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XF 1.2 display media after vbulletin import

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by Mr Lucky, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    Is there a way that e.g. youtube videos will display after an import from vbulletin without having to edit each post individually?

  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    Are they attempting to be displayed with BB Code with add-ons such as ame for vBulletin?
  3. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I'm not sure what that is. The vbulletin forum i am importing from is v4.2 and has no media addons

    In the imported forum, the post just shows the code like this:

    If I edit it to:

    Then it displays as embedded video rather than just code:

  4. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Back up your database first, but the quick and easy way to do this would be to run this command in MySQL (or phpMyAdmin)

    UPDATE xf_post SET message REPLACE(message'[youtube]''[media=youtube]');
    UPDATE xf_post SET message REPLACE(message'[/youtube]''[/media]');
  5. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That won't work for the opening tag as it is formatted like this:

    Not to mention you are trying to replace 'youtube' and the string is 'video'.

    That will require regex due to it containing the video ID.
    Use this tool: http://xenforo.com/community/resources/post-content-find-replace.1549/
  7. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    That doesn't seem right. The current imported code=

    And has no [youtube] or [/youtube]
  8. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

  9. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    Yes, I have installed that but am a bit confused as there are (at least) two different formats of the embed:


    Will that RegEx work for both?

    NB: this question is now at two threads as I asked over on the Post Replacement Tool Thread so my apologies for sort of cross posting. I am concerned to get this right as I get the feeling if it's wrong it gets really complicated, though of course the database is backed up.

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