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AME - Auto Media Embedding (youtube, Amazon, google, myspace, etc...)
Mod Version: 1.2.0, by The Geek (Coder) The Geek is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.7 Rating: (138 votes - 4.86 average) Installs: 1245
Released: 28 Jun 2007 Last Update: 13 Jul 2007 Downloads: 12550
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From the inventors of Swiss Cheese and the Egg comes AME - The Automatic Media Embedding System.

Note that Version 2.0.0 can be found here

AME is derived from GAL 6 base code but instead of linking keywords, it converts URLs that users paste or enter in their posts into inline embedded video streams.

Big credit goes out to mfyvie for the original concept that jazzed me up enough to lift code that I have been working on to radically improve his fresh idea. Though the same goal, I have taken a totally different approach to his initial release. This mod is 100% steaming fresh code straight from the Geeks oven of love.

First... the overview

AME scans new and edited posts for pre-defined patterns of URLs (i.e. youtube's). If it finds a match, it swaps the url tag for an ame tag.
When a post get parsed for bbcode and an ame tag is found, instead of hammering away at the post with umpteen bbcodes, AME quietly figures out which pre-defined embedding should be placed there and... viola', you have a pretty little embedded video like this:

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This is significantly faster, has much lower overhead and is much easier to manage than loads of bbcodes or a than scanning every single post as the user views it to see if there are any conversions that need to be made.

Now for the bells and whistles

AME:
  • is lightweight as it does all of her chores without the overhead of having 1 bbcode per pattern or trying to parse a post every single time it gets displayed with a bunch of patterns. This radically reduces overhead and speeds up the processing. The only time ame will kick in is after creating a new post or after editing an existing one (or if an ame tag is found in a post)
  • is extensible. She allows you to add, edit, delete, import and export patterns. That way you can decide which services to support, how they should look and then share them with others!
  • can extract the title (requires your server to allow url wrappers with fetch_contents)
  • can extract embed code from sites whose URLs do not contain sufficient information to embed the video
  • can rebuild your old posts to convert your 'other' mediaish tags into URL tags.
  • can rebuild your old posts to convert URL tags into ame tags where needed
  • can convert her codes BACK to url codes so you're not stuffed with a bunch of dead tags if you uninstall!
  • won't uglify your site by having videos appear in quotes, php, code or html blocks (blech!)
  • can be globally disabled
  • can be excluded from forums
  • can exclude usergroups
  • can be toggled on/off per post
  • would cook dinner for you if she had arms
  • can wrap the output in a 'container' with original URL
  • has a super comprehensive admincp help system. Yes, I actually took the time to add all the info you need into vB's admincp help system. If you ask a silly question in this thread that is addressed in the help system, you will be taunted.
  • is fully phrased
  • has hooks around integral operations so you can extend it

Add ons

AME comes configured with YouTube, Myspacetv, Google Video, Bolt, iFilm, Yahoo, Dailymotion, Amazon and MetaCafe Support built in. Since the amount of providers are always changing and most sites will only need a particular amount, AME has been designed with an import and export system to allow members to easily share formats with one another. In fact, the second post of this thread is updated periodically to relflect those add ons. Currently there are over 12 more additional formats contributed by AME users. Click here to see them.

Installation
  • Upload the contents of the forums folder into your forums directory and import the product.xml file into your product manager.
  • After installation, make sure that the system is on (admincp->AME CP->Settings)
  • Then you may want to try to rebuild old URLs via the tools option.

Troubleshooting

See this post on troubleshooting

A note about support and such

I have my plate pretty full with taking care of my commercial mods and the support that comes with them. Saying that, I will help when I can - but to be honest, I have ensured that there should be little to no support needed on this mod as it is very much self contained.
Please do not PM or post asking me to give you regexp's to support additional media streams. I built the system so that you can add your own providers as well as the ability to import and export them. If you still need a pattern but are not great with regular expressions (who is?) then I suggest getting RegExpBuddy. Although I am not expert at regular expressions, I did a quick start tutorial on AME regexps here if you want to check it out. I don't mind you guys asking amongst each other for these things, but just note that I will most likely not respond to the requests.

I will reserve the first couple of posts in this thread to periodically add user contributed patterns to import and for additional information (I hate mega long first post's in the release section). So check there for up to date information.

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Old 05 May 2008, 14:36
Big Barry Big Barry is offline
 
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Is their any way of embedding MP3's that are not locally hosted?

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Old 05 May 2008, 20:08
maidos maidos is offline
 
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thanks but can this mod stream fileshosted under own server like avi, mkv ?
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Old 06 May 2008, 06:51
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Originally Posted by Digital Jedi View Post
YouTube is one of the few definitions that cooperates really good with this mod. But that message is the default one they use when your player is not up to date. Hence the thumbnail and the link to the full screen version. It's a pity we can't take a look just to be sure.
My flash player is updated and I still get the same thing on the hack.
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Old 06 May 2008, 13:31
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Originally Posted by deepak7 View Post
think i should remove all ame links from cpanel, disable the plugin, add it again and rewrite the links from cp ?
Did you end up trying this? I'd be curious to know if that worked. My first thought was to try and rebuild the AME links from the CP. But that's one feature I have yet to try.



Originally Posted by Big Barry View Post
Is their any way of embedding MP3's that are not locally hosted?

Cheers,

Barry
Not just any site in general. A definition has to be installed for each individual site and media type.



Originally Posted by maidos View Post
thanks but can this mod stream fileshosted under own server like avi, mkv ?
Check the collection of definitions in the Addon section above. There's a ZIP file there for those kinds of media, with maybe the exception of MKV.



Originally Posted by MPDesignZ View Post
My flash player is updated and I still get the same thing on the hack.
I can't imagine why it would do that. Could you copy and paste an example of your Replacement HTML from the YouTube definition?
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Old 06 May 2008, 22:33
MPDesignZ MPDesignZ is offline
 
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I have not changed anything from the install so its all standard.


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Old 07 May 2008, 12:37
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Originally Posted by MPDesignZ View Post
I have not changed anything from the install so its all standard.


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I just wanted to see if maybe the XML got corrupted somehow. But it looks to be correct.

Since this isn't a live site yet, have you tried disabling all of your other modifications to see if the problem is not a conflict? And if so, re-enable them one by one, re-saving the post each time to see which one is conflicting. If a conflicting mod isn't the problem, then have you tried a complete reinstall. Which version of vB are you using by the way?
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Old 07 May 2008, 16:15
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I also have the problem with the links...i uninstalled the product and all youtube links start with the ame prefix...i have to edit them manually
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Old 07 May 2008, 22:09
MPDesignZ MPDesignZ is offline
 
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Um this is a live site not a test site. All the hacks worked fine before this was installed on the site. We had the old video hack that was AME but used a button in the post area & used BB Code. That worked fine but now I cannot find it on here anywhere. And we were forced to switch to this one since we uninstalled the old one thinking it would be pretty much the same but its not.

Currently its vb 3.6.4 we are looking to possibly upgrade though to 3.70.
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Old 07 May 2008, 23:02
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When you said your client didn't want links being given out, I presumed it was a site that hadn't gone live yet. In any case, have you actually tried disabling all your other hacks to see if one of them is creating a conflict?
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Old 08 May 2008, 03:10
MPDesignZ MPDesignZ is offline
 
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I'll do some updates on the site tonight and play with the other mods and see if there is a conflict and then post back.
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Old 08 May 2008, 03:31
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I did a search but couldn't find anything. I have AME installed and it works fine, but I'm going to add multiple styles to my site for users to choose from. When I post/edit a topic the video works, but if I view it from a different style it only displays the url with the ame tags. If I edit it in that style, it works there and breaks in the other.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 08 May 2008, 14:13
Mrdby Mrdby is offline
 
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can't wait for 3.7.0
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Old 09 May 2008, 02:43
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Does this mod still work with 3.7.0 ??
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Old 09 May 2008, 02:52
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Originally Posted by Baldilocks View Post
Does this mod still work with 3.7.0 ??
IT STOPPED FOR ME
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Old 09 May 2008, 19:20
MPDesignZ MPDesignZ is offline
 
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just posting back and letting you know what the problem was. We had goldbrick installed as well on teh site. This was causing a conflict. I thought I had uninstalled it but apparently not. Thanks for all your help
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