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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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Old 09 May 2008, 20:34
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Any word on a update that will work on 3.7?
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Old 10 May 2008, 04:09
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My daily motion videos do not work in my board , i just get a white square
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Old 11 May 2008, 00:10
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Originally Posted by anama View Post
My daily motion videos do not work in my board , i just get a white square
Same here
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Old 12 May 2008, 17:08
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Originally Posted by MPDesignZ View Post
just posting back and letting you know what the problem was. We had goldbrick installed as well on teh site. This was causing a conflict. I thought I had uninstalled it but apparently not. Thanks for all your help
No problem. Hope I helped out some.


Originally Posted by Baldilocks View Post
Does this mod still work with 3.7.0 ??
Originally Posted by Mrdby View Post
IT STOPPED FOR ME
A couple of site say it's working okay on 3.7. I haven't had a chance to thougougly test it yet, but it appears to be working on my demo board just fine.


Originally Posted by Finster View Post
Any word on a update that will work on 3.7?
Sadly, I don't think there will be any more updates. The Geek turned over his paid mods to Calorie, but I don't think she'll be taking over his free mods as well.


Originally Posted by anama View Post
My daily motion videos do not work in my board , i just get a white square
Originally Posted by jscieza View Post
Same here
Did you guys use the updated definitions in my thread? Because the old don't work anymore.
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Old 12 May 2008, 17:41
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Originally Posted by Digital Jedi View Post
Did you guys use the updated definitions in my thread? Because the old don't work anymore.
Please take a look at this post.

Thank you!
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Old 12 May 2008, 19:37
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It seems to work just fine on 3.7. Has anyone gotten it to work in profile posts?
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Old 12 May 2008, 19:59
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The problem I had was using bbcode php tag wrap. It gave all kinds of errors. It may not for you though. Hopefully the 3.7.0 update will come out.
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Old 13 May 2008, 08:28
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I haven't had any issues with 3.7 other than WMA files autostarting but I just figured out how to fix that so they no longer autostart....FINALLY!

In case anyone was wondering:

In the <object> tag the following line should be:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

In the <embed> tag the following line should include after the width and height:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

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Old 15 May 2008, 12:09
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Hey everyone, I wanted to pop in and give a HUGE thanks to Jedi, hotwheels and the others for the amazing amount of support they have given everyone since I had to hang up my coders hat late last year.

Remember that destination sites like dailymotion, etc... can (and do) change their parameters from time to time which may require tweaking AME's definitions (which several users have done and shared). This is how AME was designed, to allow users to tweak, update, create and share all without having to update the AME code itself.

I keep getting a lot of PMs on here asking for AME use in blogs, user comments and other areas. TBH, I originally assumed that it would automatically do so, but on closer inspection vB uses different hooks and sometimes different classes for processing BBcode in these areas, so additional hooks and functions would have to be added to AME in order to accommodate this extended functionality. Saying that, it wouldn't be hard at all to do so for any experienced vB coder.

Between the additional functionality (that would be minor to do) and the additional XML definitions that users have updated or created I REALLY wish that .org had a sourceforge like ability to at least share out project development. One day maybe!

FWIW, AME works quite happily on 3.6 and 3.7 versions of vBulletin

I am pretty proud that this was my last community release (for the foreseeable future). Thanks for making it such a popular solution for so many sites. I hope you all get a lot of great use out of the work that was put into it.

nJoy
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Old 15 May 2008, 14:16
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Originally Posted by The Geek View Post
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FWIW, AME works quite happily on 3.6 and 3.7 versions of vBulletin

I am pretty proud that this was my last community release (for the foreseeable future). Thanks for making it such a popular solution for so many sites. I hope you all get a lot of great use out of the work that was put into it.

nJoy...
Thanks for all the great work
My only curiosity is if this will ever support MP3's? So many people upload MP3s and want them to automatically play.

I really see this as a modification that could be the absolute best when it comes to multi-media mods for vbulletin.
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Old 16 May 2008, 01:43
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Hey Geek! Great to see you around again! I was and am very happy to help out, even with the limited knowledge I have. This mod was singularly responsible for introducing me to the world of Regular Expressions and what they're capable of. It's actually been really fun trying to figure out what things I can make happen with AME. It seems there's still a great deal of potential there that is remained untapped. So if I can thank you for one thing in particular, it would be, not just for your work on the mod, but for creating the catalyst for my understanding of something I didn't know a thing about four months ago.



mykkal, someone already made an MP3 definition for AME, and it's available in the Local Hosted ZIP file in my thread.
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Old 16 May 2008, 22:30
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YouTube - Hi Def

I am usless at REGEX, I am trying to add a embed service for youtube hi def service.

All I want to be able to say is if the end of the URL finishes as 'fmt=18'

then embed the youtube video with the addition code of '&ap=%2526fmt%3D18' in the embed code.

I am trying to do what is in the this DOC
http://www.insideonlinevideo.com/200...tube-tests-hd/

I have got it to work, but the originak youtube filter is also being triggered as it matches as well and I end up with two embeded videos in the same post.

I am sure this is simple, but regex is not my strong point

At the moment I have my regex expresson as

[http://]*[a-z]*?[\.]?youtube\.[a-z]*?/watch\?v=([A-Z0-9._%-]*)[&\w;=\+_\-]*[&fmt=18]

and my embed code as

<object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/$p1&ap=%2526fmt%3D18"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/$p1&ap=%2526fmt%3D18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent"></embed></object>

hope somebody can help me

Graham Mattingley
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Old 17 May 2008, 11:47
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hey
can you help me?
why i can't uninstall it
SQL query:

SHOW INDEX FROM `automediaembed` ;



MySQL said:

#1030 - Got error 1 from storage engine
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Old 17 May 2008, 15:31
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Originally Posted by duckdodger View Post
I did a search but couldn't find anything. I have AME installed and it works fine, but I'm going to add multiple styles to my site for users to choose from. When I post/edit a topic the video works, but if I view it from a different style it only displays the url with the ame tags. If I edit it in that style, it works there and breaks in the other.
i can't tell you from exerperience because i don't currently have this mod installed, but i wonder if you had considered trying the template modification system hack for managing the template edits? since it stores template edits in a master style and applies them across your skins, it may get you around this problem. a thought, anyway.
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Old 17 May 2008, 16:01
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Originally Posted by goddess_dix View Post
i can't tell you from exerperience because i don't currently have this mod installed, but i wonder if you had considered trying the template modification system hack for managing the template edits? since it stores template edits in a master style and applies them across your skins, it may get you around this problem. a thought, anyway.
Thanks for the reply. I would have tried that, but for some strange reason it started working correctly on all styles after I added a new xml definition from Jedi. It wasn't a rewrite either, just a new one, so I have no clue why it did that, and I have a bad feeling it will come back. But for now all is good
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