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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: 915
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 09 Oct 2010, 17:02
Ninos Ninos is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Jaxel View Post
Just because I am no longer supporting this mod doesnt mean you have to stop using it...

Except for the foreign language characters issue, there are no obvious bugs... I will fix any bugs that do arise...

However, what this means is that there will be no new FEATURES.
So this means that you will still update it to work with future vB versions (eg. 4.1)?
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Old 09 Oct 2010, 17:18
RobbieZ RobbieZ is offline
 
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Originally Posted by VBUsers View Post
i installed it on my forum but i have a custom skin. The links to manage the mod arent installed. how can i fix that?
You need to explain a bit more detail to your 'links to manage mod' as you could mean inline moderate or admincp or what?

Did you read the instructions carefully at the top including the know bug?
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Old 09 Oct 2010, 19:33
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Old 10 Oct 2010, 00:42
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Originally Posted by Ninos View Post
So this means that you will still update it to work with future vB versions (eg. 4.1)?
I hope so, Hopping for the best
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Old 10 Oct 2010, 01:37
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If it stops working in 4.1, I will fix it.
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Old 10 Oct 2010, 03:17
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Juggernaut Juggernaut is offline
 
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Well then I'll keep using Medialibrary.
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Old 10 Oct 2010, 09:05
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Originally Posted by Destron View Post
Webbstre, Can all the media from this mod be imported into vbtube?
Thank you so much for mentioning this!

The one thing holding me back from using this mod was that videos and threads for comments were not linked. VBtube does that, awesome!
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Old 10 Oct 2010, 10:32
Helmut71 Helmut71 is offline
 
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good news that this one isn't dieing here ^^

I still believe in the future of vB, perhaps Jaxel will change his mind also - I hope so.

@jaxel: is it possible to integrate videos like this one: http://www.gftube.tv/index.php?s=videos&id=32 ??? or like this one: http://80.123.90.134/laatv/filme/Filmsternwarte.wmv ???
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Old 10 Oct 2010, 16:25
final kaoss final kaoss is offline
 
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jaxel you need to update the attachment numbers from "1.6" to 4.1.6
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Old 10 Oct 2010, 17:02
COL NIL SATIS COL NIL SATIS is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Jaxel View Post
If it stops working in 4.1, I will fix it.
thats great news..thanks Jaxel
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Old 10 Oct 2010, 18:19
ravehistory ravehistory is offline
 
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Excuse me but I am quite new to vb but I have had this mod installed on my vb but when I click the tab i just get message saying......Not Found

The requested URL /media.php was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an Error Document to handle the request.

What am I doing wrong ?
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Old 10 Oct 2010, 18:25
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firstly have you got the correct path to your media.php?

And also the relevant files into there respective places
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Old 11 Oct 2010, 08:21
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I love this mod, but I have too many navbar buttons as it is... Exactly what in the template do I edit it in order to remove the main navbar "Media" button, but instead make Media Library a drop-down item on another custom navbar menu button?
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Old 11 Oct 2010, 12:28
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Jaxel when deleting media what is the best/proper way to do so?
Do i just delete it from the media section then remove the local files i added for it?
thanks
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Old 11 Oct 2010, 13:44
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Originally Posted by danyol1706 View Post
I love this mod, but I have too many navbar buttons as it is... Exactly what in the template do I edit it in order to remove the main navbar "Media" button, but instead make Media Library a drop-down item on another custom navbar menu button?
admin cp> plugins &products> plugin manager> 8wr media library - media_NAVTAB

Remove: $template_hook['navtab_middle'] .= $templater->render();


Then add the link wherever you fancy from there with code
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