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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: 1245
Released: 28 Jun 2007 Last Update: 13 Jul 2007 Downloads: 12550
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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.

nJoy

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  #181  
Old 03 Jul 2007, 16:21
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Originally Posted by Tom1234 View Post
Any text without any tags will do. It was reproduced consistently. Just edit a thread title and try to save it and the first post text will be lost.
THanks Tom, I have found the problem. Can you please update to 1.1.2 (you only need to update the product, no need to upload the files) and confirm its sorted at your end?
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  #182  
Old 03 Jul 2007, 16:24
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Originally Posted by aggiefan View Post
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/682016...our_earphones/


is there maybe some sort of a limit to how long the url can be? I tried pasting that video into our forum and it only gave it to me as a link vs embedded video player. and our script is working fine because i could play the metacafe video you posted above.
Its the / at the end of the URL. If you change the regexp for the item to:

http://[a-z]*?[\.]?metacafe\.com/watch/([0-9]+/[a-z0-9_]*)[&\w;=\+_\-/]*

Then it will work
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  #183  
Old 03 Jul 2007, 16:52
popowich popowich is offline
 
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Thank you for sending an e-mail notice for the upgrade.

Not everyone does that, and it is very much appreciated!

-Raymond
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  #184  
Old 03 Jul 2007, 16:59
Ingmar Ingmar is offline
 
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I agreed, thank you and NICE work!
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Old 03 Jul 2007, 17:02
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Oh i just got to install this on my test forum without the upgrade, guess i'll have to update again now LOL.

BTW the user contributed Yahoo xml doesn't work. It installs fine but displays the same video regardless of what url you put in Its to do with the yahoo cache i think
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Old 03 Jul 2007, 17:07
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No problem I usually only send updates out if it is an important update or if there is a major feature upgrade
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Old 03 Jul 2007, 17:08
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Originally Posted by dizzy100 View Post
Oh i just got to install this on my test forum without the upgrade, guess i'll have to update again now LOL.

BTW the user contributed Yahoo xml doesn't work. It installs fine but displays the same video regardless of what url you put in Its to do with the yahoo cache i think
Thanks, Ill check into it
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  #188  
Old 03 Jul 2007, 17:22
Kanustep Kanustep is offline
 
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Hello Geek,

How the Amazon links shoudl be inserted? In my forum they are posted like urls. I have vBSeo enable and it post a redirect link.
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  #189  
Old 03 Jul 2007, 17:25
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Not all the amazon URLs will post thorough yet because there are so many freaking formats an amazon URL takes on. If you post the one that isnt working for you (make sure you untick the 'automatically parse links' option) then Ill give it a try for you
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  #190  
Old 03 Jul 2007, 18:08
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1.- This mod support Youtube local?

Brazil (http://www.youtube.com.br)
Britain (http://www.youtube.co.uk)
France (http://www.youtube.fr)
Ireland (http://www.youtube.ie)
Italy (http://it.youtube.com)
Japan (http://www.youtube.jp)
Netherlands (http://www.youtube.nl)
Poland (http://www.youtube.pl)
Spain (http://www.youtube.es)


2.- Can embed video from Stage6?

3.- Cam embed music from GoEar.com?

4.- If you have very much sites to embed, that affect in the load of the web?


Thanks, i will install it this afternoon.
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  #191  
Old 03 Jul 2007, 18:51
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Originally Posted by s0b View Post
4.- If you have very much sites to embed, that affect in the load of the web?
Probably less load than having individual BBCodes or addons for each different site.
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Old 03 Jul 2007, 19:17
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I haven't tested all the variations of youtubes (i.e. youtube.pl) however it should work as I wrote it to work with youtube regardless of the extension. Regardless, if it doesn't, this system is designed to allow you to change that. In regard to the other 2 services you mentioned, you can check the second post to see if a user has contributed one. If not, they can easily be added.

And Wayne is spot on - there is much less overhead then having a slather of bbcodes for all the different services out there. That was one of the key driving factors in creating this add on. I wanted less overhead and more flexibility.

HTHs!
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  #193  
Old 03 Jul 2007, 20:08
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Well man, you made a excelent job developing this mod, this is the perfect complement to my web, it was to dificuld for my users to use [youtoube] codes...

so .. INSTALLED ... AND WORKING PERFECT.... i ll be cheking .. for some more XML's for other sites..

see ya!
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  #194  
Old 03 Jul 2007, 20:10
Tom1234 Tom1234 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by The Geek View Post
THanks Tom, I have found the problem. Can you please update to 1.1.2 (you only need to update the product, no need to upload the files) and confirm its sorted at your end?
That fixed it. Thanks.
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  #195  
Old 03 Jul 2007, 20:30
Kanustep Kanustep is offline
 
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Hello Geek,
I want to convert all [media] tags to AME, how I can do this? I enter MEDIA, media, Media, on the field codes, but I get this error:


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