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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.

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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  #106  
Old 20 Apr 2010, 17:37
Jaxel Jaxel is offline
 
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Oops, very sorry about the DB errors with the new version... I forgot to change one line of code.

Try the current version, should fix the phrase errors.
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 18:13
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Originally Posted by mobe00 View Post
I see on your website you have a widget on the frontpage called recent videos. You have the code for us so we can make a similar widget ? thx for a great mod
That widget is for the 3.8 version of Video Directory Remixed. I have not made a widget for this version yet.



Originally Posted by Philippe J View Post
How to upgrade from 4.01 version ?
Do we need to install the whole "upload" folder again or just the new XML?

Thanks for the mod !
Generally speaking, with modifications, you will want to re-upload everything when an update comes out. I've been updating this mod something like 5 times a day since it came out, so I understand thats quite a lot of work. But its not a lot of files, so it really won't take much. Updates will slow down soon as I believe I have most of the bugs worked out. (Really, most of the bugs are caused by VB itself not acting the way it should)



Originally Posted by ANGEL OF FIRE View Post
For example, if I take this clip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TySRnSsJ9mE
New version just uploaded will now process foreign languages correctly. For some odd reason, vBulletin's built in XML parser converts everything to ISO-8859-1 by default. I don't understand why, when EVERY OTHER XML parser in existence converts things to Unicode. Thankfully, they let you force an encoding type with a simple value pass. So I have forced the parser to read every feed as UTF-8.



Originally Posted by hassshasss View Post
I can not get admin options.
I gave the necessary user group izinleride What can I do please help.
Please update your VB to 4.0.3
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  #108  
Old 20 Apr 2010, 18:45
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Jaxel wont the add categories work on 4.0.0?????
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 18:48
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Nice work!

A few bugs/requests after having a quick play with it on my test site;
  1. If Can browse the library is set to No for a user group then hide the navbar from them.
  2. When adding new comments, 10 seems to be the minimum number of characters allowed, irrespective of the setting in ADMIN CP > Settings > Options > Message Posting and Editing Options> Minimum Characters Per Post. If possible, if a user tries to enter a message that is too short then it should say what the minimum length allowed is (rather than just "too short").
  3. Attempting to edit a comment returns an error of "The comment you have entered is far too short and has been rejected." (regardless of comment length).
  4. There is no way to delete a comment (unless this is done via the "Edit" link?).
  5. If you enter a comment it displays the message "Your comment has been posted! It will show up shortly..." which remains there even when the message has already shown up and prevents the user from being able to submit another comment (without refreshing the page).
  6. Error messages (such as "Our records show that this particular media is already in the media library!") don't have 'Back' buttons, so if a user encounters them there's no way to navigate away from it.
  7. The "Report Media" feature doesn't seem to work.
  8. Tagging doesn't follow the minimum value set in ADMIN CP > Settings > Options > Tagging Options > Tag Minimum Length.

They're just a few minor things I found but overall very impressive and thanks for your work .
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  #110  
Old 20 Apr 2010, 19:25
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one of the best mods ever, thanks for the hardwork
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 19:44
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fuk spoke to soon

everytime i play a vid i get a datebase error emailed to me even though everything is working fine

Database error in vBulletin 4.0.3:

Invalid SQL:

SELECT
userfield.*, usertextfield.*, user.*, UNIX_TIMESTAMP(passworddate) AS passworddate, user.languageid AS saved_languageid,
IF(displaygroupid=0, user.usergroupid, displaygroupid) AS displaygroupid,
language.phrasegroup_global AS phrasegroup_global,
language.phrasegroup_media AS phrasegroup_media,
language.options AS lang_options,
language.languagecode AS lang_code,
language.charset AS lang_charset,
language.locale AS lang_locale,
language.imagesoverride AS lang_imagesoverride,
language.dateoverride AS lang_dateoverride,
language.timeoverride AS lang_timeoverride,
language.registereddateoverride AS lang_registereddateoverride,
language.calformat1override AS lang_calformat1override,
language.calformat2override AS lang_calformat2override,
language.logdateoverride AS lang_logdateoverride,
language.decimalsep AS lang_decimalsep,
language.thousandsep AS lang_thousandsep

FROM user AS user
LEFT JOIN userfield AS userfield ON (user.userid = userfield.userid)
LEFT JOIN usertextfield AS usertextfield ON (usertextfield.userid = user.userid) LEFT JOIN language AS language ON (language.languageid = IF(user.languageid = 0, 1, user.languageid))

WHERE user.userid = 1;

MySQL Error : Unknown column 'language.phrasegroup_media' in 'field list'
Error Number : 1054
Request Date : Tuesday, April 20th 2010 @ 07:42:39 PM
Error Date : Tuesday, April 20th 2010 @ 07:42:39 PM
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 20:29
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= Originally Posted by hassshasss View Post

I can not get admin options.
I gave the necessary user group izinleride What can I do please help.

Please update your VB to 4.0.3

I have 4.0.3 and so good already.
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  #113  
Old 20 Apr 2010, 20:54
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Originally Posted by mgcom View Post
fuk spoke to soon

everytime i play a vid i get a datebase error emailed to me even though everything is working fine
Hi,
Did you do the product update "product-medialibrary.xml"?
Had a simmilar problem - uploaded the files without the product update, gave me some weird errors, check that you uploaded all the files in the upload folder.
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 21:42
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Originally Posted by Stefanus View Post
Hi,
Did you do the product update "product-medialibrary.xml"?
Had a simmilar problem - uploaded the files without the product update, gave me some weird errors, check that you uploaded all the files in the upload folder.
yeah i uploaded it to the xml folder
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 21:52
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Thanks for the update, I think this is the best mod I ever seen!!!
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 22:30
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Ok Upgraded.

One suggestion, could you rename your zip and upgrade by new version. With more apt version changes please.

Also, great work btw. Can we now delete all media templates apart from new ones: with prefix 8wr_media

If so: please supply a list of all obsolete templates
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 22:43
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===========================================================
Version 4.0.3 AUTO CREATE AND VERIFICATION FEATURES
===========================================================
  • NEW FEATURE: The Auto-Create Thread feature has once again returned!
  • NEW FEATURE: Tag, Comment, Description and Title verification handlers now follow built in vB4 settings. Each of these fields will follow their related forum setting such as "Tag Minimum Length" or "Tag Maximum Length". If a field should fail to meet the specifications, the error handlers will now explain why it has failed in more detail.
  • BUG FIX: Fixed information retrieval for feeds with non-Latin sources.
  • BUG FIX: Fixed phrasegroup error within AJAX functions created in 4.0.2.
  • BUG FIX: Miscellaneous SQL and template errors no one knew about but me.
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 22:48
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Originally Posted by IR15H View Post
Nice work!

A few bugs/requests after having a quick play with it on my test site;
  1. If Can browse the library is set to No for a user group then hide the navbar from them.
  2. When adding new comments, 10 seems to be the minimum number of characters allowed, irrespective of the setting in ADMIN CP > Settings > Options > Message Posting and Editing Options> Minimum Characters Per Post. If possible, if a user tries to enter a message that is too short then it should say what the minimum length allowed is (rather than just "too short").
  3. Attempting to edit a comment returns an error of "The comment you have entered is far too short and has been rejected." (regardless of comment length).
  4. There is no way to delete a comment (unless this is done via the "Edit" link?).
  5. If you enter a comment it displays the message "Your comment has been posted! It will show up shortly..." which remains there even when the message has already shown up and prevents the user from being able to submit another comment (without refreshing the page).
  6. Error messages (such as "Our records show that this particular media is already in the media library!") don't have 'Back' buttons, so if a user encounters them there's no way to navigate away from it.
  7. The "Report Media" feature doesn't seem to work.
  8. Tagging doesn't follow the minimum value set in ADMIN CP > Settings > Options > Tagging Options > Tag Minimum Length.

They're just a few minor things I found but overall very impressive and thanks for your work .
1. I'll look into it
2. Fixed in new version.
3. Editing comments works fine for me, vb4.0.3... what other mods do you have installed?
4. Yes, deleting comments is done through the edit link.
5. This is BY DESIGN. If you look at YouTube, it does a the same thing. You can only comment on a video once without refreshing. This is a deterrent so that people don't try to spam the comments.
6. The error pages use the built in error system for VB. There is no back button because VB itself does not have a back button built in. A user can simply press the back button on their browser, or use the backspace key to go back a page.
7. Reporting media works fine for me, vb4.0.3... what other mods do you have installed?
8. Fixed in new version.


Originally Posted by mgcom View Post
fuk spoke to soon

everytime i play a vid i get a datebase error emailed to me even though everything is working fine
This bug has been fixed in the newest version.


Originally Posted by TimberFloorAu View Post
Ok Upgraded.

One suggestion, could you rename your zip and upgrade by new version. With more apt version changes please.

Also, great work btw. Can we now delete all media templates apart from new ones: with prefix 8wr_media

If so: please supply a list of all obsolete templates
If you didn't change your templates, the obsolete templates should have been deleted automatically. Anything without "8wr_media" in the front is obsolete.
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 22:59
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Few suggestion:

"Like" button or "Thanks" button integration on media page
"Add to Favorites" button on media page
"Download This Media" button on media page
"Related Media" on media page
"Most Discussed Media" on Main page of Media Library
"Featured Media" on Main page of Media Library
"Recent Media" forum block
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 23:19
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update worked a charm cheers
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