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[DBTech] vBDownloads v2 (vB4) [AJAX]
Mod Version: 2.4.9, by DragonByte Tech (Coder) DragonByte Tech is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (24 votes - 4.25 average) Installs: 194
Released: 23 Oct 2010 Last Update: 25 Apr 2016 Downloads: 1870
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vBDownloads: What is it?

DragonByte Technologies is proud to present vBDownloads v1.0, the most professional, innovative and feature-rich downloads mod to date.

vBDownloads aims to help you manage your forum's downloads in a fast and efficient way, presenting you with all the information you and your users need.

Why vBDownloads?
Whilst looking for a new product idea, we felt that there was a need for a fully-supported downloads database in vBulletin. vBDownloads is the result of this. vBDownloads contains many interesting features such as multi-file downloads, password-protected downloads and many more exciting and innovative features!

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Differences between Pro and Lite

Priority support & Product Demos available at: http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/vbdownloads.php

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Translations available @ Dragonbyte-Tech.com
Support for translations handled by the translator in its respective threads only.

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Major Features:

Searchable Downloads: Search downloads by title, description, author, or a combination of the above.

Importer: vBDownloads currently supports importing from DownloadsII.

Favourite Downloads: Got a download you like? vBDownloads will allow you to easily add it to your favourites list.

Multiple File Downloads: vBDownloads allows you to upload multiple files within one download stopping the need to create 20 different downloads for one thing.

Moderation: vBDownloads comes with its own moderation control panel. This will allow you to easily moderate new files and reports.

DragonByte SEO Integration: Seamlessly integrates with DragonByte SEO to create Friendly URLs for all your downloads & categories.


Extra Pro Features:
Download All Files: This will allow you to easily download all files in a download at the click of a button. These will be added to a zip and returned to you in seconds.

File Ratings: File ratings will allow users to easily separate the good content from the bad.

Downloads Per Day: This feature will allow you to control the number of files and add a limit to the size of downloads users are allowed to download per day.

Private Downloads: This feature will allow you to control who can access a download on a per user basis and allow you to password-protect downloads.


Complete Feature List
Lite

System Information
  • Whether the mod is active
  • Total bandwidth usage
  • Monthly bandwidth usage
  • Number of uploaded files
  • Value of php.ini's maximum execution time
  • vBDownloads' version number
  • Number of MBs of disk space all files use
  • Number of MBs of disk space this month's files use
  • Value of php.ini's maximum upload size
  • Value of php.ini's memory limit

Extensions
  • Group extensions together into Extension Groups
  • Define extension
  • Define MIME Type
  • Define maximum file size
  • Define Max Width / Max Height (only applies to images)

Categories
  • Define Title / Description
  • Set display order
  • Choose category image
  • Choose extension groups valid for this category
  • Automatically place new files in moderation queue
  • Per-usergroup Can View Category permission
  • Per-usergroup Can Download Files permission
  • Per-usergroup Can Upload Files permission

Import Utility
  • Import from DownloadsII
  • Preserves all important data
  • Avoids duplicate imports

Settings
  • Toggle displaying version number
  • Turn vBDownloads on/off
  • Reason for turning vBDownloads off
  • Welcome Notice for the homescreen
  • Storage path for uploads
  • Custom name for the main .php file
  • Maximum files per download
  • Minimum posts to download
  • Download description preview length
  • Enable/Disable Favourites system
  • Enable/Disable Comments system
  • Enable/Disable Mirrors system
  • File Reporting Reasons
  • Comment Reporting Reasons
  • Mirror Reporting Reasons

Usergroup Permissions
  • Downloads Manager, bypasses certain restrictions
  • Can View vBDownloads
  • Can Download
  • Can Upload
  • Can Favourite
  • Can Comment
  • Download Delay (in seconds)

Home Page
  • Display welcome message
  • Search downloads by title, description, author or any combination of the above
  • Category list in the same style as Forums are listed on Forum Home
  • Display number of files and number of downloads per category
  • Display latest download per category
  • Sub-categories in the same style as sub-forums
  • Sidebar block: Total files and total downloads
  • Sidebar block: Recent files, changes based on what category you're browsing
  • Sidebar block: Top downloads, changes based on what category you're browsing

Uploads
  • jQuery-powered upload script
  • Works with big files
  • No Flash plugins required
  • Progress bars on uploads
  • Display file sizes in-line
  • Quick deletion of files
  • Toggle which files are screenshots

Download Page
  • Thumbnail
  • Edit / delete file
  • Send file to moderation queue
  • Add to favourites
  • Add a comment
  • Basic file information: Author, Last Updated, Category and Total Downloads
  • File List w/ number of downloads
  • Mirror List w/ number of hits
  • "More From This User" block with thumbnails of other downloads by this user
  • Full description
  • Paginated comments list
  • Edit/Delete comments
  • Password entry page if the download is password protected
  • Download delay page when downloading files if applicable

Favourites List
  • Paginated display of downloads added to favourites
  • Same style as search results

ModCP
  • Tabbed interface for Moderation Queue / Reports
  • Ability to take no action, approve and deny moderation queue entries
  • Ability to take no action, dismiss or delete reported entries

Thumbnail Generation
  • Ability to choose which image to use for thumbnail generation
  • A physical thumbnail image will be generated when one is requested
  • Saves bandwidth / decreases load time vs. using full image resized

Category Aware Search
  • Choose to restrict search to currently viewed category
  • Only available when browsing a category
  • Perfect for searching through a large downloads database for less unique keywords



Pro

Mirror Link Images
  • Define replacement domains
  • Set what image to show instead of direct link to mirror

Categories
  • Allow private downloads
  • Allow password protected downloads
  • Category Parent
  • Choose forum to announce new downloads in

Settings
  • Download delay page advertisement
  • Path to importable files
  • Enable/Disable [DBTech] vBShout integration
  • Enable/Disable Rating system
  • Enable/Disable ability to download all files as zip
  • Zip filename prefix
  • Post To Thread: Title
  • Post To Thread: Message

Usergroup Permissions
  • Maximum downloads per day
  • Maximum downloads size per day
  • Can Rate Downloads
  • Can Create Category
  • Can Import Files

Home Page
  • Sidebar block: Highest rated, changes based on what category you're browsing

Download Page
  • Rate the download +1/-1
  • "Download All Files" button
  • Display advertisement on downloads delay page

Manage Categories
  • Allows users with the necessary permissions to manage categories via front-end
  • Download Managers can edit all Category settings
  • Non-Managers see their categories added to moderation queue

Import Files
  • Allows users with the necessary permissions to import files from the filesystem
  • Pre-defined path or custom path
  • Imported files aren't copied or moved
  • Ability to skip or re-import files
  • Per-file category assignment
  • Per-file download title

Who's Online Display
  • Displays users / guests browsing vBDownloads
  • Uses same HTML/CSS as forum home's "What's Going On" box
  • Displays full markup username
  • Can be turned off via vBulletin Options

vBDownloads Statistics Display
  • Displays total number of downloads
  • Displays total number of files
  • Displays total bandwidth usage
  • Displays total storage space usage
  • Uses same HTML/CSS as forum home's "Forum Statistics" box
  • Can be turned off via vBulletin Options

Per-Usergroup "Minimum Posts" Bypass
  • Ability to bypass the "Minimum Posts" setting per-usergroup
  • Perfect for donator / VIP usergroups
  • Toggled via Usergroup Manager

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  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification

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  #571  
Old 24 Feb 2016, 08:34
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Uninstalled it. Reverting back to DownloadsII
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Old 26 Feb 2016, 17:46
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Originally Posted by Duke49th View Post
I feel a bit stupid.

I imported downloads from DownloadsII.

It mixed the main and sub categories. Some former main categories are now sub categories.

I can't see any way to change that. The only way I see is delete all sub categories and make new ones.
But then I see no way to make new sub categories. I have only main categories (unless I manage to make sub categories.

As I guess this is a simple feature which every simple download addon should have - and the fact that it made some sub categories already - Im just blind...
You can edit each category and choose its Parent category I believe.


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Old 15 Mar 2016, 13:49
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
You can edit each category and choose its Parent category I believe.


Fillip
Nope. Its a Pro feature.

Categories
  • Allow private downloads
  • Allow password protected downloads
  • Category Parent
  • Choose forum to announce new downloads in



I did not check Pro features description before installing it as in my opinion this is an absolute basic feature.

But I cant tell the owner to pay almost 40€ for just being able to hotlinking files...we are a small group of people and non-commercial. Thats why I reverted back to Downloads II.
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Old 29 Mar 2016, 01:14
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vBDownloads v2.4.8 Patch Level 2

Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed an issue where deleting an extension group would not work as intended


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Old 21 Apr 2016, 12:49
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Installed and files upload and worked fine for the first few uploads, the started getting this message,

PHP Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in ..../dbtech/downloads/actions/download.php on line 947
Files still upload, but on the download page it says "Files 0".
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Old 21 Apr 2016, 15:06
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Can you show me what's on line 947 in that file? Each file is slightly different so I can't tell for myself.


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Old 22 Apr 2016, 02:13
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
Can you show me what's on line 947 in that file? Each file is slightly different so I can't tell for myself.


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

That's line 947 of the download.php file in the dbtech/download/actions dir.

I also saw multiple errors today when I jogged on, but wasn't able to catch them to copy it. I'm using vB 4.2.3 btw.
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Old 22 Apr 2016, 15:24
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Originally Posted by SoloistSL2H View Post
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

That's line 947 of the download.php file in the dbtech/download/actions dir.
Hmm, I can't replicate this issue, can you send me your site URL so I can see this in action @ your site?


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Old 25 Apr 2016, 23:50
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Changed Features:
  • A fresh copy of the jQuery library is now only downloaded if one has not been downloaded previously. Requires updating of all other affected DBTech mods to take full effect.


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Old 12 May 2017, 00:42
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Hi Fillip,

1) Can the Upload page be easily modified to look like the screenshots I've attached?
2) Where would the modifications be made, in a template editor, or to a PHP file, or somewhere else?
2a) If the PHP file has to be changed, will you do that for the customer?

The screenshots are of the Links and Download Manager plugin, which is no longer supported and problematic to get working on vB 4, but the upload area fits our needs perfectly.

Thanks,
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File Type: jpg Futures.io upload page.jpg (86.0 KB, 10 views)
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Old 04 Mar 2018, 22:36
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
Hmm, I can't replicate this issue, can you send me your site URL so I can see this in action @ your site?


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Old I know, but I have the same issue on vb3.8.9
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