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Quoting Nexus the Sixth:
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Did you PM the contributor about it?

Actually, no. In the past I have PMd users that were repeatedly contributing incorrectly, and I was all too often ignored or even insulted. Nowadays I only try to communicate with users that I think are serious about their contributions.
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Quoting Rutan:
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I would like to point out Eros is on the DVD cover front. All advertising material like lobby cards have Eros listed. Also there is a restored version on the internet with Eros listed on the opening. The US DVD also has Eros listed.

Well, the point is that it is not listed in the credits like the contributor says. And just a logo doesn't tell us if it's a production company, a media company, or even an edition logo. What's in the credits of other versions is immaterial. Correct info in the contribution notes is vital.

Edit: Even though the contribution for The Runaway Bus may be factually correct, that doesn't change the fact that I have had to vote no to several actually incorrect contributions from this user.
So the warning stands.
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I usually give contributors the benefit of the doubt when they make mistakes. However, this user makes incorrect contribution again and again. They added a non-existant sound track to Psycho. They added non-existant studios to Rodan and The Runway Bus. For the studios they claimed, in both cases, that they were taken from the opening credits. I checked, and they weren't. There have been other incorrect contribution as well.

So, when you see contributions by Golden Nimon, don't assume that they are correct. Check them for yourselves if you can. If you can't, vote neutral.
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Do you use The Digital Bits to find info on new US releases? If you do, and you don't live in the US you might have noticed that clicking the links doesn't take you to Amazon US. At least that's what happens for me. I get redirected to Amazon UK, and that is of course no good if I'm looking for US releases.

The solution isn't too complicated. A link might look like this:
https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B08DSYSNMV/thedigitalbit-20
That link is supposed to take me to the bluray of Karloff's "The Ape", but it links me to "Planet of the Apes" in Amazon UK. Not quite the same thing. 

All you need to do is to copy the link address, paste it in the browser, remove that last part after the ASIN code, and the link will work. And that's fine for a single link. But it soon gets old when you want to look at another title and another title ...

So I thought to myself that since I have learned how to intercept link clicks I can remove that last bit automatically and then go to the correct URL at Amazon US. Fair enough, that works.

But there are other sites that use "short URLs", like this:
https://amzn.to/30gbGVu
Looking at these URLs I saw no obvious way to stop them from being incorrectly redirected by Amazon. But ... not being one who gives up at the first hurdle¹, I did some research and found a way to convert the short URLs to regular URLs. And once I had a regular URL I could remove all the stuff that wasn't necessary and get a working URL out of that.

So I have a working tool, but it's quite rudimentary. I'm not sure if anyone else is interested. It's rather specific, and not very useful for those in the US. And since it uses the CEFSharp browser it's big, about 200 MB.

Still, if anyone is interested, PM me, and I'll se what I can do about making it available.

¹The second hurdle is another matter, though.
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ProfilerQuery 4.1.1

"Go to parent profile" in the context menu did not work correctly with the new datagrid. Fixed.
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Quoting Derfantastischefilm:
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Thanks for all the reply 
I think i have to figure out how this all works.
I have scaned more than 300 Sci Fi titles now just my acount shows only 50 ?
I use iOS app for this.

After the first 50 DVDs, you can continue to use DVD Profiler indefinitely, but some features will become unavailable until an Unlimited key is entered.

See here.
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Quoting mediadogg:
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Edit: Yup, I get 100% CLT for ling bai (175) no errors.


I though you meant that CLT should only retrieve the profiles where the actual movie credit was exactly the one searched for. In the case for ling bai CLT retrieves 175 profiles, but at least one is ling bai credited as bai ling. That is not what I would expect.

Edit: I just downloaded the profile in question. It turns out that the role is actually entered as "Qui (as bai ling)", so bai ling is not in the credited-as field. That explains the result.
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I thought CLT was supposed to return only the exact spelling of the credit.

That was my understanding, too. But I did some testing with CLTPlus and CLT, and I found that searching the CLT for "ling bai" produced at least one profile with "ling bai credited as bai ling".
Taxi 3: Collector's Edition UPC: 3-760062-462433 Locality: Switzerland

I know that's the opposite of your search, but "bai ling" resulted in so many more profiles, so this was easier. And the result is just as unexpected.
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Quoting mediadogg:
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You can also do DVD > Add To Collection, then select the "By Title" Tab.

There you can search for titles by genre by unchecking the "Any" box, and using the genre filter of your choice.

Oh no! Now you've gone and put ideas in my head! I startedt to check "Disaster" and found so many B-movies that sound right up my alley. This is a disaster!   
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Quoting rdodolak:
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Price tracking sites like CCC will show the UPC.

Just used it for items I just ordered from Amazon US and it works perfect. And it looks like it works for all Amazon sites. Thanks! 
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DvdpVerify 2.1.1

Main reason for this release is that I had problems with copying cast to CastCrewCheck. The first time clicking the button that does the copy, only crew would be copied. After that, it would work fine every time. I spent many hours trying to figure out why this was. I tried timing delays in case it was a timing issue, but to no avail. I finally gave up and solved it by doing a "fake" copy before the first copy, and that solved it. I dislike work-arounds like that, but sometimes you just have to admit defeat ... 

A few other minor issues have been fixed as well.
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ContribLookup has been updated to version 2.4.0. This is mainly in order to work together with ProfilerQuery (see this post).

But I have also fixed the context menu since I learned how to do that for BirthyearCheck.
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As usual my own experiences are what drives changes to my programs. I was using ProfilerQuery to try to suss out profiles that might need updating (in this case profiles that were missing both make-up artist and costume designer). I would use "View contribution notes" from the context menu in ProfilerQuery to see when cast/crew additions had been made and by whom.

It occurred to me that this would be a lot easier if the contribution notes were opened in ContribLookup rather than opening a new instance of my standard internet browser every time. So I added a check to see if ContribLookup was running, and if it was I would copy the ID to the clipboard and change focus to ContribLookup, thereby causing ContribLookup to find the contribution notes.

Fine so far. But I found it annoying that ContribLookup would have to search through several localities when ProfilerQuery actually knew what the locality was. So I wantedto send the full ID including locality suffix, for example 1234567890123.11, to ContribLookup. But ContribLookup wasn't designed to handle that. It hadn't been necessary before.

The solution was to update ContribLookup as well. So in version 2.4.0 it can handle locality suffix.

Final hurdle: I hate to create incompatabilities. So what if someone runs the new ProfilerQuery and the old ContribLookup. Solution: ProfilerQuery checks what version of ContribLookup that is running, and if it is the old version ProfilerQuery only copies the ID w/o suffix to the clipboard.

Hopefully though those who would use this functionality will update both programs:
ProfilerOuery 4.1.0 and ContribLookup 2.4.0.
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Quoting AlunH:
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Frankly, Gunnar, if you're proposing an amendment I'll usually vote yes because I think you're staggeringly reliable.

Why thank you, Alun! I do try to be as thorough as possible when I audit profiles. I follow the rules to the best of my ability, even those that I disagree with.

The situation with Powerhouse / Indicator is a bit special since almost all releases from Powerhouse Films that I have seen have the Indicator moniker on the front, and in non-Profiler circles they are almost always refered to as Indicator releases.
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ProfilerQuery 4.0.2

I just realized that the new datagrid doesn't handle multiline data automatically, so I had to calculate row height "manually". 
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Quoting T!M:
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Indicator is not a company, it's merely the name of a series of releases, like "Shout Select". So Indicator is the edition here, while Powerhouse Films is the media company.

That was my understanding, too, but I have been reluctant to make that change when I'm auditing profiles, without knowing how the majority feels.
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This must have been discussed before, but I can't find anything.

Releases from Powerhouse Films / Indicator are variously entered with either Powerhouse Films or Indicator as media company. It would be nice to have some concistency.
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Quoting AiAustria:
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Quoting mediadogg:
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Should I follow the CLT method?

Yes, the CLT is referenced in the rules as source for common name decissions.
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Would it be helpful to have an option to count an FML match, even though non-blank CreditedAs does not match?

I personally don't see a valuable information in "Which profiles exist with this F/M/L in the online data base?" (sound like a IMDb query for me) - but maybe there is one, which I can't imagine right now...

Well, it might be interesting to be able to compare the CLT info with the F/M/L info for statistical purposes. If, for example, the two are very close, then doing research into actual credits becomes more important than if there is a clear lead for the CLT number.
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Quoting Lowpro:
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I've got another option for you.  If Amazon sells the given release take their ASIN and convert it to the UPC.  Free converters can be found online.  I use this approach quite a bit when creating profiles for things I've pre-ordered where the UPC still isn't known.

Are there still converters that work after Amazon changed the usage rules?
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BirthYearCheck 3.1

Now with the context menu as shown in my previous post, plus several minor fixes and enhancements.
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Quoting Gamemaster:
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In the birth year thread there's a link to http://french.imdb.com/, but it automatically redirects to http://imdb.com/

Thanks! I might as well take care of that too in case it will not redirect in the future.
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It actually turned out not to be that complicated, once I had hunted down an example and examined it. And it also turned out to let me remove a bunch of code that now became unneccesary. Still some testing and tweaking to do, but it will look like this:



It also allowed a work-around for a bug i CefSharp. When you opened the default context menu there was no way to close it again without actually selecting one of the menu items. So I added Close this menu which does nothing except just closing the menu.

Normal clickable links open in the default browser if you hold down Ctrl while clicking it. This only applies to links in the Browser tab.

Watch this space for an announcement of version 3.1 in the near future!
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Quoting myself:
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Short answer - no unfortunately it is not possible. 

Long answer - well, it seems that the short answer may not be entirely true. It may be possible, but it requires digging down in the code a bit. If I get inquisitive enough, I may try to see if I can do it. No promises.
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Quoting AiAustria:
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Suggestion/question:

Is it possible to change the context menu in the browser? - I'd like options like:
- open link (if there is a link selected, which has no href in begind
- open link in System Default Browser (either when clicking on a link or when a link is selected, which has no href in behind).

Short answer - no unfortunately it is not possible. 
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BirthYearCheck 3.0

This version adds several convenience features. Most notably an internal browser.



Instead of every link thay you click creating a new instance of your Internet browser of choice, links now open in the Browser tab. In the Persons and Titles lists you can apply a filter to find any person or title you like. You can also filter out the blue entries and just display the red ones, i.e. the ones that has persons that we know need a birth year. The blue ones may or may not need one.

Since the browser component that Microsoft provides wasn't up to the job, this version uses the CEFSharp browser. That means that it's a lot bigger download, unfortunately. It also mean that this version only works on 64 bit Windows.

As always, I urge you to take a look at the help file. Maybe check the last paragraph in the Epilog.
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