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8WayRun.Com - Media Library
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
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files Translations External Content  

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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 21 Apr 2010, 14:46
Delilahs Delilahs is offline
 
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I've just inputted a few medial urls and it is not creating a new thread in the designated forum either.
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 14:47
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cindy helmond cindy helmond is offline
 
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dont see the Admin Control Panel (vBulletin 4.0.3) in the media mod any help ?
cant make any caterogies is this an bug ?

Report its not working
thx

Last edited by cindy helmond; 21 Apr 2010 at 14:56.
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  #153  
Old 21 Apr 2010, 14:53
Delilahs Delilahs is offline
 
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it's a bug as quite a few of us cannot get it, so we are awaiting a fix for it.
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  #154  
Old 21 Apr 2010, 14:59
mobe00 mobe00 is offline
 
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i only get the rss feed to show up in safari. no other browsers. tested safari, firefox, ie and opera
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 16:01
Jaxel Jaxel is offline
 
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Feeds are working for me in every browser I have... Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Opera...

http://test.8wayrun.com/media.php?do=rss
http://test.8wayrun.com/media.php?do=rss&cid=10

They also validate on Feedburner... Anyone who is having trouble with the feeds, I want you to try something for me...

First go into your usergroup permissions and make sure UNREGISTERED can view library and view details

If RSS feeds still dont work... open "media_functions_hrefs.php"... find:

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Tell me if the feed (and the rest of the mod) work for you after this.

Last edited by Jaxel; 21 Apr 2010 at 16:43.
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  #156  
Old 21 Apr 2010, 16:39
Delilahs Delilahs is offline
 
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can't find media_functions_href.php

only

media_functions_hrefs.php

and that is a blank file

it may be a good idea to upload the complete file set that you have working and upload it to here with the correct version number
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 16:43
Jaxel Jaxel is offline
 
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Sorry, I meant media_functions_hrefs.php...

and that file CANT be blank. If that file is blank, then not a single link on your media library would work. Redownload the entire package and reinstall, it sounds like you download a bum zip.
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  #158  
Old 21 Apr 2010, 16:57
Delilahs Delilahs is offline
 
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no change, still can't see the category links or view rss
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 17:35
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Originally Posted by Delilahs View Post
The Media rss doesn't work on my site either,
I think he didn't set full permission all the folder was told to, it happened to me once.
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 17:46
Jaxel Jaxel is offline
 
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RSS FEED will only work if you have unregistered viewing enabled...

AUTO THREAD will only work if you select a forum and that forum is open.
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 18:12
mobe00 mobe00 is offline
 
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still not working. only shows in safari . in firefox i get no rss feeds..in opera i get xml parser error an tells me the chars marked in red here is wrong. unregistrered user settings are enabled

<category domain="http://www.xxxxxx.xx/media.php?do=category&cid=6">- Humor</category>

when i try the rss feed link in feed burner i only get this error message

The URL does not appear to reference a valid XML file. We encountered the following problem: Error on line 27: The reference to entity "cid" must end with the ';' delimiter.
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 18:13
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Originally Posted by Jaxel View Post
Can you give me the URL that the report page sends you to after you submit? If you are using the SEO slugs, try the MOST RECENT version of .htaccess included in the zip.
Ah ha! The source of the problem is when SEO is set to No. If I set it to yes then I can see both the edit and report pages (although I'm still not sure where the report goes to?). With SEO off then the links are forum/media.php?do=comment&mid=X and forum/media.php?do=details_report&mid=X respectively, which fail.
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 18:15
Jaxel Jaxel is offline
 
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Originally Posted by mobe00 View Post
still not working. only shows in safari . in firefox i get no rss feeds..in opera i get xml parser error an tells me the chars marked in red here is wrong. unregistrered user settings are enabled

<category domain="http://www.xxxxxx.xx/media.php?do=category&cid=6">- Humor</category>

when i try the rss feed link in feed burner i only get this error message

The URL does not appear to reference a valid XML file. We encountered the following problem: Error on line 27: The reference to entity "cid" must end with the ';' delimiter.
Fix for this coming soon... "&cid" should be "&amp;cid".

New version should be coming tommorow, and will be 100% XHTML validated.

Originally Posted by IR15H View Post
Ah ha! The source of the problem is when SEO is set to No. If I set it to yes then I can see both the edit and report pages (although I'm still not sure where the report goes to?). With SEO off then the links are forum/media.php?do=comment&mid=X and forum/media.php?do=details_report&mid=X respectively, which fail.
Aha! You are correct sir! Fix will be coming in 4.0.4. new version will be coming tomorrow because I need to spend time validating these shitty EMBED codes.
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  #164  
Old 21 Apr 2010, 18:34
mobe00 mobe00 is offline
 
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Keep up the good work jaxel We are all very grateful for you effort in this mod.
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 18:44
mobe00 mobe00 is offline
 
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any idea why the most popular media doesnt change ? its the same regardless of how many views the other media files have.
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