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Links and Downloads Manager
Mod Version: 2.2.8, by AndrewD (R.I.P) AndrewD is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (81 votes - 4.79 average) Installs: 659
Released: 19 Jun 2006 Last Update: 04 Feb 2008 Downloads: 8665
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Additional Files Translations  

Version 2.3.0 of LDM is now the official release. This works with both VB3.7 and VB3.8. You can obtain it here

Version 2.2.8 remains available here, with limited support.

04.02.08: patch-cat.xml 'extra' uploaded - see first post for information

27.10.07: Version 2.2.8-post1 uploaded
French translation of product installer uploaded (other language translations are in the main release zip)

Remember to back up your current database tables before upgrading.

What this is and does

LDM is a general-purpose link and file manager, which handles user uploads and downloads in a flexible way. A range of media players is integrated into LDM and others are included as plugin extras. LDM is described below in the first post of this thread, which also contains a brief list of the currently-known bugs.

This release of LDM works correctly with all VB versions 3.6.x and recent versions of vbadvanced.

Documentation, screen shots, etc, are provided as a Wiki at http://www.eirma.org/wikis/index.php...nloads_Manager

Thank you to everyone who has tested, given suggestions, helped with the translations, etc.

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  #2896  
Old 23 Feb 2008, 07:04
RikiB RikiB is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
I noticed the byte limit but is there a way to limit how many times each file is downloaded? I just want users to be able to download certain files a maximum of 3 times. There are many files at different sizes so limited based off bytes is not the best option for me.

Thanks!!
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  #2897  
Old 23 Feb 2008, 07:16
AndrewD AndrewD is offline
 
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Real name: Andrew
Originally Posted by RikiB View Post
I noticed the byte limit but is there a way to limit how many times each file is downloaded? I just want users to be able to download certain files a maximum of 3 times. There are many files at different sizes so limited based off bytes is not the best option for me.

Thanks!!
This is easy to add as a plugin, althought it is not currently available. I will write it for you if you want. Let me know.

Only point to consider - users' hits are stored in the 'hits' table. Popular sites can attract many hits, so this table can become quite large. Consequently, LDM will normally 'prune' the table to get rid of old hits. It is not possible to keep track of individual hits that are older than the 'prune' period, so if you really want to limit your users to 3 hits per file *forever* then you have to keep the hits table populated forever.
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  #2898  
Old 23 Feb 2008, 07:21
RikiB RikiB is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Ahh I see your point.
My situation is I give a particular user 5 days to download particular files after they paid using the built in payment subscription. During that 5 days I would just like them to be able to download each file 3 times or so. After the 5 days the data can be pruned no problem.
If you could write this I would be very greatful, and thank you for such an amazing plugin and support!
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  #2899  
Old 24 Feb 2008, 04:39
AndrewD AndrewD is offline
 
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Real name: Andrew
Originally Posted by RikiB View Post
Ahh I see your point.
My situation is I give a particular user 5 days to download particular files after they paid using the built in payment subscription. During that 5 days I would just like them to be able to download each file 3 times or so. After the 5 days the data can be pruned no problem.
If you could write this I would be very greatful, and thank you for such an amazing plugin and support!
I realise that I am losing my mind. I have already written this facility for someone else and it is available as a vb plugin in the 'extras' directory -> release/extras/limit-useraccess/limitaccess-byhits-plugin.xml. Just install via the vb admincp/plugins page.

Once installed, you get another group of options on the ldm admin/settings and edit category/control pages. You can apply the limits to one or several usergroups, and you can apply different controls in different ldm categories.

Let me know if this serves your requirement.
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  #2900  
Old 24 Feb 2008, 05:23
RikiB RikiB is offline
 
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nice! Looks like it will work perfectly, Thanks!
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  #2901  
Old 24 Feb 2008, 06:10
RikiB RikiB is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
I am currently trying to use the JW flv player. Here are a few problems I am having, maybe someone can give me some tips:

1. Why are the settings not changeable through the admin control? I have to edit the .xml plugin to change the size and other settings?
2. The player seems to play mp3 files fine outside the webroot but is having troubles with flv files? ( i installed the mime plugin but it didnt help, I also edited to plugin to "stream")
3. Is there a way to point to a playlist xml instead of a single flv file?
4. Can I customize the jukebox page to only play the player and no jukebox icons or anything?

Thanks!
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  #2902  
Old 24 Feb 2008, 06:27
RikiB RikiB is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
also:

5. When I enter the video player it resizes the browser window, can this be disabled.
6. Ive read the earlier posts about having the player play inside the links view instead of opening in another window, having this open in lightbox, or greybox, or even right there would be a great addition.

Thanks again.
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  #2903  
Old 24 Feb 2008, 06:41
AndrewD AndrewD is offline
 
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Real name: Andrew
Originally Posted by RikiB View Post
I am currently trying to use the JW flv player. Here are a few problems I am having, maybe someone can give me some tips:

1. Why are the settings not changeable through the admin control? I have to edit the .xml plugin to change the size and other settings?
2. The player seems to play mp3 files fine outside the webroot but is having troubles with flv files? ( i installed the mime plugin but it didnt help, I also edited to plugin to "stream")
3. Is there a way to point to a playlist xml instead of a single flv file?
4. Can I customize the jukebox page to only play the player and no jukebox icons or anything?

Thanks!
Point 1 - fixed in 2.2.9.

Point 2 - fixed in 2.2.9 (I hope) - I think I'd made a mistake with urlencoding

Point 3 - not currently - I think this may get done for the final release of 2.2.9

Point 4 - edit the links_playbit template
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  #2904  
Old 24 Feb 2008, 06:45
AndrewD AndrewD is offline
 
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Originally Posted by RikiB View Post
also:

5. When I enter the video player it resizes the browser window, can this be disabled.
6. Ive read the earlier posts about having the player play inside the links view instead of opening in another window, having this open in lightbox, or greybox, or even right there would be a great addition.

Thanks again.
5 - edit the links_play_standalone template and kill the Javascript self.resizeTo

6 - I agree. there is an addon in the 2.2.9 extras directory (inline-JW-player) which puts the player in the linkbit. It would be much cooler to put videos in the lightbox, and I'll see if I can work out how.
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  #2905  
Old 24 Feb 2008, 06:51
RikiB RikiB is offline
 
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Thank you very much!, let me know if you need a 2.29 beta tester .
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  #2906  
Old 25 Feb 2008, 00:06
Ophelia Ophelia is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
We ran into an issue tonight. I have checked the permissions, and this gal should be able to upload, however, we get the following error

Username Rachel's Stuff not recognised
Her username is Rachel's Stuff (just like that).

She's in the correct usergroup, she has permissions, but it's deny her the right to upload. Any ideas (I am thinking it's because of her username).
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  #2907  
Old 25 Feb 2008, 01:18
Ophelia Ophelia is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
One more thing.

We now require them to comment before they can download, the problem with this is that once the first person makes a comment the (Rate/Comment) link changes to [1 comments/ratings]. There is no obvious visual indicator on how to comment. A button that would bring up the comment box, without forcing them to view the other comments would be wonderful, or even just a button that does.. just a button all together
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  #2908  
Old 25 Feb 2008, 14:42
Christian96 Christian96 is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
LDM 'Search' and 'New Posts' on vBulletin main page

Hi AndrewD !

Congratulations for your LDM, works great !

I have two questions:
- How can i add the LDM seach to the navigation bar of the vBulletin main page ?
- I also want that new posts in the LDM are shown up in the New Posts of the vBulletin main page ?

Many thanks,
Christian
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  #2909  
Old 25 Feb 2008, 18:51
AndrewD AndrewD is offline
 
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Real name: Andrew
Originally Posted by Ophelia View Post
We ran into an issue tonight. I have checked the permissions, and this gal should be able to upload, however, we get the following error



Her username is Rachel's Stuff (just like that).

She's in the correct usergroup, she has permissions, but it's deny her the right to upload. Any ideas (I am thinking it's because of her username).
Yes, this is a username problem.

I can't recall which version of LDM you are running - if it is 2.2.8, you can fix the problem (I hope) as follows:

edit includes/local_links_include.php
find function lookup_userids (around line 1843)

replace the following sequence of lines:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

by


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Basically, replace most of the references to usernames with safe_usernames.

This will be fixed in the next version of 2.2.9.
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  #2910  
Old 25 Feb 2008, 18:54
AndrewD AndrewD is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Ophelia View Post
One more thing.

We now require them to comment before they can download, the problem with this is that once the first person makes a comment the (Rate/Comment) link changes to [1 comments/ratings]. There is no obvious visual indicator on how to comment. A button that would bring up the comment box, without forcing them to view the other comments would be wonderful, or even just a button that does.. just a button all together
Noted.
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