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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 17 May 2010, 22:15
bart6767 bart6767 is offline
 
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cant seem to find where i can make new Categories ?
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Old 17 May 2010, 22:24
Footman Footman is offline
 
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Originally Posted by bart6767 View Post
cant seem to find where i can make new Categories ?
If you're logged into your forum with a profile that has full admin privileges then you should see, on the right hand side, the categories link as in the attached pic.
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Old 17 May 2010, 22:36
bart6767 bart6767 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Footman View Post
If you're logged into your forum with a profile that has full admin privileges then you should see, on the right hand side, the categories link as in the attached pic.
I have nothing on the right hand side and all i see on the left hand side is Categories and
Random Media
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Old 17 May 2010, 22:39
bart6767 bart6767 is offline
 
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Got it sorted as i had to add this code and it works .


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Old 17 May 2010, 22:42
Footman Footman is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Jaxel View Post
VB has a built in COMPARE function. Use that to determine what has changed in the embed code, and update your customized style to suit the new embed system.
I don't see where to compare old and new for the template you suggested.
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Old 18 May 2010, 10:15
milaszewski milaszewski is offline
 
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I would love to use it, but I use ISO-8859-2 encoding and I get this error when I try to add a youtube video:

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Old 18 May 2010, 12:17
kho91 kho91 is offline
 
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can't add sub categories?
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Old 18 May 2010, 12:54
Footman Footman is offline
 
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Originally Posted by kho91 View Post
can't add sub categories?
Have you tried utilizing the "order" and "depth" in the adminstrate: Categories?
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Old 18 May 2010, 18:47
Yurified Yurified is offline
 
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I am having another problem now >.> I've uninstalled and installed it again thinking everything will be ok, but it still there.
This is what some members get when they try to watch some of my videos.

Funny thing is that I can watch that video.
The only problem I had after re-uploading new files was that some of videos were blank. But other members would get this error.
Can this be fixed somehow?
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Old 19 May 2010, 00:43
pcoskat pcoskat is offline
 
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how does this integrate into the sidebar of the forums? Is there a widget that can display random thumbnails + titles of videos in the gallery?
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Old 19 May 2010, 05:18
Jaxel Jaxel is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Yurified View Post
I am having another problem now >.> I've uninstalled and installed it again thinking everything will be ok, but it still there.
This is what some members get when they try to watch some of my videos.

Funny thing is that I can watch that video.
The only problem I had after re-uploading new files was that some of videos were blank. But other members would get this error.
Can this be fixed somehow?
Please run the "Click here to restore all services in the "/media/xml" directory to their default settings" process in the administrate services menu.
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Old 19 May 2010, 06:06
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ProFifaLeagues ProFifaLeagues is offline
 
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upgraded and working a1!

Last edited by ProFifaLeagues; 19 May 2010 at 07:03.
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Old 19 May 2010, 07:07
puppetmaster222 puppetmaster222 is offline
 
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Thumbs up

Feel free to poke around and check it out @ my site Rotten Forums if you want to see another installed copy of it.

Great mod so far and no issues here. Installed it and had 36 of my videos up in a matter of minutes.
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Old 19 May 2010, 07:58
milaszewski milaszewski is offline
 
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Originally Posted by milaszewski View Post
I would love to use it, but I use ISO-8859-2 encoding and I get this error when I try to add a youtube video:

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what about the encoding error?
this mod looks excellent, but I can't switch to UTF-8...
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Old 19 May 2010, 11:56
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I did have a good read over the comments but couldnt find if its possable to change the thumbnail on the local hosted videos??
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