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DJ's AME :: The Ultimate Automatic Media Embedder :: 2.5.7
Mod Version: 2.5.7, by Digital Jedi (Coder/Designer) Digital Jedi is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (9 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 93
Released: 15 Oct 2013 Last Update: 18 Oct 2013 Downloads: 676
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From the team who brought you the blockbuster film "Yahtzee!", comes the next major motion picture about incredibly bad and arbitrary puns:

AME 2.5.7: Electric Boogaloo


AME automatically embeds media in posts without the need for pesky BBCode cluttering up your editor toolbar. It's also lightweight, and saves resources that BBCode would ordinarily consume. Your users don't even have to know you have AME installed. If they share a link from YouTube, Dailymotion, Amazon, Metacafe or Vimeo, AME automatically embeds the content for them. No special code to learn. No instructions for newbies to understand.

In addition, AME allows you to create, import and export support for individual websites in the form of media definitions. These XML files expand your AME to support a limitless number of websites from around the net and let you share them with the community. We currently have around 200 media definitions collected at this repository thread. If you want additional support for website not listed, please ask for it there. Odds are, we might already have one. (TIP: Be sure to check the Add-Ons section below for stuff you might miss out on, otherwise.)




CREDITS

This modification was originally built by The Geek, who is no longer coding for vBulletin. We miss him. But he gave permission for someone to continue to build upon his work. All I've done is modify the code a little to support additional functionality and to provide a place to continue to support the product. The product didn't need too much tweaking, but I did manage to add some new features I think you will enjoy, which I'll lay out in the feature list below.



RECOMMENDATIONS

It is HIGHLY recommended that you read the READ ME.html file included in the ZIP file before you upgrade or install. You don't want to be blind-sided, now do you?




NEW INSTALLATIONS
  1. Download and Unzip the contents of the ZIP file.
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  2. Upload the contents of the "UPLOAD to Forum Root" folder to your forum's root directory. (This is the directory where your vBulletin is physically installed.) Also, if you've renamed your Admin CP folder, be sure to move the admincp folder's contents to your renamed directory.
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  3. CHMOD your amecache folder to 777.
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  4. Go to your Admin CP Plugins & Products Manage Products Add/Import Products and import the product-djs_AME-2.5.7.xml file.
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  5. Your Admin CP should automatically refresh and you should now see the AME CP somewhere below your vBulletin Options menu.



TO UPGRADE

If you are upgrading from AME 2.5.6.
  1. Delete custom definitions specifically for Amazon, Dailymotion, Metacafe, Vimeo and YouTube. (Key names: amazon, dailymotion, metacafe, vimeo and youtube) Theses five definitions are now hard coded into the product and will be updated along with the product if need be. You can back these up if you need to, but keep in mind if you use any custom defs for these sites, they will be duplicated every time you upgrade AME. So don't ask my why your videos are doubled up, or I'll throw rocks at you.
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  2. Upload the contents of the "UPLOAD to Forum Root" folder to your forum's root directory, overwriting previous versions of the files.
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  3. Ensure that your amecache directory is still CHMOD'd to 777.
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  4. Import the product-djs_AME-2.5.7.xml file into your Product Manager, making sure to set the option to Allow Overwrite to Yes.
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  5. If you are using the file cache, it is strongly recommended that you re-sync your cache using the Tools menu.



WHAT ELSE?

The following five posts will include:
  • Additional Screenshots
  • Full Features List
  • FAQ
  • Resources to develop your own custom definitions
  • AME History/Changelog

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Old 18 Oct 2013, 18:18
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Ack, give me a few more. My host apparently decided I don't really need a website right now. So I can't test my changes. I'll have to pester them to get me back online. Shared hosting. -_-
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Old 18 Oct 2013, 18:23
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No worries.

Thanks for the update.
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Old 18 Oct 2013, 20:41
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|[UPDATE]|

  • Minor update which should fix the problem for anyone getting mysql_escape_string errors.
  • Fixed a couple of places where I used the same word too many times. It was bugging me.
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Old 19 Oct 2013, 03:22
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Thanks!

Seems to be working just fine for me now!

Can't thank you enough!

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Old 19 Oct 2013, 03:38
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Sorry to bug you again,

Youtube videos are not embedding for me.

https://www.toronto-subaru-club.com/...-vehicles.html

The first post has a Youtube URL but is just showing the link... not the video


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Old 19 Oct 2013, 04:54
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Originally Posted by Gadget_Guy View Post
Sorry to bug you again,

Youtube videos are not embedding for me.

https://www.toronto-subaru-club.com/...-vehicles.html

The first post has a Youtube URL but is just showing the link... not the video


D.
I think there's a query you have to run to get all the embeds for posts which existed prior to the installation of AME, if memory serves. I think it's included in the options for the Mod. (Tools Menu) You can tell if you embed one right now it will work but older posts won't have the embeds.

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Old 19 Oct 2013, 05:38
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Originally Posted by Max Taxable View Post
I think there's a query you have to run to get all the embeds for posts which existed prior to the installation of AME, if memory serves. I think it's included in the options for the Mod. (Tools Menu) You can tell if you embed one right now it will work but older posts won't have the embeds.
I tried that.

It's also not working for new posts either.

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Old 19 Oct 2013, 06:15
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Originally Posted by Gadget_Guy View Post
Sorry to bug you again,

Youtube videos are not embedding for me.

https://www.toronto-subaru-club.com/...-vehicles.html

The first post has a Youtube URL but is just showing the link... not the video


D.
What is your Disable New Items set to in your AME Settings? It should be set to No. Do you have any forums or Usergroups set to be excluded from using AME? Are any other of the default definitions embedding, such as Dailymotion or Vimeo? If you do make any changes in your AME CP, remember that in order to test the changes, you have to resave or repost the URL.



Originally Posted by Max Taxable View Post
I think there's a query you have to run to get all the embeds for posts which existed prior to the installation of AME, if memory serves. I think it's included in the options for the Mod. (Tools Menu) You can tell if you embed one right now it will work but older posts won't have the embeds.
Strictly speaking, this only works if you previously used another BBCode for embedding videos. Such as [YOUTUBE][/YOUTUBE]. I'm actually looking into some kind of detection for older, non-converted URLs, but I'm wary of the resources this might require.
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Old 19 Oct 2013, 12:54
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Disable settings is set to NO

I checked usergroups... all have proper permissions set

I tried running the query


Confirmed, since upgrading to the new version the Mod is no longer working for me.

It is not converting the [URL] tag to an [AME] tag



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Old 19 Oct 2013, 13:22
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I just tried other items and they are not embedding either.

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Old 19 Oct 2013, 16:57
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Originally Posted by Digital Jedi View Post
Strictly speaking, this only works if you previously used another BBCode for embedding videos. Such as [YOUTUBE][/YOUTUBE].
Hmm that's odd because when I installed this there was never any previous embedding, and it went back all-time and converted every link that was in the definitions. It was impressive.
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Old 19 Oct 2013, 17:29
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Originally Posted by Gadget_Guy View Post
Disable settings is set to NO

I checked usergroups... all have proper permissions set

I tried running the query


Confirmed, since upgrading to the new version the Mod is no longer working for me.

It is not converting the [URL] tag to an [AME] tag



D.
Then everything should be working. If you don't mind giving temp admin access, I can take a look it for you. It could be something minor.


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Hmm that's odd because when I installed this there was never any previous embedding, and it went back all-time and converted every link that was in the definitions. It was impressive.
Ah, see, The Geek would do this to me. I would think a feature did one thing, and it does more than that. I did not have an opportunity to test the plain URL conversion, since I just assumed from his own wording, that it worked only for former BBCode tags (which I did get to test.) If that's the case, I may need to reword that area in the ACP. Tell me, did you do the URL to AME conversion on 2.5 or 2.0?
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Old 19 Oct 2013, 17:52
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Ah, see, The Geek would do this to me. I would think a feature did one thing, and it does more than that. I did not have an opportunity to test the plain URL conversion, since I just assumed from his own wording, that it worked only for former BBCode tags (which I did get to test.) If that's the case, I may need to reword that area in the ACP. Tell me, did you do the URL to AME conversion on 2.5 or 2.0?
2.5 is the only version I have or ever had, I was late to the party.

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=202476

And I ran the tool - it took a LONG time to finish. 1000s of posts processed. Then later on I noticed really old threads with YouTube links in the posts, all now embedded by AME. I was impressed, it did each and every such link ever posted, globally.

EDIT to add: It looks like the Geek says it gets ALL the URLs, here: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...62&postcount=2

can rebuild your old posts, blogs, comments, visitor and social group messages to convert URL tags into ame tags where needed
And that's exactly what it did.

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Old 19 Oct 2013, 19:38
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Originally Posted by Max Taxable View Post
2.5 is the only version I have or ever had, I was late to the party.

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=202476

And I ran the tool - it took a LONG time to finish. 1000s of posts processed. Then later on I noticed really old threads with YouTube links in the posts, all now embedded by AME. I was impressed, it did each and every such link ever posted, globally.

EDIT to add: It looks like the Geek says it gets ALL the URLs, here: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...62&postcount=2

And that's exactly what it did.
That's most likely where I got confused. I'll reword the AME CP so that's more clear and run a few tests on my demo install. I can't believe there's a function that slipped my notice.

I'll also look into a way to optimize that process, if possible. Thanks for catching that.
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Old 19 Oct 2013, 20:42
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PM sent for access to my forums (Much appreciated)

Also.... Maybe my issue has to deal with the fact my site is https:// as I run the site with an SSL cert.

????

Just trying to figure out why it isn't working.


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