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5. Usage

5.1. Saving a media file

Saving a media file required at least 3 informations :

  • 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');

$mediaManager->save($media);

or this:

$media = new Media();
$media->setBinaryContent('13142153');

$mediaManager->save($media, 'user', 'sonata.media.provider.youtube');

5.2. 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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