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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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  #1981  
Old 26 Apr 2011, 23:38
asf137 asf137 is offline
 
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Great app, using it, but is there a way to upload and import videos from the local server ?
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  #1982  
Old 26 Apr 2011, 23:39
asf137 asf137 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by asf137 View Post
Great app, using it, but is there a way to upload and import videos from the local server ?
I found how, thank you
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  #1983  
Old 28 Apr 2011, 21:37
jsalgado1981 jsalgado1981 is offline
 
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Great mod. Thank you
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  #1984  
Old 30 Apr 2011, 23:20
K4GAP K4GAP is offline
 
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I'm having a helluva time finding how to add categories.... I'm the administrator and have made sure user group for administrator permissions are set to all yes for this mod. Still, there is no visible Admin link on page showing the videos ?/

Any ideas?
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  #1985  
Old 01 May 2011, 07:51
caracena caracena is offline
 
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Hi Jaxel, I have the mod working almost perfectly but I do have one little problem + one suggestion:

Problem: The videos with unlauts appear as strange symbols (i.e. Unión de Línea converts into Unión de LÃ+nea). This happens in title, description and tags.

Suggestions: Put a field in the 8WayRun.Com options page so we can enter the ID of who's gonna be posting the announcements into a specific forum (last option on the list). This way, we could have a closed forum (just to inform users about new videos) that only an Administrator can automatically post a new thread when any user submits new media into the library.

The suggestion is to avoid having the announcement forum open so users leave comments for videos inside the videos themselves and not on both the videos and forum.

Thanks in advance
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Old 02 May 2011, 13:48
caracena caracena is offline
 
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HI Jaxel,

I'm getting the following MySQL errors:

EDIT: NVM, the errors appear when people clicks on videos posted automatically on my old "videos" forum by VDM.

Thanks!
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  #1987  
Old 02 May 2011, 16:34
caracena caracena is offline
 
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Guys, does anyone have any idea on how to make a custom service XML for mpora.com?
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Old 03 May 2011, 04:33
K4GAP K4GAP is offline
 
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Originally Posted by GaryT View Post
I'm having a helluva time finding how to add categories.... I'm the administrator and have made sure user group for administrator permissions are set to all yes for this mod. Still, there is no visible Admin link on page showing the videos ?/

Any ideas?
I take it the developer is AWOL?
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Old 03 May 2011, 16:43
Marka Ragnos Marka Ragnos is offline
 
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Originally Posted by GaryT View Post
I'm having a helluva time finding how to add categories.... I'm the administrator and have made sure user group for administrator permissions are set to all yes for this mod. Still, there is no visible Admin link on page showing the videos ?/

Any ideas?
The link should appear next to random media with some space in between.
Just to be clear you can see media page right? The link is active in the navbar?
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Old 03 May 2011, 19:42
Jaxel Jaxel is offline
 
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Originally Posted by GaryT View Post
I take it the developer is AWOL?
The developer has withdrawn all support for his vBulletin mods as a statement against Internet Brands and the way they treat their customers. He now programs exclusively for XenForo.Com. The developer of this mod is not the first to take such an action, nor will he be the last.

http://xenforo.com/community/threads...io-media.8092/
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Old 03 May 2011, 20:34
K4GAP K4GAP is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Marka Ragnos View Post
The link should appear next to random media with some space in between.
Just to be clear you can see media page right? The link is active in the navbar?
Everything is where it should be except a link to add categories. The mod works fine and yes the link to "Media" is on the navbar.
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Old 03 May 2011, 20:37
K4GAP K4GAP is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Jaxel View Post
The developer has withdrawn all support for his vBulletin mods as a statement against Internet Brands and the way they treat their customers. He now programs exclusively for XenForo.Com. The developer of this mod is not the first to take such an action, nor will he be the last.

http://xenforo.com/community/threads...io-media.8092/
Well then I suggest you put it in big bold letters above the description.
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Old 03 May 2011, 20:52
caracena caracena is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Jaxel View Post
The developer has withdrawn all support for his vBulletin mods as a statement against Internet Brands and the way they treat their customers. He now programs exclusively for XenForo.Com. The developer of this mod is not the first to take such an action, nor will he be the last.

http://xenforo.com/community/threads...io-media.8092/
Originally Posted by GaryT View Post
Well then I suggest you put it in big bold letters above the description.
Totally agree with GaryT. Besides you should know Jaxel that leaving enough users to write 133 pages of replies with such a stupid statement like that has just gave most of us a HUGE reason NOT to turn to Xenforo. I will not use Xenforo EVER as a statement against programmers that leave their users hanging with a beautifull piece of software that will become useless in a few months and becouse of our forum users liking it, we are stuck with a version of vBulletin that can't be upgraded.

BTW when you say "withdrawn all support" and "programs exclusively for XenForo.Com" you are giving us permission to do whatever we want with your code for vBulletin mods, except posting a new version made out of it without mayor modifications. Thanks.
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Old 03 May 2011, 21:05
EquinoxWorld EquinoxWorld is offline
 
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Originally Posted by caracena View Post
Totally agree with GaryT. Besides you should know Jaxel that leaving enough users to write 133 pages of replies with such a stupid statement like that has just gave most of us a HUGE reason NOT to turn to Xenforo. I will not use Xenforo EVER as a statement against programmers that leave their users hanging with a beautifull piece of software that will become useless in a few months and becouse of our forum users liking it, we are stuck with a version of vBulletin that can't be upgraded.

BTW when you say "withdrawn all support" and "programs exclusively for XenForo.Com" you are giving us permission to do whatever we want with your code for vBulletin mods, except posting a new version made out of it without mayor modifications. Thanks.
Could not have said it better myself. That is not a statement your making, what your doing is abandoning your work. You think vb cares about you or where you go? On the other hand we do, the people that fallow your mods and your work (which is exceptional btw), yet you are abandoning us to prove a point to someone that to be honest I am SURE does NOT care one bit about what you do or where you go. It' sad that this mod will eventually die along with A LOT of boards out there who rely on it. That being said I also very much agree for you to put something in BIG bold letters at the top of this mod that it is NOT supported so no other sites will use it on a production level and then be stuck with it like many of us are.
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  #1995  
Old 04 May 2011, 00:50
K4GAP K4GAP is offline
 
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NO SUPPORT FOR THIS MOD!

Well since you abandoned this mod, you NO LONGER own it, correct?

May I suggest it be placed in the graveyard with a bold prefix that it is no longer supported?
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