Aaron Winborn of Advomatic provides an update on the Media module for Drupal 7, which is being used to manage media files on Acquia’s Drupal Gardens sites. He talks about how the media module is one of the first modules to use the new File API and how it treats media uploads as field entities as well as the types of things that you can do with media in Drupal 7 that was not possible in Drupal 6.
There has been another beta release since the time of this recording, and Winborn talks about what needs to happen before an official release including some new features and fixing all of the critical bugs. There was also a core conversation about fieldable media entities that was brainstorming what parts of the media module could potentially be rolled into Drupal 8. For more information the media module, then be sure check out the Media group and Media module project page or this video from the Media session at DrupalCon Chicago and write-up of it from Dave Nugent.