October 21 to 23, 2011

UC Berkeley, California

A culmination of the brightest Drupal minds in the technology hub of the world


Presenting Media

Rich online multimedia has long been a area of confusion and frustration for any web publisher wishing to both manage and display rich media content to their users. The source of this frustration stems from the inconsistencies from both a Web Standards standpoint, as well as the best practices for both managing and presenting media in Drupal.

In this BOF, we will go over the past, present, and future of multimedia support in Drupal. We will also present a new solution which bundles the following media modules together that wrap up all these inconsistencies in an easy to use multimedia package.

In addition, we will discuss the possibilities of offering rich media support out-of-the-box for Drupal 8, and the roadblocks we need to overcome to get there.

In this BOF I will answer the following quesitons....

  • Why is multimedia management and presentation so difficult?
  • What solutions does Drupal have to offer to easily allow me to manage and present media to my users?
  • Is there an EASY way to get up and running quickly with minimal configuration?
  • What is the future of Drupal with regards to media management and presentation?
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