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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: 195
Released: 23 Oct 2010 Last Update: 25 Apr 2016 Downloads: 1878
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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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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 DragonByte Technologies homepage
  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification

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  #376  
Old 28 Jan 2013, 17:06
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Originally Posted by Jeromedia603 View Post
Thank you for your help. I am learning and took a guess, it was correct!! Woo hoo! Now only if I can learn how to define the path to the downloads.

Any help with that?

We have a dedicated so the path is

home/servername/downloads

Then I see:
Error:
You did not enter a valid value for this setting.

I am a novice, please advise
Youll need to chmod that folder. http://php.about.com/od/phpbasics/ht/chmod.htm

Originally Posted by Jeromedia603 View Post
I just got this while uploading


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That is a server issue, please contact your host.

Originally Posted by Jeromedia603 View Post
Any chance of getting some help on this issue. Thanks in advance!
Please post on our forums for priority support, vBulletin.org does not offer us proper tools and notifications to quickly resolve issues.

It's also a bit rude to complain / bump for free support for a free mod


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Old 28 Jan 2013, 19:56
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post

It's also a bit rude to complain / bump for free support for a free mod


Fillip
I appreciate the response for the other answers. As far as suggesting is it a "bit rude" to complain/bump the thread for "free" support for a "free" mod, that is very disrespectful. I am downloading this "free" mod to test it out and make sure it works properly so that when I decide to use the "paid" version I don't have any issues. If I am correct that is your ultimate goal by offering this "free" mod, to obtain me as a "paid" client. I didn't know your "free" mods come with limited support. I'll keep that in mind for any future related issues that may arise with your free mods.

P.S. I don't view your mods as free, I view them as trails so that I may determine if I should purchase the mod. Again, thank you for your time in this matter.
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  #378  
Old 16 Feb 2013, 07:28
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well no offence this mod work ok but has way too many bugs with it admins and mods can use the features of this addon but normal users cant use it at all and work at setting everything to fix it but the features are too buggy as well i was gonna pay for it but if you can work on free version why should i pay for the pro edition.
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Old 17 Feb 2013, 23:50
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vBDownloads v2 is expected to reach Beta status soon - . Unfortunately I cannot provide extended support for v1.3 for the very reasons you state.

Hopefully v2 will work better for you


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Old 23 Feb 2013, 00:32
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vBDownloads v1.4.0 - v2.0.0 Beta 2
Home Page
  • Feature: The Search engine has been improved to now also allow you to search by description
  • Feature: The Sidebar widgets now display on all vBDownloads pages
  • Change: The Category list has been improved to more closely resemble the Forum list in vBulletin
  • Change: The Recent Files, Top Downloads and Highest Rated widgets now change based on what category you're browsing
  • Fix: The Search engine should now correctly limit the results based on your input

Favourites
  • Change: The Favourites list now uses the same templates to display its results as the Search Results, leading to a more consistent experience

Category Browser
  • Feature: The navbar now displays the full breadcrumb path back to the home page, traversing parent categories
  • Feature: The Search engine now follows you around as you browse categories, in case you give up trying to find what you're looking for manually
  • Change: The Child Categories list has been improved to more closely resemble the Forum list in vBulletin
  • Change: The File list now uses the same templates to display its results as the Search Results, leading to a more consistent experience
  • Change: The download's thumbnail is now generated via a new and more intelligent method that chooses a screenshot if available, and if not, the first image in the list of files

File Browser
  • Feature: The navbar now displays the full breadcrumb path back to the home page, traversing parent categories
  • Feature: File deletion is now fully AJAX'd
  • Feature: Adding a comment now loads a new page with the full editor
  • Change: The comments "postbit" now more closely resembles the vB Blog "postbit" (also found in our [DBTech] DragonByte Gallery modification by Dylan)
  • Change: The "More From This User" now uses the same style as the file title for consistency
  • Change: The download's thumbnail is now generated via a new and more intelligent method that chooses a screenshot if available, and if not, the first image in the list of files
  • Fix: The download counter should now work correctly in all cases
  • Fix: (Pro) Entering a download's password should no longer rarely send the user into a never-ending redirect loop
  • Fix: (Pro) Refreshing the page while the user is waiting for the download delay no longer restarts the countdown unless they refresh again.

Upload
  • Feature: A new, shiny uploader based on BlueImp's jQuery File Uploader has replaced the old uploader.
    This uploader has advanced features such as measuring network speed, ETAs and of course, progress bars.
    Fully AJAX'd and powered by jQuery UI, this uploader also lets you manage your existing files, deleting them with a single click.
    You are also able to abort a currently in-progress upload without reloading the whole page.
    Any existing themes made for jQuery UI will also work to style this uploader - more themes will be selectable in the future.
  • Change: The "Category", "Mirrors", "Private Users" (Pro) and "Password Protection (Pro) input areas now use the same UI style for consistency
  • Change: The "Password Protection" (Pro) input area no longer requires you to re-enter your password every time you modify the download
  • Change: The "Extension Information" table has been brought inside the main content area, and is now placed underneath the file management area

AdminCP: System Information
  • Feature: Storage Space Usage - the ability to see the total amount of space taken up by all your files combined
  • Feature: Monthly Storage Space Usage - the ability to see the total amount of space taken up by files uploaded in the current month
  • Feature: Bandwidth Usage - the ability to see the total amount of bandwidth taken up by users downloading your files (since v1.4.0 was installed)
  • Feature: Monthly Bandwidth Usage - the ability to see the total amount of bandwidth taken up by users downloading your files in the current month (since v1.4.0 was installed)

AdminCP: Extensions
  • Fix: Fixed a bug with the MIME type field being too small to store the correct MIME type for certain file extensions

AdminCP: Modules
  • Change: Removed this entire area, converted into Usergroup Permissions for maximum compatibility with vBulletin & mods that alter usergroup permissions such as [DBTech] vBShop

AdminCP: Import Utility
  • Change: Removed a slew of unnecessary steps
  • Fix: No longer shows an empty header if you have no importable products

General / Other
  • Feature: Deactivating vBDownloads in the AdminCP vBulletin Options now allows you to set a Closed Reason message
  • Feature: Downloads Managers now has a one-click link to manage a download's Moderated status when viewing downloads
  • Feature: The ModCP is once again functional, allowing you to approve moderated downloads as well as delete reported comments from one handy location
  • Feature: Auto-moderation of new files is once again functional
  • Feature: Thumbnails & screenshots should now be more resistant to over-zealous browser caches. Download thumbnails will re-generate if the number of files in the download changes.
  • Feature: The profile tab is once again viewable, now with an improved display of downloads that match the rest of the product
  • Feature: You can now re-arrange the display order of categories in the AdminCP
  • Feature: Added compatibility layer for old vBDownloads thread links
  • Feature: You can now choose the preview length for download descriptions
  • Feature: Mirror links now display the number of hits they've received (starting after installing v2.0.0)
  • Change: The entire code base has been rewritten from scratch to allow us to more easily add new features and fix bugs
  • Change: Changed default category description on creation
  • Change: Download description in the Category Browser is now truncated
  • Change: Download description in the Search Results is now truncated
  • Change: Download description in the Favourites is now truncated
  • Change: The "Comments" tab is now hidden on downloads if there's no comments yet
  • Change: Changed the breadcrumbs on the Category Browser to have "vBDownloads" as their root element for consistency


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Old 28 Feb 2013, 00:35
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arrggg after waiting for the import script to finish,
I am met with this error

"A required field called categoryid is missing or has an invalid value."

I'm pretty good with mysql, & phpmyadmin anything I can look for there to fix
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Old 28 Feb 2013, 00:44
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Can you please be more descriptive as to where you are met with this error?


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Old 28 Feb 2013, 01:02
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Importing From DownloadsII (Step 3)
vBulletin Message


A required field called categoryid is missing or has an invalid value.

next screen right after importing from DII
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Old 28 Feb 2013, 01:30
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got it, we had some private downloads for Admins only.
Your import script was raising the error because the category we put them in was non-existant
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Old 01 Mar 2013, 20:55
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Ahh, thanks for letting us know


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Old 04 Mar 2013, 06:22
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Notify the author if somebody comment in his file.

Is this feature available in v2.0?
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Old 04 Mar 2013, 15:10
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Where can I buy the pro version? When I go to http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/vbdownloads.php I get nothing.
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Old 04 Mar 2013, 16:35
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Originally Posted by sadiq6210 View Post
Notify the author if somebody comment in his file.

Is this feature available in v2.0?
I don't believe so, no.

Originally Posted by SouYir0 View Post
Where can I buy the pro version? When I go to http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/vbdownloads.php I get nothing.
We're not allowed to link directly, but you can find it via our front page


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Old 08 Mar 2013, 13:26
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is there a way to change the colour of the buttons when on the upload page from white to colour to suit the theme of dark one?

also same with the side bar info like the top downloaded and recent files to like dark colours?

im also having issues uploading any png or jpg or jpeg onto it for some reason i can upload zip file but not pictures for some reason.

Last edited by wolfman069; 09 Mar 2013 at 11:20.
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Old 10 Mar 2013, 17:27
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Originally Posted by wolfman069 View Post
is there a way to change the colour of the buttons when on the upload page from white to colour to suit the theme of dark one?
Future versions will include the ability to switch jQuery UI themes.

Originally Posted by wolfman069 View Post
also same with the side bar info like the top downloaded and recent files to like dark colours?
You can modify the dbtech_downloads.css template in order to customise the sidebar.

Originally Posted by wolfman069 View Post
im also having issues uploading any png or jpg or jpeg onto it for some reason i can upload zip file but not pictures for some reason.
You need to properly configure your categories to allow the extension groups containing the image extensions.


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