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AME - Auto Media Embedding (youtube, Amazon, google, myspace, etc...)
Mod Version: 1.2.0, by The Geek (Coder) The Geek is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.7 Rating: (138 votes - 4.86 average) Installs: 1244
Released: 28 Jun 2007 Last Update: 13 Jul 2007 Downloads: 12589
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From the inventors of Swiss Cheese and the Egg comes AME - The Automatic Media Embedding System.

Note that Version 2.0.0 can be found here

AME is derived from GAL 6 base code but instead of linking keywords, it converts URLs that users paste or enter in their posts into inline embedded video streams.

Big credit goes out to mfyvie for the original concept that jazzed me up enough to lift code that I have been working on to radically improve his fresh idea. Though the same goal, I have taken a totally different approach to his initial release. This mod is 100% steaming fresh code straight from the Geeks oven of love.

First... the overview

AME scans new and edited posts for pre-defined patterns of URLs (i.e. youtube's). If it finds a match, it swaps the url tag for an ame tag.
When a post get parsed for bbcode and an ame tag is found, instead of hammering away at the post with umpteen bbcodes, AME quietly figures out which pre-defined embedding should be placed there and... viola', you have a pretty little embedded video like this:

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This is significantly faster, has much lower overhead and is much easier to manage than loads of bbcodes or a than scanning every single post as the user views it to see if there are any conversions that need to be made.

Now for the bells and whistles

AME:
  • 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. This radically reduces overhead and speeds up the 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 in a post)
  • 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!
  • 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 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
  • 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 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

Add ons

AME comes configured with YouTube, Myspacetv, Google Video, Bolt, iFilm, Yahoo, Dailymotion, Amazon and MetaCafe Support built in. Since the amount of providers are always changing and most sites will only need a particular amount, AME has been designed with an import and export system to allow members to easily share formats with one another. In fact, the second post of this thread is updated periodically to relflect those add ons. Currently there are over 12 more additional formats contributed by AME users. Click here to see them.

Installation
  • Upload the contents of the forums folder into your forums directory and import the product.xml file into your product manager.
  • 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.

Troubleshooting

See this post on troubleshooting

A note about support and such

I have my plate pretty full with taking care of my commercial mods and the support that comes with them. Saying that, I will help when I can - but to be honest, I have ensured that there should be little to no support needed on this mod as it is very much self contained.
Please do not PM or post asking me to give you regexp's to support additional media streams. I built the system so that you can add your own providers as well as the ability to import and export them. If you still need a pattern but are not great with regular expressions (who is?) then I suggest getting RegExpBuddy. Although I am not expert at regular expressions, I did a quick start tutorial on AME regexps here if you want to check it out. I don't mind you guys asking amongst each other for these things, but just note that I will most likely not respond to the requests.

I will reserve the first couple of posts in this thread to periodically add user contributed patterns to import and for additional information (I hate mega long first post's in the release section). So check there for up to date information.

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Old 28 Mar 2008, 00:51
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I'll second the hulu request
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Old 28 Mar 2008, 02:30
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Originally Posted by nevetS View Post
Couple of things:

1) I have this working with 3.7 RC1. There were no problems.
2) I have this working with vbSEO. Again, no problems.
3) I wanted to use this to update links to Amazon with my affiliate code. I don't know if this came with an amazon link out of the box, or if it was one I uploaded, but never enabled - but anyhow, I've attached my updated amazon link updater.

It includes a picture of the book in the link, and uses the simplest amazon url that I could come up with. I use the options to place the link in a container - so the picture/link doesn't make a paragraph indecipherable. I attached a screenie, but here's a link to a thread that shows off what this does.

Once you've imported it, you have to go into your AME options and edit the "replacement text". Replace stopmomstop-20 with your own affiliate id. Or, heck, if you just like the feature and don't care about amazon commissions, leave it as is .
thanks.
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Old 29 Mar 2008, 03:04
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For me it works only if I use the tags/

For example if i put only the address like that:
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/32309.html

It will only display the URL not the embed video.

However I I put the ame tags like that:
[ame]http://www.gametrailers.com/player/32309.html[/ame]

Is working.


Any Idea how to fix this??
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Old 30 Mar 2008, 12:26
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I noticed that I did not see any clicks on my amazon account, so I checked the amazon discussion forums, and commented at beckism about the url format.

It appears that, the shortest url format that was recommended at beckism isn't working, but a slightly longer format does work, and I did find this format officially recommended by amazon at least once. Essentially, it's ending the url with ?tag=associatesid instead of /associatesid

I've updated the original xml file, and I'm also attaching it here.

For those of you wondering what I'm talking about, this is an AME xml file for converting amazon links to affiliate links and including a product picture as well. More details and a screenshot here.
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File Type: xml AME-amazon.xml (741 Bytes, 14 views)
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Old 30 Mar 2008, 13:32
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Originally Posted by AndyA View Post
Can anyone help me out with the Putfile xml ? I've had to uninstall it for the momemt as the video box would display on my forums but the 'Play' button shown mid screen didn't work at all, when I click the lower play button, that opened up the video but in the Putfile site.

My video link is here (I'd really like to get Putfile working on my site). http://media.putfile.com/A-ride-to-Helmsley

Edit: I'm using vb 3.6.8
www.throttlejockey.co.uk
Has anyone managed to get Putfile working yet ?
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Old 30 Mar 2008, 23:07
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I was trying to figure out the code so I could add an auto embed for funnyordie.com videos too, but its too complicated for my brain today lol .... anyone have that?
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Old 01 Apr 2008, 07:07
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Guys, Stage6 has closed down. They were buggy, required all users to download their viewer, etc.

Now Vimeo has awesome HD and it works like the dogs bollocks as we say in the UK.

We REALLY need someone to make an add-on code for Vimeo videos as right now we get a 'failed to parse the url" message box within AME.

Help?
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Old 01 Apr 2008, 09:12
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Originally Posted by glorify View Post
I'll second the hulu request
I think that's rather risky since those videos are exclusive to Hulu.com. I would not embed their videos.
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Old 01 Apr 2008, 11:18
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Lightbulb Installed on vB 3.6.8

Just installed on vB 3.6.8 and will now try it as it eems to be what I was looking for...
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Old 01 Apr 2008, 16:36
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Originally Posted by Freesteyelz View Post
I think that's rather risky since those videos are exclusive to Hulu.com. I would not embed their videos.


If that's the case, then hulu.com should really remove the "share" and "embed" buttons on all of their video content.



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Old 01 Apr 2008, 17:11
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Originally Posted by nevetS View Post
I noticed that I did not see any clicks on my amazon account, so I checked the amazon discussion forums, and commented at beckism about the url format.

It appears that, the shortest url format that was recommended at beckism isn't working, but a slightly longer format does work, and I did find this format officially recommended by amazon at least once. Essentially, it's ending the url with ?tag=associatesid instead of /associatesid

I've updated the original xml file, and I'm also attaching it here.

For those of you wondering what I'm talking about, this is an AME xml file for converting amazon links to affiliate links and including a product picture as well. More details and a screenshot here.

Thank you for this. I was wondering what was up with my referrals.

Two questions. How can I edit it so that it doesn't show the product image, but rather just prefixes the link with this icon instead:
(That looks cleaner to me.)

Also, should my Affiliates ID have the "-20" suffix as well? I see that a lot but wasn't sure since my actual Affiliates ID doesn't include that string.
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Old 01 Apr 2008, 17:23
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Originally Posted by Tralala View Post
How can I edit it so that it doesn't show the product image, but rather just prefixes the link with this icon instead:
(That looks cleaner to me.)

Never mind on this, I edited the HTML replacement to this:


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...and that did it for me. Still curious about the "-20" prefix though...
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Old 02 Apr 2008, 06:00
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There's already a regex for Hulu in one of the XML threads. Though it may need updating.
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Old 02 Apr 2008, 07:57
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Hey, Geek. I know you probably hadn't planned any updates on this for a while, but one minor addition I thought would be useful for those of us making XMLs, would be an extra field to put instructions in the AME CP. There are a few things I've made so far, and when I share them, I'm going to have to include a handful of notations. (A way to change the color of the player, how to change the language of the player's menu to English, etc). It would be nice if I could just add that to the file itself, not to mention I sometimes need to make notes to remind myself of things. If you happen to catch this post, please consider making a note of that. Thanks.
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Old 02 Apr 2008, 14:15
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Originally Posted by nevetS View Post
For those of you wondering what I'm talking about, this is an AME xml file for converting amazon links to affiliate links and including a product picture as well. More details and a screenshot here.
Any chance of getting this to work with Amazon UK ?

Ive had a go but it doesnt seem to grab the title

Help would be much appreciated!

Thanks

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