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Is there a way to turn off albums and images and only allow video embeds?

Discussion in 'Media Gallery Support' started by cdub, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. cdub

    cdub Well-Known Member

    I have a unique situation where I will not have anyone uploading any images nor do I want albums.

    I just want a place for people upload (or embed) their videos.

    Can I turn off the image upload and the albums and only have the embed video?

    That way when a user goes to "add media" the only option is to embed?

    I've been playing around with it on the demo and I haven't figured out how to do it yet.
     
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    This is all controllable via permissions and category options.

    There is a permission for View Albums (set this to No therefore albums can't be viewed therefore albums can't be created).

    There is also a permission at the category level that controls whether you can upload images to that category, embed videos or both.
     
  3. cdub

    cdub Well-Known Member

    Awesome... I got that to work.

    Now how do I get rid of the Albums in the sidebar?
     
  4. cdub

    cdub Well-Known Member

    And I'm trying to change the phrase from Media to "Films" - I changed the "Media" phrase to "Films" and it still says "Media" everywhere... hmmm
     
  5. cdub

    cdub Well-Known Member

    Ok I figured that one out... I had to edit the phrase with the prefeix xengallery
     
  6. cdub

    cdub Well-Known Member

    Still haven't figured out how to turn off albums completely so they don't show up as an option all over the site. I want to remove all references to "albums" everywhere.
     
  7. cdub

    cdub Well-Known Member

    The only way I see myself keeping "Albums" is converting albums to "Contests" where people upload films for some sort of video competition.
     
  8. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    As you're not using albums you may also want to remove the "Override media privacy" permission. In a default set up, this will be set due to the Moderator permissions under Admin CP > Users > Moderators > Your User Name > Uncheck: Override media privacy.

    Bear in mind, though, as you have it set up at the moment if you log in as a normal user they won't see mention of albums anywhere at all.
     
  9. cdub

    cdub Well-Known Member

    Ok - it's a really great addon and I'll probably get it. It'll just take a lot of busy work to adapt it for my needs.

    If there was a contest add on for it, it'd be perfect.

    Is there a way to generate threads for new media like threads are created for resources with resource manager?
     
  10. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Not currently but it has been suggested before.
     
  11. cdub

    cdub Well-Known Member

    Is there a way to allow people to upload videos to Albums that have already been created but not create their own albums?

    I've played around with the permissions but so far no luck.

    The only way I've been able to add something to the album also gives you the option to create a new option which I don't want.
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2014
  12. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It's not possible to create pre-defined albums. Users must create their own albums. There is a suggestion to have a limit on the number of albums a user can create, if that were ever implemented it could be a solution (as you could restrict it to 1 per user). Not sure when/if that will happen, though.
     
  13. cdub

    cdub Well-Known Member

    I've been a able to create an album... but when I log onto as another user it won't let me add anything to the other album... just create my own or add to one of my other albums that that user made... no option to add media to the album created by the other user.

    I'm pretty sure the permissions are set up fine for the individual album.

    Restricting to one album per user wouldn't work unfortunately.
     
  14. cdub

    cdub Well-Known Member

    Sorry for the mass of questions... but is it possible to limit the number of media items one can add to an album?
     
  15. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You can control globally how much (in terms of disk space) a user can upload to the Gallery using options or the permissions system.

    It is possible for people to add media to other's albums, but you must adjust the permissions of that album. When viewing the album, in the sidebar it should list who can currently view and who can add to the album. Below that is a link to "Change Permissions".
     
  16. cdub

    cdub Well-Known Member

    Oh cool. Yeah logging into as a normal user with album permissions turned off I don't see them.
     
  17. cdub

    cdub Well-Known Member

    I have it set that any registered member can add to the album but when I go to add media with a different user that album doesn't show up in the dropdown list.
     
  18. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    That has actually been changed in XFMG 1.0.1 coincidentally. So it's a temporary blip.
     
  19. cdub

    cdub Well-Known Member

    Ahhh cool. If I make another demo site is it fixed there?
     
  20. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The demo won't get updated until that version is released (soon, but don't know exactly when).

    For now, you can get the same effect by sharing the album with specific users. If you do that, it will appear in the list of albums when they go to the Add Media screen.
     

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