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AME 2.0 -Auto Media Embedding for posts, blogs, visitor and group messsages
Mod Version: 2.0.2, by The Geek (Coder) The Geek is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (89 votes - 4.75 average) Installs: 937
Released: 27 Aug 2008 Last Update: 21 Sep 2008 Downloads: 5778
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From the creators of French and Toast comes a sweet and sticky enchanement to the New York Times best-seller: AME - Auto Media Embedding

AME 2.0 - The Embedder Strikes Back!

AME has won Mod of the Month for Spetember 08. Thanks!

Note that 2.5 Gold has been released. Click Here.

Discussions for AME 2.5 RC 1 start here

AME 2.0 is the next version of the "Mod of the Month" winning media embedder that:
  • Allows user to simply 'paste' in a URL (i.e. a youtube link) without needing to know any special tags. However instead of displaying just the URL, it will show the media within the post
  • 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. AME radically reduces overhead and speeds up 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)
  • 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! At time of typing this, there are over 150 media sites that have been contributed by vBulletin.org members
  • 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, blogs, comments, visitor and social group messages 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, blog, comment, visitor and social group message
  • 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 bloody 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
  • Supports embedding in vbBlog, Visitor Messages and Social Groups.
  • Can be disabled in one or more of the following sections: Posts, vbBlog, Visitor Messages and/or Social Groups
Apart from the additional areas of support around vbBlog, Visitor Messages and Social Groups, little has changed about AME since version 1.0 released over a year ago. I cleaned up a few minor bugs, trimmed and updated the default definitions.

Which sites are supported?

At time of counting this, there are about 170 sites supported. But I have only included a few common standards as default (yahoo, youtube, myspace, google and Amazon). Why only these? AME was designed with its own import and export system that enables users to create or modify definitions and share them with the community. This keeps the system lightweight, customisable and saves us all from having to upgrade every time a media site changes their URL structure or if I add another site.

Check out the 'add ons' section of this post below to see availible add-ons.



Installation/Upgrade
  • Upload the contents of the forums folder into your forums directory and import the product-ame.xml file into your product manager (if upgrading, choose 'yes' to overwrite previous installation).
  • 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.
Big thanks goes out to all those in the community that have supported this mod. Especially Digital Jedi Who has created about 155 definitions for this system alone!

Change Log


2.0.2 - fixed added slashes in quote blocks (DoH!), vm advanced error and incrimented product version. You need to replace include/ame_bb_code.php and re-import the product-ame.xml to upgrade
2.0.1 - fixed missing backslashes in code blocks

2.5 Pre-Release information

Attached to this post is pre-release of version 2.5

2.5 is a pretty major upgrade from the 2.0 series and adds the following functionality to 2.0:
  • New in Beta 3 - Validation ability. This will help prevent media being embedded that can not be embedded (i.e. youtube videos that the author has stipulated can not be shown off of youtube). This option requires the extraction option to be turned on and a valid validation regexp. I have included one in the default youtube version. When a video on you tube gets embedded, but the author doesnt allow embedding, a link (with icon) is shown instead.
  • Ability to prevent non authorised usergroups from viewing (see Readme file in zip for more info)
  • Usergroup permissions (edit usergroup to adjust edit/view permissions)
  • Template driven system - uses templates now instead of 1 master replacement (see Readme file in zip for more info)
  • Signatures supported
  • Different sizes and template configurations for each supported zone (posts, blogs, groups, visitor messages and signatures)
  • A couple new hooks (Mainly to support a future add on for AME media in profiles)
  • Notfication system (similar to vB's to check for errors)
  • Definition keys for easier updating of definitions and to use in templates
  • File caching system which radically reduces processing
  • And more that I cant think of off the top of my head!
Note that while previous definitions will work with the new system, they will not be sizeable by zone. Since DJ helped with the private beta testing, I am sure he will be releasing 2.5 versions of his definitions soon.

Please note that 2.5 is a pre-release so there will be issues. If you want more stability, use 2.x until this version becomes gold FWIW: The only items currently outstanding are to add some missing admincp help. The rest is working as intended as far as I can tell

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  #676  
Old 03 Dec 2008, 20:13
Eagle Eyes Eagle Eyes is offline
 
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Youtube embed is not working if one is logged on to youtube. It works if you logout from youtube? How do i fix this?

check out this page: http://www.defence.pk/forums/militar...2008-a-39.html
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Old 03 Dec 2008, 23:36
jerx jerx is offline
 
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It looks like the preview problem already existed in former AME version 1.2. I first thought that it might be a style problem on my side, but it is the same with default style.

So this is a bug report.

Video preview does not work here:
blog
signature
new thread
new dicussion (and reply)
private message (I think AME does not cover this anyway)

Preview works at:
edit post
reply to thread
visitor message

Someone said that the link bb code is the reason. I don' t think so, because when you turn off automatic link conversion, preview still does not work.
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  #678  
Old 04 Dec 2008, 05:23
chrisdowns chrisdowns is offline
 
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You tube did a mnassive update today and the embedding has stopped
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Old 04 Dec 2008, 07:37
jerx jerx is offline
 
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Originally Posted by chrisdowns View Post
You tube did a mnassive update today and the embedding has stopped
It works without any problem for me. But I am using DJ' s definitions, which might be different from the original.
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Old 04 Dec 2008, 07:42
chrisdowns chrisdowns is offline
 
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Originally Posted by jerx View Post
It works without any problem for me. But I am using DJ' s definitions, which might be different from the original.
But are you logged into Youtube?
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Old 04 Dec 2008, 09:20
jerx jerx is offline
 
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Originally Posted by chrisdowns View Post
But are you logged into Youtube?
No, I don' t have a youtube account. Then you seem to report the same as eagle eyes.

I doubt there is much you can do about it. For me it looks more like a bug in youtube. Why do you want to keep registered users from seeing embedded videos? Only the other way around makes sense - keeping unregistered users from viewing.
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Old 04 Dec 2008, 09:42
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I'll try and get you an updated definition set in my thread this weekend guys. I'm just going to be real busy for the next few days.
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Old 07 Dec 2008, 17:08
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can you upload .mov files with this ?
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Old 08 Dec 2008, 03:12
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Originally Posted by mmoore5553 View Post
can you upload .mov files with this ?
This doesn't upload media. This merely embeds media already hosted somewhere.
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Old 08 Dec 2008, 04:25
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Originally Posted by Digital Jedi View Post
This doesn't upload media. This merely embeds media already hosted somewhere.
How about videos that have been uploaded to my server and placed in video gallery? Is there a way to get those embedded into post?
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Old 08 Dec 2008, 13:49
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Originally Posted by wmlvb View Post
How about videos that have been uploaded to my server and placed in video gallery? Is there a way to get those embedded into post?
In most cases, yes. First you'd need the Local Hosted definitions which are available in my Add-On. Then you'd need to make sure that all your uploaded media ends in unique extensions; meaning DIVX videos end in .divx, MOV videos end in .mov, etc. You can inquire more about it in one of my threads.
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Old 08 Dec 2008, 17:20
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valdet valdet is offline
 
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Hi Geek,

This is an incredible modification and it deserves Mod of the month award.

I know you've been slammed with so many requests, so I will add one more

Have you considered to create a vBAdvanced module to display latest/most viewed/random videos from posts which are coming from AME modification codes.


This thread has such a module and also explains how to create a module for latest videos inside a post, but its limited by only when you already have defined a custom BB Code for single source videos (youtube, metacafe etc..). and its not generalized as AME.

http://www.vbadvanced.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19064&highlight=videos&page=2


AME goes further, because you don't need to enter your BB Codes. It has an universal BB Code [ame]. I tried to enter ame in above module settings but it wasn't working because URL were becoming in the form of

http://www.youtube.com/v/www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_HAHiJjBls

which clearly is not correct because url is displaying twice. Removing www.youtube.com from the template wasn't working too because it was then displaying all of the youtube page inside the specific frame size that you set in module options




Long story short: I believe someone can make a module to display videos from AME and I appreciate if you can advise how to display them on vBAdvanced too.

Thanks.

Val.

Last edited by valdet; 16 Dec 2008 at 20:40.
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Old 09 Dec 2008, 09:19
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Hello,

please check this post:
http://www.xbass.ro/forum/showpost.p...6&postcount=24

It has that video that does not want to work. If you click the link and go to youtube the video is playing, but then, the video says it's not available.

Also I have a member who told me that none of his videos are loading, I told him that it's from him but he sais it's only not loadig on that website... even if it works fine with me on both IE & FireFox.

Also I tried posting that video on a phpBB forum with a youtube addon and the video is working.

Very strange.

Ah, I had the 2.0.2 version, now I have put the RC version. Same problem.
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Old 09 Dec 2008, 09:34
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Originally Posted by PET View Post
Hello,

please check this post:
http://www.xbass.ro/forum/showpost.p...6&postcount=24

It has that video that does not want to work. If you click the link and go to youtube the video is playing, but then, the video says it's not available.
I have found that this occurs while youtube is upgrading their servers or doing maintenance. Works on the youtube site, but doesnt work on embedded video's.

Check it again in a couple hours, it may start working.
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Old 09 Dec 2008, 09:39
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I did. That problem I had was since the last week. I tried to post the link on a different forum, or so... same thing. It woudn't be a problem for me, but the client told me ... it's not working.
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