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Introducing Media Content Types in SharePoint Server 2010 (ECM)

SharePoint 2010

Last modified: September 22, 2010

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 provides three new digital media content types: Audio, Image, and Video. All three content types are included in the Asset Library definition and are provisioned by default.

The new digital media content types include fields that perform specific functions, as specified in Table 1.

Table 1. Digital media content type functions

Field

Audio

Image

Video

Description

Author

x

x

x

Reuses the existing SharePoint Foundation field type that is used for other content types.

Copyright

x

x

x

Reuses the existing SharePoint Foundation field type that is used for other content types.

Credit

x

Indicates the person acknowledged for creating the asset.

Data Rate

x

x

Indicates the data rate in KB per second.

Description

x

x

x

Reuses the existing SharePoint Foundation field type that is used for other content types.

Frame Height

x

Indicates the frame height in pixels.

Frame Width

x

Indicates the frame width in pixels.

Frame Rate

x

Indicates the frame rate in KB per second.

Frame Size

x

Indicates the frame size in pixels.

Height

x

Indicates the height of the image in pixels.

Length

x

Indicates the duration of the audio file in seconds.

Preview Image URL

x

Stores the URL of the preview image for a given video file. To make the URL data available, you must first upload the image to a valid library, and then add the preview image to the uploaded video.

Width

x

Indicates the width of the image in pixels.

All three media content types are inherited from the base Asset content type.

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