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AME 2.0 -Auto Media Embedding for posts, blogs, visitor and group messsages
Mod Version: 2.0.2, by The Geek (Coder) The Geek is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (89 votes - 4.75 average) Installs: 936
Released: 27 Aug 2008 Last Update: 21 Sep 2008 Downloads: 5770
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From the creators of French and Toast comes a sweet and sticky enchanement to the New York Times best-seller: AME - Auto Media Embedding

AME 2.0 - The Embedder Strikes Back!

AME has won Mod of the Month for Spetember 08. Thanks!

Note that 2.5 Gold has been released. Click Here.

Discussions for AME 2.5 RC 1 start here

AME 2.0 is the next version of the "Mod of the Month" winning media embedder that:
  • Allows user to simply 'paste' in a URL (i.e. a youtube link) without needing to know any special tags. However instead of displaying just the URL, it will show the media within the post
  • is lightweight as it does all of her chores without the overhead of having 1 bbcode per pattern or trying to parse a post every single time it gets displayed with a bunch of patterns. AME radically reduces overhead and speeds up processing. The only time ame will kick in is after creating a new post or after editing an existing one (or if an ame tag is found)
  • is extensible. She allows you to add, edit, delete, import and export patterns. That way you can decide which services to support, how they should look and then share them with others! At time of typing this, there are over 150 media sites that have been contributed by vBulletin.org members
  • can extract the title (requires your server to allow url wrappers with fetch_contents)
  • can extract embed code from sites whose URLs do not contain sufficient information to embed the video
  • can rebuild your old posts to convert your 'other' mediaish tags into URL tags.
  • can rebuild your old posts, blogs, comments, visitor and social group messages to convert URL tags into ame tags where needed
  • can convert her codes BACK to url codes so you're not stuffed with a bunch of dead tags if you uninstall!
  • won't uglify your site by having videos appear in quotes, php, code or html blocks (blech!)
  • can be globally disabled
  • can be excluded from forums
  • can exclude usergroups
  • can be toggled on/off per post, blog, comment, visitor and social group message
  • would cook dinner for you if she had arms
  • can wrap the output in a 'container' with original URL
  • has a super comprehensive admincp help system. Yes, I actually took the bloody time to add all the info you need into vB's admincp help system. If you ask a silly question in this thread that is addressed in the help system, you will be taunted.
  • is fully phrased
  • has hooks around integral operations so you can extend it
  • Supports embedding in vbBlog, Visitor Messages and Social Groups.
  • Can be disabled in one or more of the following sections: Posts, vbBlog, Visitor Messages and/or Social Groups
Apart from the additional areas of support around vbBlog, Visitor Messages and Social Groups, little has changed about AME since version 1.0 released over a year ago. I cleaned up a few minor bugs, trimmed and updated the default definitions.

Which sites are supported?

At time of counting this, there are about 170 sites supported. But I have only included a few common standards as default (yahoo, youtube, myspace, google and Amazon). Why only these? AME was designed with its own import and export system that enables users to create or modify definitions and share them with the community. This keeps the system lightweight, customisable and saves us all from having to upgrade every time a media site changes their URL structure or if I add another site.

Check out the 'add ons' section of this post below to see availible add-ons.



Installation/Upgrade
  • Upload the contents of the forums folder into your forums directory and import the product-ame.xml file into your product manager (if upgrading, choose 'yes' to overwrite previous installation).
  • After installation, make sure that the system is on (admincp->AME CP->Settings)
  • Then you may want to try to rebuild old URLs via the tools option.
Big thanks goes out to all those in the community that have supported this mod. Especially Digital Jedi Who has created about 155 definitions for this system alone!

Change Log


2.0.2 - fixed added slashes in quote blocks (DoH!), vm advanced error and incrimented product version. You need to replace include/ame_bb_code.php and re-import the product-ame.xml to upgrade
2.0.1 - fixed missing backslashes in code blocks

2.5 Pre-Release information

Attached to this post is pre-release of version 2.5

2.5 is a pretty major upgrade from the 2.0 series and adds the following functionality to 2.0:
  • New in Beta 3 - Validation ability. This will help prevent media being embedded that can not be embedded (i.e. youtube videos that the author has stipulated can not be shown off of youtube). This option requires the extraction option to be turned on and a valid validation regexp. I have included one in the default youtube version. When a video on you tube gets embedded, but the author doesnt allow embedding, a link (with icon) is shown instead.
  • Ability to prevent non authorised usergroups from viewing (see Readme file in zip for more info)
  • Usergroup permissions (edit usergroup to adjust edit/view permissions)
  • Template driven system - uses templates now instead of 1 master replacement (see Readme file in zip for more info)
  • Signatures supported
  • Different sizes and template configurations for each supported zone (posts, blogs, groups, visitor messages and signatures)
  • A couple new hooks (Mainly to support a future add on for AME media in profiles)
  • Notfication system (similar to vB's to check for errors)
  • Definition keys for easier updating of definitions and to use in templates
  • File caching system which radically reduces processing
  • And more that I cant think of off the top of my head!
Note that while previous definitions will work with the new system, they will not be sizeable by zone. Since DJ helped with the private beta testing, I am sure he will be releasing 2.5 versions of his definitions soon.

Please note that 2.5 is a pre-release so there will be issues. If you want more stability, use 2.x until this version becomes gold FWIW: The only items currently outstanding are to add some missing admincp help. The rest is working as intended as far as I can tell

nJoy

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Old 27 Aug 2008, 14:18
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FAQs
I will add to this as points arise

Will I lose my old custom definitions upgrading from 1.x?
Nope, but to be on the safe side, you may want to make a backup of them before you upgrade.

Can I use my old definitions or some of the existing definitions for the 1.x series?
Yup. They are all compatable

Will this run on vb3.6x?

I haven't tested it, but there should be no reason why not. Of course visitor and social messaging wont be supported.


Troubleshooting

I will add to this as issues arise


I just installed and viedos aren't working
  • Check the settings to ensure new entries arent disabled (admincp->ame->settings)
  • If you were expecting to install AME and all your old posts would be AMEfied, remember that AME will not automatically change your old URL tags. Systems that do this are VERY server intensive. AME checks for matches at the time a post, blog, comment or message is saved (creating or editing). If you want AME to embed old posts, check out the Tools section of the admincp (admincp->AME CP->Tools).
When I post a media URL, I get a 'double' version
  • You are most likely using multiple versions of the same definition. This can occur if you import a similar definition more than once. The solution is to delete one of them.

Last edited by The Geek; 29 Aug 2008 at 17:22.
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Old 27 Aug 2008, 14:21
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Excellent, I am glad you are back on the hacking scene Geek

I have always quite liked your hacks
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Old 27 Aug 2008, 14:33
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Thanks Mosh Not really back in the modding scene, just on Vacation and thought I would update this little baby as I wanted the functionality in Blogs, groups and visitor messages too

Hope you nJoy it
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Old 27 Aug 2008, 14:43
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Nice work, Geek.

Are there many changes from the old version for vB3.6?

Or only the compatibility with blogs, ...?


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Old 27 Aug 2008, 14:45
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Originally Posted by entertain View Post
Nice work, Geek.

Are there many changes from the old version for vB3.6?

Or only the compatibility with blogs, ...?


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entertain
Not really many changes apart from adding support for vbBlogs, visitor messages and social group messages.

I updated a few of the default definitions and added some minor enchanements to the admincp. Also fixed a couple of very minor bugs.

Other than that, its pretty much the same lightweight, easy to use beast it was before
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Old 27 Aug 2008, 14:47
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Originally Posted by The Geek View Post
Thanks Mosh Not really back in the modding scene, just on Vacation and thought I would update this little baby as I wanted the functionality in Blogs, groups and visitor messages too

Hope you nJoy it
I shall

It was nice of you to update the hack though

I take it the definitions from the 3.6 version will work fine with this version too?
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Old 27 Aug 2008, 14:55
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Thanks a lot for the new version
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Old 27 Aug 2008, 14:58
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I take it the definitions from the 3.6 version will work fine with this version too?
Yup, should do without a problem.
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Old 27 Aug 2008, 15:02
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If i need to upgrade all i need is overwrite the files ? or i need to delete the old file for the 1.2 ?
and will this addon work with the new version ?
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=175378
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Old 27 Aug 2008, 15:08
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Just overwrite the files contained in the zip, import the product-ame.xml (choosing to overwrite) and that should be all you need to do.

All of the previous add on XML's (like the big one DJ did in the link above) should all work fine. If you have additional definitions already installed, they too should be fine though you may want to use the export option to back them all up first (older versions used to overwrite previous definitions, this one shouldnt).

HTHs
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Old 27 Aug 2008, 15:43
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great Addon, but having problems with it :/
when installed, it replaces a backslash in codetags with nothing
example: [.code]C:\[./code] shows only C: without \
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Old 27 Aug 2008, 15:54
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There is a problem with the arabic title in the youtube how can i fix it ?
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Old 27 Aug 2008, 15:59
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Whats the problem Subah?
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Old 27 Aug 2008, 16:15
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Originally Posted by Sph1nX View Post
great Addon, but having problems with it :/
when installed, it replaces a backslash in codetags with nothing
example: [.code]C:\[./code] shows only C: without \
Sorry Sphinx... should be sorted now. Just download the latest package and replace your include/ame_bbcode.php file
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