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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
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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 18 Apr 2010, 08:59
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How can i change the Media Tab in the Navbar to Say something Different??
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 12:19
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Thanks very nice mod installed. But How can I add google video?
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 12:30
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Originally Posted by Candostum View Post
Thanks very nice mod installed. But How can I add google video?
for the time being we can't add google and yahoo video
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 13:17
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Is there a way to make extra Categories????
i havent been able to find it
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 13:17
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not sure how to use this

Originally Posted by kho91 View Post
for the time being we can't add google and yahoo video

oh I see its for youtube
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 15:13
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Very nice mod this is.....is it possible too add categories ??? if so where do you add them ??
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 16:07
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Excellent! I was hoping this would see new life. I pulled our old files from the database without a glitch. Waiting on a fix for the comment buttons...

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Old 18 Apr 2010, 17:17
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Originally Posted by Candostum View Post
Thanks very nice mod installed. But How can I add google video?
Right now it only supports: YouTube, Vimeo, MetaCafe, DailyMotion, Veoh, MegaVideo and uStream. I will make a video guide on how to make your own services within the coming weeks.

Originally Posted by rammieone View Post
How can i change the Media Tab in the Navbar to Say something Different??
The system is PHRASED. Look for the global phrase "media" and simply change it to something else.

Originally Posted by Arved Yagami View Post
Thanks for the update. How can I use latin charsets for the comments?

Also, I can change the info for the media, it was a nice feature in the directory video to change the video description (i used to translate info to spanish).
I dont quite understand what you are asking. You can change the description when you add the video. You can also click the "edit media" button on the top right of a media's details page... this link will only show up if you have the appropriate permissions, or the media belongs to you.

Originally Posted by dxds View Post
Very nice!... rating does not work for me..
Okay, the rating bug was caused when I phrases the system and forgot to add the media phrasegroup to the ajax system. It has been fixed in the version I just uploaded...

Originally Posted by dxds View Post
maybe thumbnails could be a bit smaller were 4 would fit on my page..
You can edit the styles in "css templates >> media.css". Look for the /* MEDIA BIT SMALL */ section and change the width to whatever you see fit.

Originally Posted by HappyFeet View Post
Excellent! I was hoping this would see new life. I pulled our old files from the database without a glitch. Waiting on a fix for the comment buttons...
Comment buttons? Whats wrong with the comment buttons? They work fine for me. It also degrades gracefully when I disable AJAX functions. So if there is an issue, please keep me informed.

Originally Posted by COL NIL SATIS View Post
Very nice mod this is.....is it possible too add categories ??? if so where do you add them ??
You can add categories by clicking on the "Administrate: Categories" link in the media library itself; NOT THE ADMIN CP. This link will only show up if your usergroup has the correct permissions.
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 17:28
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reserved. screenshots please.
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 17:34
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I see you updated it... do i need to reinstall the whole package or just the new XML?
I see the zip is the same size so probibly same files
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 17:34
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I'd like to see screenshots
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 17:40
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Originally Posted by LightInClouds View Post
I am having the style problems any suggestions?

http://www.friendskorner.com/forum/media.php
Got the same CSS problem:
http://www.wendag.com/forum/media.php?

Any help on the cause of this?
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 17:44
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Comment buttons? Whats wrong with the comment buttons? They work fine for me. It also degrades gracefully when I disable AJAX functions. So if there is an issue, please keep me informed.
Sorry, I meant to say the buttons on the comment form... You have it posted as a known bug.

Bold, Italic, Underline, Font color ect.
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 17:51
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You can add categories by clicking on the "Administrate: Categories" link in the media library itself; NOT THE ADMIN CP. This link will only show up if your usergroup has the correct permissions.


just done that but still no sign of this link for adding categories.....we have 1 category general media ????? gahhh
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 17:56
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A few suggestions for future releases:

Mass move media
Mass delete media
Who's Online (watching media) on Media page.
Integration with vBulletin's built-in Facebook Connect


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