, is coming right up - if you are seeking excellent training this summer, this is a great opportunity.

This screencast was produced with great insight from Aaron Winborn. Aaron is publishing a book this summer, Drupal Multimedia, which talks about this recipe and many more.

In order to best understand this screencast you should have working knowledge of Drupal including the installation of contributed modules and exposure to the Content Construction Kit (CCK).


Yes, it will work just fine for D5 - I learned this recipe in d5 first. Aaron actually ported his jQuery Media module to 6 when I threatened to screencast about it, so thanks to him for both versions.

Very useful video indeed. Thank you so much.

Thanks man!! great stuff

These are exactly the type of sollutions I love in drupal! I'd like to see the expanded version also using media mover. Same thinking as behind the whole imageFeild -> imageCache solution. I don't like big monolithic modules as these combinations are so much more powerfull. Of course the problem is that people need to be taught these recipies as opposed to downloading a "Everything you need to do Video in one place module" So great work in getting the word out about this one.

Great screenie, Sean. Pleasure to see a good overview and a unique solution. Very expandable since CCK is at the heart.

Thanks for another great video! You have a talent for explaining things =)

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