A Symfony2 bundle that integrates the Describr library

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This bundle integrates the Describr library into your Symfony2 project, allowing it to examine files and extract metadata from them.


Download the bundle

You can download an archive of the bundle and unpack it in the vendor/bundles/BoxUK/Bundles/DescribrBundle directory of your application.

Installing via Composer (recommended)

The bundle can be installed using Composer by adding the following to your composer.json:

require: {
    "boxuk/describr-bundle": "dev-master"

Register the bundle

You must register the bundle in your kernel:


// app/AppKernel.php

public function registerBundles()
    $bundles = array(

        // ...

        new \BoxUK\Bundle\DescribrBundle\BoxUKDescribrBundle()

    // ...


The bundle provides a boxuk_describr.analyzer service which can be used to determine metadata for any instance of Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\File\File:


public function analyzeMetadata(File $file)
    $service = $this->getContainer()->get('boxuk_describr.analyzer');

    $metadata = $service->analyze($file);

    // Instance of BoxUK\Describr\MediaFileAttributes
    return $metadata;

See the Describr documentation for more details.