The next version of the Media Module for DotNetNuke is once again here! In previous releases, ground-breaking features like oEmbed were added. In future releases, expect to see mobile rendering and HTML5 to be in the mix. Today, there were a handful of things that needed to be taken care of before taking this module to the next level.
It’s once again been a while, but this version of the Media Module for DotNetNuke has been sitting in the hopper for a while. Since before DNN 6.0 was released! As of this moment, I am proud to say that the next version of the Media Module is available to you in the form of version 04.01.00.
I knew the challenges when I first took over the Media Module. In it’s first series of releases, it was built to make it easy to simply add an image on a page in DotNetNuke. Eventually, it was extended to also allow you to display videos in nearly the same way. Unfortunately, for many end-users, it’s just as easy to simply add the requisite HTML code to the Text/HTML Module to display all of the media types that the module was supporting (depending on the user, of course).
I cannot honestly tell you where the time has gone. I first embarked upon doing something about the Media Module as a team member in 2008. Unfortunately, for many reasons, the module never really was updated until last year. I was able to get a release out the door last June. Somehow, nearly a year has flown by since that release. Where did the time go?!! Well, I was able to put my head down a few times over the past few months, and I am very happy to say that I have another release nearly ready for the release tracker.
There should be a new release of the Media Module submitted to the release tracker by the end of the month. There are many really cool updates coming to this release, but I would very much like to remove a feature – that is, if it doesn’t have an adverse impact upon anyone that is currently using the module.