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If I am using the IMCE file uploader combined with CKeditor, is there any point in installing the media module?

Or does media replace the imce when wysiwyg module is used?

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The Media Module (2.x) uses the File Entity module. Files become 1st class citizens in your Drupal installation just like a Node or Entity or a variable. A FileEntity can be queried using Views for instance.

IMCE (to my knowledge) is simply a file browser (bridge) for your server compatible with TinyMCE and I suppose CKeditor now. Files are just files on the system and drupal isn't 100% aware of them and their meta-data.

If you only need to browse files then IMCE has its usages. If you want something more meaningful and integrated with Drupal as a whole look at Media, and maybe like Media Browser Plus.

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  • Thank you @tenken They both offer the ability to upload videos though, right?
    – kine456
    Mar 22, 2013 at 2:23
  • The other huge benefit (if you need it) is that your media can be fielded and have different view modes.
    – mpdonadio
    Mar 22, 2013 at 2:30
  • Media Browser has a much cleaner UI than IMCE, too. Mar 22, 2013 at 16:05

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