[TYPO3-core] Media-Element in 6.2

Alexander Stehlik alexander.stehlik at gmail.com
Wed Nov 20 15:27:56 CET 2013

Hi guys,

I completely removed the native media Element in my installations 
because I also think it is a bit messy. I developed a simple Extension 
for handling HTML5 media (not released to TER yet, because of missing 


Maybe parts of it can be integrated in the core?


Am 19.11.2013 23:07, schrieb Ernesto Baschny [cron]:
> Hi Peter,
> Am 2013-11-19 10:37, schrieb Peter Niederlag:
>> while working with 6.2-beta1 I really enjoy (almost) every part! Using
>> FAL, Backend Layouts with gridelements plus extbase/fluid really gives
>> us a nice and fast development approach! Big thx to all of you who make
>> it possible!
>> One glitch I recentlcy noticed however is the default Media-Element.
>> Currently it is quite a pain to upload a video and have it render in a
>> nice and modern way (native html5 where supported with flash fallback
>> for those poor IE folks or FF/.mp4).
>> It seems slightly adjusting the TS-Configuration as suggested by Stefan
>> Galinski in http://forge.typo3.org/issues/38460 makes the flash-fallback
>> with flowplayer work. (The default fallback with
>> flashmedia/flvplayer.swf fails because for some reasons a not existant
>> flashmedia/video.flv will be requested instead of the video file).
>> Digging in the Code and Configuration it seems the media element still
>> tries to cope with zillion of different ways to render the media
>> (quicktime, videojs, flowplayer, youtube, html5 yes/no).
>> Is anyone working on this area or willing to chip in some time?
> We identified that problem several times before, and I also find that
> it's a very ugly hacky code there in place.
> As I noted here:
> http://forge.typo3.org/issues/51042#note-4
> I would prefer to have a stable and hookable API in the Core so that
> extensions can hook into the video / audio rendering of the frontend in
> a unified way.
> We might then provide a simple rendering method by default (i.e.
> "mediaelement") for "out-of-the-box" experience, which could be disabled
> and replaced by some more modern variant in future (through TER). So
> that we are not stalled in time as soon as we release, because frontend
> techniques evolve very fast on that area.
> Cheers,
> Ernesto

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