I am using D7 with media module. I have a field for (multiple) files.

Instead of the built in "file" widget for the file field, I am using the "Media file selector" widget.

In drupal core's "file" widget, I am able to select the "Enable Description field" option to label the files. I am unable to find such an option with the "media file selector"

There is a whole section to add files with many fields. But I am looking for a field with some sort of description or title option. I will use it as the link text, instead of the file name.

Is there an option somewhere that I've been missing?


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With the file_entity module you can add fields to files. So in your case add a "Description" field to your image file type.

When selecting how the field will be rendered, make sure to choose "Rendered file" and it display the file with the extra fields.

  • yes, there is such a setting and I added a description field to the audio file type but still the description field is not available upon upload (or later).
    – turzifer
    Commented Mar 3, 2013 at 15:23
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    Make sure that you are using the file_entity-2.x-dev and media-2.x-dev
    – gmclelland
    Commented Mar 3, 2013 at 21:46

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