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Good suggestion!
The help file has been updated (and included in the current 1.7.3 version for those who have not yet downloaded it).

Thanks Zappman! 
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OK, I gave it one more spin. Now version 1.7.3.
I changed the companies list into a textbox so you can copy the names individually right there.
I removed "copy genres" and "copy companies" context menu since they don't fill a function.

Let me know if there is anything else that you (or anyone else) can think of. I'm always happy to listen to new ideas, even if I cannot guarantee to always be able to implement them.
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Quoting thomasbarth:
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I confirm that the workaround works on the iPhone, but it does not work on iPad under iOS 12. No matter what I do, the sorting button remains a line!
I am a great fan of DVD profiler and am using it for many, many years. But without the option to sort, it's quite useless on iPad for me.

Please fix this long existing issue!

There's a work-around for that as well. Go to Showcase and set the sorting there. Go back to Collection and re-select Owned (or whatever) and you get the same sort order there.

But yeah, there are a number of bugs that should be fixed.
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Call me The Lightning Developer! 

In version 1.7.2 you have both copy image and copy url when you right click the image.
Right click anywhere else and you have copy genres and copy companies.
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Quoting zappman:
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In a future version of TmdbTvShowCheck, it would be nice to be able to "copy & paste" from the "Genres" and "Production companies" boxes.
Those are tricker, I'm afraid, since they are listboxes. I'll see if there is an easy way to do it.

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And with the new poster feature, it would be so cool  to be able to either copy the "poster image" or "poster URL" into the clip board, as I like to put posters in my Profile galleries.
Poster URL ought to be doable. I'll look into it.
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Quoting dee1959jay:
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Quoting GSyren:
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So except possible bug fixes, TmdbTvShowCheck 1.7 will probably be the final version.


Hmmmm, I don't think you ever really do final versions, Gunnar!     

Oh dear! Sounds like a sisyphean task - doomed to continue forever ... 
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You axed for it! ¹

The crappy weather hasn't actually arrived yet, but I couldn't keep my fingers off the keyboard! 
There's a really severe snowstorm in the mountains in the north of Sweden, but the worst should blow over before it comes down here to Stockholm. Always something to be grateful for.

Anyway, not only have I changed the textblocks in the Info tab to readonly textboxes so they can be copied, I also discovered that I had defined a field for the show poster, but never populated that field. So that has been corrected as well.

Wanted! More users like Zappman! ² When someone asks for an enhancement, I know that there is at least one other user besides me that actually uses my program. That's always gratifying. So here is version 1.7.1!

¹ ² If you're in my generation, maybe you'll understand the influence that Famous Monster of Filmland had on me when I was a teenager. I'm pretty sure that editor Forrest J Ackerman (no period after the J) was the one who introduced the phrase "You axed for it", and he frequently displayed reader photos with the caption "Wanted! More readers like [name]". And by the way, Forry is also supposed to be the one who came up with "Sci-Fi" for Science Fiction. Trivia much?
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You're in luck, Zappman. The forecast says strong winds with rain or sleet.
Keep watching this space! 
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Found a couple of bugs in Crew handling, so I fixed those.
Added automatic copy to the Check/Uncheck functions.
Added "Check/Uncheck all eps" for easier handling of half season titles. See help file.

I don't expect to add any more features to this program.
I like what it does, but TMDb is rather spotty when it comes to TV Shows, especially older ones, and in a few cases it's down right incorrect (more so than IMDb  ). Caveat emptor ¹

So except possible bug fixes, TmdbTvShowCheck 1.7 will probably be the final version.

I wish I could do a similar program for IMDb, but unfortunately they don't provide an API. I'm not into screen scraping, and even if I was I wouldn't want to have to update my program every time IMDb changes something.

¹ "Buyer beware" may not be exactly appropriate, but I don't know latin for "freeware users beware" 
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As an old software developer I often find it hard to let go when an idea has formed in my head. And if the weather is kind of crappy and it's a choice of sitting in front of the TV or sitting in front of the PC screen, the latter often wins out. And this is the result:



TmdbTvShowCheck now has support for both multi season and half season titles. 
But wait! There is more! You also get configurable episode headings in cast and crew. And I'm throwing in "Keep on top" as well!

So don't hesitate - download the program right now! Be the first on your block to enjoy TmdbTvShowCheck 1.6!
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FYI you can get that info - Profile Timestamp - in ProfilerQuery.

That is not to say that it wouldn't be convenient to have it in Profiler itself as well. But in the meantime ...
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For those of you that may want to know what the additional features are before you decide to download, here's a quote from the help file:
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First of all, let me explain the reason that I added season indicator and autocheck.

I decided that I had all too many TV shows that lacked cast and crew, and I was primarily interested in cast. I had no intention to watch the credits for all TV episodes in my collection, so I was satisfied with adding data for my local database only. That left me with two possible sources for the data; IMDb or TMDb. IMDb is certainly more comprehensive than TMDb, so I first experimented with DJ Doena's Cast/Crew Edit 2, but while it works fine for adding data to a few TV shows, it became too complicated when trying to do them en masse.

So I decided to go with TMDb (The Movie Database). I had already written TmdbTvShowCheck, so it seemed natural to use that, but I needed to tweak it in order to make it as useful as I could. Getting all cast from the Cast tab was just four clicks - right click for the context menu, select "Check all cast" and click, right click again, select "Copy checked cast" and click. Sounds simple, but clicking and moving the mouse time and time again also became tiresome. So I decided to implement AutoCheck. With that, all I had to do was select the Cast tab and then paste the result into DVD Profiler. And of course I did the same thing for Crew.

With that done, I came upon another problem - multi season titles. Adding several seasons is not a problem in itself. After adding one season, you just use Paste and Append Cast in Profiler to add the following. But that made it look a bit odd, because the episode numbering would start with 1 for each season. So for multi season titles I wanted the episode numbering to include the season number. So now if you check Add season indicator, the episode titles in cast / crew will look something like this: S 1 Ep 1. Pilot Episode

I considered making format of the episode numbering configurable, but I decided to wait to see if anyone requested it.

I do have some ideas for making it even easier to add cast and crew for multi season titles.
Half season titles are trickier. Not sure how best to handle those.
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TmdbTvShowCheck 1.5

Fixed an encoding problem that caused certain special characters to be imported incorrectly.

Added two new features to make it easier when doing importing of a lot of TV shows in one session.
See description under Tools menu in the new help file.
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There is a contribution that changes  "Twentieth Century-Fox Film" to "Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation" with reference to the rules that says "Do not abbreviate Studio or Media Company names".

But we also have the rules that says "Omit company suffixes such as LLC, Ltd., Inc.". In my opinion, "corporation" is also such a suffix, and therefore should be omitted. Right or wrong?
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Quoting voyager_one:
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After I posted, a couple of days later I was browsing the forums, I came across a similar problem. One of the suggestions was to scan to PC, then copy to DVDP.

I tried it, and it worked very well.


Thanks for all your help.

Isn't that exactly what I suggested? 
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Quoting dee1959jay:
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I fully agree on the Moccamaster! Handmade in Holland, and it's the best I ever had as well! 

And - hint ateo357 - it works perfectly well for brewing just one cup. I do it all the time - with freshly ground coffe made from organic coffee beans I buy from a small local mom & pop roaster company.

Capulus est vita! 
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You might want to take a look at the latest version of DvdpScheduler.
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DvdpScheduler 2.3



Backup task now allows the same selections as the backup in Profiler. And it remembers your selections.

HINT: If you don't want to run an event on a schedule, but only on demand, set it to "Run once" with a date that is in the past. You can then use the "Run now" function to run that event whenever you like.
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Quoting ateo357:
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New year started out with a bad omen - coffee maker started leaking this morning.

If you're thinking of investing in new coffee maker I can wholeheartedly recommend Moccamaster. It's by far the best I have ever had.

And a Happy New Year to you, dee1959jay, and everyone else here, 
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Quoting copain1998:
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So amazon.ca fullfilled bootleg copy ???

Wouldn't be the first time.
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The easiest solution is probably to not scan from within DVD Profiler, but use the software that comes with the scanner, and then just open the saved image in Profiler. It's not quite as convenient as scanning directly in Profiler, but it probably offers possibilities to get a better scan.
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Very likely a bootleg.
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RMC, try this:


- In showcase mode, select sort by title
- Click the icon with the gears. Turn on "Show section headers"
- Enter the title in the search box.
You should see the profile in question, and the section header will show what letter it is sorted under. So in my example, the profile is sorted under "O" for Odessa, not under "T" for The.

You are right, though. In the iOS Profiler you cannot see or modify the sort title. But it is there, believe me. As far as I'm concerned, the iOS Profiler is great as an extension of the desktop Profiler, but rather limited as a stand-alone app.
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Quoting Gridlock Joe:
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Are you running iOS 10? This is a bug in DVDP. To get around it, select an entry, then go back to the list. The sort button will now be visible on the top of the window.

No, that's not the problem. From another post we can see that RMC is using the iPad, and the problem you describe is on iPhone only. Also, a previous post here shows that RMC can see the different sort options.
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Not sure if it makes any difference, but I created an empty profile, didn't clone one.
I can't test it right now, but I'll give it a try later to see if it makes a difference.
The other categories worked fine, so I'm not overly concerned.

It is, of course, possible that it wasn't the oddly named category that caused this, but something else that I did. I'll see if I can reproduce the problem.
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