Working with cropping tools

There are a number of modules which try to do cropping automatically and intelligently, for example Smart Crop. However, it seems that most of the time manual intervention will be necessary or at least highly desirable.
We will describe four modules which aim to address this problem. They all have essentially the same workflow:

Working with players

Introduction to Scald players

Players can modify the display of the context. It is usually implemented by providers to be able to switch between different types of display methods.
For example a gallery provider could implement a player that displays the gallery items with the galleria javascript library, with its own specific settings. While It could implement another player that uses a different library with different settings to display the same items.

NetX DAM Integration

The NetX integration module contains 2 ways to display metadata associated with each asset.

1. Using the views integration to create a view that pulls in the Asset Meta Data
2. Use template preprocess and template.php to display those attributes.

Let's look at method #2:

NetX Metadata is generally stored in Drupal's file_entity object.

For example, in a devel tab for a file or when you use

Nomensa Accessible Media Player

Initial configuration

Download the Library

The library can be downloaded directly from GitHub, and should be placed within you sites/all/libraries/nomensa_amp directory.

Bulk File Nodes

Bulk Photo Nodes is a module that allows users to upload or import many images at once, and have many individual nodes created, one for each image. Where this module significantly differs from other modules like Bulk Media Upload is that when uploading/importing the images, the user is given the opportunity to edit all of the fields for each individual node, and in a single form.

Working with Media RSS

Finding the Media RSS feed

Online video services have different formats for their RSS feeds. Knowing the RSS feed format for the video you want to import is an important first step. Here are some common examples below.

Vimeo RSS Format

If the username for a Vimeo site is "example" and the URL is in this format:

Then the RSS feed will be in this format:


Subscribe with RSS Subscribe to RSS - Media