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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.

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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  #121  
Old 20 Apr 2010, 23:21
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A cracking feature would be:

A submit button on forum post ( for users when creating posts ) to submit the video within that post to the media centre.

Similar system to vbookie, or polls. Where users place a post anyway, and in this case a tick box ( with perhaps category drop down ) allows the user to simultaneously submit the video to media center after they have submitted new post.

With integration of video parsing in vbulletin this could be done one of two ways, as above: or an extra tick box, when a user clicks the video bbcode button in editor.

This would inevitably propogate the media library quicker and make it more intune with the forum.
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  #122  
Old 20 Apr 2010, 23:22
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Originally Posted by Jaxel View Post
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.
  1. Thanks.
  2. Thanks.
  3. None, unless you count blog/cms. Fresh install of 4.0.3 on local machine. The error message on trying to edit now tells me it's 0 characters long (regardless of actual length).
  4. Okay but can't access it it due to error above.
  5. Okay.
  6. Okay, I'll mention it over on .com then and see what they say about it.
  7. As above, none. What exactly is suppose to happen when you hit Report? Below is what I see from an end user point of view;

    From an admin point of view, is there a "Reported Media" section?
  8. Thanks.
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  #123  
Old 20 Apr 2010, 23:24
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Please can you tell us what changes have been made ( changelog ) in this version MediaLibrary-0.3.zip to previous version. As we have done many Phrase changes , and each time we have to redo all of these.

I also have in 8wr_media_main this at very top of the template , {vb:raw submitsmall}
This is in addition to the one at the bottom.
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 23:58
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Originally Posted by Jaxel View Post
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Version 4.0.3 AUTO CREATE AND VERIFICATION FEATURES
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  • 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.
A small Bug with Auto-create Thread feature...when enabled..it does get created inside the forum , but on the main forum it does not show as there is a new thread .
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 00:05
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Originally Posted by Veer View Post
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
Good suggestion
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  #126  
Old 21 Apr 2010, 01:19
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Exclude thread id for whats new would be useful.
I have forgotten the code to add
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 01:39
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Originally Posted by IR15H View Post
  1. None, unless you count blog/cms. Fresh install of 4.0.3 on local machine. The error message on trying to edit now tells me it's 0 characters long (regardless of actual length).
  2. As above, none. What exactly is suppose to happen when you hit Report? Below is what I see from an end user point of view;
    From an admin point of view, is there a "Reported Media" section?
Can you give me the URL that the report page sends you to after you submit? If you are using the SEO slugs, try the MOST RECENT version of .htaccess included in the zip.



Originally Posted by TimberFloorAu View Post
Please can you tell us what changes have been made ( changelog ) in this version MediaLibrary-0.3.zip to previous version. As we have done many Phrase changes , and each time we have to redo all of these.

I also have in 8wr_media_main this at very top of the template , {vb:raw submitsmall}
This is in addition to the one at the bottom.
If you open up "product-medialibrary.xml", you'll see that every phrase is timestamped with version numbers. Anything with 4.0.2 or 4.0.3 will need to be updated. You should be using the phrase manager from within your admin CP to update your phrases. It will make it easier for you to find which phrases have been updated.

Also, I have no idea what you said about {vb:raw submitsmall}...



Originally Posted by svandanam View Post
A small Bug with Auto-create Thread feature...when enabled..it does get created inside the forum , but on the main forum it does not show as there is a new thread .
That is very weird. Looks like vb changed something because I'm using the same thread creation datamanager (which is included with vb) that I was using with Video Directory Remixed...



Originally Posted by TimberFloorAu View Post
Exclude thread id for whats new would be useful.
I have forgotten the code to add
Again... no idea what you are saying...
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  #128  
Old 21 Apr 2010, 01:50
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Thread does not appear in forumhome view.

Which I can live with.

But does diaplay in What's New link in Navbar

Sorted this part: with &exclude=192 added to whats new search url in Navbar ( where 192 is our forum id )
As it is, it will spam the whats new box up for all members with videos.
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  #129  
Old 21 Apr 2010, 03:49
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I cant get this working again

i did a reinstall to the board and did a fresh install on this mod but now i cant get the administrative link to show again, just where does that htaccess go anyways ?
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  #130  
Old 21 Apr 2010, 04:10
Jaxel Jaxel is offline
 
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the htaccess goes in your forum root...

If you did a fresh install, remember to check your permissions.

*EDIT* I just did a fresh install of my test forum... everything is working fine.
http://test.8wayrun.com/media.php

Last edited by Jaxel; 21 Apr 2010 at 05:42.
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 07:22
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Still not work for me = database error
Probably language problem (greek)
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 07:28
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Originally Posted by willy888 View Post
Still not work for me = database error
Probably language problem (greek)
Originally Posted by willy888 View Post
Database error
the plugin installed ok but the link does not work
Can't help you. When you get an error, you should cut and paste the error so that I know what the error is and can fix it. Also, what plugin? What link?
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  #133  
Old 21 Apr 2010, 07:29
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I've gone through all the permissions, but am still unable to see this create category link.

is there a quick fix as everything else works fine
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 08:05
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Installed, voted MOTM and donation made ..... and well worth it I might add

This is the best mod that i've installed on VB .... hope you continue to support the VB community with your great mod!!!!!


Thank you very much ....
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 08:17
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Originally Posted by Delilahs View Post
I've gone through all the permissions, but am still unable to see this create category link.

is there a quick fix as everything else works fine

I think its a bug in lower versions of vbulletin mate so you need to be on vbulletin 4.0.3 min to get it 100% working with the category links etc.
Superb mod tho and worth upgrading vbull to 4.3 just for this!
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