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Mod Version: 2.3.0, by AndrewD (R.I.P) AndrewD is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.0 Rating: (66 votes - 4.74 average) Installs: 574
Released: 25 Dec 2007 Last Update: 14 Jun 2009 Downloads: 9272
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What this is and does

LDM is a general-purpose tool for managing libraries of links and files, and handling uploads and downloads in a flexible way, while tracking and control user access. It has a range of integrated media players and a large library of 'plugin' extras.

Installation and Usage Explained in the on-line Wiki, with a brief explanation in the file instructions.txt in the release zip. The recent revision history is given in the first post of this thread.

Please use carefully and always backup your database before upgrading. Post reports of problems and suggestions for enhancements in this thread.

14.06.09 Version 2.3.0 is now the the officially-supported version. Works with 3.7 and vb 3.8. Please post comments in this thread

22.06.08 Version 2.2.9-post1 - This is the previous supported version. Works fine with all versions of vb 3.6 and vb 3.7. All standard features except profile integration and forum prefix selection work fine with vb 3.8.

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Old 12 Jan 2008, 15:55
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Originally Posted by AndrewD View Post
I've been wondering about that. I'm not sure which is the better approach.
I do not know if that will cause coding difficulties, but it would surely be good if tags connect files and threads on the same topic.

Both from a SEO perspective as from a user/functionality perspective.

Plus this would increase the use of LDM, by forum users. It is always hard to make LDM popular among forum users, because LDM is separated from the forum. Mostly a small portion of forum users use LDM. But with functions that make forum users jump back and forth from forum to LDM, the use of LDM becomes more natural or incorporated into general forum use.

This is the reason why I have asked for these functions as options in the past:
- the comments function, to be replaced by forum posts
- reputation functions for LDM

I can understand that from a programming perspective it is best to keep certain things separated from vb, but where ever integration can be done without causing programming difficulties, this would surely increase the popularity of your software.

Just my 2cents.
Thanks for your great software.

Last edited by Alfa1; 12 Jan 2008 at 16:00.
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Old 12 Jan 2008, 16:57
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Originally Posted by AndrewD View Post
This is still rather new, so it's quite possible that there are bugs. Have you registered at trapvid.com and set up an account with the right ip address?

It's important to enter the urls in the correct format. Try this veoh file.

http://www.veoh.com/videos/v1717492rr86NdWC

Edit the entry as an admin (with *can_view_hidden* LDM permission) and take a look down the bottom of the page at the attributes section. Check that the Trapvid entity contains something that looks sensible (this is automatically created using the response from trapvid).

If none of that works, am happy to take a look.
i saw the entity and enter the messy url in the browser, it responded. the veoh file still keep loading, then i tried in Firefox and Opera and it played, it is IE problem i think, thanx.
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Old 12 Jan 2008, 18:21
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Originally Posted by Ron1213 View Post
i saw the entity and enter the messy url in the browser, it responded. the veoh file still keep loading, then i tried in Firefox and Opera and it played, it is IE problem i think, thanx.
Ah....

I've read that there are some problems with the IE cache and flash. I thought I'd worked round it, but you are the second person to report this problem. I need to look into it.
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Old 12 Jan 2008, 18:37
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How to upload a file (ppt, doc)

As a user how can I upload a file using browse, select and upload.(similar to add thread)

Where is the field???

Do I need to make it active using admincp??

Last edited by reddyink; 12 Jan 2008 at 20:03.
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Old 12 Jan 2008, 19:12
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i have one more request about attributes:
could you please add an option for BBCodes? for example to use AnyMedia (Goldbrick) to play....

thanks
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Old 12 Jan 2008, 19:41
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Originally Posted by Rouzbeh1 View Post
i have one more request about attributes:
could you please add an option for BBCodes? for example to use AnyMedia (Goldbrick) to play....

thanks
Yes, this is all in hand for the next alpha/beta
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Old 13 Jan 2008, 00:20
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Dear Andrew, I've been looking in JW forum about the Veoh files not being able to play in IE, some people have it too but it's solvable with normal html code. I just don't know how to solve it with LDM. I'll read more and will PM you if I have found anything helpful, I need it solve as badly as anyone.
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Old 13 Jan 2008, 05:24
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Originally Posted by reddyink View Post
As a user how can I upload a file using browse, select and upload.(similar to add thread)

Where is the field???

Do I need to make it active using admincp??
step 1:

By default (i.e. as first installed) uploads are disbled in LDM, so the first step for the admin is to enable them (LDM/admin/settings/Controls on File Uploads) You have to specify the directory where the uploaded files will be stored (unlike vb itself, which by default stores attachments in the database).

step 2:

You mustalso decide which filetypes can be uploaded. By default, LDM will accept any filetypes that are listed in the VB/admin/attachments table. Standard users will be able to upload files up to the size limits given in that table; admins can upload up to the maximum size permitted by your php site configuration.

LDM will *not* accept uploads of filetypes that are not listed in that table, so if there are particular filetypes you need, you have to add them, along with correct 'mimetype' information. There's a LDM extra (see the extras directory in the release) which will do this for most of the common filetypes automatically), or you can do the job by hand

step 3

You need to give the desired usergroups permission to upload (LDM/admin/permissions/can_upload_files)

After you've done this, the 'add entry' form will include options to browse and upload.

Ther can be problems with step 1 depending on your site configuration, but it's possible to work around these in most cases.
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Old 13 Jan 2008, 20:56
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I haven't installed yet. but I'm going to use it...

1. Should I create " download" folder with Permission 777 ?

If yes ... I had some problem with folders by 777 permision... because these folders are not safe .

and anyone have the full permission to access the folders ! and probably can hack the site !! or cause other problems...

how is the security ?

thank you.
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Old 14 Jan 2008, 05:31
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Originally Posted by Golzarion View Post
I haven't installed yet. but I'm going to use it...

1. Should I create " download" folder with Permission 777 ?

If yes ... I had some problem with folders by 777 permision... because these folders are not safe .

and anyone have the full permission to access the folders ! and probably can hack the site !! or cause other problems...

how is the security ?

thank you.
If you want an absolutely secure site, then you must give people the absolutely minimum access that they need. However, if you want to let them share files, then there has to be somewhere to store these files. vbulletin's standards solution (for attachments) of storing the contents of the files in the database is fine for a relatively small number of relatively small files, but is not useful for a general purpose file exchange site.

You should certainly think carefully about where you create the upload/download folder and what types of file you will allow people to upload. But there's no need to open up your entire site. Giving open access permissions to a folder does not mean that you are giving people freedom to do anything they like. They still have to gain access.

Your web server has to be able to create and then read the files and directories in which the uploads are stored. This means that it has to be writeable by PHP. The easiest way to do this is CHMOD it 777, although some other mode may be possible depending on how your server is built.

Generally, it is not recommended that folders that are CHMODed 777 are stored within your web root. LDM works perfectly well if the upload/download folder is located above the document root, provided other security settings on your server allow this. (This prevents people from having any direct access) You tell LDM whereabouts things to be stored (outside the web root/inside the web root) by using the <em>local_file_root</em> and <em>local_file_root_prefix</em> settings in LDM's admin settings page.
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Old 14 Jan 2008, 18:34
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LDM works perfectly well if the upload/download folder is located above the document root, provided other security settings on your server allow this. (This prevents people from having any direct access) You tell LDM whereabouts things to be stored (outside the web root/inside the web root) by using the <em>local_file_root</em> and <em>local_file_root_prefix</em> settings in LDM's admin settings page.
Thank you very much .
It's a good idea to place the upload folder( with CH Mode 777 ) above the document root.

also it can be protected by .htaccess ,,,,,

as I understand ... we can set the directory :"
You tell LDM whereabouts things to be stored (outside the web root/inside the web root) by using the <em>local_file_root</em> and <em>local_file_root_prefix</em> settings in LDM's admin settings page.
"

would you please describe more ? I mean .. how can I set the changes that you mentioned ?

" LDM's admin settings page." ?
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Old 14 Jan 2008, 19:19
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Originally Posted by Golzarion View Post
Thank you very much .
It's a good idea to place the upload folder( with CH Mode 777 ) above the document root.

also it can be protected by .htaccess ,,,,,

as I understand ... we can set the directory :""

would you please describe more ? I mean .. how can I set the changes that you mentioned ?

" LDM's admin settings page." ?
This is described in the online wiki, see http://www.eirma.org/wikis/index.php...nd_Server_Load
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Old 14 Jan 2008, 23:45
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I am getting errors when attempting to open this zip. Was this done on high compression in winzip?
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Old 15 Jan 2008, 03:11
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Originally Posted by AndrewD View Post
Yes, it's there.

There's a new setting (*length_shortdesc*) which can be set globally (admin/settings) or per category (edit category/control settings) which specifies the length of entries' short descriptions. The short description is used if you choose the short (title+thumb+short description) linkbit for the category (again admin/settings or edit category/control settings). It behaves the way you indicate.

I realize that there's another linkbit described as Short (direct link, no thumb, short description) which does not work as described in the 2.2.9 aplha1.
Thanks but is there anyway to simply have it where we can use the modern template and all we need to do is replace the link for the image/title which is also a direct link, to go to here: http://www.pspcrazy.com/forums/local...tid=15&lpage=1 or the page that allows users to comment directly, as I'm going for a all out social type site with comments, and all integrated in one area.

Is it possible to do that? Modern with a link to this page: http://www.pspcrazy.com/forums/local...tid=15&lpage=1 that's all i really need as the new short seems a bit too minimal for my own preferences. Thanks

Oh and yea something is wrong with he new version's top 10: http://www.pspcrazy.com/forums/local_links.php On that note any chance we can get two more stats based top 10's on the home of downloadS? Newest 10 and Recently Commented would be great

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Old 15 Jan 2008, 05:05
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Originally Posted by ssslippy View Post
I am getting errors when attempting to open this zip. Was this done on high compression in winzip?
no normal compression. perhaps a corrupt download?

check the file size - 1,492,517 bytes
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