There are no new versions of Mediabox or Multibox for Mootools 1.2 yet. Media and Multi-box mootools scripts are really great scripts for showing media. They offer more than a standards Lightbox-look-a-like. These scripts play flv, mov, mp3 and much more. Development has more or less, stopped on these very handy plugins. I honestly understand that people have lives and are busy, but to say that you’re going to wait for mootools 1.2 on 2007-7-7 and then more than a year later, not have made anything, is a bit misleading. According to wikipedia, it’s been 224 days since the release of Mootools 1.2!
It is somewhat sad actually. The mootools 1.2 release has been out for sometime now and I thought they would have been more proactive about releasing the bugfix version of 1.2.1, but clearly that is a ways off.
I spent at least an hour today searching the old mootools forum and google for some hope of finding a solution to my woes. The reason I was looking for these little scripts was because it one of them was going to be a core piece of the puzzle in designing the Central News System (CNS, a biology joke). One these was going to be on the front page and you’d click on then you’d just see the news for the day. Really easy and really cool.
Commenter Jako found a multibox version that functions properly with Mootools 1.2 in the phatfusion’s google code. However the only problem appears to be that the overlay.js isn’t quite ready yet. Rev16 (the link above) was just added on January 7th.
Recently, at the end of January, MediaBox Advanced was released to the public by John Einselen. It has loads of features and is what you’ve been waiting for. Further, it’s Mootools 1.2.1 ready but I imagine without much trouble, if you had to use it with 1.2.0, it could work. I haven’t tested it at all yet, but it looks great from the examples.