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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: 12549
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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 Sep 2007, 00:18
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Originally Posted by Dannyloski View Post
Saviour, the JoeCartoon XML is for content in the "Videos" Section only, thats what I was aiming for. I could try and create an additional RegEx for the Cartoons Section, but JoeCartoon.com seems to be down at the moment, so I will have to wait until they get the site back online so I can take a look at the code and see if its doable. BTW, what was the link that you were using?
Thanks, Danny...

I was specifically targeting the cartoons...

This is what I was using as a sample link:

http://www.joecartoon.com/cartoons/539-twft

This actually links to the page where the cartoon is. I'm not sure what the link would be for the actual video of the cartoon. I'm pretty sure it's Flash...but not sure how to code it.

Thanks, in advance for all your help on this one.


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Old 05 Sep 2007, 01:16
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WEBclay, well like I said before and like he said before, there are priorities and at this time his family is priority. He had to step away due to some personal reasons and cannot add support until those things are settled. When he comes back - Im sure he will, he can then help everyone.

bigjoe7, at the moment no - That's something that The Geek would have to add or something ...

Saviour, no problem. Download the Attached RegEx (XML) and import it ... Just link to the Cartoons like you are doing right now and it will auto convert it to the Video. Use the same link you posted on Post #639 ...
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File Type: xml Joe Cartoon Cartoons.xml (890 Bytes, 16 views)
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Old 05 Sep 2007, 02:46
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Originally Posted by Dannyloski View Post
Saviour, no problem. Download the Attached RegEx (XML) and import it ... Just link to the Cartoons like you are doing right now and it will auto convert it to the Video. Use the same link you posted on Post #639 ...
Danny...

Kudos to you, my friend...excellent job!

My hats off to you for the file...works like a charm...You am the man be!


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Old 05 Sep 2007, 13:42
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Is it possible to add Break.com?
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Old 05 Sep 2007, 17:23
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Mr.D, possible? Yes. Can I do it? No. I have been trying to understand how the New Extract Info Feature from AME works, but have had no luck. The reason I wanted to figure it out was because of Break.com, for the most part, but I cant seem to get it to work like it should or get it to work period, lol. So, like I've said before support for sites that require this feature cannot be added (by me) and will not be added until The Geek comes back and either does a Tutorial on how that Feature works or does those RegExs himself.
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Old 05 Sep 2007, 18:34
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@DannyLoski: First of all thanks for all the work. I assume you've got the money you need? If not, post/pm and I'll send a few more $ your way.

Second, I would like to suggest you release a seperate Hack as an add-on for this one. This way you can keep track of all the regex releases in the first post so we can keep up to date on what's avaible, etc. You might even zip them.

And lastly... is www.collegehumor.com a doable version? Seems to have the video id in the embed code.

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Old 05 Sep 2007, 22:45
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G_Man, no problem, glad to help out ... I got the money needed to buy the license, but if you feel like donating you can always send some extras cash to shop@talkjdm.com (that's my paypal) ... As far as CollegeHumor.com Videos, it's definately doable and will release it soon ... Oh and about creating another Thread for the RegExs, I can see why you would want me to do that, so I guess I can do it if you guys want ...
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Old 06 Sep 2007, 00:44
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Alright, so I release a new thread with all the RegExs & XMLs, etc .. it can be found here: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=157109 ... G_Man, go there to download the CollegeHumor XML ...
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Old 06 Sep 2007, 06:07
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Originally Posted by Dannyloski View Post
Alright, so I release a new thread with all the RegExs & XMLs, etc .. it can be found here: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=157109 ... G_Man, go there to download the CollegeHumor XML ...

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Old 07 Sep 2007, 04:01
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installed today. tested it. works beautifly. thank you.


btw. i have a a q.

i am not familiar with the other video sites besides google, youtube and myspace that the mod comes packaged with. do those sites have strict content rules as well? i have installed this mod in my forum which is a religious forum. and we dont' want any adult/pornographic type stuff. so if it turns out that maybe "bolt" or "dailymotion" or those other sites do show such content. then i might have to remove this. is it possible to limit the sites it works with? i just found out metacafe has adult content. so i would not want ame to bbcode that.

would appreciate any ideas/comments/replies/thoughts. thank you again.

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Old 07 Sep 2007, 10:10
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Hi, I have a weird problem, I'm trying to install this product but it takes a lot of time to alter tables, repair, what's going on my friends ?
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Old 07 Sep 2007, 14:23
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Originally Posted by Tact7626 View Post
installed today. tested it. works beautifly. thank you.


btw. i have a a q.

i am not familiar with the other video sites besides google, youtube and myspace that the mod comes packaged with. do those sites have strict content rules as well? i have installed this mod in my forum which is a religious forum. and we dont' want any adult/pornographic type stuff. so if it turns out that maybe "bolt" or "dailymotion" or those other sites do show such content. then i might have to remove this. is it possible to limit the sites it works with? i just found out metacafe has adult content. so i would not want ame to bbcode that.

would appreciate any ideas/comments/replies/thoughts. thank you again.
Easier than you may think.

Go into your AdminCP of vbulletin.

AdminCP>AME CP>DISPLAY

Then just "CHECK" and uncheck the various feeds on the "active" column that you do and do not want "active."
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Old 07 Sep 2007, 14:24
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Originally Posted by Sergio68 View Post
Hi, I have a weird problem, I'm trying to install this product but it takes a lot of time to alter tables, repair, what's going on my friends ?
Sounds like your SQL server is a little slow. I dunno.
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Old 07 Sep 2007, 14:59
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Originally Posted by MortysTW View Post
Sounds like your SQL server is a little slow. I dunno.
My SQL server is quite fast, let me tell you , the load on the (Xeon with 2 giga RAM) server goes from 1.2 to 7.5 during the never ending installation, something is wrong.

May be it's due to the 2,600,000 posts ?
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Old 07 Sep 2007, 16:18
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Tact7626, simple solution to delete those Sites that you do not want AME to process ... Simply go to AdminCP > AME CP > Display > *Look for the Video Site you want to Remove* > Select [Delete] from the right hand side > Confirm Deletion by clicking "Yes" on the next screen and you're done!

Sergio68, this Hack/Mod, during Installation of the Product adds a field to the "Post" table in your Database, so if your forums are large then it can take a couple of hours for the installer to get it done. My suggestion would be to shut down your forums, import the Product, let it take as long as it needs (like I said it can be hours), and then reopen your forums.

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