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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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  #1246  
Old 29 Jul 2010, 15:00
RobbieZ RobbieZ is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Thanks Jaxel, I'll give this a go

Ive tried your product-walkthrough but having zero luck

The error 'Could not Parse Media' is this because my information is incorrect or the stream site is not allowing me?

I tried IMDb flash site but getting nothing.
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Old 29 Jul 2010, 15:44
Xencored Xencored is offline
 
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Real name: Mike
Originally Posted by Jaxel View Post
I haven't programmed in 2 months, so I'm a little rusty... inform me of any issues...

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Version 4.1.5 PLAYLISTS AND CUSTOM VARIABLES
===========================================================
  • CHANGES: Object types are now explicitly defined in service XML files.
    • You MUST run the "Click here to restore all services in the "/media/xml" directory to their default settings" process.
    • The reason for this change is so that you can now host local WMV files using the included JW Silverlight Player.
    • The LocalAudio/LocalVideo services have been depricated and replaced with Local-MP3, Local-MP4, Local-WMA, and Local-WMV.
  • NEW FEATURE: Administrators can now define up to 9 custom variables.
    • The custom variable system must be enabled in the control panel before you can use any custom variables.
    • Custom variables can be enabled or disabled by either adding or deleting their custom variable names.
  • NEW FEATURE: Advanced Search can be found by clicking on the "Search" link on the sidebar.
    • The search function will now properly seperate search terms by spaces.
    • Advanced search will automatically include all enabled custom variables.
  • NEW FEATURE: Users with permissions to do so, can now create public playlists.
    • A new usergroup bitfield has been added for this permission, so you may need to rebuild bitfields.
    • Playlists are not currently paginated, but at the same time, there is no limit to playlist sizes.
  • BUG FIX: Fixed a bug where certain cells did not properly fill out the entire page.
  • BUG FIX: Fixed a bug where comments could not be posted if pm inboxes were full.
Awesome thanks man
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  #1248  
Old 29 Jul 2010, 16:31
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basilrath basilrath is offline
 
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Any ideas of the DB error ?

The video retrieves information and all works etc but when you "submit" it comes up with the following


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but submits it ok ........... in other words you go into the site by either refresh or back to site and the vidoe has been added it just gives the db error on submitting thats all instead of returning to the page etc

Thanks if you have any info ...............

seems ok now

Last edited by basilrath; 29 Jul 2010 at 17:37.
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Old 29 Jul 2010, 17:36
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How can i disable comments apprivation ?
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Old 29 Jul 2010, 21:15
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Jaxel,

Thanks for the update. Do you have any ideas on things I could try to resolve these issues?
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  #1251  
Old 29 Jul 2010, 23:46
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hachito hachito is offline
 
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Real name: Horacio
HELLO !!

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

Fatal error: Call to undefined function construct_href_playlists() in public_html/foro/includes/class_bootstrap.php(517) : eval()'d code on line 53

Please Help Me !!!
my library of videos does not work because not charge directly due to this error
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  #1252  
Old 30 Jul 2010, 00:18
EquinoxWorld EquinoxWorld is offline
 
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Hello Jaxel, thank you so much for this update, everyone is stoked. One concern though, when adding videos to a playlist, after doing so, does the playlist autosave? Because after adding the playlist and then adding videos then clicking on tab Browse all playlist, the playlist is not there, is there something I'm missing? Thanks though for the awesome upgrade, the members are loving it.

Edited: Also I am having trouble running the rebuild thumbnails counter. It start but only does the first and then the page stops loading. Please let me know if there's anything I can do. Thanks for your help and consideration.

Last edited by EquinoxWorld; 30 Jul 2010 at 00:54.
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  #1253  
Old 30 Jul 2010, 01:39
Jaxel Jaxel is offline
 
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Just uploaded a new zip file... the last one didn't have the entire 4.1.5 package... this one does, and includes all playlist functions.
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  #1254  
Old 30 Jul 2010, 02:07
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hachito hachito is offline
 
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Real name: Horacio
Jaxel thank you very much to correct this error. I had my library of videos does not work for three hours and I really allow my users were complaining.

The truth is that now operates all ten points!
Thanks again
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Old 30 Jul 2010, 03:35
EquinoxWorld EquinoxWorld is offline
 
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EXCELLENT WORK !!

Play-list work like a charm now! Impressive upgrade. Members are loving the play-lists and advanced search helps a bunch.
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Old 30 Jul 2010, 06:24
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ProFifaLeagues ProFifaLeagues is offline
 
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Just updated to the new version but im left with all my media showing but when i click it to play im just getting all the media details and no video showing up.
Any ideas as i know its something simple?
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Old 30 Jul 2010, 06:27
Jaxel Jaxel is offline
 
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Originally Posted by rammieone View Post
Just updated to the new version but im left with all my media showing but when i click it to play im just getting all the media details and no video showing up.
Any ideas as i know its something simple?
  • CHANGES: Object types are now explicitly defined in service XML files.
    • You MUST run the "Click here to restore all services in the "/media/xml" directory to their default settings" process.
    • The reason for this change is so that you can now host local WMV files using the included JW Silverlight Player.
    • The LocalAudio/LocalVideo services have been depricated and replaced with Local-MP3, Local-MP4, Local-WMA, and Local-WMV.
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Old 30 Jul 2010, 06:38
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ProFifaLeagues ProFifaLeagues is offline
 
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Real name: Rob
Where do i do this please jaxel?
You MUST run the "Click here to restore all services in the "/media/xml" directory to their default settings" process.

Thanks
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  #1259  
Old 30 Jul 2010, 06:49
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ProFifaLeagues ProFifaLeagues is offline
 
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Real name: Rob
Found it thanks Jaxel.
I forgot about doing the admin fix for services 1st
Top mod as always thanks
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Old 30 Jul 2010, 11:49
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Ahmet Turan Ahmet Turan is offline
 
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Real name: Ahmet Turan
I want to search but its have a problem


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Plaese help

And:

Seo problem :

Post: /media-library/song-112/

but: I want the title to appear

Last edited by Ahmet Turan; 30 Jul 2010 at 12:18.
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