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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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  #46  
Old 18 Apr 2010, 18:43
Jaxel Jaxel is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Stefanus View Post
Got the same CSS problem:
http://www.wendag.com/forum/media.php?

Any help on the cause of this?
That is very odd... it appears that media.css is not being called correctly on your forum...
http://www.wendag.com/forum/clientsc...010l/media.css

I have figured it out though... it seems to be a problem with the "Store CSS Stylesheets as Files?" option. A bug with VB itself handling non-default CSS styles. I'll look into it; for now, disable this option and it will work.

Originally Posted by COL NIL SATIS View Post
just done that but still no sign of this link for adding categories.....we have 1 category general media ????? gahhh
Did you scroll down to the bottom of the page?
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 18:53
COL NIL SATIS COL NIL SATIS is offline
 
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will try again now mate ..its a brilliant mod ,once i suss this it will be awesome ..
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 19:50
Stefanus Stefanus is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Jaxel View Post
That is very odd... it appears that media.css is not being called correctly on your forum...

I have figured it out though... it seems to be a problem with the "Store CSS Stylesheets as Files?" option. A bug with VB itself handling non-default CSS styles. I'll look into it; for now, disable this option and it will work.
Thanks.

The "Tag Cloud" does not follow forum settings - "Tag Cloud: Number of Levels"

could you look into this as well?

Thanks
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 20:21
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Ahmet Turan Ahmet Turan is offline
 
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How do I add categories. I can not see anything to add categories
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 21:21
Veer Veer is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Jaxel View Post
You can use HTACCESS to convert old video URLs into the new media URL.
Jaxel, can you provide htaccess code to convert old video URLs into the new media URL? so we will not get not found errors.
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 21:39
your24hourstore your24hourstore is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
mine wont allow categories too

mine wont show the administer categories
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 22:29
Jaxel Jaxel is offline
 
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Okay, I just uploaded a new version which fixes the style for people who store as files...

Originally Posted by pramid View Post
How do I add categories. I can not see anything to add categories
Originally Posted by harleyparts View Post
mine wont show the administer categories

I feel like I'm on crazy pills here...


Originally Posted by Veer View Post
Jaxel, can you provide htaccess code to convert old video URLs into the new media URL? so we will not get not found errors.

Can't help you with this, as I don't use VBSEO and I have no idea what your original URLs were.
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 22:35
Veer Veer is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Jaxel View Post
Can't help you with this, as I don't use VBSEO and I have no idea what your original URLs were.
I never used vbseo, my video urls was just like as yours at 8wayrun.com/video.php

http://www.8wayrun.com/video.php
http://www.8wayrun.com/video.php?do=...y&categoryid=4
http://www.8wayrun.com/video.php?do=...s&videoid=1482
http://www.8wayrun.com/video.php?do=...er&userid=2674
http://www.8wayrun.com/video.php?do=...&tag=nightmare

Just need to convert these urls into new media library urls.
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  #54  
Old 18 Apr 2010, 22:39
freexav freexav is offline
 
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very nice work dude!
just awesome!
is-there a way to change "media" to "videos"?
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 22:47
Veer Veer is offline
 
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Is there any way to stop auto playing?
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 23:00
dxds dxds is offline
 
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Thumbs up

You are a pro coder.. thats for sure.. even your site is truly amazing skills.. I uploaded the files i just downloaded today.. all of them and overwrite old but still rating don't work.. it also says done but with errors on page like before.. Thanks for doing such great work.. ill be patient as i know your working when you can.. thanks..


Forum Link: http://aogamers.com/forums/media.php?
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 23:22
Preech Preech is offline
 
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Will the be the CMS widgets as well.
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Old 19 Apr 2010, 05:37
Jaxel Jaxel is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Preech View Post
Will the be the CMS widgets as well.
CMS widgets will come eventually, but its not a priority right now because right now the VB4 CMS is HOT GARBAGE and I have standards.


Originally Posted by dxds View Post
You are a pro coder.. thats for sure.. even your site is truly amazing skills.. I uploaded the files i just downloaded today.. all of them and overwrite old but still rating don't work.. it also says done but with errors on page like before.. Thanks for doing such great work.. ill be patient as i know your working when you can.. thanks..
Ratings are working flawlessly for me... what errors are you getting exactly? Are you using the most up to date version of this? I've updated it several times today.


Originally Posted by Veer View Post
Is there any way to stop auto playing?
Yes, if you go into Administration: Services, you can edit the embed code of each of the hosters and turn off the autoplay flags. The flags are different for each service, so you'll have to figure it out on your own.


Originally Posted by freexav View Post
very nice work dude!
just awesome!
is-there a way to change "media" to "videos"?
You can change "Media" to "Videos" in the PHRASES. This entire mod is phrased. So search your phrases for the test "Media"; the one you are probably looking for is in the GLOBAL phrasegroup.


Originally Posted by Veer View Post
Below is my current htaccess file. It will handle the rewrites you are looking for, and its the htaccess file I recommend everyone use for their forum. This htaccess will handle the rewrites for vbulletin perfectly, as well as cache your images and files perfectly. Using this file, it single handedly sped up my forum from 5 seconds on the front page to less than 1 second on subsequent loads.


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Old 19 Apr 2010, 06:39
Jabong82 Jabong82 is offline
 
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Hello Jaxel, I think this is a great mod and will prob purchase the copyright free version. Do you offer general support with this though if we make purchase? (ie. just bugs, not custom work etc)?
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Old 19 Apr 2010, 06:58
Veer Veer is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Jaxel View Post
Yes, if you go into Administration: Services, you can edit the embed code of each of the hosters and turn off the autoplay flags. The flags are different for each service, so you'll have to figure it out on your own.
Yes, I got it, thank you.
Originally Posted by Jaxel View Post
Below is my current htaccess file. It will handle the rewrites you are looking for, and its the htaccess file I recommend everyone use for their forum. This htaccess will handle the rewrites for vbulletin perfectly, as well as cache your images and files perfectly. Using this file, it single handedly sped up my forum from 5 seconds on the front page to less than 1 second on subsequent loads.
Works perfectly, thanks a lot.
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