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Quoting scotthm:
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It's not perfect, since Twenty will sort before Two but it's how I've always done it.

You could take care of that with something along these lines:

Tw 02.0
Tw 02.1
Tw 20

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True, thanks for the idea. I do something similar within the 20s, but it could be generalized more using just Tw. It's not like is a huge number of titles...perhaps 2 or 3 dozen that start with numbers.
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Quoting aintnosin:
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That's the Edit screen, not the Personalization screen. The personalization screen is the bottom option on the right. You can also reach it by pressing CTRL-P or right-clicking on the title and selecting "Personalize."


Yup, I figured it out, I'm just blind, that's all. The GIANT Sort Title field on the Personalize screen was apparently too hard to see.    It's also linked to the Sort Title on the General tab, so it can be edited in either location. I did a bunch last night. In general, I sort number titles alphabetically so that "2" and "Two" sort next to each other under "T". I've always been reluctant to change it as I didn't want to risk submitted something like this since I realize few people are likely to sort in a similar fashion. It's not perfect, since Twenty will sort before Two but it's how I've always done it. I think it's the data analyst in me.
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Nope...it's there and I'm just blind.  Apparently it was too big.  LOL So, are they both the same field?
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Quoting aintnosin:
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You'd think it would be on the "Personalize" tab.


It is. At the very top.

It's not on mine. It's on the General Information tab for me. Perhaps it's in both locations and I missed it. This is an older screen shot, I found on Google, but the Sort Title is in the same location for me. I can't find a screen shot of "Personal Information". I'll double check when  I get home. If it's in both, are they the same or different fields?

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Quoting Kathy:
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So, when I submit a new movie to the database, the sort title does not get submitted and I can set it to whatever I'd like it to be? Is that correct?


Yes that is correct.

Oh, right on!! Then my original question is moot since it was only about the sort title and sort title does not get submitted. They always come with a sort title, so it must get generated by the system at the time entries are submitted. You'd think it would be on the "Personalize" tab.

Thanks
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So, when I submit a new movie to the database, the sort title does not get submitted and I can set it to whatever I'd like it to be? Is that correct?  I haven't bothered much with sort title in the past, but I've recently rescanned my entire library and have been making an effort to make it more organized as well as as adding all the missing database entries. This will total over 200 new database entries by the time I'm done. This is largely alternate Lionsgate UPCs and Canadian versions that have never been added.
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So, for movies with numbers as the name or at the start of the name, personally, I would like them all to sort together. So

"Two Tigers" would sort near to "2010"

Is it acceptable to make the sort title for Two Tigers to be "2 Tigers" so that numbered titles sort together?

Another one that bothers me is "The VVitch". Obviously the intent of the two Vs is to create an exhagerated "W", so logic should say the sort title should be "Witch", not "VVitch". Thoughts?
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Recently I opted to rescan my entire library and add the missing entries to the on-line database. Typically, in the past what I've done was if something was missing, I just found another match that was close enough. This came out to about 200 titles. I've gotten through most of the horror movies, and most so far were alternate Lion's Gate releases with UPCs that differ only slightly with the identical disk IDs or Canadian versions not yet added, again, often with the same disk ID as the US release, just with bilingual sleeves. Ironically, these often have the English/French sleeves, but no French on the disk itself, just the English/Spanish. The odd patterns one notices when you do a large batch of submissions in a short period of time. 

A couple days ago attempted to submit an entry for a Japanese version of a movie called Naked Blood. The DVD was released back in 2002, largely before the whole extreme horror and torture-porn craze. This DVD has a non-standard 14 digit bar code and is the typical cheap Japanese-type release, but it gets the job done. Back in 2003, when I added this to my original DB the barcode worked fine and I can see it in there with the barcode. I remember when the barcode was expanded to require the full 12 digits rather than the 10, but when, and why was the functionality for longer barcodes removed? Was it at the same time?
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I do the same. When I'm filling out the features, I only do what's physically on the disk.
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Like many here, I've been using DVD Profile since version 1 and part of the lure with DVDProfiler is not so much the lack of a subscription fee, which many of us would gladly pay, but it is still the most complete movie database on the planet. Back when it looked like we were never going to get version 4, I looked at other options, as I'm sure many others here did as well, and they simply weren't up to snuff. Even DVD Collector, if I were to pull 10 random horror movies from my collection 3-5 of them would not exist. DVD Collector also does not handle collections or box sets very well.

Being in Canada, I have noticed over the last couple years we've lost some of our "power contributors" as more and more people abandon physical collections. I always seem to have a stack under my desk that I need to add, which can be incredibly time consuming, especially for sets. There really isn't much to be done, but suck it up, but it certainly begins to limit the usefulness when you get more and more you have to add yourself. The other option, of course, is to search and add the same items just with a different UPC, which I have done in the past, but makes rescanning the collection more cumbersome now that so many do not exist.

All of these that are standing on end do not exist in the database, and this is only about 1/4 of my collection.
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I'm looking for software similar to DVD Profiler for tracking my video game collection. Collectorz makes one, but I'm not really interested in paying a yearly subscription. Does anyone know of any other options? Ideally PC based with mobile sync or just straight up Android. I used to do it manually, but I always fall behind and now I'm so far behind I might as well start over.

Thanks,
Rob
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Quoting widescreenforever:
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what the best resolution for scanning  .. ?  200 /  300  or 600 ?    I've found that 600 takes too long to scan and 300 seemed better than 200..  my dilemma is my scans are not 'bright'  enough but  little cloudy_dull .. then I have to tweek -majorly  with some paid  software to try and bring back the same brilliance as original..

My scans aren't the best either as I don't have a great quality scanner. I go on the premise that a mediocre quality scan is probably better than no scan at all.

Typically, I scan at 600dpi, then crop/resize/rotate the image as needed to 700px tall. Some scanners have advanced setting that will let you adjust brightness levels on the scan. If you want to do post scan processing, windows Paint won't adjust brightness/contrast, but there are lots of free picture editors out there that will, such as Pixlr or Splashup.
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Thanks. It's the first time I've encountered the same UPC. I've used it lots for alternates on disk ID as my focus over the last year has been largely on adding content to box sets. Just wanted to confirm as it's always a pain when you contribute something only to have it rejected.
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What's the accepted practice here? One added with the UPC and the other using and alternate UPC? Both are legitimate releases and from the same company, Unearthed Films. What makes it more interesting is the fact that one is also a box set, which is, incidentally not done properly, so I'll fix that as well.

UPC 820360-101892
Guinea Pig: Mermaid in a Manhole/He Never Dies
Guinea Pig - Flower of Flesh and Blood: Director's Cut

Flower of Flesh and Blood does exist under different UPCs, presumably later releases that fixed the UPC error, but not the one I have, which was purchased at release. Incidentally, this film comes with a making of feature that the film makers were forced to provide because Charlie Sheen reported it to the FBI, thinking it was a real snuff film. I believe they also had to produce the actors in court to prove that no one was actually dead. 
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Quoting The Movieman:
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Hi,
I'm not sure about the Canada reference in the post title, but judging by the image, Australia seems more like it.




  I live in Canada. I'm typically about 1 out of 7 won't exist in the database. b-grade horror/scifi closer to 1 out of 4 with perhaps 1 out of 50 not existing in the DB at all under any UPC/locality. Canadian box sets rarely have children added properly. For a LONG time if something didn't exist, I simply went and found a different release that matched. Now, my intent is to add all the missing profiles so if I ever have to rescan again, it'll be a simple chore of zap...zap...zap. This is only about 1/4 of the collection.
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Rescanned ~700 titles last night and well over 100 did not exist in the DB. I have some work to do. 

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What about foreign titles? for the sake of argument, say there was Grudge/Grudge 2 box set. At the box set level, original title could be used to say Ju On/Ju On 2. Would that be acceptable use? Now what if it's two unrelated movies? I guess one must resort to Title A / Title B. What if, again, they're two foreign movies, say The Grudge / Pulse. Would original title as "Ju On / Kairo" be acceptable at the box set level? I don't consider it incorrect as the box set should be allowed to inherit some information from it's content. Perhaps I'm misunderstanding the intent/use of "Original Title".

Technically, more than likely, the box set itself never had the title Grudge/Grudge 2, it's just something descriptive and it has to be entered as something. Myself, I would prefer, where possible, it be entered something like "The Grudge Collection" or "The Grudge Double Feature" as it's tidier to look at and more consistent with the naming convention for larger collections. Sometimes names must be necessarily vague. Take something like this one, 096009-203443, and all you can do is give it the name "10 Horror Movies", which isn't very descriptive, but it's all you have and not feasible to list them all in the same title. Take 883904-226444, for instance. It's in the database as "The Curse / Curse 2: The Bite: Horror Double Feature". Personally, I would prefer it be entered as "The Curse : Horror Double Feature". It's not like individual titles are listed in the box set title for larger collections, like this one, 065935-572367, "The Crow: DVD Quadruple Feature". So why should they be for doubles?
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I keep meaning to do the same. Go though and purge out some titles, more to make some space than anything. Kid's cartoons too. They've gotten too old for many of them. Now, I only have about 2400 titles and have unboxed ~700 and put them in to a disk storage unit...and I still have space issues.  I can't imagine 8800 titles. Must be pretty overwhelming Good luck.
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Quoting LJG:
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At one time, there was a plugin that was designed to help you audit your discs. You'd use a scanner to read the bar codes and it would compare it to your database. It would show UPCs that were not in the database and show ones that hadn't been re-scanned. I only audited mine once and it's been quite awhile but I know I found a handful of titles like you mentioned-ones where I must have just picked a title that was close to mine. It also found a couple that hadn't been added. I'm pretty sure it did export files into another program, excel maybe? but I'm not 100% sure.

I wish I could remember the name of it, but over the years, I seem to have deleted it or lost it from my copy of Profiler. I did a quick search for it, but nothing popped up: maybe someone will remember from my description?


Thanks. That would be nice, then I wouldn't lose things like date added and sequence number, place of purchase, things like that. I'll check out the DVD Inventory thing DJ Doena mentioned and see if it does what I need.
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Thanks MediaDog. The big problem I have is that I've never rescanned in the 15-16 years I've been using DVDP. I know I've lost things or sold things that I've never removed and I'm sure there's probably stuff there that I've bought and forgot to add. I also know that early on, if I came across titles that didn't exist, common for Canadian versions back in the early days, I would just find a different UPC that matched, and I'd like to fix those as well. Even now, it's not uncommon, but I create the profiles now.
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Thanks.
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I'm thinking about rescanning my entire 2300+ collection from scratch. I know, over the years, there have been things missed, lost and replaced/sold, but not removed that have never been updated in my DB and figure this is probably the most efficient way to fix all of that in one swoop. How would I go about purging my current DVDP database?
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