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8WayRun.Com - Media Library
Mod Version: 4.1.7, by Jaxel (Coder) Jaxel is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.x Rating: (131 votes - 4.73 average) Installs: 916
Released: 17 Apr 2010 Last Update: 27 Oct 2010 Downloads: 7899
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This is a new modification, spawning from the old VB 3.x Video Directory modifications.
For all intents and purposes, both my old Video Directory Remixed mod, and Survivor's original Video Directory mod have been discontinued. Neither of us are maintaining these older versions, they will not receive any future updates and we will not be providing any support. This version has a new name because it has been completely rewritten from scratch and is not being built on Survivor's old code. Because of this, if you are upgrading to this new version, from the old version, be sure to read this entire post in order to understand the upgrade process.

What is this mod?
Simply put, this mod is a directory for media. It supports URL inputs, in order to extract meta data and directorize media into a simple and easy to understand library. Users can add their favorite media from a select few online distribution centers (such as Youtube or Vimeo) and categorize and tag them as they see fit. This mod offers rudimentary support for the hosting of local media. An administrator can upload a media to the /customVID/ (default) directory; then add the media to the library using the URL code of "local:filename". Media hosted locally will be displayed using JWPlayer, but will not provide meta data, so that kind of information will need to be entered manually.

Demo:
http://www.8wayrun.com/media.php

Features:
  • Integrated directly into the vBulletin user database and product manager.
  • Fully phrased and built on tempaltes for easy re-skinning and styling.
  • Simple to use administration features and usergroup permission settings.
  • Landing page with the most recent, most popular and highest rated media.
  • Ability to add media into a single category, while adding multiple tags.
  • Ability to browse media through categories, tags, and user contributions.
  • Summary tag cloud with a link to the entire list of tags in the system.
  • Comment and rating system based on AJAX including graceful degredation.
  • Individual RSS Feeds for newest videos, categories, tags and user media.
  • Search function for titles and descriptions.
Installation:
If you are upgrading from before version 1.1, please install that version first.
  1. Upload all the files in the "upload" directory of the attached zip file to your forum root.
  2. CHMOD the /customVID/thumbs/ directory to full read/write/execute 777 permissions.
  3. CHMOD the /customVID/sitemap/ directory to full read/write/execute 777 permissions.
  4. Import the product file called "product-medialibrary.xml" in the Product Manager of vBulletin.
  5. Set your usergroup permissions and media library settings in your administration control panel.
  6. OPTIONAL: Enable the "Generate XML Media Sitemap" scheduled task in your administration control panel.

    NOTES: Make sure you decide what you wish to use for your thumbnail quality setting. By default, thumbnails are saved at 50% quality. At 50%, thumbnails will only be 2kb in size, but at the expense of quality. At 100%, thumbnails will be about 15kb in size, but will have the highest quality. I recommend setting it to 80%, which would leave thumbnails at 5kb in size with still excellent quality.

    Every time you change your thumbnail quality setting, you will need to run the "Rebuild Media Thumbnails" to see any changes.
Upgrading from VDR:
  1. The "video*" tables from your previous installation of VDR need to exist in your database.
  2. Enable the "media ADMIN import" plugin in the plugin manager of your control panel.
  3. Run the "Import Media from VDR" process in your update counters menu in maintenance.
  4. Disable the "media ADMIN import" plugin in the plugin manager of your control panel.
  5. Run the "Rebuild Media Thumbnails" process in your update counters menu in maintenance.
  6. You may now uninstall VDR once you confirm everything has been imported as intended.

    NOTES: You will mostly likely get at least one error while rebuilding media thumbnails...

    When you get an error, click the details link for that media. If the media displays some sort of error such as "This video has been removed" or "This video no longer exist", then that means that media is gone and you'll be unable to generate a thumbnail for that particular media. Use the available options on that media's detail page to DELETE it from your library. Then go back to your browser window which is rebuilding thumbnails and click the "retry from this position" link.

    If you got an error for a media, but after clicking the details link you can find no obvious error with the video; then the error could have just been a simple syn/ack failure. Just click the "retry from this position" link and the system will try to rebuild that thumbnail again.
Known Bugs:
There is a conflict with this modification and some of Valter's VSA modifications that will prevent navbar permissions from being handled correctly. I don't know exactly who's fault it is; but I'm pretty sure there are no errors in my code that would be causing this problem. There is a work around for this however.

Admin Control Panel > Plugins & Products > Plugin Manager > "media NAVTAB"

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Old 11 Jun 2014, 22:06
jasff jasff is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Completed! Thank you: RichieBoy67


Anyone available to do the install and all of the little fixes for my forum?
I'm running vB 4.2.2. I wanted to create a YouTube based Tab/page for my members.
This was recommended, and looks exactly what I want.

If anyone is available and skilled at installing and perfecting this, please PM me.
Of course I will compensate for your service.

Thanks!

Last edited by jasff; 12 Jun 2014 at 20:40.
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Old 13 Jun 2014, 02:46
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RichieBoy67 RichieBoy67 is offline
 
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Real name: Richie
Hey all,

If you have a dark theme the postbithead above comments may look off. The easiest fix for this is to change the background in the css.

Do a search in your templates for F2F6F8. This will be in the 8WR_media_comment_bit. I just change this background to black or #000000. This looks decent and allows you to see the text in the area above the comments.
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Old 06 Jul 2014, 01:45
gundamz gundamz is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
how do we fix the problem where youtube video no longer showing up?
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Old 16 Jul 2014, 19:06
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Toorak Times Toorak Times is offline
 
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Thanks Ritchie, you are a great member mate, finer explanation like that helps the pennies to drop.

I am using another library that the videos won't show up on certain high profile mobiles or tablets. Does this rely on Flash also?

I have moved to a dedicated server and I want to pump my media section, but everything here seems half finished or out of date and I figure this stuff isn't rocket surgery for those that know.

How come other platforms seem to be able to produce production widgets from their communities?
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Old 17 Jul 2014, 01:27
Bestrafung Bestrafung is offline
 
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Thanks for this mod, however we have been unable to utilize it. When attempting to upload a Youtube video (haven't tested any other URLs/formats yet) I'm able to fill out all of the fields including the description. When attempting to submit the form I get a popup stating I'll leave the page and may lose data. If I tell it to stay nothing submits and I return to the form, if I tell it to leave the description text isn't sent and I get an error stating the description is too short. Has anyone else encountered this and have any ideas how to fix it?
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Old 17 Jul 2014, 04:19
K4GAP K4GAP is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Toorak Times View Post
Thanks Ritchie, you are a great member mate, finer explanation like that helps the pennies to drop.

I am using another library that the videos won't show up on certain high profile mobiles or tablets. Does this rely on Flash also?

I have moved to a dedicated server and I want to pump my media section, but everything here seems half finished or out of date and I figure this stuff isn't rocket surgery for those that know.

How come other platforms seem to be able to produce production widgets from their communities?
This has NOTHING to do with this product (vb) it has to do with this add on.
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Old 10 Aug 2014, 18:20
mamaveve mamaveve is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
help..,
I want to make the recent media is only one media showing per category each..., anybody can help me ?
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Old 13 Dec 2014, 08:28
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gfran5 gfran5 is offline
 
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It's probably pretty simple... but how do you add categories?
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Old 14 Jan 2015, 12:59
Prorockz Prorockz is offline
 
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this mod available for vb5 ? or something like this .. please link thank you
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Old 14 Jan 2015, 13:03
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ozzy47 ozzy47 is offline
 
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No mods like this are made for vB5.
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Old 16 Jan 2015, 23:12
DGrey2011 DGrey2011 is offline
 
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Since I upgraded from 4.2.0 to 4.2.2, whenever I try to import a video (from any site, youtube without https, dailymotion etc) I just get this error:

Media URL contained invalid data.

Anyone knows a fix or having the same problem?
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Old 19 Jan 2015, 21:44
Prorockz Prorockz is offline
 
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try to Retrieve information from youtube link received this error .

Could not parse media URL.

and Submit Batten not show at the end of post please how to fix it ?

Last edited by Prorockz; 20 Jan 2015 at 00:58.
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Old 20 Jan 2015, 13:32
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Originally Posted by Prorockz View Post
try to Retrieve information from youtube link received this error .

Could not parse media URL.

and Submit Batten not show at the end of post please how to fix it ?
Originally Posted by DGrey2011 View Post
Since I upgraded from 4.2.0 to 4.2.2, whenever I try to import a video (from any site, youtube without https, dailymotion etc) I just get this error:

Media URL contained invalid data.

Anyone knows a fix or having the same problem?
Same problem here...
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Old 17 Mar 2015, 01:06
liefdesdichter liefdesdichter is offline
 
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hello can someone help
when i try to load a youtube video i get the messege Could not parse media URL.

how to fix this problem
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Old 25 Mar 2015, 19:25
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RichieBoy67 RichieBoy67 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by liefdesdichter View Post
hello can someone help
when i try to load a youtube video i get the messege Could not parse media URL.

how to fix this problem
try removing the "s" from https:// so you have http:// in the url for the video.
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