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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: 916
Released: 17 Apr 2010 Last Update: 27 Oct 2010 Downloads: 7899
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I'm an unemployed computer programmer... if you appreciate the work I have done on this mod, please don't hesitate in offering me a donation by clicking the "Support Developer" link to the right of this text. A donation of $50 or more automatically gives you the right to remove the copyright footer for this modification from a single forum.

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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Old 05 Oct 2010, 18:36
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Originally Posted by basilrath View Post
I agree with Robbie on this one - the mod is excellent and certainly worth all the effort to carry on if Jaxel allows this obviously. The thread however should now be kept on track with the IB confrontation and XenForo left to the lawyers for litigational reasons.

The whole issue seems "messy" but i for one certainly thank you for the mod as it stands.

Same here..Jaxel made this for free and i for one want to thank him personally for all the time and effort that was put into this mod...it would be fantastic though if it was allowed to be carried on ..
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Old 06 Oct 2010, 20:25
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Originally Posted by cherylferraro View Post
Well said Paul. I was thinking the same thing.

I sent jaxel $50 a couple of weeks ago and was going to send $100 more for 2 other sites when I stumbled upon his posts saying he was abandoning the mod. He seems to think that screwing over vb users will give him street cred over at xenforo.

If any developers want to reverse engineer jaxel's mod, improve it and keep it up to date with vb4's evolution I'm willing to pay for at least 3 licenses. I'd bet there are other forum owners that would do the same.
I am one of those others that would like to see this mod continue, and will also contribute to whom ever picks it up and runs with it. More so if the increase the functionality and add in the major video game Media sites.
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Old 06 Oct 2010, 22:37
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Files have been removed, so moved to GY.
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Old 07 Oct 2010, 16:50
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Old 07 Oct 2010, 19:31
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Originally Posted by Jaxel View Post
I paid $300 to have Internet Brands treat me and the rest of their customers like garbage; and you say I should give them even more chances? How do you know VB4.1 is "supposed to be a good version"? IB doesn't have any communication with their customers; they don't have clear goals or timelines listed out. Whats going to make 4.1 any better than 4.0? Is it a complete rewrite of their horrible engine? Does it undo all the completely illogical design flaws in VB4? I doubt it. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice...

You know who didn't treat their customers like garbage? Jelsoft.
What exactly happened that they treated you like garbage? I agree there is a disconnect between them and their customers.

Unfortunately, there is no real alternative.
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Old 07 Oct 2010, 19:33
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Originally Posted by Paul M View Post
and how exactly will that have the slightest effect on IB ?

The only people you are hurting is those who use your modification, what have they done wrong ?
It will have an effect if more and more people switch.

The only reason I stick to VB is due to the mods and custom tuning I can get. Mod writers like this gentlemen are what make VB great. They work around your needs and with you.

No offense, but you don't exactly do that. Every time I have asked you for help you tell me it isn't what you intended. When I ask other mod writers, they go out of their way to help me get what works best for me. I would prefer to support that attitude and if he goes others will certainly follow.
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Old 07 Oct 2010, 19:34
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Originally Posted by Jaxel View Post
That would be illegal.

This is not about screwing over other admins who use my mods. The power of vBulletin has always been it's community of modification authors. I myself am a former UBBHacker member, and have a college degree focused on PERL programming, but I sitll chose vBulletin over UBB back in the day because of the community. In the long run, if the modification community abandons vBulletin, it will hurt IB's ability to sell product based on that aspect.

Any money you or anyone else has donated for this mod is exactly that: a DONATION. This mod is free, thus you should expect to get the support from this mod as if it were free... this is not a paid modification so you should not expect the level of support you would get from another mod that you may pay hundreds of dollars for. $50 is not a payment to use this mod, its just the ability to legally remove the copyright notice from the footer.
Well said and I agree.
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Old 08 Oct 2010, 15:10
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8wayran.com
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Old 09 Oct 2010, 00:16
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Originally Posted by cad2go View Post
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LMAO!!

On a more serious note, I am seriously disappointed that this mod is no longer supported. I use this script for 2 main sections of my site (music videos and documentaries) and without said sections my site will be dealt a big blow.

I too, as many others have stated, will be willing to provide support (in the form of a reasonable donation) to anyone that will continue this mod on.
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Old 09 Oct 2010, 03:12
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i installed it on my forum but i have a custom skin. The links to manage the mod arent installed. how can i fix that?
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Old 09 Oct 2010, 05:22
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I don't know if this is appropriate or not, but considering that this mod is apparently no longer supported (unless pulling it out of the graveyard changed that?) I figured I should present an alternative modification. Unfortunately it isn't free, but I'm looking at vbtube as a potential replacement for this. I'm one of those people who needs support because I don't plan on making any major CMS/forum switches (again) in the forseeable future.

No offense is meant to Jaxel, as I have been one of the people who has used this modification since the first version went up, but if this isn't going to be supported I think people need to know what alternatives are out there.
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Old 09 Oct 2010, 05:39
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Webbstre, Can all the media from this mod be imported into vbtube?
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Old 09 Oct 2010, 05:42
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As of August, there wasn't, but I'm not sure if that has changed or not. I'll ask and see if there was any progress on it.
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Old 09 Oct 2010, 05:45
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Thank you.
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Old 09 Oct 2010, 11:38
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Just because I am no longer supporting this mod doesnt mean you have to stop using it...

Except for the foreign language characters issue, there are no obvious bugs... I will fix any bugs that do arise...

However, what this means is that there will be no new FEATURES.
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