Media Bundle

The SonataMediaBundle is a media library based on a dedicated provider which handles different type of media: files, videos or images.

Each type is managed by a provider service which is in charge of:

  • retrieving media metadata

  • generating media thumbnail

  • tweaking the edit form

  • rendering the media

Each media can be linked to a context. A context can be news, user or any name you want. A context allows you to group a set of pictures together. As requirements can be different for each context, a context is defined by a set of formats and a set of providers.

As the infrastructure is not standard, the MediaBundle abstracts the filesystem layer and the cdn layer.

Available services

  • Providers

  • Filesystem

    • The local filesystem (default)

    • FTP

    • Amazon S3

    • Replicate file to a primary and a secondary

  • CDN

    • The local HTTP server (default)

    • Panther Portal

    • [AWS CloudFront](

    • Fallback, use the fallback (the HTTP server) if the media is not yet flushed on the CDN

More services will be available in the future depending on your contributions! :)