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Usage ===== Saving a media file ------------------- Saving a media file required at least 3 pieces of information: - the ``context`` which is used as a main category : user picture, news or any - the ``provider name`` : the provider code which handles the media processing while saving - the ``binary content`` : the provider information source : the unique id for a video, a File instance, etc ... For instance, a Youtube video can be created and saved like this:: $media = new Media(); $media->setBinaryContent('13142153'); $media->setContext('user'); // video related to the user $media->setProviderName('sonata.media.provider.youtube'); /** @var Sonata\MediaBundle\Model\MediaManagerInterface $mediaManager */ $mediaManager->save($media); or this:: $media = new Media(); $media->setBinaryContent('13142153'); $mediaManager->save($media, 'user', 'sonata.media.provider.youtube'); Retrieving metadata information ------------------------------- The providers has a dedicated field where extra information can be saved : the providerMetadata field. You can retrieve a value very easily with the ``getMetadataValue`` method. For instance you can retrieve the original Youtube video title with:: $media = $mediaManager->find(132); echo $media->getMetadataValue('title', 'if none use this string');

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