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Quoting Ace_of_Sevens:
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It sounds like you may just need to uncheck the "download from Invelos" box.


That's what I was told the solution was.  Gracias, will be checking it out soon.
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I opened a support ticket for this and have tried two different ways to explain the problem (even including a link to this thread) and each time I do not feel I have communicated the problem effectively.  I just tried a third time, waiting for a response.

Any advice on perhaps the correct way to phrase the problem?  This is the third attempt:

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I don't think I'm perhaps communicating the problem effectively.  Let me try again.

The individual discs in this collection are stored in your database under the parent title UPC code instead of the individual disc ID.  This is why each time I insert a single disc and try to add it to my collection, it is saying I already have the title in my collection.  For example:

Disc 1:
Disc ID 6C02F207C6930BE8
Stored in your database as 013132-309798 (the parent title UPC code)

Disc 2:
Disc ID A5E46A10C8FA2144
Stored in your database as 013132-309798 (the parent title UPC code)

Disc 3:
Disc ID F2BCEB241BDD4A64
Stored in your database as 013132-309798 (the parent title UPC code)

Would it be possible to change this information in your database so that, when I insert the correct disc, it will actually allow me to add the disc to my collection?
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Quoting ninso4:
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I think there is some kind of problem with the specific profile with UPC 013132309798.
Maybe you should open a support ticket so that this profile can be fixed.


Thank you @ninso4
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Quoting ninso4:
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According to the online database your mentioned profile has child profiles for the individual discs and the error messages you described hint that they are already in your collection. So are you sure you don't have any settings activated hiding those child profiles?


@ninso4, @nuoyaxin:
I removed the title from my collection then tried adding it again via UPC but it did not have child profiles.

I then tried adding it via name, found a similar title (different UPC and cover art) but it, too, did not have child profiles.

I do see the different discs in the "parent" profile of both titles, but this particular title is different from other TV series titles I've added.  For example, any Doctor Who series I've added via UPC had each disc as a child title (Disc 1, Disc 2, etc) to the parent title (Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series).

I did confirm that my default "check for child profiles" is automatically checked.  It just appears that this particular (very specific) title does not have child profiles.  And when I try to add the discs via Disc ID, it is somehow associating the disc with the UPC, and saying I already have the title (not the disc) in my collection.

My workaround for this (for now) was to find Discs 1 and 2 of this title from the list (searching manually by title), adding those two discs to my collection, then adding the title via UPC, and making the two manually-added discs as child titles of the parent titles.  However, this does not solve the problem of having Disc 3 as a child title.

So my next question is this, as it is somewhat related to the original topic:

In a situation like this, where a Parent title (with no child titles) is showing the individual discs on the Parent Title, is there a way to convert/move those discs to become child titles?  I believe I had at least one other title with a similar situation (can't recall offhand as I've entered over 500) but I was able to add the individual discs via "by inserted disc" and was okay.

This specific title just has me scratching my head as to why it is behaving in this manner.  I didn't think adding a disc via "by inserted disc" was supposed to correspond to the title's UPC code.  It seems like in this case the two are locked together.
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Is there a way to override a "duplicate" title?  I quote "duplicate" because it's not really a duplicate title AFAICT.  Here's the situation:

I added The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season 3-Disc Special Edition (013132-309798).  But there were no "child" titles for the individual discs.  So I went to add the discs manually by inserting them into my BD-ROM drive.  The first one had a match, but when I went to add it, it said I already had that title in my collection and it would not allow me to add it.

I tried to get around this by changing the title of the original barcoded entry, thinking if it was different it would allow me to add the discs.  But I still was not able to add it.

I'm going to try removing the barcoded entry and see if I can add the discs and if possible I'll make a custom box set title for it but as I work on finding a good solution for this I thought I would poll the audience to see if there is a solution I'm not thinking of.
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Here's the scenario I've encountered:

1) I created a custom DVD title to group movies of a certain franchise together.  In this case, I called it X-Men [Franchise]

2) I have several child titles added to this parent title, which include X-Men: First Class, X-Men, Days of Future Past, and X-Men Trilogy.  (The latter title itself is a parent and has three child titles under it: X-Men, X2: X-Men United, and X-Men: The Last Stand)

4) I have changed the Sort Title of each of these to include a number preceding the title, so that the titles are shown in order of their Production Year.  This worked fine, except the X-Men Trilogy was on the bottom of the list and each of those child titles were on the bottom of the list, but they were chronologically released BEFORE the other two titles.

My workaround for this was to include a "zero" before the Sort Title for X-Men Trilogy, so that it showed first under "X-Men [Franchise]" and then the other titles showed under it.

My question is, do I have to do this workaround?  Is there a way to change the sort criteria to include, for example, Title (Ascending) AND Production Year (Ascending)?
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In the New User forum yesterday I had asked for help regarding being able to create a custom "parent" title and being able to move "children" titles under it.  This was asked because I'm OCD (lol...kinda) and want to group similar titles together.

I received the solution I was hoping for, by changing the way I think and treating a group as a box set.  I created manual titles with, essentially, empty information, then assigned the child titles to that parent title.  So as I go through my collection, all of the James Bond titles (for example) will be grouped together instead of scattered alphabetically.

But I noticed that when I create a Manual DVD, the program is keeping a count of how many I have done.  I see this when go to edit the profile of a Manual DVD.

I don't have a screenshot to attach but I'm looking at one that says "Edit Profile - Manual DVD #31 - X-Men [Franchise]".  This is one I created to put all of the X-Men movies together.  But I don't see where the #31 can be removed.

It's not a pressing issue, more of just something that caught my attention and wanted to bring it up.  Can it be removed?
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After playing with the program for several hours yesterday -- wanting to put it to the test before purchasing -- I became a registered user today.

One thing I would like to see in a future release is to have the program display the number of titles in a collection vs the count of physical media (discs).

I know we can change whether something gets counted (or not) under the Personal Information tab.  I've actually been going this route for box sets and "tv show on disc" collections.  But ultimately the program is still showing the label "Total DVDs" as opposed to "Total Titles".  Right now I have 96 "titles" in my collection but considerably more pieces of physical media.

I don't know if adding a new field in the Personal Information section would (possibly) help with coming up with this.  Maybe have "Count As" expanded to "x" Titles and "y" discs?  Then with this information the Collection List can show both how many titles one has in their collection as well as the number of physical discs.
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Quoting scotthm:
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Quoting BradYonder:
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The closest I've been able to come is to change the sort name on these titles, but then it looks "off" in the list.

What do you mean by "looks off"?  The list will look the way you want them listed if you sort them that way.
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First, let me say thank you to both you and to @Eagle.  I didn't think to consider it in terms of a "box set" and your solutions were just what I was looking for.

As to how it was looking "off"... before your suggested solution, I had titles sorted alphabetically like this (sample from my collection):

Clue: The Movie
Dark City: Director's Cut
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Ultimate Edition
Suicide Squad: Extended Cut
Deadpool

This is because I had changed the "Sort Title" for the Batman and Suicide Squad titles to have "DCEU #xx" preceding the title, as I had wanted to have "DC Extended Universe" as a custom parent title and then move the other movies under it once I had the solution.

As you provided the solution, I was able to create "DC Extended Universe" and then move those two titles under it.  I also changed the "Sort Title" to have the movies show in chronological order (something I plan to do with other groups like this)

Again, thank you both for your suggestion.  I'm liking this program more and more!
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Quoting scotthm:
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Quoting BradYonder:
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I'm amazed at how well this program can be customized.  Just wish there were a few more things I could change for myself.

Like what?

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Well I posted it as a separate topic but one would be to have custom groupings of titles.  For example (probably a better example than what I put in the separate topic) if I wanted to group all the James Bond movies together.  I would like to create a custom "parent" title -- James Bond Franchise, for example -- and then have the ability to move titles under the custom parent title.

I see that it is possible to have multiple, separate movies under a parent title provided there as a UPC code (for example, Ghostbusters 1 & 2 being the parent title, then "Ghostbusters" and "Ghostbusters 2" as the children titles).  But I'd like to be able to do something similar without having a UPC for the parent title.

I apologize if I'm not using correct terminology...trying to multitask and my brain is stretched to the limit at the moment
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Still playing around with this program and came across something I want to do, wanted to know if it was possible.

I'm the type of person who likes to "group" movies in a series together.  For example, I have all of the Marvel Universe Phase 1 and Phase 2 titles, but because of how they are named, I can't group them together.

The closest I've been able to come is to change the sort name on these titles, but then it looks "off" in the list.

What I would like to do is create a custom parent title (like Marvel Universe Phase 1), and then move the titles of each of the movies under the parent title.

This is (I think) slightly different from a multi-movie collection sold as a box set.  For example, X-Men Trilogy has the first three X-Men movies and each one is a child of "X-Men Trilogy".  (Although I would like to be able to create a custom parent title called X-Men and then be able to move all of the X-Men "child" movies under that parent title too)

Was hoping I could click/drag titles to be able to do this but I'm not seeing this as an option.
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Quoting Ace_of_Sevens:
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You would need to need to use the count as field to reflect what you think of as a title. If you want Game of Thrones Season One to count as one title, set the parent to count as 1 and the child discs to count as 0, for instance.


I considered that (been adding titles most of the morning) but it's still going to show the label "Total DVDs" instead of "Total Titles".  Sigh...

I'm amazed at how well this program can be customized.  Just wish there were a few more things I could change for myself.
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I may have found the solution.  What I did was edit the title, and under Personal Information, I changed the "Count As" value to 0.  This changed the total number of discs from 8 to 7.

But this brings up a new problem.  I would like to get a count of the total number of TITLES I own, not the actual number of physical discs I own.  Is there anything in place to display that?

I would like to see (for example), Titles: <title count>, Discs: <disc count>.  I know disc count works and is there, but is there a title count?
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Apologies if this has been addressed already (I did a quick search of the last 6 months and did not find a match), but I am brand-new to DVD Profiler, and as I'm looking for a good solution to track my media collection, I thought I would give this one a try.

I found a "problem" right off the bat, when entering a box set.  There are 7 discs in the box set, but the program is showing 8 (I'm guessing because the title of the box set is counting as a disc).  (The specific title is Game of Thrones: Complete Season 1)

When searching for a solution to this problem the site directed me to get the DBRepair tool, which I downloaded and ran, but it didn't change anything.

I also tried different layouts, thinking that perhaps it was just a visual issue, but I'm not seeing this to be the case.

I'm hesitant to proceed any further with entering titles if the total count is ultimately going to be wrong.  Has anyone else encountered this specific problem, and if so is there a way to fix it that I'm just not seeing?
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