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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: 915
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.


  • 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.
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 24 Mar 2011, 01:52
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NunzioG NunzioG is offline
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Real name: Nunzio

I have this error, and MEDIA not run ...

Fatal error: Call to undefined function construct_href_playlists() in /public_html/forum/includes/class_bootstrap.php(537) : eval()'d code on line 197

Please Help Me !!!

Last edited by NunzioG; 24 Mar 2011 at 01:58.
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Old 25 Mar 2011, 17:21
BF777 BF777 is offline
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Originally Posted by skol View Post
But are they all in the right place in the root......I'd check,have this running on 4.1.2 no problem..
Well, I just put them in the root like the instructions stated. Are these files suppose to be somewhere else?
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Old 29 Mar 2011, 00:30
GRJoker GRJoker is offline
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is there a way to change the width the stats area on the right hand side? If you can show me were to look I would really appreciate it.

Thank You
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Old 02 Apr 2011, 23:21
zapiy zapiy is offline
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Does this have thread intergration yet?

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Old 06 Apr 2011, 14:40
blue6995 blue6995 is offline
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Imported in Metacafe vids and all went well; however, when trying to play them in IE8 all you get when ckicking the Play Button in the middle of the vid is a black screen!

Any ideas how to resolve this?

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Old 07 Apr 2011, 06:51
m411b m411b is offline
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How would I go about removing the "Media" tab? The tab is fine but I have my own tab system and want to use that instead.

Thanx in advance

EDIT: NM Got it thanx

Last edited by m411b; 07 Apr 2011 at 16:56.
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Old 07 Apr 2011, 23:51
m411b m411b is offline
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New problem! I fixed my tab issue but now there is no sub menu for upload, admin, or anything. I have searched the entire thread for an answer but there is no resolution! I have added the "Known Bug" fix because I am using VSA Chatbox. The thing is, is that when I first install it. The submenu is there but when I refresh the page it goes bye bye.

Any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 08 Apr 2011, 21:45
mikem164 mikem164 is offline
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Originally Posted by GRJoker View Post
is there a way to change the width the stats area on the right hand side? If you can show me were to look I would really appreciate it.

Thank You
I too would like to know!
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Old 11 Apr 2011, 05:58
asking asking is offline
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Please where i can find facebook xml video hoster. Please for help?

Here is the sample facebook video link

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Old 14 Apr 2011, 03:33
caracena caracena is offline
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Hi Jaxel,

I use VDR on my 3.8 vB but I'm working (locally on my PC) on updating vB to 4.1.3. I've only imported the DB and made a fresh install of vB 3.8 and then update vB. I don't have the original VDR files installed and the plugin is gone too. What's my best shot at installing this new MOD without loosing all the videos my users have posted in the past?

Thanks for any advice!
Cesar Aracena
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Old 17 Apr 2011, 23:05
kinhell kinhell is offline
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Can anyone tell me how I can do images with this?
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Old 18 Apr 2011, 22:25
YkudzA YkudzA is offline
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1) How to delete category?
2) How to add New Service w/o xml?
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Old 23 Apr 2011, 02:54
EquinoxWorld EquinoxWorld is offline
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Can anyone get MegaVideo to retrieve thumbnails with the latest definitions? They work but not with ImageMagick..anyone else getting this?

Last edited by EquinoxWorld; 23 Apr 2011 at 03:02.
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Old 24 Apr 2011, 14:01
vnairp11 vnairp11 is offline
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I wanna say this is an excellent mod.. i just have one issue how can i clear the black backgrounds off menus and keep it plain? pic attached
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Old 26 Apr 2011, 21:49
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tlwwolfseye tlwwolfseye is offline
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Originally Posted by red-dna View Post
You will have to...uninstall the latest version (leave the files on ur webeserver) and then install 1.1 (overwrite the files) and then install 1.7 (press yes on the adminpc and overwrite again the files) and then use the localvideo:video tag. For example if the video is 4.flv, use localvideo:4.flv - And so on
Tried that, had an .AVI Video (Xvid) but all I got was a nonstop video loading bar, nothing else happend.

So now I ditched all my recent videos added to make this work, and now it doesn't even work. Great.
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