sv_metaextract for DAM is ready for testing
sv_metaextract will be the successor of the cc_meta* extensions that were merged into one single extensions. The DAM team needs your help with testing the extension before its first release.
As you surely know, one of the strengths of DAM is its possibility to have metadata extracted by services, e.g. if you set the title of a document in Microsoft Word, save the document as a PDF and upload it to TYPO3, the title of the DAM record will be the one you typed in Word.
In the past the services for extracting metadata were distributed in several cc_meta* extensions that by now have quite some problems with encoding and parsing time. Back in January the DAM team decided to merge them together in one single extension to ease the maintaining pain.
The initial work of merging the extensions was done by Peter Kühn, thanks a lot for that. I continued his work and did a lot of testing. (By the way, the extension was not rewritten so the code is still not too beautiful.) Before releasing it, I would be very happy if some of you could test the extension because there are so many file formats with different metadata encoding out there.
Please check it out at
or get a tar.gz snapshot at
if you are not (yet) using Git. Please report issues on the Forge project for this extension:
(DAM itself is still using http://bugs.typo3.org)
Please don't forget to report which service was in use if you encounter an error. The topmost available service for your file type indicated in the Reports module of TYPO3 is the one that is used.
You can also push changes directly to Gerrit.
Thanks for your help with testing!